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, the public event deals 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) will be discussing their project results.
Introduction: Hannes Meißner University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna; NEMESIS
Keynote: Thomas M. Buchsbaum Special Envoy on Eastern Partnership, Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs
Presentation (Joint Media Statement by the NEMESIS Project Partners) Luiza Bialasiewicz University of Amsterdam; NEMESIS
Discussion: Oliver Hinkelbein University of Bremen; NEMESIS
Oxana Karnaukhova Southern Federal University Rostov na Donu; NEMESIS
Johannes Leitner University of Applied Sciences BFI Vienna; NEMESIS
Mihai Mogildea Collegium Civitas Warszaw; NEMESIS
Christian Noack University of Amsterdam; NEMESIS
Moderation Gerald Schubert, Der Standard
Date & Time
25 April 2018 // 6:00-8:00 pm
Musikzimmer // Diplomatic Academy of Vienna // Favoritenstraße 15a // 1040 Vienna