CEU Acknowledged in Global Strategy for the EU's Foreign and Security Policy

July 5, 2016

CEU is listed under the acknowledgements section of the "Global Strategy for the EU's Foreign and Security Policy" presented recently by European Union High Representative Federica Mogherini and the European External Action Service.

On March 30, 2016, the Center for European Neighborhood Studies at CEU hosted a conference entitled "Visegrad's Role in EU Foreign Policy and Global Strategy" in partnership with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR).  One of the distinguished speakers was Antonio Missiroli, director of the EU Institute of Security Studies, the European Commission's think tank in charge of the outreach program of the Global Strategy's preparatory phase. In turn, the conference was included in the official expert outreach and consultation process of the Global Strategy, the only such event in Hungary mentioned.

Read more about the conference at http://cens.ceu.edu/events/2016-03-30/visegrads-role-eu-foreign-policy-and-global-strategy-european-foreign-policy

The event on the Global Strategy's website: http://europa.eu/globalstrategy/en/visegrads-role-eu-foreign-policy-and-global-strategy

And listed here on page 111 as part of the outreach process: http://www.iss.europa.eu/uploads/media/EUGS_Expert_Opinions.pdf

The conference was also supported by the CEU Conferences and Academic Events Fund. Thanks to this, CENS could invite several foreign policy analysts from their Visegrad network to speak at the open session and also to participate in a closed session, where a discussion of the state of play ensued with Missiroli and representatives of the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a smaller circle.

CENS continues to follow the developments around the Global Strategy as well as around EU foreign policy always keeping an eye on the Central European perspective too. The Center is in the process of developing plans for a follow-up which shall reflect upon the situation after the British EU referendum and the achievements of the upcoming NATO Summit in Warsaw.