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:

EU in International Climate Change Politics: Panel at EUIA 2021

Friday 28 May at 13.30-15.00
Chair/Discussant: Sebastian OBERTHÜR (Brussels School of Governance, VUB)


  • Multilevel Transatlantic Climate Relations Ellen VANDERSCHUEREN (KU Leuven)
  • The European Union’s capacity to fulfil its international commitments in a comparative perspective Johannes MÜLLER GÓMEZ (Université de Montréal; Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversität München)
  • Offering New Modes for Evaluating EU Actorness in Climate Policy – Insights from the TRIGGER project Julia TEEBKEN, Klaus JACOB (FFU, Freie Universität Berlin), Andrea RENDA, Moritz LAURER (Centre for European Policy Studies)
  • Explaining variation in the types of diplomatic activities of the EU in international environmental negotiations Frauke OHLER, Tom DELREUX (University of Louvain)
  • Explaining variation in the EU’s influence in international environmental negotiations Frauke OHLER (University of Louvain)


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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