The objective of the course is the study and understanding of international organisations and other intergovernmental institutions active in the Mediterranean area, focusing on the institutional aspects of the Euro-Mediterranean partnership (Union for the Mediterranean, EU-Mediterranean Free Trade Zone (Euromed-FTA), European Heritage Programme (Euromed Heritage), 5+5 Process), the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe and its partnership with the Mediterranean countries (OSCE Mediterranean Partners), NATO and its Mediterranean Dialogue (NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue), the Council of Europe, the Arab League, the Arab Maghreb Union, UNEP’s Mediterranean Action Plan and the General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean. The lectures will focus on the systematic analysis of participation in these organisations and institutions, on their institutional structure and the actions they carry out in the Mediterranean area. Particular emphasis will be placed on critically examining the achievements, challenges and prospects of the above organisations and institutions as well as their contribution to the political, economic, social and cultural aspects of cooperation between the countries of the Mediterranean basin.

Suggested Reading

-Βαρουξάκης Σ. Η διπλωματία της Μεσογείου, Αθήνα: Εκδόσεις Σάκκουλα, 2011.

-Varouxakis, S., Diplomacy of the Mediterranean, Athens: European Public Law Organization Publications, 2013.

-Aliboni, R., “The Role of International Organizations in the Mediterranean”, 2000,

-Cardwell, P.J, “EuroMed, European Neighbourhood Policy and the Union for the Mediterranean: Overlapping Policy Frames in the EU’s Governance of the Mediterraean”, Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol.49, No.2, 2011, pp.219-241.

-Tsardanidis, C., “The EU and its Neighbours. A Wider Europe through Asymmetrical Interregionalism or Through Dependencia Subregioalism?”, in Warleigh- Lack , A. & Robinson, N. and Rosamaond, B. (eds), New Regionalism and the European Union.Dialogues, Comparisons and New Research Directions , London: Routledge, 2011, pp. 236 -254.

-Bojinović Fenko, A., “Compatibility of regionalizing actors’ activities in the Mediterranean region; what kind of opportunity for the European Union?”, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol.12, No.3, 2012, pp.407-429.

-Calleya, S., “Regional Dynamics in the Mediterranean”, in S.Calleya (ed.), Regionalism in the Post- Cold War World, London: Ashgate, 2000, pp. 115-154.

-Tripp, C., “Regional Organizations in the Arab Middle East”, in L. Fawcett and A.Hurrell (eds), Regionalism in World Politics: Regional Organization and International Order, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995, pp. 283-308.

-Dokos, T. “NATO’S Mediterranean Dialogue: Prospects and Policy Recommendations,” ELIAMEP Policy Paper, no. 3, Athens, 2003.

-Hauser, G., The Mediterranean Dialgue. A Transatlantic Approach, Milano: L.S.U. Universita Cattolica, 2006, pp.12-20.

Musu, C., “NATO’s Mediterranean Dialogue: More than just an Empty Shell?”, Mediterranean Politics, Vol.11, No.13, 2007,pp.419-424.

Niblock , T., “ Towards a Conference on Security and Cooperation in the Mediterranean and the Middle East”, in G.Nonneman (ed.), The Middle East and Europe. An Integrated Communities Approach, London: Federal Trust for Education and Research, 1992, pp. 245-249.

-Al-Khalidi, T. “Monitoring Regional Integration and Cooperation in the South: The Arab Maghreb Union”, in Lombaerde P.De and A. Estevadeordal and K.Souminen (eds), Governing Regional Integration for Development. Monitoring Experiences, Methods and Prospects, Aldershot: Ashgate, 2008, pp. 179- 190.

-Balfour, R. “The Transformation of the Union for the Mediterranean”, Mediterranean Politics, Vol.14, No.1, 2009, pp.99-105.

-Wohlfeld, M., “The OSCE’s Mediterranean Dimension Dialogue: Can it Contribute to Democratization in North African Countries?”, in Calleya, S. and M. Wohlfeld (eds), Change and Opportunities in the Emerging Mediterranean, Msida: University of Malta/ Mediterranean Academy of Diplomatic Studies, 2012, pp. 470- 494.

-Murphy, Jamie K., FAO’s General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean: a New Role, a New Role Model, Drake Journal of Agricultural Law, vol. 12, 2007, pp. 391-407.