The High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy 1999-2009: A Strong Catalyst for the European Union’s International Role?
Conference on The High Representative for the CFSP/CSDP in Würzburg
On the 21st and 22nd of January 2010 an International Conference on the topic “The High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy 1999-2009: A Strong Catalyst for the European Union’s International Role?” took place at the Institute for Political Science and Sociology at Würzburg University. The meeting of experts came about through a joint initiative from Prof. Dr. Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, Professor for European Studies and International Relations at Würzburg University, and the Jean-Monnet-Program, and was sponsored by the European Commission.
The book with contributions from conference participants - edited by Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet and Carolin Rüger - was released by Nomos in May 2011 with the title "The High Representative for the EU Foreign and Security Policy – Review and Prospects". You can find more information regarding the book here.
Selected Pictures from the Conference
Welcoming remarks from Prof. Dr. Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet, conference organizer.
Dr. Elfriede Regelsberger, Deputy Director of the Institute for European Politics, Berlin: “The High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy in theory and in practice”
Prof. Dr. Sven Biscop, Director of the Security & Global Governance Programme, Egmont Institute, Brussels: “ A High Representative Needs a Grand Strategy”
Dr. Franco Algieri, Director of Research, Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy (AIES), Wien: “Solana’s view of the EU’s international role and consequences for CFSP/ESDP”
Prof. Dr. Simon Duke, European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht: “Under the authority of the High Representative: the growth of Solana’s support staff and their effect”
Ph.D. Hylke Dijkstra M. Phil., Political Science, Maastricht University: “Solana and his Civil Servants in EU Policy-Making: An analysis of political-administrative relations”
PD Dr. Bernhard Stahl, Heinrich-Heine University Duesseldorf: “The EU as a peace-making power in the Western Balkans- Solana’s focal point?”
Dr. Claudia Major, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin: “Role and impact of the High Representative regarding the launch of ESDP missions”
Prof. David Allen, Department of Politics, History and International Relations, Loughborough University: “The High Representative’s co-operation with the Commissioner for Foreign Relations and European Neighbourhood Policy”
Associate Prof. Rikard Bengtsson, Department of Political Science, Lund University: “Variations on a theme: The High Representative and the Council presidencies”
Dr. Fraser Cameron, Senior Adviser, EPC Brussels and Adjunct Professor, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin: “The EU’s External Action Service- Golden or Missed Opportunity?”
Carolin Rüger M.A., European Studies and International Relations Würzburg University: “The Lisbon Treaty and the quasi Foreign Minister: What perspectives for the High Representative?”
The Toscana Hall in the Würzburg Residence
Prof. Dr. Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet greeting Kerstin Westphal, Member of the European Parliament, as well as Georg Rosenthal, Mayor of the city of Würzburg.
Walter Kolbow, former Vice Chairman of the SPD Parliamentary faction and former Parliamentary Secretary of State for the Minister of Defense, Kerstin Westphal, Member of the European Parliament, Georg Rosenthal, Mayor of the city of Würzburg, His Excellency Jean Asselborn, Foreign Minister of Luxemburg, and Eberhard Grötsch, SPD Sub-Regional Chair for the city of Würzburg.
Welcoming remarks from Prof. Dr. Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet
Welcoming address from the President of Würzburg University, Prof. Dr. Alfred Forchel
Welcoming address from the Mayor of the city of Würzburg, Georg Rosenthal
His Excellency Jean Asselborn, Foreign Minister of Luxemburg, giving a speech on the topic “The EU in the World after the Lisbon Treaty: Insights and Perspectives”
Prof. Dr. Gisela Müller-Brandeck-Bocquet thanking his Excellency Jean Asselborn for his speech.
Front left in the picture: Volkmar Halbleib, Member of the Bavarian State Parliament.
The end of the conference in the Toscana Hall in the Residence.