The summer school is based on a series of lectures given by speakers whose expertise is grounded in academia, think tanks and the European External Action Service (EEAS).  A simulation game will also be organised. The reading material will be made available to participants through the online platform of the department of political science accessible with Alice credentials to all registered participants. Students are required to read in advance the material made available by the speakers in the programme.
At the end of the summer school students may choose to take a test. Those who pass will receive 3 CFU; those who do not pass (or do not wish to take the test) will receive a certificate of attendance.
Monday 20 June

10.00 – 11.30
Welcome and registration of participants

11.30- 12:00
Presentation of the summer school
Prof. Sara Poli, Univ. of Pisa

Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30
The EU’s international legal personality and diplomatic law
Prof. Jan Wouters, Univ. of Leuven

15.45 – 16.45
The EU as a global actor and the promotion of its principles and values in the wider world
Prof. Christine Kaddous, Univ. of Geneva

Tuesday 21 June

9.00 – 10.30
The development of the EU’s role as a diplomatic actor: the internal constraints
Prof. Ramses Wessel, Univ. of Groningen

10.45 – 12.15
“The EU as a foreign actor in the Eastern neighbourhood”
Dr. Nona Mikhelidze, Institute of International Affairs (IAI)

Lunch break

14.00 – 15.30
“Intersecting multilateralisms: the European Union at the United Nations”
Dr. Nicoletta Pirozzi, Institute of International Affairs (IAI)

15.45 – 18.00
“Simulation game: Negotiation session on the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. The role of the EU and other regional and international actors”
Prof. Arturo Marzano, Univ. of Pisa

Wednesday 22 June

9.00 – 10.30
“EU foreign policies in Indo-Pacific Region: China and ASEAN”
Prof. Natthanan Kunnamas, Centre for European Studies, Chulalongkorn Univ.

11.00 – 12.30
“The EU as regional diplomatic actor in Africa”
Dr. Bernardo Venturi, Institute of International Affairs (IAI)

Lunch break

15.00 – 16.30
“Diplomacy at work in the EU-Russia relations”
Dr. Jolita Pons, EEAS, Head of Political Section, EU delegation to Russia

“The EU climate diplomacy: investment and trade”
Prof. Ottavio Quirico, Australian National University, Univ. of New England, EUI
Thursday 23 June

“A EU Delegation in action: theory and practice”
Dr. Fabio Spadi, EEAS, Deputy Head of Division, AFRICA.4 – Central Africa Division

European Union and United States: a necessary alliance”
Prof. Simone Paoli, Univ. of Pisa

Lunch break

“Discussion about the European Union’s engagement with the United States”
Prof. Simone Paoli, Univ. of Pisa

15.45 – 18.00
The role of the EEAS in ensuring consular and diplomatic protection of EU citizens in the world
Dr. Madalina Moraru, Univ. of Masaryk

Friday 24 June

“The EEAS in Western Africa: between competition with third countries and possible synergies with Member States”
Dr. Simone Barenghi, EEAS, Desk officer for Cabo Verde, Togo and Guinea Bissau

 “The EU diplomacy in the Polar regions”
Prof. Claudia Cinelli, Univ. of Pisa

Lunch break

“The role of the EU in the Western Balkans”
Dr. Emanuele Giaufret, EU Ambassador to Serbia

“The EU and Canada: like-minded diplomatic partners”
Prof. Willem Maas, York Univ.

Saturday 25 June

9.30 – 11.30
Optional test for students

Results of the tests and farewell aperitivo

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