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

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. 

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

Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

18
March 2019
Monday
13:15-14:30

1480

Speakers

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

Chair

Steven Blockmans
Senior Research Fellow & Head of EU Foreign Policy, CEPS

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

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18
March 2019
Monday
13:15-14:30
Participation in this event is exceptionally free of charge.

1480

CEPS Conference room

Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels