Workshop: “The European Union and Russia: Where Now?”

January 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location:608 Senate Room Robertson Hall

During this half-day event, European, Russian, and Canadian experts will discuss the current state and future directions for relations between the European Union and Russia in the face of the ongoing Ukraine crisis and sanctions regimes.

The event will also highlight the launch of a newly published book, edited by Tom Casier and Joan DeBardeleben, EU-Russia Relations in Crisis: Understanding Diverging Perceptions (Routledge, 2018).

A light lunch will be provided for participants at 12:00 PM. Registration is required if you will attend the lunch. Register here for the lunch.

Workshop Program:

12:00  Light Lunch

12:30  Welcoming Comments and Introduction

Welcome: Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University
Introduction: (Speaker to be confirmed)

12:45-2:15 Diverging Perceptions in EU-Russian Relations

Chair: David Long, Carleton University


Tom Casier, Brussels School of International Studies, University of Kent
The disintegration of EU-Russia relations: Is there a way back?

Tatiana Romanova, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia
The EU’s concept of resilience and its effect on EU-Russian relations

Commentator: Piotr Dutkiewicz, Carleton University, Ottawa

2:30-2:45  Coffee Break

2:45-4:15   Key Arenas of EU-Russian Interaction: Pathways to a Common Narrative?

Chair: Tom Casier, University of Kent


Crina Viju, Carleton University, Ottawa
Trade, sanctions, and economic issues in EU-Russian Relations

Joan DeBardeleben, Carleton University
Alternative paradigms for EU-Russian neighbourhood relations:  Which way forward?

Licínia Simão, University of Coimbra, Portugal (security issues) (by videolink)
Can the  unravelling European security regime be saved?

Commentator: Piotr Dutkiewicz, Carleton University

4:15-5:00  Closing Roundtable

Event contact: Idris Colakovic

This workshop is supported by the Centre for European Studies (CES) Jean Monnet Chair in “EU Relations with Russia and the Eastern Neighbourhood (EUREAST)” which receives funding from Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union