Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (CFSP)
Research project, supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
“The Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union — intergovernmental network or collective actor”
Project Team: Dr. Mathias Jopp (IEP) (Leitung); PD Dr. Peter Schlotter (HSFK) (Leitung); Dr. Elfriede Regelsberger (IEP); Dr. Matthias Dembinski (HSFK); Jan Reckmann (IEP); Wolfgang Brauner (HSFK); Alexandra Krause (HSFK).
Project Brief: This is a joint project of the IEP and the Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung (HSFK/Peace Research Institute Frankfurt). It is supported by the German Research Foundation in the framework of its programme “Governance in the European Union”. The project team analyses the development of CFSP from the Maastricht Treaty up to the present and asks whether the European Union is gradually becoming a collective actor that is capable of developing joint preferences, as well as the ability to act in a coherent and consistent way vis-à-vis other actors. It also asks for the alternatives, i.e. whether the CFSP basically remains a distinct diplomatic intergovernmental network with only limited capacities to develop into a collective actor.
The findings of the project were published in 2007:
Mathias Jopp/ Peter Schlotter (eds.), Kollektive Außenpolitik — Die Europäische Union als internationaler Akteur, Nomos Baden-Baden 2007.
Dr. Mathias Jopp
Dr. Elfriede Regelsberger
On CFSP also see study group “European Foreign Policy-Making”, as well as research projects: “The Northern Dimension of the CFSP” and “Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Integration von Streitkräften in der EU / Prospects and Limitations of the Integration of Armed Forces in the European Union.”