A Transforming Arab World: Between Continuity and Change
The EuroMeSCo Conference, co-organised with the European Union Institute for Security Studies, gathered over 80 participants from 25 Euro-Mediterranean countries, including policy makers and experts. The conference aimed at discussing the factors behind the current state of play in the Arab world and Euro-Mediterranean relations.
The Plenary Sessions explored the elements of continuity and change in the region from an Arab perspective, and the role of the European Union in supporting democratic progress and development in Southern Mediterranean countries.
The parallel working sessions explored three levels affected by the transitional processes: the State, the Region and Civil Society. The first session focused on the democratic and state reforms in the Southern Mediterranean countries. The second working session stressed the regional implications of national transitions and regional conflicts, while the third aimed at discussing the role of civil society and emerging actors in political transitions, such as parties, think tanks and NGOs.