GLOBUS panels at the 2021 EUIA conference

GLOBUS researchers will organise two panels at the 2021 EUIA conference, Assessing the EU's Capacity to Act, on 26-28 May 2021. 

The European Union in International Affairs Conference
Assessing the EU's Capacity to Act
26-28 May 2021

Organiseres: The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (IES-VUB), the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations and the University of Warwick.

Justice and the European Union's capacity as a global actor

27 May, 14:00-15:00

Chair: Helene Sjursen, ARENA Centre of European Studies

  • Helene Sjursen, ARENA, 'Changing conceptions of multilateralism in the EU's external policies'
  • Ben Tonra and Nikola Tomic, University College Dublin, 'Assessing the EU's capacity to act in conflict resolution: A global political justice perspective'
  • Sonia Lucarelli, Michela Ceccorulli and Enrico Fassi, University of Bologna and Catholic University of Milan, 'The external dimension of the EU migration governance: Perspectives of justice'
  • Tomas Diez and Franz von Lucke, University of Tübingen, 'Principled pragmatism in climate policy? The EU and changing practices of climate justice'

Discussant: Richard Whitman, University of Kent

Practitioners roundtable: The European Union and global justice

27 May, 11:15-12:45

This practitioner roundtable will assess the Union's strengths and weaknesses in the pursuit of global political justice from both the EU institutional and EU national perspectives. It will, in particular, identify the sources of European understandings of 'justice' and their translation into functional foreign policy. Panelists will also be invited to reflect on the challenges posed - in domestic politics and in foreign policy - to what was once understood as basic liberal democratic values and a Liberal World Order.

Chair: Ben Tonra, University College Dublin

  • Sir Robert Cooper, Special Advisor for Myanmar, European Commission 
  • Marie Cross, Institute for International and European Affairs (Dublin) and former Ireland PSC Ambassador
  • Helene Sjursen, ARENA Centre for European Studies

For more information, visit the event website (

Published Mar. 26, 2020 12:29 PM - Last modified Apr. 29, 2021 12:15 PM