RELATE kick-off: European Studies in a Relational Universe

On 27 April 2022 we kicked-off our UACES Research network RELATE: European Studies in a Relational Universe, which I coordinate together with Marianna Lovato (University College Dublin) and Prof Ana Juncos (University of Bristol). RELATE aims to bring relational theories and approaches into the mainstream of European Studies. The kick-off event featured a keynote byContinue reading “RELATE kick-off: European Studies in a Relational Universe”

Out new – book chapter: The added value of European Diplomacy.

The Added Value of European Diplomacy for EU Regional and International Actorness This chapter investigates how the EU and its Member States developed European diplomacy as a foreign policy tool. It critically assesses in what manner European diplomacy can support the EU in exerting agency and power in its relations with third countries, contributing toContinue reading “Out new – book chapter: The added value of European Diplomacy.”

IPW Lecture now online: “Increasingly illiberal and populist politics in Europe: (How) does it matter for European foreign policy cooperation?”

Online talk on 2 June 2021Moderation: Ivan Josipovic (IPW | University of Vienna) Abstract: European Union foreign policy has always been dependent on EU member states ́ support. More profoundly, the Common Foreign and Security Policy was established to manage differences among EU member states, with increased institutional support (e.g. High Representative and European ExternalContinue reading “IPW Lecture now online: “Increasingly illiberal and populist politics in Europe: (How) does it matter for European foreign policy cooperation?””

Member States in EU foreign and security policy

* * * now online * * * LEGOF policy brief * * * This policy brief reviews the effects of the institutional adjustments in EU foreign policy as instigated by the Lisbon Treaty. It scrutinises the implications of these reforms for the distribution of power between member states and EU actors involved. Our analysisContinue reading “Member States in EU foreign and security policy”

The Future of Diplomacy in Europe – HJD podcast

The Hague Journal of Diplomacy Podcast Episode 9: Heidi Maurer and Sophie Vériter on the Future of Diplomacy in Europe In this episdoe, Sophie (Leiden University) and I talked about our recent contributions to the special issue “Diplomacy and COVID-19” in the Hague Journal of Diplomacy. We explain why you should read our articles, we synthesizeContinue reading “The Future of Diplomacy in Europe – HJD podcast”

Encompass opinion: The EU’s Political and Security Committee: still in the shadows but no longer governing?

In this Encompass opinion piece Nick Wright and I synthesize our research findings about the impact about the institutional Lisbon Treaty changes on the involvment of member states in European foreign policy-making. see https://encompass-europe.com/comment/the-eus-political-and-security-committee-still-in-the-shadows-but-no-longer-governing Reflecting on our reserach which has just been published: Maurer H., & Wright, N. (2020). Still governing in the shadows? MemberContinue reading “Encompass opinion: The EU’s Political and Security Committee: still in the shadows but no longer governing?”