Building New Bridges: Energy Cooperation as a Tool for Peace

The energy map of the Mediterranean region is rapidly changing, while opening new spaces for political cooperation. New discoveries in the eastern Mediterranean might help to foster dialogue among countries of this area. Furthermore, the European Union plan for diversifying its energy supplies by increasing the share of the MENA states could contribute to strengthening ties between states of the southern and the northern shores. This issue will be central at MED 2017, which gathers together experts, policy makers and leading entrepreneurs to discuss how to benefit from the new energy environment.