MEDCHANGe focuses specifically upon the analysis of the spatial relationships between global networks (Internet), and flows (virtual and spatial mobilities of individuals, information and goods) and will shed light on changing relationships at the spatial scales of selected Mediterranean countries including several EU member states.

Our network of scholars will work in synergy and complementarities through joint field research, workshops and seminars by investigating both the spatial and behavioral origins and development of our topics and their contemporary changing dynamics in selected territorial cases.

In order to achieve this goal, MEDCHANGe activities are structured into three main levels: 1) a theoretical-methodological level; 2) an empirical analysis of case studies in different countries; 3) an operational level.

Theoretically we will contribute to the redefinition of the concepts that denote the field of investigation, ‘Mediterranean changing relationships’ namely ‘mobility’, ‘connectivity’, gender, ‘heritage’, spatial justice, entrepreneurship, inclusion, climate migration, and the idea of the ‘Mediterranean integration’ in a frame of uneven development. Empirically, we aims to exchange skills, knowledge, expertise, mobilities to document the different ways in which transformations of the Mediterranean cities and villages take place, and grasp the implications of the so-called ‘virtual spatial mobilities’ in terms of inclusion, citizenship, security, intercultural dialogue. At the operational level we look forward for studying successful stories and practices of cooperation.

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