Event Reports

Maritime Security: Lessons Learned from Europe and Asia

Policy Conference in London on 19th September 2013

On 19 September, 2013, the EU-Asia Dialogue and the International Institute forStrategic Studies (IISS) held a joint conference on “Maritime Security: Lessons Learnedfrom Europe and Asia” in London, United Kingdom. This event of the cluster MaritimePiracy and Security was attended by 31 participants.

They represented, among others,EEAS, European Commission, ReCAAP-ISC, International Maritime Organization, NATO,EUNAVFOR, Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency, Embassy of the Federal Republic of

Germany, EU-MARSIC, BIMCO, and Norwegian Coast Guards. In addition, researchers

from France, Germany, India, Japan, People´s Republic of China, Republic of Korea,

Singapore, Taiwan and United Kingdom attended the event. The topics discussed

included law enforcement in the maritime domain, in particular the different roles of

navies and coast guards, transnational organised crime at sea and obstacles in Euro-

Asian collaboration. Following the conference in Seoul, one full panel was dedicated to

the Arctic Sea and the influence the new Asian observer states China, India, Japan,

Singapore and South Korea can have in the Arctic Council.