Graduate Conference

Graduate Conference - The EU in the World

University of Mainz, 9-10 January 2015


The Graduate Conference "The EU in the World" took place on 9 and 10 January 2015 at the Campus of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. We thankfully acknowledge the support by the Gutenberg Teaching Council. More than 25 participants and guests discussed various aspects of the topic in the subsequent panels:
I. The EU as an economic actor (trade and development)
II. The EU as a global security actor
III. EU and world regionalism/ worldwide regional integration
IV. EU neighborhood policy
V. The EU as an environmental actor in world politics
Also, participants and discussants exchanged experience during the Roundtable Discussion on "How to get published?".
The full programme is available here.
Listed below you find the participants of the panels as well as their abstracts or papers.


Panel I. The EU as an economic actor - trade and development (Discussant: Prof. G. Edwards)

Sophie Schram: "Maintenant, nous sommes à la table": CETA and the Diffusion of European Multilevel Governance to Canada Abstract

Sebastian Steingass: The End of European Union Development Cooperation? The Crisis and its Impact on EU Aid Harmonisation Abstract

Kevin Urbanski: Neofunctionalist Explanation of CFSP Actorness: The Case of EU Sanction Policies Abstract

Sören Münch: Normative sidekick Europe? Comparing EU and US external economic policy towards Central America


Panel II. The EU as a global security actor (Discussant: Prof. W. Wagner)

Susanne Szkola: The EU’s framing of perceptions of security in Georgia – a dilemma between assumed security promises and adverse reality?

Trineke Palm: The changing character of EUFOR Althea: an advocacycoalition approach Abstract

Julian Bergmann: The European Union as a mediator in peace negotiations – towards a new governance model of EU foreign policy? Abstract

Vladimir Kmec: The European Union as a global actor in peacebuilding: an autonomous player or a close partner of the United Nations Abstract


Panel III. EU and world regionalism / worldwide regional integration (Discussant: Prof. T. Gehring)  

Sabine Mokry: The EU in the academic world – A postcolonial perspective on the field of “comparative regionalism” Abstract

Mariel Reiss: Which Role does the European Union play For the Development of the East African Community? Abstract

Anita Nappo: The broader the group the greater the clout: the EU struggle to promote regionalism in the GCC countries

Friedrich Plank: Mutual Capacity Building. Interregional Security Cooperation of the European Union


Panel IV. EU neighborhood policy (discussant: Dr. Petra Guasti) 

Kamala Valiyeva: The EU’s Eastern Partnership: promotion of fundamental European values or a geopolitical rivalry?

Andra-Lucia Martinescu: Geopolitical transformations in the greater Black Sea area

Karina Shyrokykh: Human Rights and European Foreign Policy. The Case of Ukraine Abstract


Panel V. The EU as an environmental actor in world politics (Discussant: Prof. A. Niemann)

Lukas Prinz: The EU’s Performance at the Bonn Climate Change Negotiations in March 2014 Abstract

Jasmin Gerau: Here and beyond? The perception of the European Union as a leading environmental actor in Jordan and Morocco

Ries Kamphof: From European Law to Global Power: The Influence of EU Shared Competences on International Climate Change Negotiations

Cora Gebel: The European Union as a leading role in international climate policy - fact or fiction? An Analysis of the 19th UN Climate Change Conference in Warsaw

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