Lecture: EU Enlargement & Peace and Conflict

UpF Umeå are very delighted to invite you to the upcoming lecture “EU Enlargement & Peace and Conflict” with Christian Danielsson; the Head of the European Commission’s Representation in Sweden.

The recent debate about Turkey’s potential accession to the EU has given a glimpse on how the EU enlargement process often involves a balancing act between opportunities and dissension. In his lecture, Christian Danielsson will provide insight into the motives behind EU’s enlargement ambitions as well as the factors that catalyse or prohibit nations from entering the EU. Special emphasis will be put on the case of Turkey, its involvement in the Syrian civil war, and contradictions to the European Union’s values as a potential result.As of 2013, Christian Danielsson holds the position of Director-General of EU’s Directorate-General Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (NEAR), which is why we are very grateful to have him as a highly experienced and accomplished lecturer for this topic. 

We hope to see you there!

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