|EuroMeSCo General Assembly and Annual Conference 2016|
The 2016 EuroMeSCo General Assembly and Annual Conference took place at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on 13-15 April 2016. The event, co-organised with EGMONT - The Royal Institute for International Relations, gathered 150 recognised experts and policy-makers to debate the current security situation in the region and reflect on ingredients, formats, stakeholders and actions for a greater and more effective cooperation to address security challenges. The aim of the Conference was to contribute to the debate in the final stretch before the release of the EU Global Strategy.
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A meeting of the General Assembly of the network preceded the Annual Conference. It discussed the activities undertaken by the EuroMeSCo network over the last months, with a special focus on the EuroMeSCo ENI Project, co-financed by the European Commission and the IEMed. It also approved the Work Plan for 2016/2017 and the Annual Report. Addressing the General Assembly, Mr Martin Koehler, Director Neighbourhood South, DG NEAR, European Commission, underlined the special role the EuroMeSCo played in driving ahead the Mediterranean agenda.