FORNET Plenary Meetings

FORNET holds plenary meetings once a year, primarily for all the FORNET partners, but also open to interested outsiders.

This year's plenary was held in Brussels on the 22/23 April 2005 and around 100 people attended over the course of the two days.
Click here for a programme of the event [PDF file]

Click here for the list of attendees [PDF file]

The programme included four working group meetings, each was based on a discussion paper, which can be found below.

On the Saturday morning seven leading young scholars were invited to present aspects of their work to the plenary. The presentations are available below, in PDF or Powerpoint slide form.

Seminar Session 1:

Group I: The problem of accountability and the democratic deficit of EU institutions [PDF file]
Ettore Greco (Istituto Affari Internazionali)

Group II: ESDP – The Challenges Ahead [PDF file]
Gunilla Herolf (Swedish Institute of International Affairs)

Seminar Session 2:

Group III: The EU, Russia and the European Neighbourhood: The Case of Moldova [PDF file]
Hiski Haukkala (Finnish Institute of International Affairs)

Group IV: EU & Turkey: Challenges and Opportunities in Enlargement and Foreign Policy [PDF file]
Cigdem Nas (TUNACES & European Community Institute, Marmara University)


Theoretical Perspectives on the CFSP: New Scholars' Roundtable

Nicole Alecu de Flers (Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Vienna University)
Theorising the effects of CFSP on national foreign policy and the concept of Europeanisation [PDF file]

Marie Gibert (School of Oriental and African Studies SOAS, University of London)
The European Foreign Policy: Providing a 'Structural' Alternative in a Unilateral World? [PDF file]

Ana Elisa Juncos García (Loughborough University)
The institutionalisation process of CFSP: a historical institutionalist approach [PowerPoint]

Karolina Pomorska (Loughborough University) & Claudia Major (University of Birmingham)
Europeanisation: framework or fashion? [PowerPoint]

Sebastien Loisel (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris)
Discourse Analysis Approaches to European Foreign Policy: A Distinct, but Complementary Set of Hypotheses? [PDF file]

Moritz Weiss (International University Bremen)
Preference formation in the absence of structural mechanisms: Explaining the institutionalisation of security policy within the EU [PowerPoint]

The second FORNET Plenary session was held on the 23-24 April 2004 in Brussels.
Click here for a PDF file of the programme.

Papers presented at the first meeting of the working group:

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Working Paper 1:
Author: Elfriede Regelsberger
Title: Are the problems arising from enlargement and the Draft Treaty leading to paralysis instead of synergy?

Working Paper 2:
Author: Tanguy de Wilde and Galia Glume
Title: Is coherent unitary action a suitable theoretical benchmark for external action in the enlarged EU?

The first Plenary session was held on 25-26 April 2003, in Brussels.

The agenda of that meeting and list of participants are available, as are the summaries of some of the presentations to the meeting.

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