NORTIA Practitioner-Academic Roundtable in Brussels, on 5 December

You are invited to the NORTIA Practitioner-Academic Roundtable: ‘EU Foreign Policy Cooperation: Quo vadis EU diplomacy in the EaP?’

The intention of the workshop is to discuss with the practitioners in Brussels the evidence-based research conducted by the scholarly community on EU diplomacy and the ENP-East in order to learn what is working and what is not, and to identify areas and directions of improvement.

Please register online.

The event is kindly supported by the Jean Monnet Network on Research and Teaching in EU Foreign Affairs (NORTIA) and organised in cooperation with the Global Europe Centre of the University of Kent.

Date: Wednesday 5 December 2018
Venue: Kent University (Brussels School of International Studies), Boulevard Louis Schmidt 2A, 1040 Brussels, Belgium


  • 09.00-10.00: Registration and coffee
  • 10.00 – 12.00: Session 1: Building state and societal resilience in the EaP: how does EU diplomatic practice support change and continuity in the region?
    • Keynote speaker: Mr. Dirk Schuebel EEAS / EU-Russia Head of Division: EU-Russia relations and its impact on the EaP
    • Dr Gergana Noutcheva, Maastricht University: EU efforts in the EaP: bilateral diplomacy or region-building?
    • Dr. Tom Casier, Kent University: EU-Russia and the geopolitics of the ENP: from logic of competition to conflict
    • Dr. Dorina Baltag, Maastricht/Kent University: European Diplomatic Cooperation in the Eastern Neighbourhood
    • Dr. Andriy Korniychuk, PAX-Netherlands: EU peace-building efforts in the EaP: empirical research in non-government controlled areas of EaP
    • Moderator: Prof. Ben Tonra, Jean Monnet Professor, University College Dublin, Dublin European Institute
  • 12.00-12.30: Lunch
  • 12.30 – 14.30: Session 2. The role and practice of EU diplomacy in the EaP: are EU diplomatic instruments fit for purpose?
    • Keynote speaker: H. E. Mykola Tochytskyi, Mission of Ukraine to the EU (tbc): EU diplomacy in Ukraine: Lessons learned from the EU-Ukraine cooperation.
    • Dr. Alena Vieira, University of Minho: European Union energy diplomacy: cases from the Eastern Partnership
    • Mr. Silviu Piros, Institute for European Studies, VUB: Higher Education as a Catalyst for EU Education Diplomacy in Moldova, Ukraine and Georgia
    • Mrs. Myriam Goinard, European Parliament: EP engagement in the EaP – what role for parliamentary diplomacy?
    • Mrs. Irina Petrova, KU Leuven: Perceptions of the EU diplomacy in the EaP: the case of Ukraine
    • Moderator: Mr. Paul Ivan Senior Policy Analyst, Europe in the World, European Policy Centre

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