Europe in the World

EU Foreign Policy and Global Governance Forum

Europe and the crisis: implications for EU foreign policy - Workshop

6 December 2012

Europe has been hit by a crisis whose repercussions are still unfolding, both internally and externally. However, there is a risk that recent alarmist and ‘declinist’ narratives become a self-fulfilling prophecy, obscuring the analysis of how Europe can adapt to a changing world, narrowing the range of policy options and overlooking the achievements of integration and how EU assets can still play a role. This workshop considered the impact of the crisis on EU foreign and security policy and its global role, which can help imagine the EU’s future on the international scene if and when the crisis is over, and also served as a brainstorming exercise in preparation of the Brussels Think Tank Dialogue in January 2013.

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