The EU’s Constructions of the Mediterranean, Münevver Cebeci (IAI, Italy)

This document summarizes the findings of MEDRESET’s WP1 on the EU construction of the Mediterranean and identifies policy implications.

How does the EU regard the space beyond its southern borders? How has it been framing the Mediterranean space throughout the last almost fifty years, i.e., ever since it embarked on the creation of a foreign and security policy? And how have these framing practices informed, shaped and possibly determined EU foreign policy practices vis-à-vis the Mediterranean other? These questions were at the heart of research conducted by MEDRESET’s Work Package 1, which gathered scholars from Cairo University (CU), CIDOB and the ENP Chair, based at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe.