The main objective of the planned research is to investigate the synergy of EU external actions in the contested global order. It is important to understand the (in)coherence in the differentiated integration in Europe, its sources and mechanisms. It is going to be a multi-factor analysis trying to confront the economic and political determinants affecting the differentiation and (dis)continuity. The planned research takes an innovative attitude, different from the traditional one, which means that the existing theoretical models will have to be modified. Furthermore, in order to continue and ensure such discourse and best practice sharing, research is needed into how the ability to participate is to be anchored in European education as its necessary ingredient.

The main aim of this research part will be to map the dynamics of the European Union’s diplomatic relations and strategic partnerships with non-EU countries, especially with regard to:

  • Peace building – using political, economic and practical support
  • Ensuring security – especially under the Common Security and Defence Policy
  • Development and humanitarian aid and crisis response
  • Maintaining good relations with the EU’s neighbours within the context of the European Neighbourhood Policy
  • Exploring implementation of the key priorities of the EU Global Strategy

An open call will be published each year in late autumn to attract young researchers (max 5 years after PhD) from all over the world to participate in the activities of the JM Centre for two weeks. It will be addressed primarly to scholars who have not yet received Jean Monnet founding or representing instituions that have not yet received Jean Monnet founding.  They will be involved the research and training activity of the Centre.

In order to accomplish their tasks, participants of the CoE EU EX/ACT project are planning academic and research stays as well popularisation trips to selected universities and academic and research centres in the EU and elsewhere. A total of 11 study visits is planned to academic and research institutions in, among others, Ukraine, Russian Federation, Germany, Japan, France and United States.

For the whole duration of the project, 9 team members (3 per year) will attend an international conference or seminar in the EU or outside the EU to engage the JM Centre in a debate concerning the EU’s foreign policy and disseminate the activities of the Centre among the public. This will provide an opportunity to establish debate and cooperation with practitioners, academics and other stakeholders. The aim of this tool is to internationalise the results of research activities of the Centre and establish networks with practitioners, academics and other stakeholders. Conferences and seminars will thereby provide an opportunity to present other deliverables of the Centre. Discussions with practitioners, academics and other stakeholders will help to fulfil one of the most important aims of the Centre – “enhancing the debate and exchange of experiences about the EU.”

  • Walkowski M., Europejskie i chińskie postrzeganie współpracy gospodarczej i politycznej w ramach formatu „16+1″ (European and Chinese Perception of Economic and Political Cooperation within the ’16 + 1′ Format), International Conference: VI Międzynarodowa Interdyscyplinarna Konferencja Naukowa „Od Unii Lubelskiej do Unii Europejskiej”, Vilnius, Lithuania, April 25-27, 2019.

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