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Towards an Atlantic area? Mapping trends, perspectives and interregional dynamics between Europe, Africa and the Americas

Objective

Mesmerized by the contrast between spectacular growth in Asia and the Pacific Rim and the West’s hard times, many observers have overlooked a major reconfiguration of the Atlantic space. The North America – Europe link continues to be the strongest and largest of the relationships between any two continents. But their decline in relative terms is slowly being matched by the rise of Africa, Latin America and a newly energised Arab region, all of which are increasing their interregional links and gaining weight in global affairs. Both positive factors, such as the opportunities for better management of shared resources, and negative ones, like the illegal flow of narcotics that harms the whole region, emerge as potential drivers for cooperation, competition or conflict.

The main objective of this project is to analyse fundamental trends in the Atlantic basin and to show how changing economic, energy, security, human, institutional and environmental links are transforming the wider Atlantic space. Research will map the interconnections between those issue areas across the Atlantic. It will also track the transformation of region to region relationships between Africa, the Americas and Europe from a variety of perspectives from all the Atlantic regions and powers. The project will include a prospective exercise where future scenarios for the Atlantic space will be outlined, in order to identify the opportunities for, and obstacles to, stronger cooperation both on issues limited to the Atlantic and on global challenges. The partners also aim to reach policy relevant conclusions for the EU’s Atlantic agenda, including a review of the EU’s interregional links with the other three littoral continents, its strategic partnerships with the USA, Mexico, Brazil and South Africa and a holistic approach to the whole area – all of them crucial aspects of the role that the EU can play in today’s changing world.

Call for proposal

FP7-SSH-2012-2
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Coordinator

CENTRE D'INFORMACIO I DOCUMENTACIO INTERNACIONALS A BARCELONA
Address
Calle Elisabets 12
08001 Barcelona
Spain

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Laia Tarragona Fenosa (Ms.)
EU contribution
€ 643 981,73

Participants (14)

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 95 474,91
Address
Visualisation Centre Penglais
SY23 3BF Aberystwyth

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Steve Mcguire (Prof.)
CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DOCENCIA ECONOMICAS AC
Mexico
EU contribution
€ 137 738,85
Address
Carretera México-toluca 3655
01210 México D.f.

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Roberto Ibarra
ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 285 930,25
Address
Pfalzburger Strasse 43-44
10717 Berlin

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Daniela Tings (Ms.)
FUNDACION PARA LAS RELACIONES INTER NACIONALES Y EL DIALOGO EXTERIOR FRIDE
Spain
EU contribution
€ 129 526,21
Address
Felipe Iv 9
28001 Madrid

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Magdalena Segre (Mrs.)
FUNDACAO GETULIO VARGAS
Brazil
EU contribution
€ 217 252,67
Address
Praia De Botafogo 190
22 250 900 Rio De Janeiro

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Renato Galvão Flôres Jr. (Prof.)
HEM
Morocco
EU contribution
€ 115 688,41
Address
Jaafar Assadik 2
10080 Rabat

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Driss Ksikes (Prof.)
IINSTITUTO PORTUGUES DE RELACOES INTERNACIONAIS-UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA ASSOCIACAO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 175 476,46
Address
Universidade Nova De Lisboa, Campus De Campolide
1099-085 Lisboa

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Carmen Fonseca (Ms.)
ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 140 382,62
Address
Via Dei Montecatini 17
00186 Roma

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Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Luca Pacella (Dr.)
THE TRANSATLANTIC FOUNDATION

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Belgium
Address
Rue De La Loi 155
1040 Brussels

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ian Lesser (Dr.)
UNIVERSITY OF BATH

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United Kingdom
Address
Claverton Down
BA2 7AY Bath

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Hazel Wallis (Mrs.)
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
South Africa
EU contribution
€ 186 000,92
Address
Lynnwood Road
0002 Pretoria

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Maxi Schoeman (Prof.)
JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY
United States
EU contribution
€ 104 620,82
Address
North Charles Street 3400
21218 Baltimore

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Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Miriam Cunningham (Dr.)
THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE UNITED STATES - A MEMORIAL TO THE MARSHALL PLAN
United States
EU contribution
€ 201 312,21
Address
R Street Nw 1744
20009 Washington Dc

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Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Ian Lesser (Dr.)
FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 61 890,01
Address
Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

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Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Hoffmann (Mrs.)