Tuesday | 29 Sep 2020
Project Meeting is over

Unpacking the EU’s integrated approach to external conflicts and crises

Foreign affairs and security policy

When
Day 1 - Monday
Day 2 - Tuesday
Where
CEPS Conference room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

Project Meeting

Unpacking the EU’s integrated approach to external conflicts and crises

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As the Horizon 2020-funded EUNPACK project nears its end, this final two-day conference on 18-19 March will provide an opportunity to look back at three years of research and fieldwork and to consider the policy implications of its findings. How has EU crisis response been shaped by the two gaps the projects analysed – between intentions and implementation and between implementation and local reception/perceptions? How did these gaps determine the EU’s ability to contribute more effectively to problem-solving on the ground? To answer these questions, EUNPACK combines bottom-up perspectives with an institutional approach in order to deepen our understanding of how EU crisis responses function and are received on the ground in crisis areas. This entails exploring local agencies and perceptions in target countries without losing sight of the EU’s institutions, their expectations and ambitions. It also entails examining the whole crisis cycle.

The final conference will bring together EUNPACK researchers and their peers with policymakers, civil society representatives and other practitioners, drawn from universities, think tanks, the EU institutions, and diplomatic missions in Brussels.

Please click here for full agenda.

Registration and light lunch on 18 March from 12.30 – Meeting from 13.15

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

Host
Steven Blockmans Steven Blockmans
Steven Blockmans

Director of Research (ad interim)

Speakers list
Morten Bøas

Research Professor, NUPI

Francesco Strazzari

Sant’Anna University, Pisa

Ruben-Erik Diaz-Plaja

Policy Planning Unit, Office of the Secretary General, NATO

René Van Nes

Deputy Head of Division, EEAS

Jozef Batora

Professor, Comenius University

Sonja Stojanović Gajić

Director, Belgrade Center for Security Policy