Presentation of the main results of the project
The Department of International and European Economic Studies successfully presented, on Wednesday 27 May 2015, the main results of the project "The EU Performance at the UN General Assembly". The event was held at the European Parliament Information Office in Athens and was attended by members of the academia, the civil society and relevant stakeholders. The results of the project were presented by prof. D. Bourantonis, assistant prof. S. Blavoukos and post-doctoral fellow Dr M. Gianniou. Counselor I. Iakovides intervened offering an insteresting insight into EU politics at the UNGA. The event was coordinated by S. Dalis, lecturer at the University of the Aegean.
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The project “EU Performance at the United Nations General Assembly” (EUP@UNGA) examines the EU international performance in the UN General Assembly (UNGA) and other related fora (main Committees, Commissions, Working Groups, Conferences, etc). The aodption of Resolution 65/276 in May 2011 has changed considerably the EU institutional representation in the UNGA, broadening the scope and modalities of the EU intervention in the debates taking place in the UNGA, its subsidiary bodies and conferences held under its auspices.
The main research objective of the project is to identify the implications of Resolution 65/276 for the EU international role in the UN, especially in light of the hybrid, post-Lisbon Presidency system of the EU. In parallel to that, the project examines the intra-EU political and institutional consequences of these developments, in particular their impact on the inter-institutional balance in the EU foreign policy-making process. Both research axes contribute to the assessment of the EU international performance.