2012 - May 10-11: CLEER Conference "One year after the Arab Spring"
One year after the Arab Spring: The European Union’s relations with the Southern-Mediterranean region
Conference co-organised by CLEER, Universidad Pablo de Olavide and the T.M.C. Asser Instituut
Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville, Spain
The conference explores the EU‘s response to the events of the Arab Spring, and its reframed policy toward the Southern-Mediterranean region to deliver support for transition to democracy and work closely with partner governments.
Tools of cooperation to be discussed include :
- The 2011 review of the European Neighbourhood;
- The EU’s ties with the region: ad hoc, bilateral and multilateral approaches;
- Select issues of Europe’s Mediterranean strategy: political dialogue, democracy building and economic integration.
Keynote speaker: Ambassador Yigit Alpogan, Deputy Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean
Speakers include: Christophe Hillion (SIEPS, Universities of Leiden and Stockholm, CLEER), Steven Blockmans (KU Leuven, T.M.C. Asser Instituut/CLEER), Larbi Jaidi (Mohammed V University, Rabat), José Manuel Cortés Martín (UPO), Prof. Jan Wouters and Sanderijn Duquet (University of Leuven), Dr. Nikos Skoutaris (Maastricht University, CLEER), Ahmed Driss (Centre for Mediterranean and International Studies), Dr. Sergio Carrera (CEPS Brussels),
Elisabeth Johansson-Nogués (Institut Barcelona de Estudis Internacionals)
The conference has been supported by the European Commission and the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean.