The EU's external policies and the role of research
The EU’s external policies, strategies, instruments and missions have 4 key aims
- support stability
- promote human rights and democracy
- promote prosperity
- support the enforcement of the rule of law and good governance
These aims will be achieved through a combination of policies, including the
- The Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP)
- The Common Security and Defence Policy (CSDP)
- European Neighbourhood Policy
- trade policies
- development policies
The role of Social Sciences and Humanities(SSH) research
SSH research projects contribute to the evidence base and sound understanding of the external environment that the EU operates in.
They assess the root causes of instability and the connections between security and democracy as well as gender equality, social values and economic conditions in the wider European neighbourhood.
Research also addresses the internal and external dimension of EU human rights policy in general and on the challenges to ensure consistency between the different areas of its external action and internal policies. Social sciences and humanities research furthermore plays an important role in addressing the policy aspects of international cooperation and development policy.
Project policy Briefs
SSH research projects publish policy briefs while they are active. Briefs related to culture and citizenship are listed below.
Political and Social Transformations in the Arab World
Towards an Atlantic area?
Exploring the Security-Democracy Nexus in the Caucasus
Addressing demand in anti-trafficking efforts and policies
Environmental Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean
Justice needs trust
Growth Innovation Competitiveness: Fostering Cohesion in Central and Eastern Europe
Intra- and Inter-societal Sources of Instability in the Caucasus and EU Opportunities to Respond
Maximizing the Integration Capacity of the European Union
Middle East and North Africa Regional Architecture: Mapping Geopolitical Shifts, Regional Order and Domestic Transformations
Enhancing Knowledge for Renewed Policies against Poverty
African Rural-City Connections
Integration in Southeast Asia
Sustainable urbanisation in China