The Elcano Royal Institute and Chatham House, in collaboration with the British Embassy in Spain, held the first Elcano – Chatham House seminar on March 15. These encounters bring together researchers from both think tanks to explore avenues for British-Spanish bilateral cooperation in international affairs.
The United Kingdom, the EU and its member states have shown great unity in the face of Russian aggression in Ukraine. A new Europe is being born enabling improved relations between London and Madrid with new prospects for joint initiatives in this more insecure world which is emerging.
This first encounter, held at Madrid’s Fundación Botín, hosted three debate panels. Each panel focused on a specific area of potential collaboration between both countries in this context of systemic change and a more united Western Europe following the war in Ukraine: the promotion of democratic values and human rights, diplomatic and security prospects in North Africa and the Sahel, and how to address China’s global rise.
Tuesday, 15th March 2022, from 09:30 to 15:00 h. CET (UTC+1). Fundación Botín, Castelló nº 18C, Madrid (Spain).