Events 2008
Meeting of Circle Europe, Tel Aviv, September 23-24, 2008.

Topic: "Soft and Hard Security Issues in EU-Israeli Relations"



Participants: Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation:Dr.Ralf Hexel, Representative, FES Office, Israel; Coordinators of IEPN: Dr. Roby Nathanson (Israel); Mr. Christoph Moosbauer and Prof. Stephan Stetter (Europe); European and Israeli researchers of IEPN: Prof. Gonzalo Escribano, Dr. Eli Goldstein, Dr. Eva Gross, Dr. Emily Landau, Limor Nobel, Dr. Tal Sadeh, Dr. Isabel Schäfer, Noam Segal, Dr. Thomas A. Teichler, Prof. Alfred Tovias; France: Mr. Alexis Dutertre, First Counsellor of the Embassy of France in Israel; Members of Circle Europe

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IEPN Circle Meeting, Brussels, April 9, 2008.

Topic: "Soft and Hard Security Issues in EU-Israeli Relations".

Participants: Hermann Bünz, Director, Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Israel, Coordinators of IEPN: Mr. Christoph Moosbauer and Dr. Stephan Stetter (Europe); Dr. Roby Nathanson and Dr. Shlomo Shpiro (Israel), European and Israeli researchers of IEPN: Thomas Teichler, Dr. Isabel Schäfer, Dr. Eva Gross, Professor Gonzalo Escribano, Dr. Eli Goldstein, Daniela Huber and Members of Circle Israel.

During the different sessions, Discussions were held on IEPN Working Papers: Environmental and Energy Security, Military Affairs and Security and A wider Notion of Security: Security without Securitisation.

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Events 2007
Meeting in Herzliya, December 14, 2007

Topic: "EU-Israel Relations after the Annapolis Peace Conference"

Keynote Speech by Dr. Yossi Beilin on the Subject: "New Challenges of EU Israel Relations after Annapolis". response by HE Boris Sovic, Ambassador of Slovenia.

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IEPN Panel Discussion, Madrid, Spain, November 6-8, 2007, organised in cooperation with the INCIPE Institute in Madrid.

Topic: "EU-Israeli Relations at the Crossroads" and Book Launch: "Middle East under Fire? EU-Israel Relations in a Region between War and Conflict Resolution"

During the Event the most recent publication: "Middle East under Fire? EU-Israel Relations in a Region between War and Conflict Resolution" was presented to the public.

The contributions in that Publication cover various aspects of European-Israeli relations and the Middle East conflict. The presentation of the publication was followed by a Panel Discussion on the topic: "EU-Israeli Relations at the Crossroads".

Participants: Sven Biscop (Senior Research Fellow, The Royal Institute for International Relations, Brussels), Dr. Roby Nathanson (General Director, The Macro Center for Political Economics, Tel Aviv), Dr. Shlomo Shpiro (Director of the Center for International Communications and Policy, Bar Ilan University, Ramat Gan), Dorothee Schmid (Research on Mediterranean/Middle Eastern Issues, IFRI, Paris).

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Conference in cooperation with the Saban Center for Middle East Policy in Washington, September 23.-26, 2007.

Topic: "Emerging Developments in the Middle East – Perspectives from the EU, Israel and the US"

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Presentation of the Reader, Berlin, May 2007

Topic: "The Middle East under Fire? EU-Israel Relations in a Region between War and Conflict Resolution



Prof. Shlomo Ben-Ami, former Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs delivered the Key Lecture on the subject: "Europe as a Political Actor in the Middle East - An Israeli Perspective"

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Events 2006
Meeting of Circle Europe, Herzliya, December 7, 2006.

Topic: "EU-Israel Relations between Conflict and Reconciliation in the Middle East"

Guest Speaker was the Ambassador of Finland, H.E. Kari Veijalainen. "Circle Europe" consists of about 30 Israeli experts and opinion leaders.

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Meeting of Circle Israel, Brussels, November 23-24, 2006.

Topic: "EU-Israeli Relations: The Regional Dimension Reconsidered".

"Circle Israel" consists of about 30 European experts and opinion leaders, who met their Israeli colleagues in Brussels.

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Meeting in Tel Aviv, July 6, 2006.

Topic: Launching of IEPN Publication: "IEPN Monitor of the EU-Israel Action Plan" presented to the public, Tel Aviv, July 6, 2006.



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IEPN Conference, Vienna, June 19-20, 2006 in cooperation with the Renner Institute, Vienna.

Topic: Book Launch of "Monitoring the EU-Israel Action Plan".

Keynote Speaker was HE Mr. Marc Otte, Special Representative to the Middle East Peace Process on the subject of: "The Future of EU-Israeli Relations". Following was a Roundtable Discussion on EU-Israeli Relations and the Action Plan.

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Events 2005
Meeting of European and Israeli Researchers, Herzliya, 15 December 2005.

Topic: "Monitoring the EU-Israeli Action Plan"

Participants: Hermann Bünz (FES Israel), Moshe Dovrat (Researcher IEPN Israel), Micky Drill (FES Israel(, Gonzalo Escribano (Researcher IEPN EU), Jiska Ilan (FES Israel), Katharina von Münster (Coordinator Europe / Researcher IEPN EU, Costanza Musu (Researcher IEPN EU), Roby Nathanson (Coordinator Israe), Sharon Pardo (Researcher IEPN Israel / Coordinator Israel), Raffaella A. Del Sarto (Researcher IEPN EU), Stephan Stetter (Coordinator Europe).

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Meeting of Circle Israel, Brussels, November 18, 2005

Revision of Papers by Israeli and European Researchers

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Meeting of Circle Europe, Tel Aviv, January 6, 2005

Topic: Presentations: Israel and Europe, the troubled Relationship: between Perception and Reality; Living with the Euro – an Israeli Perspective; Israel's Socioeconomic Situation – 2004 an overview

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Events 2004
IEPN Meeting in Tel Aviv, December 9, 2004.

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IEPN Meeting in Berlin, October 14, 2004.

Topic: Discussion on European and Israeli IEPN Working Papers

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IEPN Meeting, Tel Aviv, March 4, 2004:

Topic: "Removal of Barriers to Migration of Workers from Israel to the European union"


Events 2003
Meeting Circle Europe, Tel Aviv, December 11, 2003

Topic: "EU-Israel Security and Defense Cooperation: Perspectives and Impediments"

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IEPN Researchers Meeting, Brussels, November 4, 2003

Topic: General discussion on objectives of IEPN and Circle Israel, expectations of members of Circle Israel.

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Meeting in Tel Aviv, November 9, 2003

Topic: Brief Report of Researchers Meeting and the "Circle Europe" Group. Presentation by Alfred Tovias: The Impact of the Enlargement Process for Israel

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Meeting in Brussels, June 10-13, 2003

Topic: "The Future of the Relationship between the European union and Israel"