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10: The EU and its Neighbours – EU Foreign Policy Between Ambition and Pragmatism

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This seminar will analyse EU relations with its eastern and southern neighbours since 2003/4. Taking into account that the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) 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. The seminar discusses the ENP’s and the EUGS’ focus on ‘flexibility’, ‘differentiated bilateralism’, ‘local ownership’, ‘comprehensiveness’ and scrutinizes the extent to which this focus underpins and affects the implementation of the ENP and its goal of creating an area of peace, prosperity and stability beyond EU borders. The seminar will offer participants a critical overview of the origins, objectives and challenges of the three editions of the ENP (2003/4; 2011; 2015) and provide some concrete empirical cases from the EU’s eastern and southern neighbourhood that will be linked with current debates on the EU’s alleged normative power, its role as a conflict resolution actor and the politics of association.

Spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Brussels
Ambassador, Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Former Executive Secretary-General, EEAS - European External Action Service, Brussels
Chair, European Neighbourhood Policy, European Interdisciplinary Studies Department, College of Europe, Warsaw Chair

Maja KOCIJANCIC

Spokesperson for EU Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, Brussels

 Maja Kocijancic is a Spokesperson for the EU's Foreign Affairs, Security Policy and European Neighbourhood Policy as well as Enlargement Negotiations since November 2014, working with High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini as well as Commissioner Johannes Hahn. Previously, she was a Spokesperson of the former High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Catherine Ashton (2010-2014). Before joining the EU institutions, she was working for the Slovenian Foreign Ministry and was posted at the Permanent Representation of Slovenia to the EU in Brussels (2006-2010) as a Spokesperson. She was the Spokesperson for the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the EU in the first half of 2008. She first came to Brussels in 2001 as a correspondent for the Slovenian Press Agency, covering both the EU and NATO. Early in her career she worked as a journalist in Slovenia and assistant lecturer at the University of Ljubljana. She holds BA in journalism and MA in International Relations.

Dr. Thomas MAYR-HARTING

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

1977-1978 Postgraduate-Studies, College of Europe, Bruges
1978 Diploma of The Hague Academy of International Law, The Hague
1979 Joined the Austrian Diplomatic Service
1982-1986 Austrian Mission to the European Communities, Brussels
1986-1990 Austrian Embassy, Moscow
1991-1993 Private Office of the Austrian Foreign Minister, Vienna
1993-1995 Deputy Head of Cabinet of Foreign Ministers Mock and Schüssel, Vienna
1995-1999 Director for Security Policy and Policy Planning, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1996-1999 Deputy Political Director, Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Belgium and Head of the Austrian Mission to NATO, Brussels
2002-2004 Special Representative of the Austrian Foreign Minister for the Western Balkans
2003-2004 Representative of the Federal Chancellor of Austria in the Commission on the Reform of the Austrian Armed Forces, Vienna
2003-2008 Political Director (Director General for Political Affairs) of the Austrian Foreign Ministry, Vienna
2008-2011 Permanent Representative of Austria to the United Nations, New York
2009-2010 Also represented Austria on the United Nations Security Council, New York (President of the Security Council in November 2009)
2011 Vice-President of the 66th General Assembly of the UN, New York
2011-2015 Ambassador, (Head of the Delegation) of the European Union to the United Nations, New York
since 2015 Managing Director for Europe and Central Asia, European External Action Service, Brussels
 Visiting Professor, College of Europe, Bruges and Natolin

Pierre VIMONT

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

 Bachelor's degree in law
 Graduate of the Institute of Political Studies, Paris
 
1977 Graduate of the National School of Administration (ENA)
1977-1981 Second, then first Secretary, at the Embassy of France in London
1981-1985 Spokesman at the Information and Press Office, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1985-1986 Institute for East-West Security, New York
1986-1990 Second Counsellor, Permanent Representation of France to the European Communities, Brussels
1990-1993 Chief of Staff of the Minister Delegate for European affairs, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1993-1996 Director for Scientific and Technical Cooperation, Department for Cultural, Scientific and Technical Relations, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1996-1997 Deputy Director General for Cultural, Scientific and Technical Relations, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1997-1999 Director for European Cooperation, Department of European and Economic Affairs, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
1999-2002 Ambassador, Permanent Representative of France to the European Union, Brussels
2002-2007 Chief of Staff of the Minister of Foreign affairs, French Foreign Ministry, Paris
2007-2010 Ambassador of France to the United States of America, Washington

Dr. Tobias SCHUMACHER

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

2005-2009 Advisor, European Commission and EU member states' foreign ministries on security and democracy-related matters
2005-2009 Director of Research and Key Expert, Euro - Mediterranean Study Commission, Lisbon and Brussels
2009-2012 Senior Research Fellow, CIES, Lisbon University Institute, Lisbon
since 2012 Chairholder, European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, and Permanent Professor, College of Europe, Natolin campus, Warsaw
since 2016 John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge MA
since 2019 Visiting Professor, Sciences-Po, Rennes

Seminar Week

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14.08.2019

15:00 - 17:30Treasure HuntSocial
18:00 - 19:30WelcomePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Bread and WineSocial

15.08.2019

09:30 - 13:00Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:00 - 21:00Special Lecture: Global MuckrakingPlenary

15.08.-20.08.2019

Seminar 16: Participatory Leadership – a Practice of Leading by Dialogue and Co-CreationSeminar
Seminar 17: LEADfit – the Art of LeadershipSeminar
Seminar 18: Human-Centered Design: New Design Approaches for Open and Sustainable SocietiesSeminar
Seminar 19: Life is (Not) a Game – Critical Game DesignSeminar
Seminar 20: How Mindfulness Increases ResilienceSeminar
Seminar 21: Warrior of the Heart – DojoSeminar
Seminar 22: Who are You? Spoken Word Poetry: How to Express Yourself in Front of PeopleSeminar
Seminar 23: “It does matter where” – Sensing and Questioning SpaceSeminar
Seminar 24: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 25: All the World’s a StageSeminar
Seminar 26: Dramatic Thinking: Using Art to Communicate Your Ideas More PowerfullySeminar
Seminar 27: Sing – Listen – Create – LeadSeminar
Seminar 28: Music – a Social Utopia?!Seminar
Seminar 29: All the World’s a StageSeminar

16.08.-21.08.2019

Seminar 01: Innovation in Plant Breeding – Opportunity or Threat for Our Food Security?Seminar
Seminar 02: Europe and the Challenge of DisintegrationSeminar
Seminar 03: Liberty and Security in Africa: Evidence and Voices from the Continent and BeyondSeminar
Seminar 04: Promises and Challenges of UrbanisationSeminar
Seminar 05: Liberty and Security in the Context of Women’s RightsSeminar
Seminar 06: The Global Economic BattlegroundSeminar
Seminar 07: Visual Culture: Images of Power and Power of ImageSeminar
Seminar 08: Politics and Religion: Spaces and Boundaries of FreedomSeminar
Seminar 09: Quantum Technologies – a New Era of InnovationSeminar
Seminar 10: The EU and its Neighbours – EU Foreign Policy Between Ambition and PragmatismSeminar
Seminar 11: Water Security for People and Nature – Present to 2050 (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 12: Noncommunicable Diseases – How to Control and Prevent Them (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 13: How Can the Transition to a Low-Carbon Society Work? (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 14: Intellectual Self-Defence (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar
Seminar 15: Digital Democracy Lab (Part of Alpbach Learning Missions)Seminar

16.08.2019

15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

17.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

18.08.2019

10:30 - 12:00Ceremonial Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2019Plenary
12:00 - 14:00Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 17:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

19.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar

20.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar
15:00 - 18:00Seminar 16-29Seminar
20:15 - 21:45International EveningPlenary

21.08.2019

09:30 - 12:30Seminar 1-15Seminar