The Process of Reviewing the European Neighborhood Policy23 February 2017. From 18:30 | Workshop | English | IEMed, Barcelona
The European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) – supposedly the most important framework for EU foreign policy – has been exposed to both internal and external changes since its inception in 2003/2004. Its most recent review took place in the first half of 2015, in response to a neighborhood that today is perceived as a ‘ring of fire’, both by leaders in Brussels and in the capitals of member states of the EU. Based on empirical material from the 2015 revision of the ENP, the conference identifies the various factors that drove the 2015 revision and analyzes the process that ended with the adoption of a ‘new’ ENP, marked by a less ambition and the abolition of the then existing EU democratic promotion agenda.
The lecture is delivered by Tobias Schumacher, Professor of European Neighborhood Policy, College of Europe. A PhD in Political Science from the University of Mainz, Schumacher has taught at several universities, including U. Mainz, the European Institute in Dublin, Johns Hopkins University, the University of Munich and Hassan II University in Casablanca. He is currently an associate researcher at the Center for International Studies of the University Institute of Lisbon, and has also held the chair of European Neighborhood Policy at the College of Europe since 2012 and is a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow at the Center for European Studies of Harvard University.