EURINT 2020 Conference | EU and its neighbourhood: enhancing EU actorness in the eastern borderlands
14-16 May 2020, Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi, Romania
The Centre for European Studies within Faculty of Law from Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania) organizes the 9th EURINT edition. The event is part of the EURINT conference series which was successfully launched in 2013 in the frame of the Jean Monnet Life Long Learning Programme. Since 2013, the EURINT conference series has established itself as a visible academic event in the field of European Studies and in this regard we aim at developing it into a traditional conference series.
EURINT 2020 | EU and its neighbourhood: enhancing EU actorness in the eastern borderlands will, first, seek to bring additional insights into the way the EU policies are being framed and adapted in order to hamper the imbalances at the level of the borderlands between the EU and non-EU states in Eastern Europe. Second, it will assess the implication of the neighbourhood instruments in the borderland regions and try to provide answers about level of attractiveness the EU’s specific policies and instruments. Since the EU’s essential values such as good governance, democracy, economic prosperity and security have been constantly under pressure in the past years in the Eastern neighbourhood of the EU, it is interesting to gauge whether the EU can be still regarded as a source of political and economic support for the countries in the region. Last but not least, the conference will offer the possibility to discuss ways of improving the effectiveness of the neighbourhood instruments in relation to its Eastern Partnership countries and debate whether the current design of these instruments is still suitable for a significantly altered region marked by the current geopolitical tensions between the Euro-Atlantic community and Russia.
EURINT 2020 will have a strong academic interdisciplinary character (political, economic, social, etc.) when assessing the EU’s policies in the region (such as, the European Neighbourhood Policy and the Eastern Partnership) and, more specifically, the impact of the neighbourhood instruments (i.e. the European Neighbouring Instrument, Cross-Border-Cooperation, Euroregions, bilateral state partnerships, etc.).
During the two-day conference, an exciting academic programme, featuring renowned international experts and keynote lectures, will be offered to our participants: PhD candidates, post-doc fellows, researchers, civil society activists, NGO representatives, consultants, policy advocates and many more.
We welcome both theoretical and empirical papers which could fit the following general and more specific topics:
§ Theoretical conceptualization and factors underpinning the EU’s role in the Eastern Neighbourhood Current challenges for the EU’s eastern borderlands. EU/non-EU cooperation in the borderland spaces
§ Regionalization initiatives in the neighbouring countries with direct impact on borderlands
§ Resilient EU: studies from the Eastern neighbourhood
§ Romania frontline state of the EU: implications for the neighbourhood
§ Cross border cooperation and peripheral areas in Eastern Europe
Euroregions. Impact over the developments of the Eastern Europe borderlands
§ European regional growth and sustainable development
§ EU governance and public administration
§ New approaches/interpretations to the EU law and governance in the member statesAn event description is copy that aims to tell your potential attendees what will be happening at the event, who will be speaking, and what they will get out of attending.