The Atlantic Strategy Group (ASG) aims at strengthening the ability of North and South Atlantic countries to assess shared challenges and seek to achieve common goals.

FLAD’s President, Rita Faden, attended the Atlantic Strategy Group, a transatlantic meeting that brought together several international experts and personalities, between the 20th and 22nd of February of 2019, in Rabat, the capital of Morocco, under the subject “The Wider Atlantic Economy: An Integrated Space at Risk?”.

Organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States and by the Policy Center for the New South, with the support of FLAD, this fourth edition of the Atlantic Strategy Group focused on the prospects of economic interdependence in the Atlantic, at a time when globalization and free trade are under increasing pressure.

According to FLAD’s President, Rita Faden:

“This is an opportunity to discuss, with participants from different countries, the challenges, and opportunities enabled by cooperation in an extended Atlantic area. For FLAD, of course, strengthening transatlantic cooperation is crucial and therefore we are associated partners for the organization of the Atlantic Strategy Group.”

Greater collaboration and collective efforts are needed, considering the implications that reach far beyond prosperity in the strict sense of the word, with potential repercussions on migration movements and on the security of societies in the Atlantic basin, given their deep economic, social, and political interconnection.