Impact of the Russian war in Ukraine on European Security Architecture and EU’s Eastern Neighborhood


25 October 2023 - Bruxelles

The Foundation, the Europeum Institute and the Think Visegrad Platform organised a panel discussion in Brussels on 25 October on the topic of "the impact of the Russian war in Ukraine on the European security architecture and the EU's eastern neighbourhood". Eric Maurice, head of the Foundation's Brussels office, was one of the speakers.

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The University Foundation, Rue d’Egmont 11, 1000 Brussels

For 600 days of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, the EU has demonstrated its unity and ability to step up as a geopolitical actor. After years of hesitancy, the EU Member States are increasing their defence budgets to meet their NATO commitments, the discussion about strategic autonomy has spread from security and defence to energy, economy and raw materials, and the Union has radically reassessed its approach to its closest neighbors and particularly to countries aspiring for EU membership. Is the EU capable of becoming a global security actor? What is the perspective of strengthened EU’s relations with its neighbors, for example through the European Political Community, in building Europe’s geopolitical strength? Can the EU revive its enlargement policy to offer a credible perspective to the candidates? And what security guarantees for Ukraine are necessary for the country’s effective reconstruction and European integration?



11:30 – 12:00          Registrations and light lunch
12:00 – 12:45          Opening remarks of speakers
12:45 - 13:30           Open discussion among participants


  • Eric Maurice, Head of Brussels Office, Fondation Robert Schuman
  • Jana Juzová, Senior Research Fellow and Head of Global EU programme, EUROPEUM
  • Roland Freudenstein, Head of Brussels Office, GLOBSEC
  • Hennadiy Maksak, Director, Ukraine Prism
  • Moderateurs

  • Danielle Piatkiewicz, Research Fellow, EUROPEUM
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