Europe in the World
Academy of Global Governance
15 – 17 April 2015
European University Institute, Florence
Ulrich Krotz | European University Institute
This Executive Training Seminar gathered together academic specialists, policymakers, and think tank experts to discuss the risks, uncertainties, and opportunities Europe faces in a world experiencing complex, wide-ranging, and unpredictable shocks and stresses. Rising economic uncertainty, regional instability on Europe’s periphery, and historic power shifts from the West to the East have created a new set of challenges for EU and European policymakers. Combining analysis of major economic, political, and social developments that hold implications for Europe’s peace and prosperity, as well as in-depth examinations of specific policy issues, this seminar explored the interaction between changes at the level of the international system and individual policy decisions and outcomes. Topics addressed included EU-Russia relations; the G-20 and Europe’s role in global economic governance more broadly; transatlantic relations; and Europe’s external diplomatic, political, and economic relations. Through presentations, case studies, and simulations, attendees gained a greater appreciation of the issues and concerns facing Europe in twenty-first century world politics.