1st ENP PhD Summer School: “The EU, its Neighbourhood and the European Neighbourhood Policy: EU Foreign Policy in Times of Change, Crisis and Stagnation”

From 30 June to 13 July 2013, the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe organised the First Ph.D. Summer School on “The EU, its Neighbourhood and the European Neighbourhood Policy: EU Foreign Policy in Times of Change, Crisis and Stagnation”. This Ph.D. Summer School, organized in collaboration with the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the ECPR Standing Group on EU, the Lisboan Erasmus Academic Network, and the Department of Society and Globalization of Roskilde University, was the first of its kind focusing exclusively on the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and the different EU neighbourhoods as such from theoretical, conceptual and empirical perspectives.

Standing in the tradition of the Ph.D. Summer School “Europe in the World”, organized by Professor Tobias SCHUMACHER (College of Europe, Natolin), Professor Kennet LYNGGAARD (University of Roskilde), Professor Dimitris XENAKIS (University of Crete) and Professor Stelios STAVRIDIS (University of Zaragoza) during 2010-2012 in Lisbon, Crete, and Roskilde, respectively, the first ENP PhD Summer School organised at the Natolin campus analysed the evolution and implications of the EU’s ENP, but also the complex ways in which local, national and regional dynamics in the neighbourhood affect EU policies and politics.

This edition dealt with the implications of the foreign policy behaviour and action of the EU, its agents and policies in what the EU defines as its neighbourhood, it discussed political and socio-economic developments in ENP partner countries, in particular in light of the Arab Spring, processes of political transition, “stubborn authoritarianism”, frozen conflicts, as well as wider regional developments, and it looked into the impact of EU-neighbourhood relations on the EU’s institutions and policies.

The Ph.D. Summer School brought together 21 Ph.D. students from 13 countries and 20 well-known scholars and lecturers working on ENP matters and EU foreign policy. During each day, the participants benefitted from two lectures on a subject related to the overall theme of the Summer School and were also given the opportunity to present and discuss their own research.


Week 1: Monday (01.07.13) – Saturday (06.07.13)
a.m. a.m. p.m. p.m.
09.30. – 11.00
(coffee break 11.00-11.30)
11.30 – 13.00 13.00-14.30 14.30 – 18.00
(coffee break 16.00-16.30)
1 July
Prof. Tobias Schumacher
(College of Europe)

Welcome session & introduction: The EU, its Neighbourhood and the European Neighbourhood Policy: EU Foreign Policy in Times of Change, Crisis and Stagnation”
Dr. Charlotte Bretherton
(Liverpool John Moores University)

EU Actorness and the ENP
Lunch break Magdalena Naseniak

A Comparative analysis of the Spanish, Belgian, Hungarian and Polish EU Presidencies and the ENP

Aurelia Dercaci

Aspects of Europeanization of the neighbouring countries of the EU through the ENP: the case of Moldova
2 July
Victoria Rodrígues Prieto

The Eastern Partnership as an expression of the ENP: Reinforcing the NPE with the Eastern Partners. The case of Georgia and Moldova
Oleksandra Matushenko

The role of political elites in the process of Europeanization of Ukraine
Lunch break Dilyaver Fakhriyev

Europeanization of a hybrid regime and political culture: the case of Ukraine

Prof. Hiski Haukkala
(Tampere University)

Still a Normative Hegemon? The EU and its ENP in the Age of Austerity
3 July
Prof. Münevver Cebeci
(Marmara University)

Constructing 'Ideal Power Europe': Examples from the European Neighbourhood Policy
Matej Navratil

Ukraine: Between the EU and Russia
Lunch break Prof. Kennet Lynggaard
(Roskilde University)

Research Design in EU studies and the study of the ENP

Prof. Kennet Lynggaard
(Roskilde University)

The Study of European Integration, Globalisation and the ENP
4 July
Prof. Alfred Tovias
(Hebrew University Jerusalem)

The role of sectoral agreements in the ENP
Muhammad A. Khan

Competition vs. Cooperation: how local, regional and global systemic variables affect regional cooperation in the Middle East and North Africa
Lunch break Katsiaryna Yakoushyk

Wider Europe or Near abroad? Analyzing EU and Russian influence on policy change in Belarus

Aleksandra Palagnyuk

Reformation of the state migration policy of Ukraine in the light of its EU membership aspirations
5 July
Prof. Sven Biscop
(Egmont Royal Institute for International Relations, Brussels)

Broader ambitions for a broader neighbourhood: challenges for European strategy-makers
Dr. Sabine Freizer
(Atlantic Council, Washington)

Europe's unresolved conflicts and unrecognized states in the neighbourhood - the EU's response
Lunch break Natalia Shapovalova

Interest groups and EU foreign policy: the case of the EU's Neighbourhood

Dorina Baltag

In search of EU diplomatic actorness: successful diplomatic performance in Eastern Europe? Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine
6 July
Dr. Michal Natorski
(College of Europe)

The power of the EU in the neighbourhood: the case of Ukraine
Prof. Giselle Bosse
(Maastricht University)

The EU, the ENP and Belarus
Lunch break Free
7 July
Week 2. Monday (08.07.2013) - Saturday (13.07.13)
8 July
Prof. Stefan Wolff
(University of Birmingham)

Sideline or Centrepiece? Conflict Management as a Dimension of the European Union’s European Neighbourhood Policy
Prof. Anna Herranz-Surrallés
(Maastricht University)

Energy Cooperation in the ENP Area: Governance, Diplomacy and Sustainability
Lunch break Madalina Dobrescu

Responding to local expectations? Deploying civilian missions in the Eastern Neighbourhood: The cases of EUJUST Themis Georgia and EUBAM Moldova-Ukraine

Bernd Weber

The EU's external energy governance and gas supply security. Europeanization and negotiations with Azerbaijan and Algeria
9 July
Prof. Peter Burnell
(Warwick University)

Democracy support perspectives and the Arab awakening
Dr. Dimitris Bouris
(College of Europe)

The EU and state-building in the southern neighbourhood
Lunch break Josep Puigserver

The ENP and its treatment of human rights and the challenge of the Arab Spring

Amr El-Sayed

The EU, the Middle East Peace Process and civilian missions in the OPTs
10 July
Dr. Irene Fernández Molina
(College of Europe)

Preferential relations and forgotten conflicts in the ENP: the EU, Morocco and the Western Sahara triangle
Prof. Peter Van Elsuwege

(Ghent University)

Towards a new generation of Association Agreements with the Eastern Neighbours of the EU: State of Play
Lunch break Pinar Fontana Iole

The "variable geometries" of EU foreign policy making: Insights from the Arab Spring(s)

Dumitrita Bologan

Moldova - Lenience in cartel cases: what next?
11 July
Dr. Joanna Kaminska
(European Parliament, Brussels)

The European Parliament´s role in developing a more strategic and effective ENP
Prof. Patrick Müller
(University of Vienna)

The Europeanization of EU member states' foreign policy and the ENP
Lunch break Diana Zubko

Impact analysis of Ukrainian civil society organizations on the forming of EU CFP towards Ukraine after 2004

Ileana M. Racheru

The "impossible" choice of going East or West. Foreign Policy making in the Republic of Moldova (1990-2009)
12 July
Mr. Hrant Kostanyan
(CEPS, Brussels & University of Ghent)

Examining the discretionary power of the European External Action Service in the Eastern Partnership
Prof. Raffaella Del Sarto
(EUI, Florence)

Normative Empire Europe: The EU and its Borderlands
Lunch break Svetlana Kirova

The revised ENP: New perspectives in the Eastern NeighbourhoodDaniel Gugan The EMP and Arab Spring
13 July