On 9th November, UPTAKE jointly organised a workshop with the Rome-based Istituto Affari Internazionali(IAI) and the COMPASS project. The workshop, titled “The EU and resilience: interrogating theory, policies and practice” brought together over forty participants to reflect on the concept of resilience and its application in the EU’s policies towards the eastern neighbourhood and Central Asia.
Participants included 10 PhDs, PDs and ECRs from UPTAKE consortium institutions; COMPASS team members from all six institutions and Advisory Board members; and external participants. The key note was delivered by Dr Nathalie Tocci (Special Adviser to the European Union’s HR/VP Federica Mogherini, and Director of the IAI).
In each of the three roundtable sessions speakers presented their views on resilience in light of theory; policies; and practice. The presentations were followed by interventions of provocateurs and discussions with the whole audience. The workshop will lead to several concrete outputs, including working paper proceedings and possibly a Special Issue.
Information about the event can be found here.