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A Strategy for Southern Europe: Lisbon Report Launch

Date and Time: Saturday 23rd November 2013, 2.00 - 6.00pm
Venue: Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Salão Nobre, Lisbon - Portugal

Over the last five years Southern Europe has experienced widespread economic, political and social upheaval of almost existential proportion. Greece, Italy, Spain and Portugal, stricken by the Eurozone crisis and the aftershocks of the Arab Spring, face uncertain futures. A Strategy for Southern Europe examines the challenges confronting Southern Europe and seeks to explore the potential benefits the countries of the region could gain if they cooperated more closely and developed common policy responses in the areas of migration, maritime security, energy and defence.

This report was launched together with the LSE IDEAS Southern Europe International Affairs Programme. More on this event can be found here.

This event will follow on from the International Workshop II - The Road to Democracy in Southern Europe: The International Dimension. Organised in conjuncture with Instituto de História Contemporânea.


Opening Statement


Professor Arne Westad is Director of LSE IDEAS.


Dr Eirini Karamouzi is Deputy Head of the Southern Europe International Affairs Programme and Max Weber Fellow, EUI.



Roundtable: 'Portugal and the Crisis in Southern Europe'

Nuno Severiano Teixeira  is Professor of International Relations and Vice-Rector of NOVA University, Lisbon. He served as Minister of Interior (2000/2002) and Minister of National Defence (2006/2009) for the Portuguese Government.

António Costa Silva is Chairman of the Management Commission of PARTEX OIL AND GAS Group.

Francisco Seixas da Costa is Executive Director of the North South Centre – Council of Europe. Formerly the Portuguese Ambassador in Oslo, Luanda, London, UN, OSCE, Brazil, France and UNESCO.

João Peixoto is Professor at Instituto Superior de Economia e Gestão (ISEG), specialising on migration.

José Maria Brandão de Brito is Vice-Rector of the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa and a renowned economist.

José Reis is Professor at Faculdade de Economia da Universidade de Coimbra and researcher at the Centro de Estudos Sociais.



Nicolau Santos is a journalist at the newspaper Expresso.



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