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04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulation

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Breakout / Global power
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With the recent adoption of Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO), the EU has created a new tool to enhance its security. While the Middle East and the Mediterranean have an impact on Europe’s security, the EU’s neighbours have not been part of the process creating PESCO. NATO, however, has an ongoing Mediterranean dialogue with the Southern neighbours. Join us for an interactive simulation exploring how security issues in the Mediterranean could be negotiated with representatives from the region, NATO and the EU!
N.B.: In addition to experts giving different geopolitical perspectives, this simulation will include around 20 participants who will be assigned roles.

Former Foreign Minister of Jordan, Amman (tbc)
Ambassador (ret.); Professor, ESCP Europe, Paris; former European, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Paris/Berlin
Brigadier, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Vienna
Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence, Israel, Jerusalem
Senior Journalist, Al-Ahram Al Arabi, Kairo
Senior Research Fellow, INSS - The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv Chair

Array Abdul Ilah AL-KHATIB

Former Foreign Minister of Jordan, Amman

 Abdelilah al-Khatib is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs for Jordan. In 2011 he was appointed as the UN Special envoy to Libya. Al-Khatib graduated from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, with a degree in international economics. He also holds a master's degree in international communications from the American University in Washington, D.C

Prof. Joachim BITTERLICH

Ambassador (ret.); Professor, ESCP Europe, Paris; former European, Foreign and Security Policy Advisor to Chancellor Helmut Kohl, Paris/Berlin

Studium der Rechts-, Wirtschafts- und Politikwissenschaften an der Universität des Saarlandes Juristischer Vorbereitungsdienst, zugleich wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter an der Universität des Saarlandes, Zweite Juristische Staatsprüfung Studium, ENA - Ecole Nationale d'Administration, Paris Eintritt in den deutschen diplomatischen Dienst (Attaché-Ausbildung, Nuklearpolitik, kürzere Verwendungen in Madrid und Cairo); Auslandsverwendungen in Algier und Brüssel (Ständige Mitarbeiter im Ministerbüro des Auswärtigen Amtes unter Bundesminister Hans-Dietrich Genscher (Europapolitik, Wirtschaft, Kultur) Leiter des Europareferates im Bundeskanzleramt; europapolitischer Berater von Bundeskanzler Dr. Helmut Kohl Leiter der Abteilung Auswärtige Beziehungen, Entwicklungs¬politik, äußere Sicherheit im Bundeskanzleramt; Europa-, Außen- und sicherheitspolitischer Berater von Bundeskanzler Dr. Helmut Botschafter, Ständiger Vertreter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Nordatlantikrat in Brüssel Botschafter der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Königreich Spanien und im Fürstentum Andorra Executive Vice President International Affairs Veolia Environnement SA, Paris zugleich Chairman Veolia Environnement Deutschland
1969-1973
1973-1976
1974-1975
  Vertretung bei den Europäischen Gemeinschaften)
1976
1985-1987
1987-1993
  Kohl
1993-1998
1998-1999
1999-2002
2003-2012
2009-2012

Mag. Dr. Walter E. FEICHTINGER

Brigadier, Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, Vienna

Theresianische Militärakademie Panzeroffizier in verschiedenen Funktionen Kommandant Panzerbataillon 10, St. Pölten Sponsion Mag. phil. (Studienrichtungen Politikwissenschaft und Publizistik) Stv. Leiter des Instituts für Friedenssicherung (Spezialgebiet Konfliktbildforschung) Sicherheits- und verteidigungspolitischer Berater im Bundeskanzleramt Leiter des Instituts für Friedenssicherung und Konfliktmanagement an der Landesverteidigungsakademie Promotion Dr. phil.
1976-1979
1979-1998
1993-1998
1998
1998-2001
2001-2002
seit 2002
2002

Array Dan MERIDOR

Former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Intelligence, Israel, Jerusalem

Minister of Justice, Government of Israel, Jerusalem Minister of Finance, Government of Israel, Jerusalem Chairman of Foreign Affairs and Defence, Knesset Committee Minister for Strategic Affairs, Government of Israel, Jerusalem Senior Fellow, Israel Democracy Institute, Jerusalem Chairman of the Committee on Israel's Defence Doctrine Chairman, Jerusalem Foundation Deputy Chairman of the Board, INSS- The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv-Jaffa
1988-1992
1996-1997
1999-2001
2001-2003
2003-2006
2004-2006
2003-2008
2006-2009

Array Ahmed MOATAZ

Senior Journalist, Al-Ahram Al Arabi, Kairo

 Ahmed Moataz is Deputy Head of the Foreign Affairs Section, Senior Reporter and Israeli Affairs Chief Editor at Al-Ahram Al Arabi Magazine. Previously he worked as a researcher at Al-Ahram Center for Strategic Studies and the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies, focusing on Israeli - Egyptian relations and Middle East Affairs.

Dr. Oded ERAN

Senior Research Fellow, INSS - The Institute for National Security Studies, Tel Aviv

 Oded Eran is a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv. He joined INSS following a distinguished foreign service career that included time as Israel's ambassador to the European Union (2002-2007), ambassador to Jordan (1997-2000), and head of the team that negotiated with the Palestinians in 1999-2000. Oded Eran holds a Ph.D from the London School of Economics.

Political Symposium

show timetable

25.08.2018

11:30 - 14:30My Europe – My StoryPartner
15:00 - 16:30OpeningPlenary
17:00 - 18:30New perspectives on EU enlargementPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Drink receptionSocial

26.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in educationPartner
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 01: Whoever has the money has the power? The future financing of the EUBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 02: EU-Russia relations: Attempting a cool-headed analysisBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 03: Citizens don’t bite: Experiences and learnings from successful participation projects in EuropeBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 04: European security and the Mediterranean: A simulationBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 05: A world without nukes? The impact of the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear WeaponsBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 06: Women and youth empowerment: The Sustainable Development Goals in practiceBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 07: Democracies under pressure: Civil society and populismBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 08: Implementing the SDGs: The challenges countries face and the solutions they offerBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 09: European security in the age of hybrid threats: Rethinking military and civilian cooperation?Breakout
13:00 - 14:15Sovereignty in the EU: Who decides?Plenary
15:00 - 16:15Democracies under pressurePlenary
16:30 - 18:30Green Finance: Private capital against climate changePartner
16:30 - 18:30Lessons from the best: What we can learn from Europe’s most sustainable regionsPartner
16:45 - 18:15The subsidiarity principle under scrutinyPlenary
18:00 - 20:00European-Israeli DinnerSocial
18:15 - 19:00POLITICO Happy HourSocial

27.08.2018

06:30 - 07:30DER STANDARD Morning BriefingPlenary
06:30 - 07:30POLITICO Morning BriefingPlenary
07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in politicsPartner
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 10: Living the Swiss militia principle: Ensuring resilience through involvementBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 11: Israel: Can democracy exist without peace?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 12: Defending democracy in the digital age: From theory to practiceBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 13: The end of oil: Global systems in transitionBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 14: Are you acting or reacting? Countering climate change through new partnershipsBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 15: Culture and identity: What level of adaptation is required for successful integration?Breakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 16: Promoting sustainable developmentBreakout
08:00 - 10:30Breakout Session 17: Democracies under pressure: The media and populismBreakout
11:00 - 12:45From grey to green: Green infrastructure as a way out of the biodiversity crisisPartner
12:30 - 13:45Global power shifts: Implications for Europe and AsiaPlenary
14:15 - 15:45European Union – Russia: What to do?Plenary
16:15 - 17:15The future of the EU: Priorities of the Austrian EU Council PresidencyPlenary

28.08.2018

07:00 - 10:00Alpbach Hikes: Hiking with pioneers – Mindfulness in businessPartner
07:30 - 08:30The rule of law under scrutinyPlenary
09:00 - 10:30Reconciling (bio)diversity protection and efforts to mitigate climate changePlenary