On 12 October 2012 Director General of ELIAMEP Dr Thanos Dokos participated as a speaker in a conference organised by  the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Dr Dokos spoke on the implications of the current financial and sovereign debt crises for regional and global security. Additionally, on 15 October 2012 the Director General of ELIAMEP delivered a talk on the future of Mediterranean Europe in a conference organised by The German Marshall Fund of the United States.