Introduzione a "Mediterraneo 2010. Ostacoli, opportunità, scenari"

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Abstract

[automatically translated] The Mediterranean has been for centuries the center of the world in which intersected and supplemented cultures and peoples. Cradle of the three monotheistic religions, has long been a huge magnet to which flocked the productions of other worlds. This glorious past seems to be by now a distant memory. Today real pole of attraction are located outside the Mediterranean: the Arab world, the united Europe, the Atlantic Area. The Mediterranean is, rather, the marginal place where these poles, distant, come into contact. This contact causes the edge, inevitably, cultural conflicts, political and socio-economic inequalities clashes. The Mare Nostrum seems to have become as a dividing line between the world of wealth and that of poverty, as well as the space between a Christian and an Islamic space of secularism pushed by fundamentalist pressures. Strong are the risks from this area in terms of migration, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and environmental devastation. Risks that contribute to make it even more stable l 'entire Mediterranean basin and which could have, and in part have already had serious consequences for all of Europe. Just for this period of great instability, the countries and regions bordering the Mediterranean are constantly looking for models of cohabitation and cooperation. In this sense, the 'European Union has tried to establish a Mediterranean cooperation framework through a number of initiatives and agreements with various countries on the southern shore. Strong are the risks from this area in terms of migration, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and environmental devastation. Risks that contribute to make it even more stable l 'entire Mediterranean basin and which could have, and in part have already had serious consequences for all of Europe. Just for this period of great instability, the countries and regions bordering the Mediterranean are constantly looking for models of cohabitation and cooperation. In this sense, the 'European Union has tried to establish a Mediterranean cooperation framework through a number of initiatives and agreements with various countries on the southern shore. Strong are the risks from this area in terms of migration, proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, terrorism and environmental devastation. Risks that contribute to make it even more stable l 'entire Mediterranean basin and which could have, and in part have already had serious consequences for all of Europe. Just for this period of great instability, the countries and regions bordering the Mediterranean are constantly looking for models of cohabitation and cooperation. In this sense, the 'European Union has tried to establish a Mediterranean cooperation framework through a number of initiatives and agreements with various countries on the southern shore. Risks that contribute to make it even more stable l 'entire Mediterranean basin and which could have, and in part have already had serious consequences for all of Europe. Just for this period of great instability, the countries and regions bordering the Mediterranean are constantly looking for models of cohabitation and cooperation. In this sense, the 'European Union has tried to establish a Mediterranean cooperation framework through a number of initiatives and agreements with various countries on the southern shore. Risks that contribute to make it even more stable l 'entire Mediterranean basin and which could have, and in part have already had serious consequences for all of Europe. Just for this p
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationMediterraneo 2010. Ostacoli, Opportunità, scenari.
Pages13-21
Number of pages9
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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