Profound geopolitical changes in the Middle East and North Africa have created great instability and unpredictability. How will the region evolve in the future? And: what does it mean for the European Union, and what can the EU do?
A major international conference joining to EU-funded research projects will address these issues at Egmont.
-Read the MENARA Final report
14:00 – 14:30 Conference Registration
14:30 – 14:45 Welcome Remarks
Johan Verbeke (Egmont Institute)
Nathalie Tocci (IAI)
14:45 – 15:30 Key-note Speech by HR/VP Federica Mogherini
Introduced by Marc Otte (Egmont Institute) and followed by Q&A
15.30 – 15.45 Young Writers Prize to be awarded by HRVP Federica Mogherini
Short speech by winner of the YWP, Omar Shanti
15:45 – 17:00 First panel: Where is the Middle East heading to?
Moderator: Florence Gaub (EUISS)
Inputs from the MENARA Project: Eduard Soler (Cidob)
Panelists: Nathalie Tocci (IAI); Rim Turkmani (LSE); Ali Vaez (ICG)
17:00 – 17.30 Coffee Break
17:30 – 18:45 Second panel: How are we going to act together?
Moderator: Kristina Kausch (GMF)
Inputs from the MEDRESET project: Daniela Huber (IAI)
Panelists: Marc Schade-Poulsen (EuroMed Rights); Fernando Gentilini
(EEAS); Shaimaa Aboelkheir (Al Araby TV)
18:45 – 19:00 Closing Remarks
Pol Morillas (CIDOB)
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