Programme of the TGAE seminar “How to make out of its neighbourhood an opportunity for the EU itself?”, Rome, October 11th
Thinking Strategically about the EUs External Action
How to make out of its neighbourhood an opportunity for the EU itself?
October 11, 2012 Rome, IAI
Library, Via Angelo Brunetti, 9
EUs neighbourhood policy
will be the litmus test of the effectiveness of EUs foreign and security
policy. With the Arab revolutions and simultaneously the US handover of
European regional security issues, the stabilisation and the development of the
EU neighbourhood (South and East) is a top priority of the Common Foreign
Policy agenda. Can an innovative neighbourhood policy based on giving access to
some EU internal policies (access to the common market, partial visa
liberalisation ) have a positive impact on the EU itself and help tackling
development and security issues? How to develop an efficient conditionality?
Can Europeans develop an innovative management of European security with other
main regional actors as Russia or Turkey?
Comments from Mr. Emanuele Giaufret, Assistantto the
Managing director of the Middle East and North Africa of the European External
Action Service,will introduce
the discussion in each session.
2.30 – 2.45 pm Introduction to the seminar Gianni Bonvicini (IAI)
Fabry (Notre Europe)
2.45 – 3.30 pm First
Chair Elvire Fabry (Notre Europe)
The European Neighbourhood Policy in the new politico-strategic and
economic context. A
general overview of the present EU policy in its vicinity
and its main potentials/limits.
3.30 4.15 pm Second
Chair Gianni Bonvicini (IAI)
Conflicting European interests in the Neighbourhood and the difficult
use of EU conditionality,
particularly in a situation of growing political
dynamics in some areas: the Mediterranean.
Speakers Timo Behr (Notre Europe/FIIA)
and Haizam Amirah-Fernandez (Elcano)
4.15 4.30 pm coffee break
4.30 5.15 pm Third
The EEAS and EU engagement in
conflict resolution in the Eastern neighbourhood.
Speakers Peter Munk Jensen (DIIS)
5.15 6.15 pm
Chair Michele Comelli (IAI)
The EU’s action in its neighbourhood and the growing activism of new and
old regional actors,
namely Turkey and Russia. The need for an innovative and
enlarged management of
European Security with third partners in the
Speakers Adam Balcer (DemosEuropa) and Olga Shumylo-Tapiola (Carnegie Europe)
6.15 6.30 pm Wrap-up and
discussion of follow-up
Debate in English With the support of: Europe for Citizens Programme