2018 marks 45 years of Euro-Arab relations. Since 2008 there is a shared willingness to revitalize these relations, especially by understanding each other’s priorities; exploring synergies with other regional frameworks, and; anticipating and mitigating the effects of regional crises.
Following the first ministerial meeting between the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union (EU) and of the League of Arab States (LAS) held in Malta in 2008, the EU and the LAS made efforts in strengthening and structuring their relations by establishing a framework of regular High-Level and Senior Official Meetings, with the purpose of contributing to regional security, prosperity and democracy in full respect of international law, the United Nations Charter and the relevant UN resolutions.
Countries covered: Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine and Tunisia
In continuity with El-Hiwar I (2013-2017), the overall objective of the phase II is to strengthen dialogue, co-operation and collaboration with key regional actors in Euro-Arab relations.
Actions in brief
The main activities of the project are: (1) institutional training courses on EU/League of Arab States functioning and priorities; (2) policy papers and dialogues; (3) sectoral training courses; (4) briefing sessions and (5) Summer Schools on Euro Arab relations.Print pdf