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 also hosts regular seminars.
Nordic and Baltic Security Conference
Pernille Rieker participated in the panel "NATO Enlargement and European Security" at the Nordic Baltic Security Conference organised by the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung on 28-29th August. The panel discussed the EU as a security actor and the relationship between the EU and NATO.
Marianne Riddervold participated in the symposium on June 12, 2023, organized by The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Northeastern University, and Leiden University. Riddervold spoke about "The European Union: Alternatives for Geopolitical Competition".
Seminar: Safeguarding the rule of law and democracy in Europe using financial means
Christophe Hillion moderated a seminar on 24. mars 2023 which gave an overview over different mechanisms that the EU has set up in response to the deterioration of rule of law and democracy in Europe, with a particular focus on financial conditionality which is of relevance also in the EEA context.
Pernille Rieker participated on 20-21 mars at an event hosted by the European External Action Service (EEAS), which invited participants from think tanks from across Europe to provide input to Joseph Borell and his team around the questions to be discussed at the forum on Tuesday 21 march at the European Parliament, which the researchers also attended. Programme can be found here.
EUISS Annual conference 2023
Pernille Rieker participates at the EU Institute for Security Studies (EUISS) 2023 annual conference, held in Brussels on June 27th. The theme of the conference was trajectories for European security and defence, where Pernille Rieker participated on a panel titled "Engaging with partners for security and defence."
Anne Applebaum and Ulf Sverdrup are guests in this episode og Civita's podcast.
Norge jobber for full tilknytning til EUs styrkede helseberedskapssamarbeid på så like vilkår som EU-landene som mulig.
On 14th June, a group of experts met in Oslo to discuss NATO and Nordic Security.
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?
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 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.
Poles head for the ballot boxes, amidst concerns about the health of democracy.
What are the recently adopted EU cyber-related policies and how relevant are they in the current geopolitical context?
The rule of law and democracy in Europe are under threat. What can the EU and Norway do?
Which challenges and possibilities lie within a closer EU-NATO cooperation? This is what we will dive into in this seminar with Daniel Fiott.