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Understanding and Strengthening EU Foreign and Security Policy in a Complex and Contested World

Objective

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 hamper the ability of the EU and its member states to shape multilateral rules and compel them to rethink their role along new patterns of multipolar interactions. The collapse or severe weakening of state authority in the EU’s neighbourhood create interconnected challenges extending into policy areas outside the remit of foreign and security policy, thus augmenting the need for an integrated response. Meanwhile, 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.
JOINT, a project involving 14 partners from 12 countries, will analyse how intra-EU contestation, regional fragmentation and multipolar competition affect the capacity of the EU to set foreign and security policy objectives and generate and integrate diplomatic, military, economic and other sectorial capabilities to handle conflicts, crises and relations with external players. It will devise assessment criteria for effective foreign and security policy governance structures involving EU institutions and member states, encompassing multiple policy areas and unfolding in different formats of engagement of external players. It will survey public perceptions to inform an assessment of the political acceptability of an enhanced EU foreign, security and defence policy. And it will promote mutual learning between researchers and policymakers through the secondment of scholars to the foreign ministries of France, Germany and Italy, as well as the EEAS. JOINT will advance our knowledge of how EU foreign and security policy can become more joined-up and sustainable in an increasingly complex and contested world.

Call for proposal

H2020-SC6-GOVERNANCE-2020
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

ISTITUTO AFFARI INTERNAZIONALI
Address
Via Angelo Brunetti 9
00186 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 640 325

Participants (13)

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN POLICY STUDIES
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 255 125
Address
Place Du Congres 1
1000 Bruxelles
Activity type
Research Organisations
FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 257 000
Address
Kaiserswerther Strasse 16-18
14195 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDATION POUR LA RECHERCHE STRATEGIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 243 750
Address
Rue Des Patures 4 Bis
75016 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE D'INFORMACIO I DOCUMENTACIO INTERNACIONALS A BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 226 000
Address
Calle Elisabets 12
08001 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITEIT MAASTRICHT
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 237 000
Address
Minderbroedersberg 4-6
6200 MD Maastricht
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
THE TRANSATLANTIC FOUNDATION
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 219 250
Address
Rue De La Loi 155
1040 Brussels
Activity type
Research Organisations
SIHTASUTUS RAHVUSVAHELINE KAITSEUURINGUTE KESKUS
Estonia
EU contribution
€ 132 000
Address
Narva Mnt 63/4 East Building
10152 Tallinn
Activity type
Research Organisations
NORSK UTENRIKSPOLITISK INSTITUTT
Norway
EU contribution
€ 151 375
Address
C J Hambros Plass 2D
0164 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI SIENA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 261 250
Address
Via Banchi Di Sotto 55
53100 Siena
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KYIV-MOHYLA ACADEMY
Ukraine
EU contribution
€ 62 875
Address
2 Hryhoriya Skovorody Str
04070 Kyiv
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ADDIS ABABA UNIVERSITY
Ethiopia
EU contribution
€ 74 000
Address
Addis Ababa University
1176 Addis Ababa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
YAYASAN PUSAT PENGKAJIAN MALASAH STRATEGI DAN INTERNASIONAL INDONESIA
Indonesia
EU contribution
€ 87 406,25
Address
Jalan Tanah Abang Iii No 23-27
10160 Jakarta
Activity type
Research Organisations
EKONOMI VE DIS POLITIKA ARASTIRMALAR MERKEZI DERNEGI - EDAM
Turkey
EU contribution
€ 152 625
Address
Akatlar Mah. Hare Sok No 16 K8
34335 Istanbul
Activity type
Research Organisations