Spyros Blavoukos and Dimitris Bourantonis are Workshop Convenors at the 2nd European Workshops in International Studies (EWIS) to be held in Izmir, Turkey, from 21 to 24 May 2014.

The Workshop is entitled "Revisiting the European Security Strategy (ESS): Prospective and Retrospective Assessment" and has three interconnected objectives: first, to take stock of the first decade of the ESS implementation, particularly its contribution in the EU international actions and interactions; second, to identify the foreign policy and security futures of EU in the new international environment; and third, to revisit the essential elements of the ESS and assess its (ir)relevance to the challenges facing the EU today.

The Workshop builds on a very successful Section of the 1st EISA Conference in Warsaw (18-21 September 2013).