Programme – EGA 2023

All sessions will take place in the JJ Laginha Auditorium (Building 1, 1st floor) at ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon.
The Registration will take place in front of the Auditorium.

Thursday, 11 May 2023

9h30: Registration
10h00: Opening Remarks

  • Luís Tomé (Director, OBSERVARE-UAL)
  • Ana Mónica Fonseca (Director, CEI-Iscte)
10h30 – 12h30 – Panel Sessions
Panel 1 – Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe

Moderator: Roxana Andrei (CEI-Iscte)

  • Nicolae Arnaut: The Eastern Partnership and the EU-Russian Federation relationship
  • Giuliano Guidi Braga: A point of no return? Shifts in EU’s narratives of democracy with the War in Ukraine

* Panel in partnership with the MEDIACTION project.

12h30 – 14h00 – Lunch break
14h00 – 15h30 – Panel Sessions
Roundtable 1 – EU-China relations ( special issue)

Moderator: Cátia Miriam Costa

  • Carlos Rodrigues
  • Carmen Amado Mendes
  • Cátia Miriam Costa
  • Daniel Cardoso
  • Francisco Leandro
  • Li Ychao
  • Pablo Sánchez Rodriguez
  • Roopinder Oberoi
15h30 – 17h00 – Panel Sessions
Panel 2 – China and East Asia

Moderator: Daniel Cardoso (OBSERVARE-UAL)

  • Cátia Miriam Costa & Patrícia Alexandra Correia da Sílva Marrafa: Shaping Europe through political discourse – the Chinese perspective
  • Diego Santana Mathias & Cátia Miriam Costa: The BRI at a crossroads in the EU: How Covid-19 and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are changing the course of EU-China relations
  • Eva Sali: Gauging the EU’s capacity to act autonomously in the Sino-American competition
17h00-17h30 –Coffee Break
17h30 – 19h00 – Panel Sessions
Panel 3 – Human Rights, Values, and Gender

Moderator: Sónia Sénica (OBSERVARE-UAL)

  • Fabian Luetz: The EU as an influencer for human rights and Gender Equality: The ‘Brussels Effect’ as key for untying the Gordian Knot of AI regulation and preserving human rights in the algorithmic age
  • Francisca Martins Reina: Gender, security, and foreign policy in the EU: a critical analysis of the implementation of Resolution 1325
  • Ioana Zamfir: Gender Politics in the European Union in the Context of the Russo-Ukrainian War since 2022
  • Surayyo Usmanova: The issues of human rights in EU’s foreign policy and gender in Central Asia


Friday, 12 May 2023

9h30 – 11h00 – Panel Sessions
Panel 4 – Energy, Climate, and Development

Moderator: Brígida Brito (OBSERVARE-UAL)

  • Yasmin Renne & Ana Paula Tostes: The EU global actorness on the Green Agenda: a “regulatory superpower”?
  • Roxana Andrei & Mehmet Uluğ: The EU’s Dissonant Climate Change Monetary Policy: Beyond Green Transition Rhetoric, Towards Exacerbating the Environmental Crisis
  • Ana Margarida Esteves & Felipe Brito e Cunha: Institutional- and grassroots-level constraints to the EU environmental policy: The perspective of transnational Energy Community networks
  • Tassio Adrian Carranza Gutierrez Fernandes: Partners for Development: EU-funded development projects in Bolivia
  • Paul Persaud: Reconciling Development Challenges in Kosovo: Envisaging a New European Union Framework for Official Development Assistance Allocation
11h00 – 11h15 – Coffee Break
11h15 – 13h00 – Plenary Session
Roundtable 2 – UE como ator internacional: paz e segurança nas narrativas e práticas (apresentação de livro)

Chair: Daniela Nascimento (FEUC)

Discussant: Ana Santos Pinto (FCSH-UNL)

  • Sónia Sénica (UAL)
  • Vanda Amaro Dias (FLUC)
  • Isabel Camisão (FLUC)
  • Sofia José Santos (FEUC)
13h00 – 14h30 – Lunch Break
14h30 – 16h00 – Panel Session
Panel 5 – Actorness, Autonomy, Enlargement

Moderator: Ines Marques Ribeiro (CEI-Iscte)

  • Filip Tereszkiewicz: The European Union as a normative-regulatory power: Von der Leyen European Commission’s vision of the EU cyber actorness
  • Paula Duarte Lopes & Daniela Nascimento: EU as a Peace and Security Actor: From Conceptual Debates to Practice
  • Pedro Ponte e Sousa: Learning’ foreign policy in a global age? Europeanization and a more unified EU foreign policy
  • Tahar Benmaghnia: EU external action and the CFSP – well-equipped for the fast-pacing geoeconomic world?
16h00 – 16h15 – Break
16h15 – 17h45 – Panel Sessions
Panel 6 – Security and Borders

Moderator: Giulia Daniele (CEI-Iscte)

  • Wojciech Michnik: European Security in a Flux – Perspectives from NATO’s Frontline States
  • Marcelo Moriconi: The infiltration of organized crime in sport: a worrying trend in Europe
  • Vanda Amaro Dias & André Pereira Matos: Integration as survival: resuming EU Enlargement Policy as a response to external threats
17h45 – 18h00 – Coffee Break
18h00 – 19h30 – Plenary Session
Panel 7 – Africa and the Mediterranean

Moderator: Ana Mónica Fonseca (CEI-Iscte)

  • Ana Carina S. Franco: European Union’s Role in Peace- and State-building in Somalia
  • António Gonçalves Alexandre: The European Union’s role in Maritime Security in Africa
  • Luis Manuel Brás Bernardino: A Strategic Partnership EU-AU: A Joint Vision for a Common Security
  • Joana Vidal Lopes: Resilience of the European Union in the face of hybrid threats: the Mediterranean Crisis and the initiatives taken by the EU to address fears over the “weaponization” of migration”
  • Ricardo Real P. de Sousa: The subsidiarity principle in the African Peace and Security Architecture (APSA): a case of diffusion by imitation of the European Union (EU)