Past events at The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Autumn 2016

UINovember 8th, 2016

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) and the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, arranged a seminar focusing on the countries which are part of the EU:s Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine.

What is the current political and economic development in these countries? What is the role of the EU and Russia in the region, and how does the Eastern Partnership influence EU-Russia relations?

This was the first seminar of three, highlighting that it has been 25 years since the fall of the USSR and examining how developments in the former Soviet republics have taken different directions.

October 31st, 2016

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) arranged a seminar on the topic of “Future of European Security – Role of the EU”.

The last months have seen multiple suggestions on how to strengthen the security and defense polices of the EU, especially following UK’s Brexit vote. What role could the EU have in the provision of security and safety of its citizens? The Union is now equipped with a new global strategy but how can it be implemented and what role will the big EU members play?

October 10th, 2016

On the occasion of the visit to Sweden of Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI), together with the Swedish Foreign Ministry and the European Commission Representation in Sweden arranged a public seminar about the global challenges facing the European Union and the global strategies towards a more secure neighbourhood.

An article about the seminar is available here.