In 2015, the FSD launched the EU-Israel Strategic Dialogue in partnership with the European Policy Center (EPC), European Leadership Network (ELNET), and Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations. It was held annually with the EPC and ELNET until 2020. This year, we are holding our sixth edition with a new partner, the Delegation of the European Union to Israel.

We also held three “Mini Strategic Dialogues.” This new format of dialogue, developed and tested firstly with our partners in the French Ministry of Defense, brings together a smaller group of participants and focuses on one strategic issue of mutual interest.

The Fourth EU-Israel Strategic Dialogue

The Forum of Strategic Dialogue and ELNET EU & NATO successfully held the 4th EU-Israel Strategic Dialogue in close cooperation with our Brussels partner, the European Policy Centre, on the thematic focus of “The EU and Israel in a volatile global environment.”

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A Shifting Strategic Balance in the Middle East

FSD, ELNET EU & NATO and the EPC held the ‘Second EU-Israel Strategic Roundtable’, with the aim to promote a high-level debate between European, Israeli and Arab officials, practitioners and specialists on the issue of ‘A Shifting Strategic Balance in the Middle East: What Room for New Regional Strategic Cooperation?’.

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