CSDP Strategy: Priorities and Problems

CRN ‘CSDP Strategy’ 2nd Workshop, Maastricht, 31 January 2014

 9am – Registration –Turnzaal, Hof Van Tilly Building, Grote-Gracht 90-92, University of Maastricht


 Panel 1: CSDP Strategy and Regional Priorities (Chair Sophie Vanhoonacker)

Rhys Merrett (Australian National University) The CSDP in Asia: The need for strategic policy foundations

Claudia Zanardi (KCL) The EU and the Rise of China: the Neglect of the Military Dimension

Patrick Müller (Vienna University) and Wolfgang Mühlberger (Austrian National Defence Academy)  A Security Strategy for the Middle East

Norman Sempijja (Rouen Business School & Think Africa) – EU military disengagement in Africa; a case of CSDP fatigue?

11-11:30 – Break


Panel 2: CSDP Strategy and Priority Issues (Chair Alexander Mattelaer)

André Barrinha (Canterbury University) and Helena  Carrapiço (Dundee University) Neoliberalism and the Politics of EU Cybersecurity

Ana Juncos (Bristol University) EU strategy in the age of drones

Rafaela Rodrigues de Brito (Southampton University) CSDP and Climate Change

Michael E Smith (Aberdeen University) The Case for an EU Maritime Capability as a Priority for the CSDP

Daniela Irrera (Catania University) Tackling the Crime-Terror Nexus: The Impact of CSDP Missions

 13:00-14:00 – Lunch


Panel 3 CSDP Strategy and Cross-Cutting Problems (Chair Michael Smith)

Simon Sweeney (York University)   CSDP and bureaucratic politics: the apparent submergence of strategy and the implications for defence policy integration

Hans Merket (Ghent University) The new Union Delegations and CSDP missions: a test-case for EU coordination.

Niklas Novaky (Aberdeen University) Military CSDP and Collective Action Theory: Addressing the Issue of “Selective Engagement”

 15:30-16:00 – Break


Roundtable: First Reactions to the December Defence Summit (Chair Sven Biscop)

Simon Duke (EIPA)

Sophie Vanhoonacker (Maastricht)

Graham Muir (European Defence Agency)

Bert Versmessen (European External Action Service)

 1700 – 17:15 Closing remarks

Getting to Maastricht