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Europe's External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders

Objective

Two risks characterize the European Union’s (EU) regional and global security environments, 1) areas of limited statehood (ALS) in the EU’s East and South, in which central government authorities are too weak to enforce rules and/or do not control the monopoly over the means of violence; 2) contested orders (CO), in which various actors challenge the rules according to which societies and political systems are and should be organized. EU-LISTCO will investigate, first, under which conditions ALS/CO deteriorate into governance breakdown and violent conflict, turning risks into security threats for Europe. By combining risk scanning and foresight methodologies with comparative case studies, we will identify the tipping points at which risks turn into threats, and how they might be better anticipated. We will also investigate how global and diffuse threats affect tipping points as well as the sources of resilience in ALS/CO that can be leveraged from the outside. Second, EU-LISTCO will investigate how the preparedness of the EU and its member states can be strengthened to anticipate, prevent, and respond to threats of governance breakdown and violent conflict and to foster resilience in ALS/CO. In particular, we will examine the strategies, capacities, and policy instruments of EU institutions and selected member states, with a focus on the provisions of the Lisbon Treaty and the implementation of the EU Global Strategy.
A new methodology for knowledge exchange between academia and foreign policy will assist EU-LISTCO to achieve its policy objectives. EU-LISTCO encompasses a unique consortium of universities and think tanks in close cooperation with the European External Action Service as well as the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of France, Germany, and Italy. This knowledge exchange will take place continuously allowing scholars to incorporate concrete policy challenges in their research and enabling policy practitioners to pursue research-based policies.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-ENG-GLOBALLY-2017
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 711 478,37

Participants (13)

PALESTINIAN CENTER FOR POLICY AND SURVEY RESEARCH
Palestine
EU contribution
€ 120 000
Address
Sa'ad Ben Alwaqas Street 18 (Off Irsal Street) Faramand Center Third Floor
Ramallah
Activity type
Other
BILKENT UNIVERSITESI VAKIF
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 143 238,75
Address
Eskisehir Yolu 8 Km
06800 Bilkent Ankara
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
CENTRE D'INFORMACIO I DOCUMENTACIO INTERNACIONALS A BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 381 882,50
Address
Calle Elisabets 12
08001 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE
Italy
EU contribution
€ 492 628
Address
Via Dei Roccettini 9
50014 Fiesole
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION NATIONALE DES SCIENCES POLITIQUES
France
EU contribution
€ 364 756,25
Address
Rue Saint Guillaume 27
75341 Paris Cedex 07
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
GEORGIAN INSTITUTE OF POLITICS
Georgia
EU contribution
€ 76 312,50
Address
Ts. Dadiani Str. Ii M/d, Building 2, Apt. 213
0180 Tbilisi
Activity type
Research Organisations
GLOBAL PUBLIC POLICY INSTITUTE EV
Germany
EU contribution
€ 528 000
Address
Reinhardtstrasse 7
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTT FOR FREDSFORSKNING
Norway
EU contribution
€ 356 685
Address
Hausmanns Gate 3
0186 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
INTERDISCIPLINARY CENTER (IDC) HERZLIYA
Israel
EU contribution
€ 299 000
Address
Kanfei Nesharim
46150 Herzliya
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI
Italy
EU contribution
€ 567 434,13
Address
Via Angelo Brunetti 9
00186 Roma
Activity type
Research Organisations
POLSKI INSTYTUT SPRAW MIEDZYNARODOWYCH
Poland
EU contribution
€ 324 177,50
Address
Warecka 1A
00 950 Warszawa
Activity type
Research Organisations
UKRAINIAN INSTITUTE FOR PUBLIC POLICY CIVIC ORGANIZATION
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 118 745
Address
Palladina Avenue 46/2
03680 Kyiv
Activity type
Research Organisations
CARNEGIE EUROPE FOUNDATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 505 598,75
Address
Rue Du Congres 15
1000 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations