The College of Europe Development Office organised on 15 September an online foresight exercise named: “Anticipating future crises (and opportunities): follow up” within the EU-funded Project El-Hiwar II.
It follows a first foresight exercise organised within the project on 27-28 August 2019 which introduced participants to foresight techniques, discussed their applicability in their daily work and simulated a foresight workshop in which trends, scenarios and game-changing situations relevant to Euro-Arab relations were discussed.
With the view of continuing this strategic engagement with the League of Arab States (LAS) and supporting its institutional capacities, this follow-up workshop gathered the same group of participants to review how the international and regional agenda has changed in the last year and what implications this may have for Euro-Arab relations. This 2020 Exercise included an analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 crisis but also other game-changers and trends.
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.
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