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

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 320091

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 094 903,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 495 276,07

Coordinated by:

CENTRE D'INFORMACIO I DOCUMENTACIO INTERNACIONALS A BARCELONA

Spain

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.
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Coordinator

CENTRE D'INFORMACIO I DOCUMENTACIO INTERNACIONALS A BARCELONA

Address

Calle Elisabets 12
08001 Barcelona

Spain

Activity type

Research Organisations

EU Contribution

€ 643 981,73

Administrative Contact

Laia Tarragona Fenosa (Ms.)

Participants (14)

ABERYSTWYTH UNIVERSITY

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 95 474,91

CENTRO DE INVESTIGACION Y DOCENCIA ECONOMICAS AC

Mexico

EU Contribution

€ 137 738,85

ECOLOGIC INSTITUT gemeinnützige GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 285 930,25

FUNDACION PARA LAS RELACIONES INTER NACIONALES Y EL DIALOGO EXTERIOR FRIDE

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 129 526,21

FUNDACAO GETULIO VARGAS

Brazil

EU Contribution

€ 217 252,67

HEM

Morocco

EU Contribution

€ 115 688,41

IINSTITUTO PORTUGUES DE RELACOES INTERNACIONAIS-UNIVERSIDADE NOVA DE LISBOA ASSOCIACAO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 175 476,46

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 140 382,62

THE TRANSATLANTIC FOUNDATION

Belgium

UNIVERSITY OF BATH

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA

South Africa

EU Contribution

€ 186 000,92

JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

United States

EU Contribution

€ 104 620,82

THE GERMAN MARSHALL FUND OF THE UNITED STATES - A MEMORIAL TO THE MARSHALL PLAN

United States

EU Contribution

€ 201 312,21

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN NUERNBERG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 61 890,01

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 320091

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 January 2013

  • End date

    31 December 2015

Funded under:

FP7-SSH

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 094 903,40

  • EU contribution

    € 2 495 276,07

Coordinated by:

CENTRE D'INFORMACIO I DOCUMENTACIO INTERNACIONALS A BARCELONA

Spain