From 13–15 June, the Dahrendorf Forum participated in the biennial conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on the European Union. The conference was held at Sciences Po in Paris and included panels on European integration, border policy and migration, EU inter-institutional relations, and the political economy of the eurozone.
Dahrendorf Post-Doctoral Fellows Benjamin Martill (LSE) and Monika Sus (Hertie School of Governance) presented their paper titled ‘EU–UK Security Cooperation after Brexit: NATO, CSDP+, or ‘French Connection’,’ at a panel on EU affairs after Brexit, chaired by Dahrendorf Research Associate Lisa ten Brinke (LSE). Other presentations addressed the UK’s post-Brexit foreign policy, small states’ responses to Britain’s departure, EU development policy after Brexit, and the Portuguese position on EU security and defence.
Questions addressed the fast-changing nature of the Brexit landscape due to the ongoing negotiations, and included recommendations on how to best approach the wider area of EU external affairs. The new connections made at the conference offer a strong basis from which to develop continued exchange between the Dahrendorf Forum and its partners in Europe.