Road to Shade Med 2021, the conference organized by Operation EunavforMed Irini was held on 1st September.
Organized by MARCOM with the collaboration of Operation EunavforMed Irini and entitled “New Directions in Maritime Security”, it had as objective to explore all new maritime security challenges in the mediterranean basin that go beyond – but also impact – conventional conflict, criminal trafficking, migration and energy development.
The webinar proposed to address all these issues and was opened by the Commander of Operation Irini Rear Admiral Fabio Agostini, who said that “the European Union and the Atlantic Alliance share many interests and objectives in the southern flank of Europe and must intensify cooperation, but to do so it is necessary to overcome the current political stalemate”.
Shared Awareness and De-confliction in the Mediterranean (SHADE MED) is a forum where representatives from different nations and organizations with an interest in stability and security in the Mediterranean Sea can meet to reach common aims. The purpose is to meet and share situational awareness and assess the evolution, trends and best practices in the region.
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