More commerce flows within the Atlantic Basin than in any other one in the world. This activity tries to answer the question whether a pan-Atlantic economic area is emerging.
Greater knowledge of the shifting commercial dynamics between the EU and its Atlantic partners and the generation of a better understanding of their trade interdependencies have been a concern of the previous Network. Continuities and changes in the commercial connectivity across the Atlantic space, comparing experiences with the existing sub-regional integration efforts (besides the EU, NAFTA or ECOWAS, for instance), as well as efforts to build resilient, inclusive growth communities will receive attention. The impact on the broader Atlantic of the US-China economic negotiations and conflicts, the Asian economic engagement within the region and how it is changing trade and investment patterns, as well as the supposed inflection of the value and supply chains phenomenon, are all of relevance.