Past eventInvitation OnlyResearch Event

European Foreign Policy at a Crossroads: The Southern Neighbourhood

4 November 2015 - 9:30am to 12:45pm

Chatham House, London



Gianluca Grippa, Head of Division, Middle East and North Africa VI, Strategy and Instruments of the European Neighbourhood Policy, EEAS
Jane Kinninmont, Deputy Head and Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Dr Anne-Marie Le Gloannec, Senior Research Fellow and Director of Research, CERI, SciencesPo, Paris
Lisbeth Pilegaard, Consultant, Pilegaard Consulting; Vice-Chair, European Endowment for Democracy and Expert Adviser, UN High-Level Panel on Humanitarian Financing Secretariat
Dr Neil Quilliam, Acting Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Olfa Soukri Cherif, Member of Parliament and Rapporteur, Finance Committee, Parliament of Tunisia

Chair: Quentin Peel, Mercator Senior Fellow, Europe Programme, Chatham House



The EU faces an unprecedented number of external challenges in an international environment that is becoming increasingly fragile, divided and competitive. Five years on from the Arab Spring, the region is more volatile than ever. 

The speakers will discuss how the EU can best support political and economic reform in the Middle East and North Africa, particularly in light of the European neighbourhood policy review due later this year. They will also explore the recent responses to the refugee and migration crisis in the Mediterranean, as well as the opportunities and challenges this presents.

This workshop is part of a series on the future of European foreign policy organised in cooperation with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (UK & Ireland Office).

Attendance at this event is by invitation only.