Europe in the World

A human security agenda for the EU?

21 June 2006

The notion of ‘human security’ has come along way since it was first formulated in a ground-breaking report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1994. It has become a recurrent theme in international debates and has inspired official policy in some countries. This Issue Paper by EPC Junior Policy Analyst John Kotsopoulos argues that adopting a formal human security agenda would benefit the EU by improving the coordination and focus of its external relations policies.

A human security agenda for the EU?

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Programme Team

Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

Giovanni Grevi

Researcher in EU energy and climate policy, Institute of European Studies, Free University of Brussels

Marco Giuli

Senior Policy Analysts

Paul Ivan
Amanda Paul

Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo

Programme Assistant

Marco Zeiss