This international project examined historical, political, economic and social dynamics. It also worked out continuities and ruptures in the Middle East and North Africa since 2010. On this basis, scenarios for the time horizons 2025 and 2050 were developed. The aim was to show future developments in this region as well-foundedly as possible for EU foreign policy and to present appropriate political strategies based on them. The project abbreviation "MENARA" stands for "Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture" and means "lighthouse" in Arabic. The research consortium worked with quantitative and qualitative methods. These included interviews, focus groups and Delphi studies as well as innovative foresight techniques. The IZT team was responsible for the future-related work. The first project publication appeared in autumn 2016.

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