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Covid19, webinar on economy and energy by Med Dialogues

The impact of Covid19 pandemic on the economy and energy sector in the enlarged Mediterranean will be the focus of a virtual regional meeting organised by ISPI for tomorrow, 15th May.

“Between Crises and Opportunities: The Pandemic’s Implications on the Economic and Energy Sectors in the Broader Mediterranean” falls within the framework of the State of the Union initiative by the European University Institute, which is based in Italy, and will be chaired by Professor Luigi Narbone, Director of the EUI Middle East Directions Programme. It is also part of a series of preparatory meetings on relevant religious topics for the annual meeting of Med Dialogues that is planned for 3rd to 5th December. This event has taken place since 2015 under the auspices of the Ministry of the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and has already established itself as a global hub in which leaders of the governments and of regional institutions participate, together with representatives of the world economy and civil society, academics and experts.

The webinar will address crisis economic and energetic backlash and how regional economies can deal with it. In particular, the positive role that the European Union can have in supporting a response in the countries across the Mediterranean.