question of the state of "European sovereignty" is becoming
increasingly urgent in the wake of the turmoil on the world stage.
sovereignty of European states is not simply about the ability to erect border
fences or evade multilateral obligations.
"European sovereignty" is about strengthening the European Union's
capacity to manage the complex interdependencies that characterise today's
world – without necessarily being at odds with national sovereignties. This
requires both greater capabilities of its own and reliable alliances, openness
and resilience, as well as some strategic protection, but without sliding into
protectionism. In order to detect the "status quo" of this
sovereignty, the researchers Jana Puglierin and Pawel Zerka from the think tank
"European Council of Foreign Relations" have carried out an
indexation. In this index, EU member states are rated according to their
contribution to European sovereignty in six areas: climate, defence, economy,
health, migration and technology.
We are very
pleased to talk to Pawel Zerka about the results of the research project. He
will give us a detailed insight into the results, critically analyse the EU's
bandwagons and problem children, and also reveal some surprising findings. We
look forward to your interest!
For the first time in its history, the Club of International Politics e.V. invites you to its Weeks of International Politics at Zeppelin University. This year, a special focus will be on the politics of the European Union. The Zoom-Event of this series will take place on the topic "How to shape Europe's position in the global order?– A scientific reflection on European Sovereignty?". The guest will be Pawel Zerka, one of the authors of a research project that systematically evaluates the 27 member states and their sovereignty in six areas: climate, defence, economy, health, migration and technology.
Hans Ganter will moderate the discussion.