Resilience-building in the EU's eastern neighbourhood before and after the Russian war against Ukraine

Dr. Michal Natorski, Assistant Professor at UNU-MERIT, is speaking at the following event on Monday 27 March (in the first panel at 11:30-13:00):


This online thematic workshop is organised by the Centre for European Research in Maastricht - CERiM. It will be dedicated to the European Commission’s political priority ‘A stronger Europe in the world’, and discuss it from the perspective of resilience-building in the EU's eastern neighbourhood before and after the Russian war against Ukraine.

11:15 |  Opening

Introduction to the RELAY conference and the Special Issue publication, Dr Giselle Bosse (University of Maastricht) & Prof Christian Kaunert (University of South Wales) & Dr Alena Vieira (University of Minho)

11:30-13:00 | Panel 1 EU resilience, crisis management and security

  • Resilience in EU crisis interventions in Ukraine: A complexity perspective?, Dr Michal Natorski, Assistant Professor, Maastricht University
  • EU crisis thinking and its pursuit for resilience in the Eastern Neighbourhood, Dr. Cristian Nitoiu, Lecturer in Diplomacy and International Governance, University of Loughborough
  • Enhancing integration and security through connectivity: the case of EU-Ukraine relation, Dr Kristi Raik, Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute


13:00 - 14:00 | Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30 | Panel 2 The many faces of resilience

  • Resilient people vs resilient autocracy? The many faces of 'resilience' in EU relations with Belarus, Dr Giselle Bosse (University of Maastricht) & Dr Alena Vieira (University of Minho)
  • Fanning the Flames? An exploration of EU discourse on culture in the Eastern Partnership, Domenico Valenza, PhD Fellow, Ghent University and UNU-CRIS
  • EU Eastern Partnership, Ontological Security and EU- Ukraine/Russian warfare, Prof. Christian Kaunert (Dublin City University & University of South Wales) & Dr Joana de Deus Pereira (University of South Wales)

15:30 | Practitioner's perspective

Dr. Mihai-Razvan Corman, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

16:15 | Final remarks and closing


Learn more about this online event and register here.

Venue: Online

Date: 27 March 2023

Time: 11:15 - 16:30  CEST