Review on Public Event “The Eastern Partnership (EaP) of the EU: Interim Results, Status Quo and Future Trends”
The Eastern Partnership currently represents one of the key challenges to the progress of European integration, as a key symbolic as well as strategic battleground across which competing geopolitical, socio-economic and identity claims are articulated. The programme has been designed to tie the countries to the east of the European territory of the EU to the Union and foster political, economic, trade and human rights reform. In this way, the EaP has been designed as a tool of political and economic securitization. However, in the short term, the policy has triggered of a new dimension of conflict economic and political influence in Eastern Europe. The most evident competition for influence in the region – certainly as presented in the popular and media imaginary – is that between the EU and Russia, but there also other players beyond the mentioned.
At the backdrop of this, this public event dealt with interim results, the status quo and future trends of the Eastern Partnership, mainly – though not only – from the research perspective. In this regard, the international project members from the Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Network „Memory and Securitization in the European Union and Neighbourhood“ (NEMESIS) discussed their project results.
The public event took place on April, 25th at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.
Dr. Hannes Meißner (University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, NEMESIS)
Dr. Thomas M. Buchsbaum, Special Envoy on Eastern Partnership, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
Joint Media Statement by the NEMESIS Project Partners
Prof. Luiza Bialasiewicz (University of Amsterdam, NEMESIS)
- Dr. Oxana Karnaukhova (Southern Federal University Rostov na Donu, NEMESIS)
- Dr. Christian Noack (University of Amsterdam, NEMESIS)
- Dr. Johannes Leitner (University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna, NEMESIS)
- Dr. Oliver Hinkelbein (University of Bremen, NEMESIS)
- Mihai Mogildea, M.A. (Collegium Civitas Warszaw, NEMESIS)
Moderator: Gerald Schubert (Der Standard)
European Commission support for the production of this Press Release does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein. Project Title: “Memory and Securitization in the European Union and Neighbourhood” (NEMESIS) Project Number: 565149-EPP-1-2015-1-RU-EPPJMO-NETWORK