The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) Conference provides a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs. After a postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the seventh edition of this event will take place from 26 to 28 May 2021 and focus on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’.

The Panel:

Evolving geopolitics: the EU as a global climate actor

chair/Discussant: Caroline KUZEMKO (Warwick University), Claire DUPONT (Ghent University)


  • Bringing it all together: the EU’s climate diplomacy across the international regime complex on climate change: the case of the Paris Agreement Tom DELREUX, Joseph EARSOM (UCLouvain)
  • Connecting the dots: Conceptualising how actors like the EU approach negotiations inside a regime complex Joseph EARSOM, Tom DELREUX (UCLouvain)
  • Covid-19: a critical juncture for EU climate policy development? Claire DUPONT (Ghent University), Sebastian OBERTHÜR, Ingmar VON HOMEYER (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)
  • The EU’s Inter-Regional Energy Cooperation as a strategy for green leadership? Laima EICKE (IASS), Franziska PETRI (KU Leuven)
  • Northern neighbourhood or global hotspot? Conceptualising EU influence in the Arctic Aslak Veierud BUSCH (Brussels School of Governance, VUB)

The EUIA Conference is jointly organized by the Brussels School of Governance at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BSoG-VUB), the Institut d’Études Européennes at the Université Libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB), the United Nations University Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies (UNU-CRIS), Egmont – the Royal Institute for International Relations and the Politics and Internationals Studies (PAIS) of the University of Warwick

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