Mediterranean Platform

The Mediterranean Platform is a research, dialogue, and educational programme at the School of Government, Luiss Guido Carli. It offers a space for collective reflection on the opportunities and challenges of the Mediterranean region and promotes informed policymaking and advocacy at the national and transnational levels.

The Platform seeks to nurture a deeper understanding of the region by offering insights into the multifaceted transformation of societies and polities and by addressing long-term trends and dynamics. It builds upon innovative, rigorous and policy-relevant field-based research and active collaborations with researchers, practitioners and policymakers from across the region.

Our key areas of interest include political, socio-economic and security transformations in the Mediterranean space; MENA geopolitics, regional security and diplomacy; the region’s political economy and mega-trends, in particular the governance of natural resources, energy transition and climate change. The Platform is also engaged in future studies and scenario-making for the broader Mediterranean.

Master in Mediterranean Cooperation and Security

Our new Master’s programme in Mediterranean Cooperation and Security offers unique interdisciplinary and professional education on key trends and dynamics affecting the enlarged Mediterranean region. It provides a comprehensive understanding of the region’s multi-level interdependence and tackles cross-cutting issues such as the political economy, climate change, energy transition, security, migration, and cultural relations. The Master’s programme aims at preparing future professionals with a unique set of knowledge and skills to contribute to enhancing political, economic, and cultural cooperation across the Mediterranean.

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In Focus

What does Iran really want? Making sense of Iran’s regional…

Luiss Mediterranean Platform

18 April 2024

The Arab Monarchies of the Gulf

Luiss Language Café, from 17:00 to 18:30, 07/05/2024

Peace without Reconciliation in Northern Ireland: Lessons for Libya?


15 April 2024

When the past is political: Negotiating the future of conflicts…

Luiss University, from 17:00 to 18:30, 23/04/2024

Master in Mediterranean Cooperation and Security

Alarm in the Red Sea

LUISS University, 26/03/2024

Preserving Libya’s Cultural Heritage Against Climate Change: Bridging the World…


11 March 2024

Sandstorms in Libya: The Urgent Need for Policy Intervention


5 March 2024

What does Iran really want?

LUISS University, 27/02/2024

Publications, Collaborators, Public events:

The Mediterranean Platform draws on the work of leading specialists and academic experts to organise public events and provide in-depth multidisciplinary analysis of socio-political, security and economic transformations in the Mediterranean and in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA).






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