Contemporary global politics is characterised by multipolarity: globalisation and the rise of emerging economies have led to a constellation in which multiple major powers interact in ways that oscillate between competition and cooperation. Understanding and explaining the nature of interactions between these powers is an important subject for both policymakers and analysts. A significant variant of this broader theme concerns major powers’ interactions in their shared neighbourhoods.
To engage in an analysis of this subject, the conference “Between Cooperation and Competition: Major Powers in Shared Neighbourhoods — Lessons for the EU” will compare several significant constellations involving major powers’ interactions. Starting from the EU perspective, it will consider the EU’s neighbourhood policies vis-à-vis its Eastern and Southern neighbours, and then look for comparisons with other major global powers.
The conference is being organised with the financial support of the European Commission by College of Europe’s Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies in cooperation with UNU-CRIS.
For more information, see the conference announcement on the UNU-CRIS website.