Entries by Sigita Urdze

COST Action ENTER Short Term Scientific Mission completed: Stephan Keukeleire at IAI in Rome in times of Corona (and facing academic dilemmas)

The purpose of the Short Term Scientific Mission (STSM) in Rome was preparing a new publication on “Decentring European Foreign Policy Analysis in a non-European world”, following my 2018 article on the same theme in Cooperation and Conflict with Sharon Lecocq. The affiliation with our COST partners in Rome, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), would allow […]

Third COST Action ENTER Policy Brief published

Our third Policy Brief is published. “Contestation of EU Foreign Policy: When in Doubt, Do Politics” by Oriol Costa This policy brief assesses the sources of contestation of EU foreign policy and recommends to the EU to avoid the erosion of expert culture of Council working groups, but to embrace contestation when contestation is significant […]


Due to the current corona pandemie situation there will be deviations in the implementation of the program of COST Action ENTER with immediate effect. Nevertheless, we are available for all of you, please use email contact possibilites first, as TU Darmstadt is more or less shut down. Please use this link for comprehensive information on […]

Some impressions from an STSM to Brussels

Marianna Lovato of the University College Dublin sent us these impressions from her STSM: I arrived in Brussels in the evening of Sunday March 8th to start my two-week Short Term Scientific Mission. The following day, I was warmly welcomed by Dr Tom Casier at the Brussels School of International Studies (University of Kent). I was […]

ITC Conference Grant – Petros Petrikkos attended ICISS 2020 in London

I attended the International Conference on International Security Studies in February 2020 with my supervisor, Dr Constantinos Adamides. In presenting our research and preliminary findings, we were able to interact with other scholars and researchers in an interdisciplinary fashion. As the overarching theme focused on international security, we were equally receptive of other views within […]

STSM at ARENA Centre in Oslo completed

Elodie Thevenin was hosted for her Short-Term Scientific Mission by the ARENA Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo. Her main objective was to develop her research project focusing on the politicisation and contestation of EU external migration policy in national parliaments, therefore looking for contributing to Working Group 3. Her research stay […]

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 […]

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 […]