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Expected Date
14 and 15
December
2021

North and South Atlantic: Interactions, Concerns and Challenges

Event Nr.: 11

Place: Online

Typology: WEBINAR

Duration: 2 Days

Host country: PORTUGAL

Timing: 3:45 pm on day 1 and 2:30 pm on day 2 (Lisbon time - WET)

Description:

NORTH AND SOUTH ATLANTIC: INTERACTIONS, CONCERNS AND CHALLENGES

THE EVENT

The webinar will be livestreamed on: https://ipri-atlanticdialogues.com/

The third seminar is convened by IPRINOVA, on December 14th and 15th, and regarding the pandemic context it will take place online, as the previous two. Under the theme of North and South Atlantic: Interactions, Concerns and Challenges”, this webinar aims to explore and discuss the interactions and concerns in Atlantic in an evolving and increasingly challenging context. The pandemic and its dominoes consequences at all levels of the society and the state triggered new crises provide the background for the discussion which is organize around three panels:

 

PANEL 1: IS THERE A NEW NATO IN THE MAKING? WHAT (RE)DEFINITION OF GOALS, COOPERATION, AND THREATS LIES AHEAD?

Through a security lens, the first panel will discuss some topics such as if there is a common threat agenda between the North and the South Atlantic? How is NATO able to foster cooperation between the two spaces? Is the new strategic concept of the Alliance considering the strong dynamics of the international security agenda?

 

PANEL 2: ENERGY CRISIS CAUSES AND THE CONSEQUENCES FOR THE ECONOMIC RECOVERY AFTER THE PANDEMIC

After a year and a half of economic stagnation because of the COVID19 pandemic, the efforts made in the reactivation plans have encountered an added obstacle: the energy crisis. This panel will analyse what are the causes of the crisis. Could the price rise be foreseen? Could it have been prevented? Secondly, it will be analysed how the energy crisis has impacted and what consequences the energy crisis will have in the different regions of the Atlantic. Finally, it will be discussed how this rise to the de-carbonization energy transition will affect.

 

PANEL 3: TRANSBORDER ECONOMIC FLOWS IN PERSPECTIVE

This panel will seek to answer to the following questions:
I) Where are the key development promotion locus and what are the main regional experiences in the Atlantic basin?
II) How to address the fissures in global value chains trade through an Atlantic perspective?
III) How to make the post-Covid trade recovery in the Atlantic basin more sustainable?

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