Student-led Forum

                                       Student Forum on the European Neighbourhood Policy


Mission Statement 

(March 2022)

The Forum on the European Neighbourhood Policy (FEN) provides a student-led platform that focuses on topics related to the neighbourhood of the EU. The regions meant by this term include the Maghreb, Eastern and Southeastern Europe, the Levant, and the Caucasus, which former President of the Commission, Romano Prodi, euphemistically labelled the “ring of friends”. The Forum seeks to address the insufficient public understanding and awareness of the current relations between the EU and the concerned regions and specific countries. The FEN seeks to contribute to a critical examination of these relations through a range of public activities — including public roundtables, debates, expert-led presentations and academic workshops — dedicated to the EU’s Neighbourhood Policy or to specific countries in the neighbourhood. 


09.11.2022, 18h00-20h00: "Progress, Standstill, or Distancing? The EU and the Western Balkans", discussion debate with Prof. Dr. Josip Glaurdić, Amb. H. E. Philippe Donckel and Engjellushe Morina, Maison des Sciences Humaines, Blackbox

13.102022: The RSI, the FEN and the Institute of Political Science hosted Alfred Tovias, Professor Emeritus from the Hebrew University, Jerusalem.  Professor Tovias spoke on "EU Foreign Policy on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: A Reevaluationwith a presentation based on his article published in the Israeli Journal of Foreign Affairs, in 2021 (Vol. 15, No. 2, 201–216, open access). Ramin Forghani from the Institute of Political Science acted as discussant. Professor Tovias was Chair of the department of International Relations at the Hebrew University from 2010-12 and previously served five years as director of the university's Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations. He was a Jean Monnet Chair on External Economic Relations of the EU and the co-president of the Israeli Association for the Study of European Integration (IASEI). He has published several books and numerous articles in a range high-ranking academic journals, including The Journal of Common Market Studies and European Union Politics.


19.05.2022"The Coherence of the EU's Policy in the Middle East", discussion debate, with Ramin Forghani, Javad Keypour and others. Maison du Savoir, Room 3.380, Belval campus.

Find the report of the event here.

For further information, please contact: Henrik Weinandi and/or Vincent Nijhof


Events (TBC)