Call for IX "Jornadas Europeias": Regionalism under Stress: towards Fragmentation and Disintegration? Europe, Latin America and Beyond

Looking forward to the 9th “Jornadas Europeias” here at the USP from 25-27 September 2017, under the title of Regionalism under Stress: towards Fragmentation and Disintegration? Europe, Latin America and Beyond, the Brazil-C-EU project is organising two workshops: one on the theme of resilience in the EU’s Global Strategy, and the second on the implications of Brexit for the EU’s solidarity, peace and stability mechanisms. 

The deadline for the CALL FOR PAPERS is 31 August 2017: expressions of interested for these two workshops are already welcome: See pages 18 to 21 below for the preliminary Programme.

Workshop 1: “Resilience” in Brazil-EU relations to address common global challenges: The first workshop will explore the implications for Brazil and Latin America of the EU’s External Action Service (EEAS) policy document of 7 June 2017, Shared Vision, Common Action: A Stronger Europe. A Global Strategy for the European Union's Foreign and Security Policy[1]. It addresses “resilience” in the EU´s global “transformational agenda” against the backdrop of “a more connected, contested and complex global environment” and reaches further than the EU’s resilience approaches to date, to address state, societal and community resilience, including in development policy design and application. New approaches are sought to dealing with the risks of violent conflict and other structural pressures including environmental degradation, climate change, migration and forced displacement.

Workshop 2: Peace and stability approaches in the EU post-Brexit: The Second Workshop on the implications of Brexit for the EU`s is seeking input on topics including: the EU funding and support for the continued peace and stability of the island of Ireland following Norther Ireland’s secession from the EU; comparative examples such as the situation of Cyprus, currently also a divided island; the process and substance of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, whether negotiated (“soft-Brexit”) of in the event of the failure of negotiations (hard-Brexit”); the potential precedent set for other EU countries facing Euro-skepticism; the various scenarios for continued European integration post-Brexit.

[1]Joint Communication to the European Parliament and the Council, A Strategic Approach to Resilience in the EU's external action, JOIN(2017) 21 final of 7 June 2017.