The Mediterranean priority: what are our partners concerned about?

This Foreign Policy Dialogue will be a platform to listen to them and to generate a Mediterranean agenda adapted to the new global geopolitical context and to the needs of the region's citizens.

ACTIVITAT REALITZADA
28 d’abril 2023 - 09:30h
LOCALITZACIÓ: CIDOB, Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona
ORGANITZAT PER: CIDOB with the support of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation

COL·LABORADORS (1):

Objectiu

The Mediterranean has always been one of Spain’s priorities when it has assumed the rotating presidency of the Council of the European Union. The aim has been to raise awareness about the centrality of this region, strengthen the dynamics of partnership, mobilise resources to meet the challenges and propose an agenda of transformative proposals. This spirit can be revived in 2023. For this to happen, it is of utmost importance to listen to the priorities, concerns and hopes of our partners and neighbouring countries. This dialogue will be a platform to listen to them and to generate a Mediterranean agenda adapted to the new global geopolitical context and to the needs of the region’s citizens.

Arxius

Participants

SPEAKERS

Roger Albinyana

Roger Albinyana

Director, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)

Haizam Amirah Fernández

Haizam Amirah Fernández

Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute

Julien Barnes-Dacey

Julien Barnes-Dacey

Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR); Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB

Moussa Bourekba

Moussa Bourekba

Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Rachid El Houdaigui

Rachid El Houdaigui

Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

Irene Fernández-Molina

Irene Fernández-Molina

Professor of international relations, University of Exeter

Senén Florensa

Senén Florensa

Executive President, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)

Nimrod Goren

Nimrod Goren

President and Founder of Mitvim - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies; Senior Fellow for Israeli Affairs, Middle East Institute

Hamza Meddeb

Hamza Meddeb

Fellow, Carnegie Middle East Center

Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Nadine Sika

Nadine Sika

Professor of Comparative Politics, American University in Cairo

Yahia Zoubir

Yahia Zoubir

Professor of International Relations, KEDGE Business School

The Mediterranean priority: what are our partners concerned about? ACTIVITAT REALITZADA

09:30h Welcome speech and objective of the Foreign Policy Dialogue

Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

09:35h 2023: A new context in the region. Implications for the Euro-Mediterranean agenda

Initial inputs      Moussa Bourekba, Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Julien Barnes-Dacey, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR); Associate Senior Researcher, CIDOB

11:00h Coffee break

11:30h The priorities of our partners

Initial inputs      Senén Florensa, Executive President, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)

Rachid El Houdaigui, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South

Yahia Zoubir, Professor of International Relations, KEDGE Business School

Hamza Meddeb,Fellow, Carnegie Middle East Center

Nadine Sika, Professor of Comparative Politics, American University in Cairo

Nimrod Goren, President and Founder of Mitvim - The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies; Senior Fellow for Israeli Affairs, Middle East Institute

13:30h Lunch

14:30h What initiatives can be promoted in the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council?

Initial inputs      Haizam Amirah Fernández, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute

Irene Fernández-Molina, Professor of international relations, University of Exeter 

Roger Albinyana, Director, European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed)

16:00h Wrap-up and next steps