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From self-doubt to self-assurance: The European External Action Service as the indispensable support for a geopolitical EU

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From self-doubt to self-assurance: The European External Action Service as the indispensable support for a geopolitical EU

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The 10th anniversary of the European External Action Service (EEAS) is an opportune moment to take stock of its contribution to creating a more active, coherent and visible EU foreign policy. Despite its significant achievements, the Service still suffers from a lack of buy-in from member states and other parts of the EU administration.

Distilling key lessons from the first decade of the Service’s operation, this webinar will present the findings of a high-level Task Force that reappraised the EEAS’ actual and potential mission in the coming years, considering the dynamic ecosystem within which it functions. In its report (available here), the Task Force ‘EEAS 2.0’ sets out 30 recommendations to address the identified shortcomings. It aims to assist the EEAS’ purpose of forging a distinctly European brand of diplomacy, by upgrading its operation to allow it more flexibility to think, propose and act, more agility to factor in a rapidly changing international landscape, and more determination to play a leading role.

The Task Force is supported by SIEPS and FES Brussels

 

This session will be run in Zoom, you must register in advance to gain access to the meeting and the details to join will be sent one hour prior of the event.

Host
Steven Blockmans Steven Blockmans
Steven Blockmans

Director of Research

Speakers list
Pierre Vimont

Chair of the Task Force 'EEAS 2.0'

Stefano Sannino

Secretary General, EEAS

Wolfgang Ischinger

Chairman of the Munich Security Conference

Renée Jones-Bos

Former Secretary General of the MFA of the Netherlands

Oda Sletnes

Ambassador of Norway to France

Vessela Tcherneva

Deputy Director of ECFR and Head of the Sofia office

Steven Blockmans

Director of Research, CEPS

Christophe Hillion

Senior Researcher at SIEPS and Professor of Law at the University of Oslo