Practitioner-Academic Workshop: Perspectives on European Foreign Policy in the Context of Current EU-Russia Relations

Friday, 11 January 2019, 09.00 - 18.00
Lipsius Building - Leiden University, 1 Cleveringaplaats, 2311 BD Leiden, Netherlands

The EU is facing crisis in many areas. Some of the challenges are rooted firmly in the EU’s domestic environment. Other emanate from abroad, arguably Russia most of all. Leaving aside debates about who is responsible for the perilous state of the European security environment, it is vital that ways to reinvigorate dialogue and cooperation among all European actors are found. This workshop therefore brings together scholars and practitioners from EU member states and Russia with a view of :1) serving as an example of how dialogue and cooperation can be maintained; and 2) of identifying the points of convergence and divergence not only between the EU and Russia but between all actors in Europe.

The workshop brings together academic scholars and practitioners.

The one-day workshop is organised by the contributors to the Handbook on EU-Russian Relations (forthcoming 2019), edited by Dr Tatiana Romanova and Dr Maxine David, and the Jean Monnet Network on Research and Teaching EU Foreign Policy (NORTIA). The event is kindly also supported by UACES small event funding.

We invite participation in this workshop. To register your attendance, please register here

We are able to offer financial support for the participation of three UACES PhD candidates or early-career researchers (up to 5 years after PhD). If you would like to apply for this support, please send your motivation statement (max 250 words) to heidrun.maurer [at]