Spain, Italy, Portugal and Mediterranean Dialogue
The Madrid office seeks to strengthen cooperation and political dialogue between representatives from political parties, scientific institutions and civil society organisations from Spain, Italy, Portugal, Germany and the European sphere. We are committed to help contribute to solutions to specific regional challenges in Southern Europe and highlight best practices from this ever more important region for the European integration process. It also seeks to develop a new approach to interregional cooperation in the Mediterranean. With partner organisations, we are developing a liberal approach to geostrategic demands and opportunities in the Mare Nostrum.
The European Year of Youth for young people in Southern Europe
"How can we build Europe if young people do not see it as a collective project and a representation of their own future?" With this eloquent sentence, the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen questioned in the last State of the Union Address (SOTEU) of 2021 how the European Union of the future could be shaped without the collaboration and involvement of Europe's youth.
Migration and religious diversity in Spain
According to the latest 'Annual report on Islamophobia in Spain', there is a growing Islamophobic bias among political leaders of different ideologies; a very active role of the extreme right and neo-Nazi groups, with attacks on mosques from time to time; an increase in gender Islamophobia, with attacks on Muslim women; and school, work and/or social discrimination because of hijab.
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is the guarantor of the security
The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation is the guarantor of the security and therefore the guarantor of the prosperity of the countries that make up the transatlantic community. The current situation in Ukraine, resulting from Russia's invasion of the country, should make incongruous any discussion of the Alliance's current usefulness and any discussion of what threat NATO should focus on in developing its new Strategic Concept.
Promoting gender equality in Italy – a long way to go
In Italy women have – compared to other Western countries - a particularly low presence in top positions and not even half of all Italian women are in the workforce. We talked about the situation for women in Italy with Marina Lili Venturini, President of the association Nazionale Donne Elettrici (ANDE).
Energy, climate change and Putin
While we have not yet recovered from the tremendous impact of the pandemic caused by COVID-19, the world as a whole, Europe in particular and Ukraine dramatically, is facing a new global crisis scenario, even if, for the time being, the guns are only sounding in that country.
Spain and Germany reconcile with Morocco
Rising cost of living, looming food shortages in parts of the world, and a return to thinking in terms of "spheres of influence." The Russian war of aggression in Ukraine is having a global impact. In many places, for example, it is acting as a catalyst for a readjustment of international relations and is even causing a renaissance of "realpolitik" in some parts of the world. This is the case, for example, in relations between European partners and Morocco.
Tourism sector in the Mediterranean region: a time of challenges, opportunities and changes
On April 7, under the organization of the FNF Madrid in coordination with the Rabat office and the CI2RC (Centre International de la Recherche et de Renforcement des Capacités), a debate was held on some of the most important tourism topics in the Mediterranean region today.
It was attended by experts who approach tourism activity from different angles of the prism.