Recalibrating the European Neighbourhood Policy: Whither EU Diplomacy towards the ‘Southern Mediterranean’?
Policy Forum: Recalibrating the European Neighbourhood Policy: Whither EU Diplomacy towards the ‘Southern Mediterranean’?
The Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel kindly invites you to their next Policy Forum, to be held on April 28, 2011 with Vincent Legrand (Université Catholique de Louvain), Michail Hamdan (Université Libre de Bruxelles) and Saturnino Muñoz Gómez (EEAS).
This policy forum assesses the European Union’s response to recent events in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya.
It not only examines the shortcomings of the European Neighbourhood Policy thus far, but also assesses the policy options of the European Union for recalibrating its relationship with -and approach to- its “Southern Mediterranean” in geopolitical, cultural and economic terms. The Policy Forum will bring together EU practitioners, academics and regional specialists with the aim to provide insights with historical depth and policy-oriented analyses.
12.00 Welcome Lunch - Introduction by Prof. Dr. Joachim Koops and Gjovalin Macaj
12.20 'Change or continuity? Authoritarianism and political openings in the Arab World in historical perspective'
Vincent Legrand (Université Catholique de Louvain)
13.10 'Developments on the Ground: Assessing the Situation in Tunisia, Egypt and Libya'
Michail Hamdan (Université Libre de Bruxelles)
13.30 'Ways Ahead? Recalibrating the European Neighbourhood Policy'
Gilles Bertrand (European Commission, Member of Cabinet of Stefan Fuele, Enlargement & ENP)
14.15 End of Q&A Session and End of Policy Forum
The programme will start at 12:00 with a lunch reception, followed by the presentation at 12:20
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