Roundtable “What EU Foreign Policy in a more contested World?”

This roundtable aims to understand what kind of actor the European Union is becoming in a world characterised by multipolar contestation and regional fragmentation. The session is part of the JOINT project which assesses the challenges to a more joined-up foreign and security policy of the European Union.

ACTIVITAT REALITZADA
25 novembre 2021 - 18:00h
LOCALITZACIÓ: CIDOB, Jordi Maragall room, Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona
ORGANITZAT PER: CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) in the framework of the JOINT project

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Objectiu

The European Union’s ambition to become a normative power and contribute to the expansion of liberal and democratic norms, rule of law and multilateralism appears more contested than ever. The Western hegemony of the post-Cold War period has been replaced by a multipolar system characterised by great power rivalry. Re-emerging powers such as China and Russia compete with the United States in the military, trade, health, and energy sectors, and to influence or conquer other regions, oceans and the space. European Union member states are also persistently divided over foreign and security policy issues, particularly after the rise of populist narratives. Moreover, regions to the south and east of the European Union appear fragmented, unstable, and affected by conflicts and crises, whose effects (from economic disruptions to humanitarian and mobility crises) spill over into neighbouring states. What is the role of the EU in such a fragmented and contested world? How norms should be spread in a geopolitical world? Is the need for a joined-up and strategic union the way to become a normative power? 

This roundtable aims to understand what kind of actor the European Union is becoming in a world characterised by multipolar contestation and regional fragmentation. The session is part of the JOINT project which assesses the challenges to a more joined-up foreign and security policy of the European Union.

 

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 959143

This event reflects only the view of the authors and the European Commission is not responsible for any use that may be made of the information it contains.

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Participants

SPEAKERS

Riccardo Alcaro

Riccardo Alcaro

Senior Researcher, IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Pol Bargués

Pol Bargués

Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Adam Holesch

Adam Holesch

Research Fellow, IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals)

Kristina Kausch

Kristina Kausch

Senior Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Zachary Paikin

Zachary Paikin

Researcher, CEPS, (Centre for European Policy Studies)

Kristi Raik

Kristi Raik

Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at ICDS (International Centre for Defence and Security

Pernille Rieker

Pernille Rieker

Research Professor, NUPI (Norwegian Institute for International Affairs)

Roundtable “What EU Foreign Policy in a more contested World?” ACTIVITAT REALITZADA

Thursday, November 25th - 18.00-20.00h

Chair:  Pol Morillas,Director, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Panelists:

Riccardo Alcaro, Senior Researcher, IAI (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Pol Bargués, Research Fellow, CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

Adam Holesch, Research Fellow, IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals)

Kristina Kausch, Senior Resident Fellow, German Marshall Fund of the United States

Zachary Paikin, Researcher, CEPS, (Centre for European Policy Studies)

Kristi Raik, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute at ICDS (International Centre for Defence and Security

Pernille Rieker, Research Professor,NUPI (Norwegian Institute for International Affairs)

 

Participating Institutes:

CEPS, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels

CIDOB, Barcelona Centre for International Affairs, Barcelona

GMF, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Brussels

IAI, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome

IBEI, Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals, Barcelona

ICDS, International Centre for Defence and Security, Tallinn

NUPI, Norwegian Institute for International Affairs, Oslo