Final Public Conference of the MENARA and MEDRESET Projects
MENARA and MEDRESET, both H2020 collaborative research projects, will unveil on March 6th its findings during a public conference entitled The Middle East and the EU: New Realities, New Policies at Egmont Palace. The event will include a key-note speech by the High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the EU Commission Federica Mogherini, introduced by Ambassador Marc Otte.
This conference aims at fostering a debate among the Brussels-based expert and policy community on the present and the future of the Middle East and North Africa and in particular on the EU’s role towards this region. The agenda of the meeting will also include the presentation of the projects’s main results by MENARA’s scientific coordinator Eduard Soler, senior research fellow at CIDOB, MENARA’s policy coordinator Nathalie Tocci, director of IAI, and MEDRESET’s scientific coordinator Daniela Huber, senior researcher at IAI, among others experts from both consortia that will discuss where the Middle East is heading to.
Johan Verbeke, Director General, Egmont Institute
Nathalie Tocci, Director, IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali)
Introduced by: Marc Otte, Senior Associate Fellow, Egmont Institute and followed by Q&A
Short speech by winner of the YWP, Omar Shanti
Moderator: Florence Gaub, Deputy Director, EUISS
Inputs from the MENARA Project: Eduard Soler, Senior Research Fellow and MENARA Project Scientific Coordinator, CIDOB
Panelists: Nathalie Tocci , Director, IAI ; Rim Turkmani, Senior Research Fellow, LSE ; Ali Vaez, Iran Project Director, ICG
Moderator: Kristina Kausch, Senior Resident Fellow, GMF
Inputs from the MEDRESET project: Daniela Huber, Senior Fellow, IAI
Panelists: Marc Schade-Poulsen, Executive Director, EuroMed Rights; Fernando Gentilini, Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa, EEAS; Shaimaa Aboelkheir, Al Araby TV
Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB