The European Union’s neighbourhood is increasingly characterised by two main sources of risks: (1) Areas of limited statehood, where central government authorities are too weak to ensure a monopoly over the means of violence and enforce the rule of law and (2) contested orders, where state, non-state and transnational actors and networks challenge the norms, principles, and rules that societies and political systems are based on. These risks can amount to severe threats for the EU, if they deteriorate into governance breakdown and violent conflict.
Professor Dr. Thomas Risse, Professor of International Relations, director of the Center for Transnational Relations, Foreign and Security Policy
Professor Dr. Amichai Magen, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy, Director of the Diplomacy & Conflict Management Program, Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy, and Strategy, IDC (Herzliya)
Dr. Johannes Gabriel, Managing Director, Foresight Intelligence, Non-resident fellow, Global Public Policy Institute, Berlin
The event was organised jointly by the Robert Bosch Academy and the EU-LISTCO Project (Europe's External Action and the Dual Challenges of Limited Statehood and Contested Orders).