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Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies (2016-2019)

Panel zu Human Security in the Atlantic an der Luso-American Foundation (FLAD) | © Rui Ochoa, FLAD

Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies (2016-2019)


The Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies is an initiative across the four Atlantic continents by 10 leading think tanks and independent experts to collaborate in interdisciplinary exploration of three emerging pan-Atlantic themes of particular relevance to the European Union: (1) energy and transport in the context of climate change; (2) commercial interactions such as trade and investment; and (3) pan-Atlantic challenges to human security.

For each of the three thematic areas, there are a conference, a series of publications, and activities to engage next-generation and established scholars in collaborative research. This drives the Network's engagement with policymakers, civil society representatives, and wider publics. R. Andreas Kraemer, Founder and Director Emeritus of Ecologic Institute, participates in the Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies.

At the first conference of the Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies at the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR) in Washington DC in July 2017, R. Andreas Kraemer spoke on "The Co-Transformation of Energy & Transport: Outlook for the Wider Atlantic". The presentation was developed into a book chapter published in the first of three edited books emanating from the network:

Kraemer, R. Andreas (2017). The Co-Transformation of Energy & Transport: Outlook for the Wider Atlantic. Energy and Transportation in the Atlantic Basin: Implications for the European Union and Other Atlantic Actors. Paul Isbell and Eloy Alvarez Pelegry. Washington DC, Brookings Institution Press: ISBN 978-1-947661-01-1: pp. 3-16. Online:

At the third network conference at the Luso-American Foundation (FLAD) and hosted by the Portuguese Institute for International Relations (IPRI) in Lisbon, Portugal, in December 2019, R. Andreas Kraemer discussed "Challenges to Human Security in the Atlantic", and how to respond to them.

The Jean Monnet Network on Atlantic Studies is financed by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.


R. Andreas Kraemer
Founder and Director Emeritus, Ecologic Institute
Visiting Assistant Professor and Adjunct Professor, Duke University
Initiator and Convenor, Arctic Summer College
Project ID
energy, transport, trade, investment, human security, transatlantic relations, international relations, Atlanticism
Atlantic, Atlantic Space, Atlantic Basin, Europe, Africa, South America, Latin America, Brazil, North America,
research, trade analysis, energy system analysis, transport system analysis, policy analysis, convening, advising