10th Anniversary CLEER Conference: ‘EU external relations: Tackling global challenges?’  
6-7 December 2018 at the T.M.C. Asser Institute
Conference Theme
Unprecedented challenges to globalisation, trade, multilateralism and the global order have come from various internal and external sources over the past few years. From Trump to Brexit, from an assertive Russia to the continuing migrant crises, and from the public outcry towards multilateral trade to the rise of populism, hardly any policy area has been recently operating ‘business as usual’. Indeed, the European Union and its Member States have no option but to accept these unprecedented challenges and find the best ways forward in attaining the external objectives laid down in the EU Treaties. This Conference takes stock of the actions (and reactions) of the European Union through external action instruments in a number of substantive areas such as migration, trade, neighbouring policies, and security and defence. It aims to reflect on the appropriateness and effectiveness of the institutional structures underpinning EU external action in addressing these challenges and suggest possible ways forward. This Conference, therefore, welcomes contributions from different areas of EU external relations, potentially combining a legal with a theoretical or policy perspective.
All information about the conference  and the call for paper can be found here