The Gulf Research Center (GRC) and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) are holding a one-day workshop on “EU–GCC Relations and Global Economic Issues”.
The event is being organised in the framework of the Al-Jisr project on EU-GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) Relations with the support of the European Commission. The workshop will bring together prominent economists and policy officials from both the EU and the GCC side as economic relations between the GCC and EU have been developing over a wide area of common interest, primarily defined within the context of a free trade agreement and economic diversification.
In the course of three workshop sessions, assembled panels of experts from academia, the private sector and European and Gulf regional institutions will discuss the dynamics of the global economic financial crisis with a focus on international currency issues, the impact of the crisis on GCC economic integration as well as issues of international trade and financial regulation and their impact on the GCC-EU relationship.
Alongside the stimulating presentations by the panels of experts, we are counting on all participants to share their own expertise and insights to make this event a truly substantial contribution to the debate on the way forward for the relations between the GCC and the EU.