ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023
From the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership to a Euro-Mediterranean Geostrategic Alliance
An event registered in the official programme of the Spanish Presidency of the EU Council
As a result of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the cooperation of the EU with its southern neighbours has intensified in order to mitigate some of its socio-economic consequences (including in terms of food security) but also to jointly address new arising geostrategic and energy challenges. This has opened new horizons for Euro-Mediterranean relations and calls for reflections on how existing Euro-Mediterranean cooperation mechanisms and institutions could be adapting to this new reality, offering the conditions for win-win partnerships between equals. Along the same lines, the creation of the European Political Community involving Eastern neighbours of the EU, with two summits foreseen in 2023, also calls for renewed and parallel efforts to instil new dynamism into the Southern dimension of the European Neighbourhood Policy, whose 20th anniversary is celebrated in 2023. The EuroMeSCo Annual conference will thereby contribute to the preparation of high-level Euro-Mediterranean meetings foreseen towards the end of 2023.
The Annual Conference was hosted in Madrid alongside two EuroMeSCo side events: the BUSINESS PLATFORM 2023: THE GLOBAL GATEWAY, A NEW PARADIGM FOR RELATIONS BETWEEN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND ITS PARTNERS IN THE MEDITERRANEAN AND BEYOND and the VI EUROMED YOUNG RESEARCHERS FORUM.
Houda BEN JANNET
Zine Labidine GHEBOULI
Nickolay E. MLADENOV
Ángeles MORENO BAU
Cristina LOBILLO BORRERO
Erzsébet N. RÓSZA
October 11th · 2023
Chair: Alberto José UCELAY URECH. Director-General for the Maghreb, the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Spanish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, European Union, and Cooperation.
- Beatriz SALVADOR GARCÍA. Deputy Head of Division, Regional Affairs (MENA 1), European External Action Service.
- Kataryna WOLCZUK. European Neighbourhood Policy Chairholder, College of Europe – Natolin Campus.
- Cengiz GÜNAY. Director, Austrian Institute for International Affairs – OIIP.
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