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Norway and the EU towards 2030

2022 - 2023 (Ongoing)
Research project
This project takes a closer look at developments on key areas in the relationship between Norway and the EU towards 2030.

Norway and the EU towards 2030 is a three-year project led by the Department for Europe and Trade (European Policy Section) in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with NUPI as an external partner.

The purpose of the project is to contribute to competence enhancement, analysis and debate on topics and policy areas where developments in the EU are of particular importance to Norwegian interests.

The project will work on developments within four main topics: 1) EU foreign, security and defence policy; 2) EU's Green Deal; 3) the EU's work on health preparedness; and 4) Democracy and the rule of law in the EU

The project will also host regular seminars within the framework of NUPI's seminar series on European issues.

External contributions:

The future of the liberal world order

Anne Applebaum and Ulf Sverdrup are guests in this episode og Civita's podcast.


NUPI seminar about NATO and nordic security

June 17, 2022

On 14th June, a group of experts met in Oslo to discuss NATO and Nordic Security.

PODCAST: The EU’s role in European security and defence

May 13, 2022

On the 21 of March 2022, the Council of the EU adopted a Strategic Compass, a roadmap for the EU to become a stronger security and defence actor. But what does this really mean, and does it change the EUs role as a security actor in any significant way?

PODCAST: Can Europe get out of Russian gas?

April 2, 2022

In this new episode of The World Stage, Jarand Rystad, Jakub M. Godzimirski and Ulf Sverdrup take a closer look at European dependence of Russian gas and the possibilities that lies within Europe.

The Ukraine war and the NATO responses in the Baltic and the High North regions

March 24, 2022

The World Stage had a chance to talk to NATO General Jörg Vollmer and Lieutenant General Yngve Odlo about the challenges that Russia represents in the Baltic and High North Regions, and how NATO and Norway can best respond.



The War in Ukraine is All About Democracy vs Dictatorship

A dictatorship has just brutally attacked its democratic neighbor. It’s not the first time in history that happens, but there are good reasons to see ...
Publication : Policy Brief
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More than just a petrol station: Norway's contribution to European Union's green strategic autonomy

The past five years have seen far-reaching changes in international politics and trade, all of which forced European policymakers to reconsider the role ...
Publication : Policy Brief
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Europeanisation of Norwegian security and defence policy. Nordic cooperation as vehicle.

With Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, European security has been placed on high alert, highlighting the importance of both the EU and NATO as key, although ...
Publication : Research Paper
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Keeping up with the emerging European Defence Union: synchronising third country participation

  • Steven Blockmans
Years of underspending combined with off-the-shelf weapons deliveries to support the Ukrainian armed forces has confronted EU countries with a threefold ...
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Europeisk helsesamarbeid etter covid-19 pandemien

  • Frode Veggeland
  • Martin S. Time
Covid-19 pandemien er en av de største krisene i verden etter 1945. I Europa ble nasjonale myndigheter og EU-systemet utfordret med tanke på hvordan krisen ...
Publication : Academic article
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Making Sense of the European Side of the Transatlantic Security Relations in Africa

This article aims to investigate the character of transatlantic security relations in Africa: How can it be characterized? Have they become weaker or ...
Publication : Policy Brief
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The European Maritime Security and Defence Policy Architecture: Implications for Norway

Maritime security is high on the international and European security agenda, hence a number of new initiatives and actions have developed within the EU, ...

European defence beyond institutional boundaries: Improved European defence through flexibility, differentiation and coordination

As a response to the changing geopolitical situation, initiatives aimed to strengthen European defence have been taken in NATO, in the EU, but also bi- ...

Project Manager

Europe  The EU  Security policy  Governance  Climate  Defence  Diplomacy  Foreign policy  Regional integration  The Nordic countries
Wed 15 Feb 2023
Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

EU-NATO cooperation: competition or complementarity?

Which challenges and possibilities lie within a closer EU-NATO cooperation? This is what we will dive into in this seminar with Daniel Fiott.

Fri 24 Mar 2023
Time: 10:00 Europe/Oslo
Location: NUPI

Safeguarding the rule of law and democracy in Europe using financial means

The rule of law and democracy in Europe are under threat. What can the EU and Norway do?