Working Group 1: New Realities

Our Purpose

The international environment is changing rapidly and the power, balance and order in world politics are all up for reconsideration. EU foreign policy has to adapt to these new conditions and to the speed of change. The purpose of Working Group 1 is to understand and conceptualize the main features of the external environment in which the EU is cultivating its foreign relations and analyze the connections with internal EU challenges. The success of EU foreign policy depends on the EU’s ability to match stimuli and pressures originating from external with EU-domestic features. Against this backdrop, we are keen to reverse the traditional inside-out research agenda that tends to analyze EU foreign policy as a projection of European values and interests, and add a fresh and effective approach which can address the new realities of the new world order.

Our Activities

  • Spring School: In order to reach out to young researchers who will conceptualize and theorize the EU facing a new world order, we organize the First ENTER Spring School “(Re-)Conceptualizing or (Re-)Theorizing how the EU faces New Realities”, 11-14 March 2019 in Darmstadt, Germany.
  • EISA Conference Section: In order to bring scholars together and enable fruitful debates, we also organize the section “European Foreign Policy Facing New Realities” at the 13th Pan-European Conference on International Relations “A Century of Show and Tell: The Seen and Unseen of IR”, 11-14 September 2019, in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Join Us

If you would like to join us please get in touch with the working group leader Dr. Feride Asli Ergul Jorgensen.