Erwan LANNON

Erwan Lannon is Professor in European Law at the Faculty of Law of the Ghent University since 2002. He teaches at the College of Europe since 2004.

Course offered: The EU and its Neighbourhood: Towards a ‘closer political association’ and a 'Deeper economic integration’

Education: He holds a Master’s degree in International Politics and Strategic Studies from the Université Libre de Bruxelles, and a Ph.D. in European Law from the Université de Rennes I.

Previous professional affiliations: Professor Lannon was also part-time Professor in the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies in Bruges (2012-14), part-time Professor (2007-09) and then Director of Studies at Natolin (2009-11).

He has notably worked as Researcher at Ghent University and then as an expert for several EU institutions, the EU Institute for Strategic Studies, Euromed networks and as consultant for the United Nations (UNDP) and the European International Movement.

Research interests: Professor Lannon has published widely on the EU’s external relations, including:

  • The European Neighbourhood Policy's Challenges / Les défis de la politique européenne de voisinage (2012)
  • The Neighbours of the European Union's Neighbours- Diplomatic and Geopolitical Dimensions beyond the European Neighbourhood Policy” (edited with S. Gstohl, 2014)
  • Les défis de l’adhésion de la Turquie à l’Union européenne (edited with Joël Lebullenger, 2006)
  • The EU’s Enlargement and Mediterranean Strategies: A Comparative Analysis (edited with Marc Maresceau, 2001)
  • Politique européenne de voisinage, in Encyclopédie JurisClasseur EuropeTraité, fascicule 2230, LexisNexis, 2017, Paris, 49 p.
  • Cartographie des activités de l’Union européenne liées à la sécurité́ et à la défense en Méditerranée et dans le monde arabe, Fondation pour la recherche stratégique (FRS), Observatoire du monde musulman et du Sahel, Paris, mai 2019, 104 p. 
  • The implementation of the ENP review and the new European External Investment Plan for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood, IEMED Mediterranean Yearbook 2018, Bilingual edition (French –English), Barcelona, April 2019.
  • Vers un partenariat renouvelé entre l’UE et ses partenaires méditerranéens : les ambitions envisageables dans les domaines maritimes, Actes des 9èmes Rencontres de Cybèle ,« Que peut-on attendre de l’Union Européenne en Méditerranée ? », Institut des Hautes Études de Défense Nationale (Euromed-IHEDN), Paris, septembre 2018, , https://www.euromed-ihedn.fr/files/18-11-Intervention-Lannon.pdf
  • L’Union européenne et l’après Printemps arabe : le retour de la Realpolitik in Abdallah Saaf (Sous la direction de) ,Mutations Politiques Comparées au Maghreb et au Machrek 7 Ans après le Printemps Arabe, OCP Policy Center publications, Rabat, juin 2018.
  • The European Union and the Indian Ocean Islands, in Christian Bouchard, Shafick Osman  (ed.s.), Illustrated Cases on Geopolitics, Ocean and Environment, Routledge, London & New Dehli., July 2018.