Dr Andriy TYUSHKA, Senior Research Fellow in the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe in Natolin, has just published, as part of the Horizon 2020 ENGAGE project endeavour, a co-authored working paper on the EU’s engagement in conflicts and crises in its neighbourhoods with Prof. Tobias SCHUMACHER (former ENP Chairholder, visiting professor at Natolin), Dr Emile BADARIN (former ENP Chair staff member), Mr Thomas DE WAAL (Carnegie Europe) and Dr Vladislava GUBALOVA (GLOBSEC).
This working paper probes four distinct – most diverse – cases of the EU’s engagement in crisis and conflict situations in its immediate neighbourhood - that is, countries encompassed in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) framework. These cases are: the Israel-Palestine and Armenia-Azerbaijan protracted conflicts, and the more recent and cascading (crisis-to-war) conflicts in Libya and Ukraine, with particular attention to the ongoing stage of Russia’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine.
Drawing on previous work within the ENGAGE project, the current four case studies follow a goal-oriented framework of analysis, aiming to uncover the rationales, scope and forms, as well as effects of the EU’s engagement in given crisis and conflict situations over the past three decades.
The publication can be consulted here.