EU Policies Towards its East Med Maritime Space: Energy and Security / EU-EMES 

EU Policies Towards its East Med Maritime Space: Energy and Security / EU-EMES 

Project Title

EU Policies Towards its East Med Maritime Space: Energy and Security / EU-EMES 

Period of Implementation 2019-2022

Co-financing bodies
-European Commission,EACEA (Erasmus + Programme)
-University of Athens (NKUA)

Grant Number
Jean Monnet Activities 2018 (Centres of Excellence) Decision 2019-1866/001-001

Scientific Coordinator
Prof. Yannis Valinakis

Programme Description

In the framework of its European Governance Programme, the Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence of the University of Athens proposed to expand its activities on the EU’s Policies towards its East Med maritime space, as part of the external aspects of the EU’s energy and security policies, two fields identified to be particularly under-represented in the academic community in Greece, at present. The aim was to promote reflections and enhance knowledge on the subject by supporting a scientific team, giving the opportunity to excelling academics, researchers and their respective departments, as well as to experts, in relevant fields, from the University of Athens and Greece, other universities in EU Member States and from dynamic higher education institutions in Eastern Mediterranean (East-Med) Countries (Cyprus, Egypt, Turkey), to unite their strengths and foster dialogue on the EU’s Neighbourhood Policies (especially, in the Eastern Mediterranean Neighbourhood) as well as on EU Energy and Security, at large. 

In view of the above mentioned, three main thematic areas has been covered: (i) EU Energy policy, in relation to new alternative of supply routes and sources, new findings as sources of potential conflict and new partnerships with Egypt and Israel, (ii) The application of EU’s maritime policy in the East Med and (iii) EU Security issues and politics, in relation dispute settlement and conflict management.

More information on the JM Projects Platform



– Policy Conference on Energy and Security in the East Med Maritime Space: The role of the EU



– Cross-fertilisation workshop on EU Policies on Energy and Security in the East-Med for young researchers
Workshops – Roundtables
1st Thematic Session 

Monday 15/11/2021 |

Thursday 18/11/2021 |
2nd Thematic Session 
Monday 22/11/2021 |
Thursday 25/11/2021 |
Monday 29/11/2021 |
3rd  Thematic Session 
Thursday 2/12/2021 |
Monday 6/12/2021 |

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