The role of the Mediterranean Region as the cradle of civilization cannot be overestimated. Over the centuries, different cultures of the Mediterranean not only coexisted, but also had a great impact on each other, turning the region into a closed system characterized by a deep cultural diversity.
However, within the recent centuries the Eurocentric nature and various political circumstances have almost destroyed the perception of the region as an integrated unit. This project aims to fill in the gaps and present the unity of Mediterranean area as an autonomous cultural, political and economic actor of international affairs as well as to determine the role of the region in current political processes.
This research is based on the grant provided by the Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs of National Research University Higher School of Economics.