in the framework of the Project 'North Africa Middle East Politics and EU Security NAMEPES (2019 – 2021)'

North Africa Middle East Politics and EU Security NAMEPES (2019 – 2021) 


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The project’s goal is to contribute to the increase of the knowledge about the EU security and offer EU security-related strategies in relations to its neighbouring Middle Eastern and North African area (MENA). Most of the MENA countries have spent a period of political instability in the last two decades. The region, most related to Europe for both historical reasons and geographical proximity, is one of the most complex and conflictual regions in the world.
Inter-state and civil wars, terrorism, political instability and poverty have had repercussions both within the MENA borders and in the neighbouring countries. In addition to hosting important European trade routes, endowment in vast energy resources and the global energy supply security dependence give this region a greater strategic relevance.

Leading team: Pejman Abdolmohammadi, Marco Pertile

External member:Vincenzo Bove (Warwick University)

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NAMEPES Summer School 6-19 June 2020 (deadline to submit applications is 15 April 2020) - POSTPONED

The application process for the Summer School on North Africa - Middle East Politics and EU Security (NAMEPES) is now open. The Summer School (16-19 June 2020)  is organised by the Jean Monnet Centre of the University of Trento and Prof. Pejman Abdolmohammadi (School of International Studies). 
In 4 days of lectures, workshops and roundtables with international experts, the North Africa Middle East Politics and EU Security – NAMEPES Summer School will provide its participants with a deep understanding of the relations between the MENA region and the European Union in different aspects (geopolitics, international relations, economics, law).
International scholars from prestigious universities will take part in the Summer School including Fawaz Gerges (London School of Economics), Ali Ansari (St Andrews University) and José María Porras Ramírez (Universidad de Granada).
Class size
Admission is reserved to a maximum of 30 students (up to 15 students from University of Trento and up to 15 external students).


Candidates will be selected according to the following selection criteria:
Academic background: preferably PhD students, MA students and graduates in International Relations, Political Science, History, Law and Economics.
BA students are eligible only if they have completed at least one academic course in the field of Middle Eastern Studies, or topics strictly related to this area.
English knowledge: at least B2 level.
Applications will be accepted until 15 April 2020.
More information and the online application are on the Summer School’s webpage.