Past Events at the IAI

logo IAIThe European External Action Service (EEAS) as seen from inside, Rome, 8 November 2013

Alfredo Conte, head of the Strategic Planning division of the European External Action Service, spoke at the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in a seminar on the EEAS 2013 review.
You can download the report and watch the video from the seminar here.

On this topic, see also: EEAS Audit in the Eastern Neighbourhood: To What Extent Have the New Treaty Provisions Delivered?, by Anita Sęk, 26 November 2013 (Documenti IAI 1310)

National debate on a common foreign and defence policy of the EU, Turin, 9 November 2013

The event – as announced in the October issue of the TEPSA newsletter – was organised by the European Commission Representation in Italy in cooperation with the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and other partners in fulfilment of the second stage of the project POLITICALLY.EU – ” learn to act“ which aims to create a public space for debate on European policies. The event was attended by representatives from institutions and businesses.
It included a deliberative workshop, chaired by Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, IAI President, where academics, journalists, politicians, students and representatives of the defence sector were asked to share their opinions and offer comments on the issues raised in the background paper prepared by the IAI and the introductory interventions.

Report from the conference is available here.
Background paper can be downloaded here.

EU-UKRAINE Deep and Comprehensive Free-trade Area: New Opportunities for Europe, Rome, 19 November 2013

This conference was attended by Yevhen Perelygin, Ambassador of Ukraine to Italy & Member of the Official Delegation of Ukraine on Negotiations on the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, and Ricardo Giucci — Managing Director at Berlin Economics – Independent Economics Consultancy in Emerging and Transition Countries, Germany.

You can download the report from the conference here.

Roundtable on: “The EU and 21st Century security: preparing for an uncertain future”, Rome, 25 November 2013

This workshop was organised by the Security and Defence Agenda (SDA), in collaboration with the European Commission and the support of the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI). It aimed to look achievements to date in European internal security, lessons learnt and what should come next.
The workshop covered the evolution of the threats to EU security and what is to be expected in the near future; cyber threats and cyber security; and the adequacy of existing EU instruments and institutions to deal with internal security problems.

Conference on “Global Turkey in Europe”, London, 5 December 2013

Turkey is central for European energy interests. It is not only a significant energy consumer, but it is also at the heart of energy geopolitics, being a central transit state located at the intersection of the east-western and north-southern energy corridors in the Mediterranean and Eurasia.
In light of this, the Stiftung Mercator, IAI, the IPC, and the ECFR organised a conference on how the EU and Turkey can enhance their cooperation in the energy sector.

You can view the programme of the conference here.