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Research project

Understanding and Strenthening EU Foreign & Security Poliocy in a Complex and Contested World (JOINT)

2021 (Ongoing)

The JOINT project analyses these dynamics while addressing the question of how the EU and its member states can make their foreign and security policy structures more joined-up and sustainable.

Challenges to EU foreign and security policy have been mounting in recent years. The dwindling global engagement of the US and the growing assertiveness of Russia and China compel the EU and its member states to rethink their role along new patterns of multipolar interactions. The severe weakening of state authority in the EU’s neighbourhood create interconnected challenges spanning different policy areas. The emergence of nationalist forces often espousing Eurosceptic views complicates efforts to reach intra-EU consensus on international security matters.

The interplay between these factors is most evident in the EU’s difficulty in addressing crises and conflicts. The JOINT project analyses these dynamics while addressing the question of how the EU and its member states can make their foreign and security policy structures more joined-up and sustainable.

The project is lead by Riccardo Alcaro, IAE. More information on external home page here.

Funding program

The project is funded by the European Union - Horizon 2020 Programme