FACTS Asia, FES Philippines, and Foundation for the National Interest invite you to the second installment of the European Foreign and Security Policy in the Indo-Pacific Webinar Series entitled “Evolving Frontiers in Maritime Governance”, taking place online on September 4, from 03.00 AM PST.
In the past decade, the Indo-Pacific region has been one of the areas that have received interest and attention from international actors. Its popularity and importance in the international arena in recent years may be linked to the growing significance of the oceans, not just in the realm of security but in economics, politics, culture, and the environment. The importance of its maritime space is highlighted by the increased involvement of great and middle powers.
As more external actors are involved in the region, various arrangements, strategies, and frameworks have been released detailing the desire to strengthen maritime governance. For instance, ocean governance is one of the seven priority areas in the EU’s Indo-Pacific Strategy. Similarly, the ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific also aims to encourage maritime cooperation. Looking closely, these regional arrangements and strategies exhibit similarities in viewing ocean governance. As the concept of maritime governance and security has evolved and expanded over the years to include non-traditional security issues such as freedom of navigation, exclusive economic zones, and marine biodiversity; this has prompted new frontiers of governance to emerge.
In view of this, FACTS Asia in collaboration with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Philippines invites you to the second installment in the webinar series on European Foreign and Security Policy in the Indo-Pacific entitled “Evolving Frontiers in Maritime Governance.” The webinar aims to explore the changing dynamics of maritime governance. Regional states are increasingly challenged to balance interests in maritime security while preserving sustainable biodiversity and allowing private actors to secure business interests. In particular, the webinar will examine which possible partnerships and cooperation states pursue in the aforementioned realms and what role the European Foreign and Security Policy with its Indo-Pacific Strategy can play.
To shed light on the topic, Ms. Marie Schröter, FES Resident Representative, and H.E. Andreas Michael Pfaffernoschke, German Ambassador to the Philippines will deliver the opening remarks and Keynote Address.
The webinar will feature esteemed experts: Gunther Errhalt, Founder of Errhalt Consulting, Charina Lyn Amedo-Repollo, Deputy Director for Research and Development at the Marine Science Institute University of the Philippines Diliman, and Benedetta Girardi, Strategic Analyst at The Hague Centre for Strategic Studies. Speakers will particularly examine which possible partnerships and cooperation states pursue in the realm of ocean governance and what role the European Foreign and Security Policy with its Indo-Pacific Strategy can play.
Date & Time: September 4, 2023, from 03:00 AM PST.