The Sharaka project held its second workshop in Abu Dhabi on 16-17 January 2013. The workshop, organised in cooperation with the EU-GCC Clean Energy Network and Masdar Institute, took place in the framework of the World Future Energy Summit (WFES). During the meeting, distinguished experts, including representatives from the European Commission and GCC authorities, exchanged views on potential ways to support and enhance the long-term strategic EU-GCC energy relationship. The Sharaka technical report about EU-GCC cooperation on maritime security was also presented and discussed during the meeting.
Cooperation on energy, environment and climate change is at the heart of the joint action programme for the implementation of the cooperation agreement between the EU and the GCC. Increased cooperation and knowledge sharing would indeed benefit both parties: on the one hand, the EU is a net energy importing country and has been a [...]