Topic 1 Building State and Societal Resilience in the European Union's neighbourhood: the case of Ukraine
This session will explore how to implement one of the key priorities of the EU Global Strategy, building state and societal resilience. It will focus particularly on the concrete example of Ukraine. Following short impulse presentations, the discussion will focus on concrete actions to implement the EU Global strategy in this field.
- What are the most important factors in supporting state and societal resilience in Ukraine?
- What contribution can Ukraine make to a stable and prosperous region?
Fernando Andresen Guimarães, Head of the Russia Division, European External Action Service
Roman Petrov, Head of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law at the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine
Tetyana Malyarenko, Professor of International Security and Jean Monnet Professor on European Security at the National University ‘Odesa Law Academy’, Director of the Ukrainian Institute for Crisis Management and Conflict Resolution, Ukraine
Topic 2 Connecting Internal and External Policies: The case of Migration and EU Policy in Africa
This session will explore the increasing links between internal and external policies, focusing on the EU’s partnership with African countries to jointly tackle migration, deepen economic cooperation and create opportunities for young people. Following short impulse presentations, the discussion will focus on concrete actions to implement the EU Global strategy in this field.
- What should be the focus of EU-Africa relations in the light of current geo-strategic developments?
- How can Africa and the EU work together to tackle the root causes of migration?
Jose Costa Pereira, Senior Advisor to the Managing Director for Africa, European External Action Service
Maurizio Carbone, specialist on African items, International Relations and development, Jean Monnet Chair of EU External Relations, University of Glasgow
Jean-Marc Trouille, Jean Monnet Chair in European Economic Integration, Jean Monnet Network 'The European Union, Africa and China in the Global Age 'EU Commission Independent Expert, DG Research & Innovation University of Bradford, UK
Topic 3 The Future of Global Governance
This session will look at ways to reinvigorate Global Governance that is fit for the 21st century. The aim is to explore issues such as UN reform, the role of non-state actors in Global Governance as well as trade relations. After short impulse presentations, the discussion will focus on concrete priorities for the implementation of the EU Global Strategy.
- What should be the EU's focus in driving forward the Sustainable Development Goals? How do internal and External Development interlink in this regard?
- What can the European Union do to reinvigorate multilateralism? What is the role of trade and economic diplomacy in this regard?
Filiberto Ceriani Sebregondi, Head of Division, Development Cooperation, Managing Directorate for Global Affairs, European External Action Service
Amelia Hadfield, Jean Monnet Chair in European Foreign Affairs & Director, Centre for European Studies (CEFEUS), Canterbury Christ Church University
Jan Wouters, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam EU and Global Governance, Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies - Institute for International Law, University of Leuven