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New Associated Project: EU-LISTCO’s Kick-Off Conference

Aug 21, 2018

EU-LISTCO Conference, Image Credit: Offenblende

EU-LISTCO Conference, Image Credit: Offenblende

EU-LISTCO’s kick-off conference entitled ‘Europe’s External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders’ took place in Berlin from April 25 to April 27, 2018. The conference officially started the three-year research project and aimed at three goals.

Firstly, it provided an opportunity to EU-LISTCO’s consortium partners to engage in discussion on the project’s research questions, agenda, conceptual and theoretical framework, the state of the art of the literature and planned empirical research. Secondly, the conference brought together practitioners involved with the project in the framework of Work Package (WP) 6 and therefore represents the first step in making EU-LISTCO’s research as policy-relevant as possible. Thirdly, through a public roundtable on autocracy and instability in the EU’s neighbourhood hosted by the European Commission’s representation in Germany, the conference made a first step to ensure wide public dissemination of its research.

About the Project

EU-LISTCO investigates the challenges posed to European foreign policy by identifying risks connected to areas of limited statehood and contested orders. Through the analysis of the EU Global Strategy and Europe’s foreign policy instruments, the project assesses how the preparedness of the EU and its member states can be strengthened to better anticipate, prevent and respond to threats of governance breakdown and to foster resilience in Europe’s neighbourhoods.

Continuous knowledge exchange between researchers and foreign policy practitioners is at the cornerstone of EU-LISTCO. Since the project's inception, a consortium of fourteen leading universities and think tanks working together to develop policy recommendations for the EU's external action toolbox, in close coordination with European decision-makers.

The project is being funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 program and will run from March 2018 through February 2021. (All information taken from EU-LISTCO’s website)

For further information on EU-LISTCO please consult the website http://eu-listco.net.