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Research meets diplomacy: Europe as a Global Actor

5 June 2014, Brussels

On 5 June 2014, DG Research and Innovation, in cooperation with the FLASH-IT project, organized a conference on “Research Meets Diplomacy: Europe as a Global Actor”. This conference was on the one hand intended to take stock of the rich research financed under the Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities programme under FP7. On the other hand, through an exchange between researchers and EU foreign policy-makers, ideas were discussed on future topics for research on the EU as a global actor under Societal Challenge 6 “Europe in a changing world - Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Societies” of Horizon 2020. The debates concentrated on three major themes:

  • the EU’s capacities as a global actor,
  • the EU’s neighbourhood with an emphasis on the Mediterranean, and
  • the EU’s role in the wider world and key global challenges, focussing on two regions that have been less in the spotlight: Latin America and the Caribbean and the Pacific.

 

The event brought together over 120 participants from the public and private sector, including many academics and policy-makers.

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