Event Reports

In the Aftermath of the Changes: Problems and Future of Euro-Mediterranean Relations

by Dr. Martin Beck, Simone Hüser

Under the Patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Hassan bin Talal

The Arab protests have shown the motivation and will of especially young people for changes and democracy. Europe’s role in this process of democratization has the potential to make a significant difference for the future Euro-Arab relations. In light of these developments, the KAS Amman and the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies held a workshop on the problems and the future of the relationship between Europe and the Middle East. A focus of the international conference was on Muslim-Jewish-Christian relations in the two regions and the promotion of inter-faith dialogue.

On Monday, July 25th, 2011 various experts from academic institutions as well as non-governmental organizations came together to discuss the problems and the future of the relations between Europe and the Middle East in light of the so called “Arab Spring”. A focus of the international conference was on Muslim-Jewish-Christian relations in the two regions and the promotion of inter-faith dialogue.

As the event was held on the basis of the Chatham House Rule, the following report will summarize the main topics and issues discussed in the conference without quoting any participant.

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