S22 Stampa

New spatialities: Europe and its neighbouring regions


Maria Paradiso, University of Sannio (Italy)
Sebastian Lentz, University of Leipzig (Germany)


In 2011 the 'Arab Spring' has awoken hopes for a new period in Europe’s relations to its southern neighbours. It did not take long until first parallels to the events in Eastern Europe in the end of the 1990s were drawn. One amongst many other results was a new space-making beyond the EU’s borders. In such, visions which e.g. the Mediterranean Sea was made a kind of continental sea. Similar processes were to be observed for the last two decades in various political and societal scales at the Eastern and South-Eastern borders of the EU, e.g. with the Black Sea co-operation contracts. And EU Neighbourhood Policy seems to aim at comparable spatial constructions anyway. But, such space-making visions of new macro-structured relations are not only a privilege of states and large enterprises.

Therefore we invite presentations which deal with the production of such macro visions of spaces and region-building beyond the borders of EU-rope “from below”. We welcome contributions which focus on the actors (individuals, civil corporate organisations, NGO’s, media) in fields like migration and virtual/corporal mobility, arts, religion, transnational civil societies. We especially want to encourage lectures focussing uppon unconventional concepts of e.g. spaces of affects and emotions, and reflections on reconciliatory practices.

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Slot 1
Sub-title: New spatialities: Europe and its neighbouring regions I
Chair: Sebastian Lentz, Maria Paradiso

Presentation n. 1
Title: Immigration vers le Nord des jeunes algérois
Author(s): Alouat Mohamed

Presentation n. 2
Title: Agent based model of integration in inter-ethnic spaces: the case of Arabs in Israel
Author(s): Schnell Izhak

Presentation n. 3
Title: Beyond the borders: a new perspective of tourism in Maghreb
Author(s): Spotorno Mauro

Presentation n. 4
Title: Mediterranean parallels: democratic transition and new regionalisation in Tunisia and Spain.
Author(s): Babinger Frank, Bennasr Ali

Slot 2

Sub-title: New spatialities: Europe and its neighbouring regions II
Chair: Sebastian Lentz, Maria Paradiso

Presentation n. 1
Title: Rethinking EUrope, rethinking the Mediterranean basin: a spatial and social issue
Author(s): Eva Fabrizio

Presentation n. 2
Title: Région méditerranée ou frontière interrégionale, peu importe, c'est comme si on se trouvait dans un état schizophrène.
Author(s): Campione Giuseppe

Presentation n. 3
Title: The Mediterranean Concept and its consequences in its own area
Author(s): Bettoni Giuseppe

Presentation n. 4
Title: Ancient and modern hegemony of the Mediterranean Hub
Author(s): Luisa Carbone

The session is sponsored by the IGU Commission Mediterranean Basin.

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