Workshop on Security & Stability in the Mediterranean and the Middle East 25-27 May

Events 16 May 2017

Workshop on Security & Stability in the Mediterranean and the Middle East 25-27 May


Thursday 25 May

12.00-14.00   Inaugural PUBLIC EVENT 

Venue: Kranidiotis AuditoriumHellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs,   Akadimias Str. 1.

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: “The Mediterranean in 2017”

(Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs,  Akadimias Str. 1)


  • Prof. Gregory Hall (Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky, USA)
  • H.E. Dr. Alia Bouran, Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean/PAM Vice-President and President of the 1st Standing PAM Committee on Security-related Cooperation (Jordanian Parliament)
  • Prof. Fulvio Attinà (Università di Catania, Italy)
  • Stelios Stavridis (ARAID/Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain)

Chair: Prof.  Charalambos Tsardanidis (IDOS Athens & University of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece)

16.30 -17.00 Registration for the Workshop

Venue: Institute of International Economic Relations,

16 Panepistimiou Str., Second Floor

17.00-19.00, Panel 1: Internal and External Challenges

Victor Valentini (Université Clermont Auvergne/UCA & Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale/HEDN, France), Microstates and Mediterranean Security

George Kyris (University of Birmingham, UK), Conflict, Statehood and Sovereignty in World Politics: The International Community and Unrecognised States

Inmaculada Marrero Rocha (Universidad de Granada, Spain), Foreign Fighters and European Security

19.00 Welcome Reception

Friday 26 May

10.00 – 12.00, Panel 2: New Perspectives and Practices from the Middle East Region and Beyond

Aharon Klieman (Tel-Aviv University, Israel), Middle Eastern Declinism

Hamid Alkifaey (writer, journalist and academic, UK), Islam and democracy in Arab States


12.00 – 12.30 Coffee Break

12.30- 14.00, Panel 3: Parliamentary Diplomacy 

Vivi Kefala (University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece), The Greek Parliament and the Palestinian Question: The contribution of Parliamentary Diplomacy to the solution of a “frozen” conflict

Andrea Cofelice (Center for Studies οn Federalism, Turin, Italy), The Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean and the European Parliament during the “Arab Springs”

Susannah Go (Université Paris 8, France), Cultural diplomacy at the service of proto-diplomacy? The case of the Generalitat and the Parlament de Catalunya.


14.00 – 16.00 Lunch

16.00 – 18.00, Panel 4: The European Union and the Middle East

Anas Audeh (Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary), EU – Israeli Settlements Labeling: A Technicalization of Human Rights Abuses

Maria Gianniou (Athens University of Economics & Business, Greece), EU performance at the UN General Assembly: the case of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Asteris Huliaras (University of the Peloponnese, Greece) & Konstantinos Magliveras (University of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece), Security challenges from the continuing civil war in Libya


Saturday 27 May

10.00 – 12. 00, Panel 5: Migration

Fulvio Attinà (Università di Catania, Italy), The migration crisis and the ’new normal’ in the Mediterranean region

Panagiotis Tsakonas (University of the Aegean in Rhodes & KEMEA Athens, Greece), From Actorness to Performance? Assessing EU Policies on Migration

12.00- 12.30 Coffee Break

12.30 – 14.30, Panel 6: Turkey

Charalambos Tsardanidis (Institute of International Economic Relations,  Athens & University of the Aegean in Rhodes, Greece), Middle powers in the Middle East:  Turkey and Iran. Towards  cooperation or competition?

Daniela Irrera (Università di Catania, Italy), The EU and the Refugee Facility: an analysis of funding of NGOs as implementing actors in Turkey

End of workshop

Cost for the workshop: 150 euro
For university students: 30 euro

For the the Inaugural Public Event entrance is for free

The cost must be paid in the account of Syndesmos AE and EPE in the National Bank

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Participation Form : HERE

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