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The programme will be divided into 4 modules:

Module 1. Crisis Management of the European Union

Prof. Stefan Wolff, University of Birmingham, UK

Lecture: The EU’s Post-Lisbon Crisis Management Capabilities

This lecture offers a broad overview of the EU’s crisis management capabilities in the post-Lisbon era, focusing on civilian and military capabilities and the global environment in which they are, and might be, brought to bear. The lecture identifies crucial new opportunities created by the Lisbon treaty, but also points to the remaining strategic deficit that the EU has in relation to its crisis management activities.


Seminar: The EU and the Arab Spring: Short-term failure, long-term success?

In this seminar we will consider the question whether the EU’s failure to adopt a pro-active common position on the Arab Spring, especially in relation to the situation in Libya, has harmed its long-term opportunities to engage with the region, or whether the EU will nonetheless play a crucial role in the long-term economic and democratic development of states in the Middle East and North Africa.


Roundtable: The EU as a Crisis Manager: hard vs. soft security

Roundtable participants will offer their views on the EU’s relative capabilities to deal with hard and soft security issues. On the basis of that, they will also engage with the broader contribution the EU can make to international security—playing to its own strengths and collaborating with other international actors to compensate for its weaknesses.

Module 2. Organizational Overlap and Crisis Management

Dr. David Galbreath, University of Bath, UK

Module 3. Cooperative Mechanisms for Nuclear Counterterrorism in the Wider Black Sea Region

Dr. Sergei Konoplyov, Harvard University, USA

Module 4. The Early Warning and Crisis Prevention Mechanisms

Prof. Tetyana Malyarenko, Donetsk State University of Management


Program of Seminar


9.00 – 14.00 Lectures

15.00 – 19.00 Presentations of case studies and research projects of the participants