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01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic priority

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This seminar will address and analyse the European Union’s relations with its eastern and southern neighbours and discuss EU-neighbourhood dynamics since 2003/4. Taking into account that the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) – providing the framework in which relations take place – is considered to be the EU’s most important foreign policy approach, the seminar will be embedded in the EU Global Strategy’s (EUGS) objective to building societal and state resilience in the EU neighbourhood. Besides this focus on resilience, both the ENP and the EUGS emphasise flexibility, differentiated bilateralism, local ownership, comprehensiveness and principled pragmatism. The seminar offers a space that takes issue with these objectives and examines and discusses the extent to which they underpin and affect the practical implementation of the ENP and its overarching goal of creating an area of peace, prosperity and stability in Eastern Europe, the South Caucasus, the Maghreb and the Mashreq. With a view to contextualise the evolution of the focus on resilience in EU foreign policy, the seminar will also provide participants with a critical overview of the origins, structure and objectives of the three editions of the ENP (2003/4; 2011; 2015) and its sub-regional components, i.e. the Eastern Partnership (EaP) and the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). This is complemented by an analysis of some concrete empirical cases from the EU’s eastern and southern neighbourhood that will be linked with contemporary debates on the EU ‘s alleged normative power, its role as a (potential or self-proclaimed) conflict resolution actor, and the politics of Association Agreements.

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Chair, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Interdisciplinary Studies Department, College of Europe, Warsaw
Former Executive Secretary-General, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

Diploma, Law Studies in Vienna Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels Austrian Embassy, Moscow Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna Deputy Political Director and Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans Representative of the Chancellor in the Reform Commission of the Federal Army, Vienna Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
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 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin
 Lecturer, Diplomatic Academy, Vienna

Prof. Dr. Tobias SCHUMACHER

Chair, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Interdisciplinary Studies Department, College of Europe, Warsaw

Advisor, European Commission and EU member states' foreign ministries on security and democracy-related matters Director of Research and Key Expert, Euro - Mediterranean Study Commission, Lisbon, Portugal & Brussels, Belgium Senior Research Associate, Center for International Studies at the Lisbon University Institute Chairholder, European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, College of Europe, Natolin campus, Warsaw, Poland
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Array Pierre VIMONT

Former Executive Secretary-General, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels

National School of Administration (ENA) Second, then first Secretary, at the Embassy of France in London Spokesman at the Information and Press Office, French Foreign Ministry, Paris Institute for East-West Security, New York Second Counsellor, Permanent Representation of France to the European Communities, Brussels Chief of Staff of the Minister Delegate for European affairs, French Foreign Ministry, Paris Director for Scientific and Technical Cooperation, Department for Cultural, Scientific and Technical Relations, French Foreign Ministry, Paris Deputy Director General for Cultural, Scientific and Technical Relations, French Foreign Ministry, Paris Director for European Cooperation, Department of European and Economic Affairs, French Foreign Ministry, Paris Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the European Union, Brussels Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign affairs, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
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 - Bachelor's degree in law
 - Graduate of the Institute of Political Studies, Paris
 - Graduate of the National School of Administration (ENA), 1977
 
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Seminar Week

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15.08.2018

15:00 - 16:15 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2018 Plenary
16:15 - 16:30 The Last Days of Mankind – Opening Plenary
17:00 - 19:00 Presentation of the seminars Plenary
19:00 - 20:30 Bread and Wine Social

16.08.-21.08.2018

Seminar 10: The unknown world of microbiomes: from the environment to humans Seminar
Seminar 01: The EU and its eastern and southern neighbours: resilience as a strategic priority Seminar
Seminar 09: Economic shocks Seminar
Seminar 05: Resilience and development policy Seminar
Seminar 06: Precision medicine and its impact on society Seminar
Seminar 03: Gender dynamics in changing societies Seminar
Seminar 07: Minority politics in a comparative perspective Seminar
Seminar 08: Artificial intelligence and Ethics Seminar
Seminar 04: Physics meets economics – climate science and policy Seminar
Seminar 02: Digital transformation: Opportunities, risks, sustainability and resilience Seminar
Seminar 22: European Citizenship – Attitudes and Skills for a Democratic Youth Culture Seminar
Seminar 15: Ethics in Action: Economics and Sustainable Development Seminar
Seminar 16: Microbiome diversity vs. microbiological control Seminar
Seminar 12: Urban resilience to environmental challenges Seminar
Seminar 14: Linguistic diversity: A resource for individual and communal resilience Seminar
Seminar 17: Our work in our future Seminar
Seminar 21: Why is it called a play? Seminar
Seminar 18: Reproductive Rights Seminar
Seminar 13: Mission to Mars – Education for change Seminar
Seminar 11: European Security – Moving towards resilience? Seminar
Seminar 20: Spoken word poetry: The power of language Seminar
Seminar 19: Warrior of the Heart – Dojo Seminar

16.08.2018

17:00 - 18:00 Online Disinformation: A guest lecture on journalism Plenary

21.08.2018

16:00 - 19:00 FAN Reception Social
17:00 - 19:00 Reception Social