30 November 2011
Public ESI event in Paris: The EU External Policies in its vicinity – Turkey, the Western Balkans and the other neighbours
Bosphorus Ferry Terminal, Istanbul. Photo: flickr/Michael Morris
Bosphorus Ferry Terminal, Istanbul. Photo: flickr/Michael Morris

Wednesday, 30 November 2011, 17:30-19:30

At the Representation of the European Parliament in France
288 Boulevard Saint-Germain - 75007 Paris

The EU External Policies in its vicinity

Turkey, the Western Balkans and the other neighbours


Notre Europe and the European Stability Initiative are pleased to invite you to a panel discussion

The EU's vicinity has often been mentioned as the litmus test for the EU's foreign affairs capabilities. How is the EU doing two years after the Lisbon Treaty entered into force and following the Arab Spring? What are the Union's goals in Turkey, the Western Balkans, its East and its South, and are they being reached? Do the foreign policy tools, such as enlargement, the European Neighbourhood Policy, the Union for the Mediterranean and the Eastern Partnership meet the expectations of the neighbouring countries?

These questions will be discussed by:

  • Pierre Beckouche, Scientific adviser, Institut de Prospective Economique du Monde méditerranéen (IPEMED)
  • Michele Comelli, Senior fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)
  • Gerald Knaus, Chairman, European Stability Initiative (ESI)
  • Terkel Petersen, Desk Officer, European External Action Service (EEAS)
  • Nicu Popescu, Senior Research Fellow, European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)

Moderation: Sami Andoura, Senior Research Fellow, Notre Europe

Conference language: English

Please confirm your attendance by e-mail to: tbuschek@notre-europe.eu


Notre Europe     ESI       European Commission

This event is co-funded by the European Union

About us
Photo credits
Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

You can find out more about Alan Grant on his websites:
Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com