Converging and conflicting ethical values in the internal/external security in continuum in Europe.

A research project funded by the European Union.
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WP6: The Mediterranean neighbourhood PDF Print E-mail

The primary objective of the work package is to document and analyze the direct consequences in value and ethical terms of the evolution of the internal/external security continuum for three members of the Mediterranean segment of the European Neighbourhood Policy: Morocco, Algeria, and Egypt. This primary objective comprises several sub-objectives: 

  • A review of the status of the Barcelona processes in terms of security.
  • A comprehensive overview of EU policies in the three countries of the Mediterranean ENP relative to their values premises and ethical consequences.
  • An empirically based analysis of security practices differentiated across the security continuum and between countries of the ENP.
  • An empirical comparative assessment of the premises of border security between the EU and individual countries.
  • An analysis of security strategies toward the ENP countries in terms of non-military security threats.
  • A documentation of cultural variations in application of external security (immigration control, visa control, screening, identification, surveillance).
  • An evaluation of social and cultural values as a basis for good governance activities in Eastern segment of the European Neighbourhood Programme.