Understanding EU-UN Relations
The EUN-NET Network brings together established academics from different disciplines (law, economics, political science and international relations) that have a proven record of research and teaching excellence in the field of EU-UN relations. The rationale of this multidisciplinary partnership is to encourage exchange of academic best-practice and creating a thematic trans-national research group.
The EUN-NET Network’s dual objective comprises the stimulation of academic interest in EU-UN interactions and the forging of a broader common public space for informed analysis and debate on current EU-UN issues. The former will be achieved by a variety of teaching methodologies and the set up of a research network that will outlive the duration of the program. The latter will entail an enhanced cooperation between academic and civil society stakeholders through several public events to disseminate knowledge and enhance the understanding of this complex relationship.
Early-career Scholars’ Workshop on EU-UN Relations
13 September 2017 – Barcelona, Spain
Within the framework of the Jean Monnet Network on EU-UN relations, the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) succesfully hosted a workshop on 13 September 2017 for pre- and post-doctoral students working in the field of European Union relations with the United Nations System.
The theme of the workshop was The European Union as a Regional Actor in the United Nations System, providing an opportunity for dialogue between three established sub-fields of IR; European Union external action/foreign policy, international organisation and comparative regional studies.
The young scholars presented their early research and received valuable feedback. The presentations focused on EU policy implementation accross the UN system, on third party perceptions of the EU as well as on the issue of sustainability and how the EU addresses it within the UN context.