04.1 Transatlantic Cooperation in the Greater Middle East and Southeastern Europe/16-21 June 2004
The Mediterranean, tadalafil the Southeast Europe, generic the Caspian and Black Sea regions have been for centuries the convergence point of various cultures. At times, this interaction has been harmonious, and at others hostile. The post-Cold War era is undoubtedly laden with both confrontation potential and promises of co-operation. The session 04.1 of HIS is addressed to young leaders from Europe, the U.S.A, as well as the Balkans and the Middle East and its aim is to explore the potential for a new rapprochement and fence-mending between the two sides of the Atlantic and the prospects for cooperation in order to promote stability, peace and development in the troubled areas of the Balkans and the Middle East.
See the Programme of the first session of the Seminar.
04.2 Redefining the European Project / 23-27 June 2004
The aim of session 04.2 of HIS was to build on the successful “Democratic Choices and the European Construction” (2003) and to further the debate among policy-makers and academics on the future of the European construction following the fifth enlargement wave, the EP elections and the IGC on the Constitutional Treaty. Its primary aim was to search for new ideas concerning European integration, leading possibly to some redefinition of the European project. This session was organised with the support of DG RTD, and with special thanks to The Dodecanese Prefecture, Rhodes, The Eleni Nakou Foundation, London, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung – Greek Project, Athens, European University Institute (EUI), Florence and the Mayor of Halki.
See the Programme of the second session of the Seminar.
See the list of participants of the first session of the Seminar.
See the list of participants of the second session of the Seminar.
Seminar Report: Transatlantic Cooperation in the Greater Middle East and Southeastern Europe (session 04.1)
Over the last few years, here events in South Eastern Europe and the Wider Region of the Middle East have highlighted the importance of Trans-Atlantic cooperation over issues of security. This year’s Halki seminar focused on the role of the Trans-Atlantic relationship as a factor of ensuring stability in these regions, particularly through contribution to the process of democratisation and the management of security threats. Coherent and coordinated policies contribute to sustainable development, good governance, and accurate assessments of security threats and their consequences.
Furthermore, security developments are more effective when the international community enables the participation of local actors in regional developments. NATO also continues to play a vital role in Trans-Atlantic relations; the expansion of its international presence in South Eastern Europe and more recently in the Wider Region of the Middle East presents opportunities for linking security issues with regional development.
Additionally, EU Member States have vital responsibilities in addressing the capabilitiesexpectations gap of European security and in coordinating foreign policy positions, and the US must engage more constructively in international development. Trans-Atlantic cooperation has been most successful in South Eastern Europe and thus the test for the future is whether recent Trans-Atlantic rifts over Iraq can be overcome for more positive developments to materialise in the Wider Region of the Middle East.
Read the Seminar Report of the first session of the Seminar.
Papers presented at the second session of the Seminar: