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H2020: EU-STRAT: Drivers of Opening and Closure in the Eastern Neighbourhood: What Lessons for the European Union?

Dates:
  • Mon 18 Feb 2019 09.00 - 17.15
  • Tue 19 Feb 2019 09.00 - 14.15
  Add to Calendar 2019-02-18 9:00 2019-02-19 14:15 Europe/Paris H2020: EU-STRAT: Drivers of Opening and Closure in the Eastern Neighbourhood: What Lessons for the European Union?

More than ten years after the inception of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the six Eastern neighbours have not yet transited from Limited Access Orders (LAO) to Open Access Orders (OAOs). LAOs are dominated by a small rent-seeking elite that restricts access to both economic and political resources. Open Access Orders (OAO) are marked by open political and economic competition. Why has the EU so far not achieved its goal to make its Eastern neighbours transit from LAOs to OAOs? A comprehensive assessment of this question needs to be based on an in-depth understanding of domestic structures and actors, on the one hand, and the EU and other external actors in the region, on the other.
Against this background, the contributions to this workshop will present a new perspective on transition in the post-Soviet region, and on the role that the EU plays in this process. The papers that will be presented share the assumption that a detailed understanding is needed of how economic and political institutions interact in such hybrid forms of social orders. This understanding is required to prevent international engagement from further limiting rather than opening access to political and economic resources. More specifically, the findings of the papers will have important implications for the role of the EU in furthering opening or closure in its Eastern neighbours.

Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

More than ten years after the inception of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), the six Eastern neighbours have not yet transited from Limited Access Orders (LAO) to Open Access Orders (OAOs). LAOs are dominated by a small rent-seeking elite that restricts access to both economic and political resources. Open Access Orders (OAO) are marked by open political and economic competition. Why has the EU so far not achieved its goal to make its Eastern neighbours transit from LAOs to OAOs? A comprehensive assessment of this question needs to be based on an in-depth understanding of domestic structures and actors, on the one hand, and the EU and other external actors in the region, on the other.
Against this background, the contributions to this workshop will present a new perspective on transition in the post-Soviet region, and on the role that the EU plays in this process. The papers that will be presented share the assumption that a detailed understanding is needed of how economic and political institutions interact in such hybrid forms of social orders. This understanding is required to prevent international engagement from further limiting rather than opening access to political and economic resources. More specifically, the findings of the papers will have important implications for the role of the EU in furthering opening or closure in its Eastern neighbours.


Location:
Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Workshop

Contact:
Sarah Beck - Send a mail

Organiser:
Julia Langbein ( Freie Universität Berlin)
Jean Monnet Fellow Dimitar Toshkov (EUI)

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