Pernille RiekerResearch Professor
Pernille Rieker's research interests are European integration (EU) and European foreign and security policy, including French and the Nordic countries' foreign and security policies. She has also done research on dialogue and conflict resolution more generally. She has a doctoral degree from 2004 (University of Oslo).
Among her most recent publications are the books French Foreign Policy in a Changing World. Practising Grandeur (Palgrave, 2017), External governance as security community building - the limits and potential of the European Neighbourhood Policy (Routledge 2016) and Dialogue and Conflict resolution. Potential and limits (Routledge 2015) and the articles: EU-supported reforms in the EU neighbourhood as organized anarchies: the case of post-Maidan Ukraine, Autonomy or integration? Small-state responses to a changing European security landscape (Global Affairs, 3 ,2017), 'The EU, Russia and the potential for dialogue - Different readings of the crisis in Ukraine'. (European Security nr 3 2016) and 'The EEA Grant. A source of Soft Power?’ (Journal of European Integration nr 4 2015).
Rieker is part of NUPI's research group on security and defence and is responsible for NUPI's Center for European Studies (NCE), including the forums seminar series Norway meets Europe. She is involved in a number of research projects. Until recently she was project leader for the RCN-funded project EUNOR (2015-2017) and has also got funding for the follow up project, EUFLEX (2019-2021). In addition, she is WP leader in the NUPI-led H2020 project EUNPACK (2015-). In addition, she coordinates the NUPI participation in the European research network TEPSA and is board member of ECSA Norway.
EPOS project: The EU's and its member states power political repertoires
EUNPACK project: EU's capacity for crisis response
EUFLEX project: The drivers and mechanisms in EU's foreign, security and defense policy
Thu 29 Aug 2019Event
Breakfast seminar: The EU in the Sahel – from good intentions to Europe first?Time: 09:00 Location: NUPI
Researchers from some of the world's leading institutes have in a three-year project looked into which local impacts the EU crisis response has had in the areas where they have taken place, and how the EU can improve its response mechanisms.
- Publication : NUPI Policy Brief
Tue 4 Jun 2019Event
What does Trump’s Space Force mean for Europe?Time: 13:30 Location: NUPI
The American President wants his own Space Force, and this could contribute to a shift in the dynamics of space that until now has been characterized by cooperation.
Mon 6 May 2019Event
CANCELLED: How can the EU improve its crisis response?Time: 14:00 Location: NUPI
One month ago, the NUPI-led and Horizon 2020-funded research project EUNPACK was finalised. This seminar will provide an opportunity to look back at three years of research and fieldwork to consider the policy implications of its findings.
25.03.2019Researchers within and beyond Europe have been studying the EU's approach to conflict and crises. Here's what they found out.
04.03.2019Engaging in ongoing conflicts brings with it a set of extraordinary challenges.
Wed 20 Mar 2019Event
Assessing the EU’s Toolbox in Handling Internal and External ChallengesTime: 10:00 Location: Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussels
In recent years, the EU has faced several major challenges. Experts meet in Brussels for a roundtable discussion on what tools the Union has to solve these, and what role it can play in the time to come.
Plugging the capability-expectations gap: towards effective, comprehensive and conflict-sensitive EU crisis response?2019Since the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty in 2009, the European Union (EU) has spent considerable time and energy on defining and refining its comprehensive approach to external conflicts. The knock-on effects of new and protracted crises, from the war in Ukraine to the multi-faceted armed conflicts...
Tue 12 Feb 2019Event
Ever looser union? Differentiation in European integrationTime: 14:00 Location: NUPI
Professor Frank Schimmelfennig is visiting NUPI to discuss differentiated integration, which has become a core feature of European integration.
Wed 21 Nov 2018Event
Is the EU ready to handle the major challenges it is facing?Time: 14:00 Location: NUPI
Ivan Krastev reflects on the future of the EU, and whether the union is ready to handle major challenges such as migration, the spread of right-wing populism, and instability in the east.
2018France has a long history as a traditional European great power. But is this still the case today? The analysis in this article shows how French exceptionalism, often referred to as ‘grandeur’ is still the guiding principle of French foreign policy, but that it is being practised differently today....
Balancing between integration and autonomy. Understanding the drivers and mechanisms of EU's foreign, security and defense policy (EUFLEX)2019 - 2021 (Ongoing)
The project will investigate the ongoing process towards differentiated integration in European foreign, security and defence policy.
Thu 27 Sep 2018Event
UK’s foreign policy in Europe after BrexitTime: 14:00 Location: NUPI
What will the British foreign policy look like after the Brexit negotiations finish next year?
Wed 19 Sep 2018Event
How has Trump pushed Europe and Asia together?Time: 09:00 Location: NUPI
One of the unforeseen consequences of President Trump’s erratic foreign policy has been to push Europe and Asia closer together. This is what Fraser Cameron will argue when he visits NUPI on 19 September.
Thu 19 Apr 2018Event
Europe after BrexitTime: 14:00 Location: NUPI
What will the power balance in Europe look like after the UK leaves the EU next year?
Wed 28 Feb 2018Event
The future of European integration: A new government for Germany – and EuropeTime: 10:00 Location: NUPI
Michael Kaeding is visiting to NUPI to give a talk on Germany’s current role in the European integration project and the role of the new government.
- Publication : Rapport/avhandling