High interest in Public Panel: “EU Foreign Policy in Times of Populism”

Yesterday our Public Panel on “EU Foreign Policy in Times of Populism” was held in the Diplomatic Academy in Vienna. We are proud that we had renown speakers:

  • Gerda Falkner (Professor at University of Vienna): Right Wing Populist Parties in the EU and their positions on Foreign Policy
  • Ivan Krastev (Permanent Fellow, Institute for Human Sciences, Vienna): After Europe
  • Kristi Raik (Director Estonian Foreign Policy Institut)

We had a large audience participating in this stimulating event.

Have a glance into proceedings of workshop on “De-Europeanization and the EU’s International Relations”

Today is the final day of COST Action ENTER Vienna events. Work in the workshop “De-Europeanization and the EU’s International Relations” continues.

The workshop is organized by our Working group 3 – Contestation. The workshop engages with the emerging debate on de-Europeanization of EU foreign policy, both at the conceptual and empirical level.

WG 3 “Contestation” busy in Vienna-workshop as well

There is a lot of discussions and working going on in Vienna in the framework of COST Action ENTER right now.

Working group 3 “Contestation” just finished their workshop “Contestation and politication of EU foreign policy: New realities or same old?”. The workshop addressed the need for conceptualization and at the same time looked at the changing politics of EU foreign policy, with the aim of making a contribution that helps shape up existing literature.

Public Event at International Institute for Peace in Vienna

The Working Group 1 workshop continued with the public event at the International Institute for Peace in Vienna. Angela Kane, Ramses A. Wessel, Clara Portela and Heinz Gartner discussed the nuclear non-proliferation and the challenges for the EU at the roundtable chaired by Marylia Hushcha.

Impressions from Workshop “Contemporary Challenges in the Field of Non-Proliferation Arms Control Policy and EU Responses”

COST Action ENTER Working Group 1 (New Realities)-Workshop “Contemporary Challenges in the Field of Non-Proliferation Arms Control Policy and EU Responses” has started. The event is being hosted by the International Institute for Peace in Vienna.
After a fruitful session at the workshop participants enjoy their coffee break at the historical building of International Institute for Peace in Vienna.
     

Second COST Action ENTER Policy Brief published

Our second Policy Brief is published. The EU’s Peacebuilding: Past, Present, Future by Münevver Cebeci.

The policy brief addresses the challenges for the EU in its peacebuilding efforts. Contrary to analyses that blame the EU’s non-unitary nature and young foreign policy, the author argues the EU’s ineffectiveness in peacebuilding is due to its liberal peace logic. The policy brief argues for the EU to improve its peacebuilding efforts it needs to integrate statebuilding with sensitivity towards local needs, particularly those of the grassroots, avoid offering technical solutions for political problems, establishing an equal dialogue with the locals.

Please find the Policy Brief here.

Brief report on workshop “At the EU Doorstep: External Perceptions of the EU by Candidate and Eastern Partnership Countries”

The workshop “At the EU Doorstep: External Perceptions of the EU by Candidate and Eastern Partnership Countries” was organised on 15th-16th November 2019 at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and gathered 44 students (MA and PhD students). This one-and-a-half-day workshop focused on the images produced on the EU from the perspective of non-EU member states.

After a lecture given by Prof. Natalia Chaban on theorising EU external perception, students had the opportunity to work in smaller groups on one of the three case studies: Serbia, Georgia or Moldova. The workshop was financed by the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Module “Internal and external challenges to the European Union” and the Faculty of Political and International Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and supported by the COST Action ENTER.

You can listen to Prof. Natalia Chaban’s lecture here.

Greetings from Norway – Elodie Thevenin currently on her STSM to Oslo

We have another STSM ongoing right now – Elodie Thevenin from the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland, is visiting at the ARENA – Centre for European Studies in Oslo, Norway, currently. Here’s what she writes to us:

“I have been in Oslo for a week already on my first STSM. It is a pleasure and honor for me to be hosted in ARENA Centre for European Studies. The working environment is amazing, and the team very kind and welcoming. Outside of hard work on parliamentary data, this mission is also a great opportunity to discover more Oslo.”