Workshop De-Europeanization and the EU’s International Relations

The EU Global Strategy states that the EU’s Common Foreign Policy faces considerable challenges, both from the outside and from within. Externally, the EU is struggling with a more uncertain US foreign policy, a more assertive Russia, and an increasingly unstable and conflict prone neighbourhood. Internally, the EU is facing Brexit, challenges to develop a […]

Winter Training School – Images of Europe at Times of Global Challenges

Aarhus University Nordre Ringgade 1, Aarhus

The Winter Training School “Images of Europe at Times of Global Challenges: : Perceptions of EU (foreign) policy making inside and outside Europe - Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Reflections” was a four-day event on November 11-14, 2019, in wonderful Aarhus, European Capital of Culture 2017! It was an intensive, interactive, yet exciting and full of […]

Workshop: Theorizing New Realities

Aarhus University Nordre Ringgade 1, Aarhus

The workshop "Theorizing New Realities: EU foreign policy facing new challenges" in Aarhus (11-12 November 2019) aimed to produce a collection of new theoretical perspectives or conceptual frameworks that can help us to better analyse and understand the global environment in which the EU cultivates its foreign relations. We started from the hardly controversial premise […]

Early Career Workshop – At the EU Doorstep: External Perceptions of the EU by Candidate and Eastern Partnership Countries

Jagiellonian University Krakow

At the EU Doorstep was a workshop designed for students who are interested in Europe’s future and consider that it will not only be shaped by the current EU member states but also by its neighbouring countries, their imaginations, expectations and (dis)illusions regarding the European Union. Workshop participants had have the opportunity to: Understand the […]

Contemporary Challenges in the field of Non-Proliferation/Arms Control Policy and EU Responses

International Institute for Peace (IIP), Vienna

Workshop organized by COST Action ENTER EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities (Working Group 1 – New Realities) This workshop aims to thorough discussions of the contemporary challenges in the field of non-proliferation and arms control diplomacy. The workshop will thus have sessions on the upcoming NPT review conference and its likely outcome as well […]

Contestation and politicization of EU foreign policy: New realities or same old?

University of Vienna Vienna

Workshop organized by COST Action ENTER EU Foreign Policy Facing New Realities (Working Group 3 – Contestation) Contestation and politicization are ubiquitous in the fields of International Relations and European Studies. The distinct strands of literature that analyze how international norms and institutions, globalization, and European integration are contested have soared. Slower but steadily, interest […]

De-Europeanization and the EU’s International Relations

University of Vienna Vienna

The EU Global Strategy states that the EU’s Common Foreign Policy faces considerable challenges, both from the outside and from within. Externally, the EU is struggling with a more uncertain US foreign policy, a more assertive Russia, and an increasingly unstable and conflict prone neighbourhood. Internally, the EU is facing Brexit, challenges to develop a […]

Public Panel: EU Foreign Policy in Times of Populism

Diplomatic Acadmy Vienna

We are proud to announce our next Public Panel - "EU Foreign Policy in Times of Populism". It will take place on 27 February, 18:00-19:30, Diplomatic Academy Vienna. Speakers: Gerda Falkner (Professor at University of Vienna): Right Wing Populist Parties in the EU and their positions on Foreign Policy Richard Whitman (Professor at Kent University): […]

COST Action ENTER MC Meeting 2021

virtual

Our next Management Committee Meeting was scheduled to take place in beautiful Zagreb, Croatia. Covid 19 changed this plan as well. Therefore our MC meeting will take place in a digital format. All MC members have received their invitation via mail.

WG 3 Workshop: Mapping Contestation of EU External Relations. An Introductory Overview

virtual

The focus of this open-ended meeting/workshop is to present the project on mapping contestation of EU external relations and possible venues of approaching it in order to publish and edited volume by the end of the COST project. The main goal of the volume would be to systematically assess and measure contestation in EU external […]

Spring School “EU External Energy Policy – Hydrogen Governance in the EU. Between internal business cycles and international value-added chains”

virtual

Organizers: Jan Osička, Masaryk University Michèle Knodt, TU Darmstadt Program highlights: State of the art of the EU external energy policy and the emerging role of hydrogen European hydrogen strategy and its role in EU’s energy transition Keynote Speakers: Katja Biedenkopf, University Leuven Andris Piebalgs, former EU Energy Commissioner Roland Roesch, IRENA technology and innovation […]

Glasses into Blinders? Seeing like the EU in a Contested International Order

Webinar organized and held by Working Group 3 – Contestation Convenors: Oriol Costa, Helene Sjursen (tbc) This webinar takes stock of some of the lessons learned regarding the contestation of EU foreign policy, and offers a conceptualization of the next steps forward by making the link between this research and norm literature more explicit. More […]

External Perceptions of the EU as Times of Global Crises: Continuity and Change?

Virtual Panel organized and held by Working Group 2 – Perception and Communication Convenors: Organized and led by Natalia Chaban, co-led by Michele Knodt, Sonia Lucarelli, Ole Elgström and Karine Lisbonne de Vergeron Contributors: Andrea Ribeiro Hoffman, Paula Sandrin, Eric Tremolada, Andrea Quiroga, Roberto Dominguez, Pauline Heinrichs, Babak Bahador, Toni Haastrup, John Kotsopulous, Karine Lisbonne […]

European Foreign Policy and Reflection on the Future of Europe

Webtalk with Colin Scicluna organized by Working Group 1 – New Realities Convenors: Dr. Colin Scicluna (Head of Cabinet, VP Democracy&Demography, European Commission), Prof. Münevver Cebeci (Chair), Prof. Federica Bicchi (Discussant) As part of the COST Action ENTER Week, Working Group 1 presents a Webtalk on EU Foreign Policy with Dr. Colin Scicluna (Head of […]

Marriage of Convenience or Love Match? Right-wing Populist Relations between Israel and Europe

Webtalk at Schader Foundation organized by Working Group 2 – Perception and Communication Convenors: Michèle Knodt, Sharon Pardo, Veith Selk Anti-Semitic and Israelophobic tendencies within right-wing populism are often the subject of critical reporting in Germany. In particular, Viktor Orbán's campaign loaded with anti-Semitic connotations against George Soros has been followed closely in Germany. However, […]

Partnerships in Crisis: The European Union’s Strategic Partnerships in a Turbulent World Arena

Virtual Round Table organized by Working Group 4 – Relations Convenors: Michael Smith, Laura Ferreira-Pereira, Andrew Cottey This virtual round table is presented by Working Group 4 of the ENTER project, which is focused on changes and challenges in the EU’s key global relationships. Its starting point is the network of strategic partnerships established by […]

Norm contestation and EU foreign policy

virtual

Workshop organized by Working Group 3 – Contestation, and Working Group 4 – Relations Convenors: Helene Sjursen, Ana E. Juncos, Patrick Müller, Oriol Costa The study of norms in EU foreign policy is a well-established subfield in the broader European Studies literature, with previous work focusing both on its internal dimension (foreign policy negotiations and […]

Workshop organized by COST Action ENTER Working Group 2 (Perception and Communication), and Working Group 4 (Relations)

Convenors: Michèle Knodt and Patrick Müller EU foreign policy is often studied and explained from within, focusing on intra-EU institutions, actors and preferences. However, in a changing international environment EU foreign policy is also increasingly subject to external influences, stimuli and pressures. The EU’s multi-actor, multi-level system of governance provides various access points to engage […]

Summer School – Simulating EU-decision making

Organizers: • Friedrich Plank, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz • Arne Niemann, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz • Michèle Knodt, Technical University of Darmstadt Venue: Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Jakob Welder Weg 12, 55128 Mainz, Germany Program highlights: • Simulating EU-decision-making in the European Parliament and Council of the EU in an international setting • Focus on […]