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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Head of Europe in the World programme and Senior Fellow

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

Marco Giuli
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Paul Ivan
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Amanda Paul
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Junior Policy Analyst

Ivano di Carlo
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Marco Zeiss
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