European Foreign Policy-Making

Academics and officials from the EU member states, the applicant countries and EU institutions that deal with questions of the EU’s role in international politics regularly meet in this study group to discuss the current agenda of CFSP and ESDP. With the support of the former Permanent Representative of Belgium to the EU, Ambassador Philippe de Schoutheete de Tervarent, the study group organises expert seminars on topical issues like the EU’s civil and military crisis management operations, e.g. in former Yugoslavia, the application and further development of the CFSP instruments like joint actions, common strategies and common declarations. The institutional set-up of the CFSP and its evolution over the nineties in the various intergovernmental conferences and in the European Convention has also been discussed regularly.

Contact: Dr. Elfriede Regelsberger