Cooperation with the European Parliament

ep logoOn 15 May TEPSA together with its Member Institutes and external experts submitted a bid in 8 lots to the European Parliament’s tender on Research networks to provide foreign policy expertise” (Contract reference EP/EXPO/B/FWC/2013-08). The outcome will be known soon.

In June 2013 the European Parliament accepted the study on “the Development of a European Defence Technological and Industrial Base (EDTIB)” prepared by the team of experts composed of: Christian Moelling (SWP Berlin), Valerio Briani and Allessandro Marrone (Instituto Affari Internazionali, Rome), and Tomas Valasek (the Central European Policy Institute in Bratislava). The hearing and workshop took place at the European Parliament in Brussels on 28 May 2013. The study is available here.

On 25 June two Standard Briefings, requested within the Framework Contract, were sent to the European Parliament. Clara Portela, a professor of Political Science at Singapore Management University, wrote a paper titled The Association of Southeast Asian National (ASEAN): Integration, internal dynamics and external relations, and Jonathan Holslag, a professor of international politics at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, delivered an expertise “The future of the EU-ASEAN partnership”. On 18 June a public hearing “Foreign policy considerations in EU relations with ASEAN and Southeast Asia” was organized at the European Parliament. The experts C. Portela and J. Holslag presented the results of their research and took part in a discussion with the Members of the EP’s AFET Committee.

The European Parliament requested from TEPSA organisation of a workshop “The future of the Common Security and Defence Policy”, which was held during the meeting of the Sub-Committee on Security and Defence on 10 July in Brussels. In the event participated the following experts: Jo Coelmont (Egmont Brussels), Jan Techau (Carnegie Brussels), Antonio Missiroli (EU ISS Paris) and Alessandro Marrone (IAI Rome). The summary of the workshop is available here.

On 11 July TEPSA together with the experts of the Instituto Affari Internazionali: Jean-Pierre Darnis, Nicolò Sartori and Anna Veclani (, delivered the final version of the study “Space, Sovereignty and European Security – Building European capabilities in an advanced institutional framework” (reference EXPO/B/SEDE/2012/21). The study will be available soon.