Publicat: 18 Aprilie 2019
Explaining the EU’s actorness and its role in the Eastern neighbourhood of the EU
Period: 10 - 16 June 2019
Main objective: To offer “an in-depth analysis of the EU’s external role and its impact over the wider eastern neighbourhood area in an altered context marked by the Ukrainian crisis and the existing tensions with Russia”.
The organizers propose the following discussion roadmap:
- EU must work to cancel the elements that lead to a blockage of the functioning and move to a revitalization activity of the Eastern Partnership (Riga Summit of 21-22 May 2015 stressed the importance of the development of multilateral cooperation projects).
- A differentiation within the Eastern Partnership of two groups, BUM (Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova) and AGA (Armenia, Georgia, Azerbaijan). For each group is necessary to favour a micro-regional integration, but with the support of the EU and mainly the support of the neighbouring countries which are EU members or associated states (as is Turkey for the AGA countries.)
- Provide a quick response on the future of EU's relations with these countries through an EU integration schedule and with „prices” (such as the removal of visa for the citizens of these countries in maximum one year).
- Prevent the EU from using "hard" means (political pressure) and favour the "soft" means to create pressure on political elites (great support for non-governmental actors: independent mass media, NGOs, churches, etc.)
- Migration peculiarities and demography issues and cross-border cooperation.
- Bigger involvement of EU member countries in the regional integration with Eastern Partnership countries (cross-border gateways, inter-university cooperation, institutional cooperation, etc.)
- Launching of a broader reflection project on the revitalization of the Eastern Partnership.
- Selection criteria: a. CV evaluation: published papers/conferences on the summer school topics, voluntaries activities; b. the Cover Letter: relevance for the school program.
Participants will receive at the end of the programme a certificate of attendance. Interested participants will also have the possibility to submit a paper on a school topic. A selection of the best papers will be published in the CSIE Working Papers (WP)