European Neighbourhood Policy Review: Lessons from North Africa

Developments in North Africa in the past four years suggest that the initial objective of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP), namely to create a community of stable and prosperous countries at the EU’s borders has, to a large extent, failed.

The EU is now planning to review the policy by autumn 2015. On 23 February 2015, the Hertie School of Governance and the Jacques Delors Institut – Berlin invited policymakers and analysts from leading European think tanks and academia to review the ENP with regard to North Africa in an expert workshop (Chatham House rules). The participants discussed the most relevant lessons to be learned from North Africa and outlined how and to what extent the ENP could and should be changed.

This policy brief summarizes key themes of the debate and distils the most relevant policy recommendations.

Dahrendorf Policy Brief 1/2015
European Neighbourhood Policy Review: Lessons from North Africa
by Nikolas Scherer (2015)

About the author
Nikolas Scherer is Research Associate for the Dahrendorf Working Group  ‘Europe and the MENA region’. He is pursuing a PhD in Governance at the Hertie School exploring the rise of ‘climate insurances’.