Lessons for the Future Navigation of the Relationships between EU and GCC Countries
05:30am to 11:50am - June 20, 2018
Bussola Institute, Square de Meeûs 28 1000 Get directions

The establishment of a partnership with Dublin City University and the signing of an MoU between Bussola Institute and Dublin City University on issues of Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion

 

The publication of a paper on Tolerance following the event

 

The promotion of better understanding through dialogue with Irish Government leaders and thinkers through meetings and a workshop

 

The creation of a platform to promote cultural understanding through an intercultural event

 

WEDNESDAY JUNE 20

Farmleigh House

10.00

Coffee
  Workshop: Lessons for the Future Navigation of the Relationships between EU and GCC Countries

10.30

Welcome and Introductory Remarks

10.45

Presentation by Ms Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, former EU Commissioner and former Irish Government Minister

11.00

Presentation by Mr Bobby McDonagh, Deputy Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

11.15

Presentation by Bishop Noel Treanor, former Secretary General of the Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Community

11.30

Presentation by Mr Ciaran Madden, Consul General, New York, former Ambassador of Ireland to the UAE and former Director for the Middle East and North Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

11.45

Interactive Question and Answer Session - Moderator: Dr Mary McAleese

12.45

Lunch hosted by Minister Pat Breen, TD, Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market and Data Protection

14.00

Workshop for Board Members - Exploring the Implications of the Morning’s Workshop for the Future Work of Bussola

15.00

Briefing on Brexit and on Foreign Trade Agreements between GCC and EU Countries by Mr Simon Coveney, TD, Irish Minster for Foreign Affairs and Trade

16.30

Conclusion

 

THURSDAY JUNE 21

Dublin City University (DCU)

9.15

Arrival by Honorary Advisory Board Members of Bussola Institute to DCU for Honorary Conferring Ceremony on HE Dr Amal Al Qubaisi

9.20

Welcome reception hosted by the President of DCU, Professor Brian McCraith

9.30

Photocall

9.50

Transfer from Albert College to Helix Hall for Honorary Conferring Ceremony

10.00

Honorary Conferring Ceremony Begins

12.30

Lunch hosted by the Chancellor of Dublin City University, Dr Martin McAleese

13.45

Bussola Institute and Dublin City University will sign an MOU to mark the commencement of a joint research project on Tolerance, Diversity and Inclusion

14.00

Workshop: Exploring the Implications of the ”Lessons for the Future Navigation of the Relationships between EU and GCC Countries“ for the Future Work of Bussola

National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street

15.00

An event to celebrate the shared cultural heritage of Europe and the Arab World through an arts initiative coordinated by Bussola

Trinity College Dublin

16.00

A visit to Trinity College Dublin to view the Book of Kells and visit the Long Room

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