IMO has organized the workshop “Impact of the European External Action Service for the EU’s policies towards South East Europe”, within the LISBOAN Erasmus Academic Network. Workshop was organized on the 5th of October 2012 at the Inter-University Centre (IUC), Dubrovnik. It has focused on impacts of the EEAS towards the EU’s engagement in the South-Eastern Europe (SEE), seen through the measures and instruments of the EU enlargement policy and EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP). The co-conveners of the workshop were
Višnja Samardžija and Hrvoje Butković from IMO. Workshop was attended by professor Wolfgang Wessels, coordinator of the LISBOAN project, while the keynote speech was delivered by Jonas Jonsson, Head of the Western Balkans Division at the EEAS, Bruxelles. First panel was devoted to the EEAS and visibility of the EU foreign policy in the Western Balkans. Second panel dealt with the EEAS and its linkage with the Western Balkans’ enlargement process while the third panel focused on the views form the region regarding the EEAS. Workshop gathered prominent researchers, experts and decision-makers from the EU and the SEE and has stirred debate between the academic networks and policymakers, upholding reflection about the impacts of the Lisbon Treaty-induced changes on the EU policies.