European Diplomacy Policy Papers

This series of policy papers, published at key junctures in the overall project, is designed to bring key findings of the project to a wider audience. Closely linked to the main project events, there will be policy papers reflecting discussions at the ‘kickoff’ conference, at the two workshops to be held during the project and at the final conference. Additional policy papers will also be produced on the basis of key developments in the research projects associated with this research group.
The policy papers will aim to impact: on academic debate and teaching; on debate in official circles about the developing patterns and priorities of EU diplomacy; on debate in the wider civil society about the purposes and modes of EU international actions, in the context of institutional reform and international change; and on the demand for the more ‘academic’ products from the project (e.g. working papers, edited volume), which will be showcased in the policy papers.

Possible Sequence of Topics*

Paper No 1: The Emerging EU System of Diplomacy: How Fit for the Purpose?

Paper No 2: The European External Action Service

Paper No 3: The European Union and the BRICs

Paper No 4: The EU and Kosovo: Structural Diplomacy in Action - but on the basis of one-sided paradigms?

Paper No 5: The EU and DR Congo: the limits of structural diplomacy

Paper No 6: The BRICs at the UN General Assembly and the Consequences for EU Diplomacy

Paper No 7: The EU’s External Public Diplomacy and the EEAS – Cosmetic Exercise or Intended Change?

Paper No. 8: Towards Embassies for Europe? EU Delegations in the Union's Diplomatic System

Paper No. 9: 'Rethinking EU-UN Cooperation in International Crisis Management: Lisbon and Beyond

Paper No. 10: The EU's Diplomatic Architecture: The Mid-Term Challenge

Paper No. 11: The European Union, Strategic Diplomacy and the BRIC Countries

Paper No 12: EU Foreign Policy and the Challenges of Structural Diplomacy: Comprehensiveness, Coordination, Alignment and Learning

Paper No 13: ‘Making the Grade, Keeping the Gate’: The Recruitment of Member-State Diplomats to the European External Action Service (EEAS)

*[Note: topics and sequence subject to modification as the project proceeds: for example, implementation of the Lisbon Treaty or events in target regions might well affect topic focus]

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