Socialisation through EU Foreign Policy? CFSP Declarations and Non-Member States in the EU’s Neighbourhood

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Foreign Affairs Council – Dec 2015, EEAS, CC-BY-NC-2.0

The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to invite you to its next event:

Socialisation through EU Foreign Policy? CFSP Declarations and Non-Member States in the EU’s Neighbourhood

Wednesday 20 January 2016
5pm – 6pm

David Hume Tower · Room LG.06
George Square · Edinburgh EH8 9JX

Dr Paul James Cardwell
Reader in EU External Relations Law
The University of Sheffield

Declarations are the most regularly issued and visible instruments of the European Union’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). They do not have legal force and have no basis in the Treaty, but they do offer a valuable insight into the extent to which Member States agree (or not) on foreign policy issues. Declarations range from expressions of solidarity on matters of international importance, to condemnations of third countries for human rights abuses and the imposition of sanctions.

As part of the 2004 enlargement process, CFSP Declarations were opened to candidate states to publicly align themselves with the content. This practice has been widened to other candidate and future candidate states, as well as the European Economic Area (EEA), the Western Balkans and other Eastern European states belonging to the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). This presentation considers what the high rate of alignment tells us about EU foreign policy representing a much wider ‘Europe’ than previously thought, and uses the literature on state socialisation to consider whether the CFSP and its processes have a socialising effect on the EU’s neighbours.

Anthony Salamone | Chair
Europa Research Group Co-Convenor
PhD Candidate in Politics
The University of Edinburgh

This event is free and non-ticketed
All are welcome


Edinburgh Europa Institute LogoPaul James CardwellPaul James Cardwell (@Cardwell_PJ)
The University of Sheffield

Dr Paul James Cardwell is Reader in EU External Relations Law at the University of Sheffield. His research interests include EU external relations, EU law and politics and UK constitutional law. He is Honorary Fellow of the Edinburgh Europa Institute.

Anthony SalamoneAnthony SalamoneEdinburgh Europa Institute Logo (@AMSalamone)
The University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone is Co-Convenor of the Edinburgh Europa Research Group and PhD Candidate in Politics at the University of Edinburgh. He is Managing Editor of European Futures and his research focuses on the politics of the UK’s EU relations.


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