"Arguably, the European Neighbourhood Policy is the EU’s most sophisticated and most wide-ranging external relations framework ever devised by Brussels and the Member States, conjoining elements of cooperation with elements of integration.
At the same time, the ever evolving political, socio-economic, security-related and civilizational dynamics in the EU’s rather heterogeneous neighbourhood, in conjunction with neighbours’ varying geopolitical positioning and multiple foreign policy aspirations, present a formidable challenge to domestic stakeholders and the EU alike, but also to the study of both the ENP and the EU’s eastern and southern neighbourhoods.
Given its long-standing tradition of addressing both the EU’s evolution as a regional and global actor and its surrounding regions, and considering its location at the centre of Europe, Natolin is the perfect place to advance our thinking and understanding of these challenges."
Prof. Tobias SCHUMACHER
Chairholder of the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair since 2012