2014

WELCOME TO ECSA-DK’S 2014 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

THE FINAL PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE. TO ACCES THE FINAL REVISED PROGRAMME PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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THE 2014 CONFERENCE WILL BE HOSTED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE, AARHUS UNIVERSITY ON 25 AND 26 SEPTEMBER 2014.

The ECSA-DK conference provides a unique setting for EU and European studies scholars from Denmark and beyond to discuss new research, meet colleagues and engage with the topic of Europe and European integration.

Conference Theme: One Europe – Common Foreign Political Challenges?

In the current economic crisis and following the recent foreign political challenges facing the EU the public has begun to ask whether and how the EU can tackle the new challenges. Both internally and externally there have been renewed pressure on the EU to solve its internal and external problems. This is particularly the case for the foreign political area where there have been increased expectations for the EU to respond to the recent crises in its near abroad area. So far the EU has been slow to react on external challenges due to divergent national interests but the question is whether the new security threats will finally lead to a more coherent and coordinated foreign and security policy.

This year will feature a keynote address by Ambassador Michael Zilmer-Johns from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a talk on the current challenges facing European security. Zilmer-Johns is currently working as special advisor on security and defense in the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s diplomatic corps. From 1 August 2014, Zilmer-Johns will also serve as the new Danish NATO ambassador.

For further information please contact Rasmus Brun Pedersen.

 

Best wishes from your local organizers,

Rasmus Brun Pedersen

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