The EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy today: Where to and how?

Ahead of the next edition of the EU-Indo-Pacific Forum in February 2024, the EU needs to review the implementation of its Indo-Pacific Strategy to assess its current assets and vulnerabilities in a swiftly changing region. This event will look at concrete policy orientations for a strengthened EU within that space in the Indo-Pacific.

ACTIVITAT REALITZADA
18 d’octubre 2023 - 13:15h
LOCALITZACIÓ: CIDOB, Elisabets, 12, Barcelona
ORGANITZAT PER: EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS); European External Action Service (EEAS) and Spanish Ministry for External Affairs, EU & Co-operation (MAUC).

COL·LABORADORS (2):

Objectiu

Since the launch of the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy in 2021, the region has seen the mushrooming of minilateral arrangements and bilateral partnerships along geo-political fault lines. This is symptomatic of how regional powers are re-aligning and balancing themselves between the U.S. and China to leverage their influence amidst growing uncertainty and shifting alliances. Regional and extra-regional powers seek to secure a safe space in the region along security and geoeconomic lines. This seminar will address key EU interests in the Indo-Pacific and will look at them from a security standpoint. 

Arxius

The EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy today: Where to and how? ACTIVITAT REALITZADA

PROGRAMME

13:15-13:45h - WELCOME COFFEE & APPETIZERS

13:45-14:00h - WELCOME & KEYNOTE INTRODUCTION

Steven EVERTS – Director, EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris

Paola PAMPALONI – Acting Managing Director, Asia and the Pacific, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels

Javier SALIDO – Director General for North America, Eastern Europe, Asia & the Pacific, Spanish Ministry for External Affairs, EU & Co-operation (MAUC), Madrid

14:00-15:30h - PANEL I |  EU KEY INTERESTS IN THE INDO-PACIFIC TODAY: WITH WHOM AND WHERE?

Moderator

Amaia SANCHEZ – Associate Analyst for South Asia, EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris

Speakers

Mathieu DUCHÂTEL – Resident Senior Fellow and Director of International Studies, Institut Montaigne, Paris [hybrid]

Maaike OKANO-HEIJMANS – Senior Research Fellow, Clingendael Institute, The Hague

Jagannath PANDA – Head, Stockholm Center for South Asian and Indo-Pacific Affairs (SCSA-IPA), Stockholm Jean-Loup SAMAAN – Senior Research Fellow at the Middle East Institute, NUS, Singapore [hybrid]

First respondent – Richard TIBBELS- EUSE for the Indo-Pacific, Asia and the Pacific, EEAS, Brussels

15:30-15:45h - COFFEE

15:45-17:15h PANEL II | EU SECURITY IN THE INDO-PACIFIC: HOW?

Moderator

Pol MORILLAS - Director, CIDOB, Barcelona

Speakers

Olivier BLAREL – Senior Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C. [hybrid]

Tobias GEHRKE – Senior Policy Fellow, Geoeconomics, ECFR, Berlin

Yuka KOSHINO – Research Fellow for Security and Technology Policy, IISS, London

First respondent – Emilio DE MIGUEL- Special Envoy for the Indo-Pacific, Spanish Ministry for External Affairs, EU & Co- operation (MAUC) and Director Casa Asia Centre, Madrid

CLOSING REMARKS

Niclas KVARNSTRÖM – Head of Department for Asia, the Pacific and Latin America, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Stockholm

Steven EVERTS – Director, EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS), Paris