GR:EEN is the biggest 7th Framework Programme integrated research project focused on the external dimension of the EU and the challenges it faces in establishing and enhancing its abilities to operate in a multi-polar world. Partners to the project are 16 Universities and Think tanks from the EU and abroad, led by the University of Warwick and including, among others, the Université libre de Bruxelles, the University of Amsterdam, the Boston University, the Peking University and the Italian institute for International political studies (ISPI). GR:EEN studies the role of the EU through a programme of stocktaking, multidisciplinary research and activities that aims at understanding the prospective directions of the global governance structures and Europe’s place in them. The analysis has being focusing on the extant actors from the 20th century, the 21st century rising powers, the increasingly influential non-state actors and the new transnational regulatory networks of public and private policy makers and regional agencies. For more information see: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/csgr/green/
The Final Dissemination Conference will bring together project partners and stakeholders from the EU and international organization policy communities, decision makers, representatives of the business community, the civil society and media to raise awareness, promote debate and disseminate the four-year project’s research findings and policy recommendations. The discussion will be held in English. The conference will consist of two closed-door parallel sessions, each including three panels focused on all the main GR:EEN research topics. Each panel will be composed of one Chair + 2 GR:EEN speakers + 5/6 discussants. The final discussion will take place in a plenary session open to the public, which will host high level personalities debating on the prospects of the EU external dimension.
ECDPM’s San Bilal will be a discussant at this conference.