Europe is in transition. Migration, sanctions, the Euro, TTIP and energy are some key words in the European debate the last months. Europe is under pressure in several areas as structural weaknesses in the EU system had been uncovered. At the same time, we se the outline of a renewed and intensified collaboration in a number og areas. We see the silhouette of a new foreign policy and a new trade policy. What direction will Europe take, and what does this move mean for small states like Norway? Is Europe and EU becoming more or less relevant?

Vidar Helgesen, Minister for European Economic Area and EU Affairs, will present his views on Europe's development and challenges. We will also present recent results from our research project on EU and Norway.

This conference is organized as part of the project EUNOR and is part of NUPI's seminar series "Norway meets Europe".