GMF South challenges our “mental maps” of transatlantic relations, with special emphasis on relations beyond the traditional North Atlantic frame. Our work brings together longstanding GMF programs on southern Europe, Turkey and the Mediterranean, alongside work on the wider Atlantic – Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean alongside Europe and North America.

With experts in Brussels, Ankara, Washington, and Madrid, and a broad network on both sides of the Atlantic, the program fosters objective debate and analysis linking north and south, with an emphasis on transatlantic policy. Our Mediterranean, Wider Atlantic and Trilateral (Turkey-US-EU) strategy groups are the leading sustained forums for debate on these issues, bringing together officials, experts, business leaders and opinion shapers for lively, informal conversation under the Chatham House rule. The annual Alexander Philon lecture hosts prominent figures for discussion on critical questions for the Mediterranean and transatlantic partnership.

Partners for this work include the Compagnia di San Paolo, the Policy Center for the New South, the Alexander Philon Fund for Transatlantic Partnership, Leonardo, the Med-Or Foundation, and the European Commission.


  • US, European Union and NATO strategy towards the Mediterranean
  • The new geopolitics of North-South relations
  • Turkey and its relations with Europe and the United States
  • Maritime affairs and the blue economy

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