Images, pictures and video interviews collected for those that do no like reading long paragraphs:

I(a) Foreign aid and its effects from recipient perspective

Donor Opium, the impact of international aid to Palestine (2011), directed by Mariam Shahin and Geroge Azar

I(b) Rusty radiators – Short films on stereotypes frequently used in fundraising campaigns:

Let’s save Africa! – Gone wrong:

Africa for Norway. New Charity single out now:

More about these initiatives: and

I(c). Collections of cartoons illustrating the ambivalent nature and effects of foreign aid…

Aid Dependency by Tanzanian artist Popa Matumula

Aid Dependency by Tanzanian artist Popa Matumula

… by Cartoon Movement (which is member of the ‘360 degrees partnership’, a programme aiming to present ‘360 degrees’ perspectives on current issues in Arab societies by illustrating differences and similarities between perspectives from the Arab World compared to perspectives from the rest of the world on a range of themes )

… by Cartoonstock (founded in 1997, CartoonStock was the first searchable cartoon archive on the web)

… by Jantoo (“a bunch of folk who like nothing better than sharing good humor and making the world smile”)

… by Oren Ginzburg and Violaine Beix (three funny cartoon books about development and foreign aid)


II. Researchers on the EU-Mediterranean relations in light of the ‘Arab Spring’

Natalie Tocci, Deputy Director of the Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome and Pernille Rieker, researcher at NUPI (11 April 2013; Oslo, NUPI)

Michelle Pace, researcher University of Birmingham (June 14, 2011; Brussels, EuroObserver)


III. … on European and Middle Eastern public opinion

Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Professor for Peace and Development at the University of Maryland, on his book “The World Through Arab Eyes” (26 September, 2013, International House at UC Berkeley)


IV. Official (mainly EU) responses to the ‘Arab Spring’

EU development aid: sufficient means for great needs? by European Parliament TV (January 21, 2015)

European Neighbourhood Policy: Interview with Marcus Cornaro (deputy director general of DG Development and Cooperation of the EU Commission) about the European Commission’s priority for the Arab Spring region. By ENPI (neighbourhood Info Center) (March 20, 2013)

EU Support for Governance in Egypt – “well-intentioned, but ineffective”. Interview with Karen Pinxten, member of the European Court of Auditors, by EUAuditorsECA (Jun 17, 2013)

From Mali to Syria: Dealing with a Troubled Neighborhood. Brussels Forum 2013 (March 15, 2013, Brussels, by GermanMarshallFund of the US)

After the Revolutions: What Next for the Middle East and North Africa. A discussion with Catherine Ashton and former leaders of MENA countries at Brussels Forum 2012 (April 6, 2012, Brussels; by GermanMarshallFund of the US)

Interview with Marcus Cornaro, Director Neighbourhood at EuropeAid. An overview of ongoing and futures activities (March 8, 2012)

Presentation by Cecilia Malmström, European Commissioner for Home Affairs, on EU Migration Law and Policy in the context of the ‘Arab Spring’ (November 11, 2011;  Centre for European Politics, University of Copenhagen)


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