Countering Extremism and Improving Governance in the MENA region


The ALDE Conference on 'Countering Extremism and Improving Governance in the MENA region' took place on November 18. Marietje Schaake moderated the discussion focused on potential solutions to end the violence in Syria.



For an important article, see 'EU diplomat voices concern on Syria children' by EUObserver.

Programme 14:30 - 14:45 Opening by Hilde Vautmans MEP 14:45 - 16:40 Ending violence in Syria Chair: Marietje Schaake MEP Fouad Hamdan, Executive Director of the Rule of Law Foundation Julien Barnes-Dacey, European Council on Foreign Relations Hisham Marwah, Vice President of the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (tbc) Christian Berger, Director, North Africa, Middle East, Arabian Peninsula, Iran and Iraq, European External Action Service 16:40- 18:15 How to improve Governance in the MENA Region Chair: Javier Nart MEP Marc Pierini, Carnegie Europe Ali Zeidan, former Prime Minister of Libya Goukouni Oueddei, former President of Chad HA Hellyer, Senior Fellow at the Rafik Hariri Centre for the Middle East at the Atlantic Council (Washington) and the Royal United Services Institute (London) Anthony Dworkin, European Council on Foreign Relations 18:15 - 18:30 Closing Remarks by Guy Verhofstadt MEP, President of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats (ALDE) (tbc) 151118-MENA-regio-poster