Reports 2012

One year on from the Arab Spring: Deconstructing past myths and the role of the EU - Workshop

2 February 2012


This joint EPC-University of Birmingham workshop was based on the findings of two projects: the Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC) project, Paradoxes and Contradictions in EU Democracy Promotion Efforts in the Middle East, and the joint CEPS-EPC-Egmont Institute project, An Arab Springboard for EU foreign policy? Discussion focused on the ability of the EU to live up to the challenges created by the Arab Spring and reframe its policies towards the Middle East and Africa and on the extent to which this experience will lead to a renewed EU approach towards crisis management and a renewal of EU-South Mediterranean relations.