With the support of the DCAF, the National Defense Institute (IDN) is organizing the 14th EUROMED Meeting on the Geopolitics of the Great Powers in the Mediterranean
Tunis, February 28 - March 1. At the request of the National Defense Institute (IDN), the DCAF was honored to provide, in close collaboration with the IDN, its assistance in organizing the 14th EUROMED Meeting on the Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the Mediterranean. In order to enrich the debate, DCAF invited a roster of highly renowned experts to take part to the event and share their views on the foreign policy of China, Russia and the USA in the region.
Since 2011, Tunisia has been confronted with new challenges in terms of security, at both the national and regional levels. Drafting a White Paper on security and defense would thus represent a major milestone and an adequate response by the Tunisian authorities to clearly define the threats to the national security and identify the appropriate strategies.
IDN was charged by The Ministry of National Defense with the mandate of conducting a strategic discussion that is designed to lead to the drafting of such a document. The meeting aims particularly at highlighting the role played by each of the major international players- states, and organizations- and the rationale underpinning their actions.
More specifically, this meeting aimed at:
- Initiating the debate about the interests and the roles of the major international actors, states and organizations, in the Mediterranean and how Tunisia could strategically position itself in the region;
- Providing useful information to the Tunisian institutional stakeholders concerning the various aspects of the foreign policy of the great powers in matters related to security, particularly, the fight against terrorism, trade, security and borders and immigration control.
- Helping drafting a number of recommendations to the Tunisian Minister of National Defense in view of facilitating the drafting of a White Paper on Defense and Security.
DCAF contribution to the project is funded by DCAF Trust Fund for North Africa (TFNA). The fund resources come from Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Slovakia, Sweden and Switzerland.