EU Affairs

As one of the world's largest economic and trading areas, the political and socio-economic developments of the European Union and its Member States are of great importance both for European integration and for global political stability. The steady evolution of the European project has made the EU a champion of fundamental democratic values and the rule of law as well as one of the most successful peace initiatives and economic models. The pan-European response to recent challenges, such as Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic, has shown that the EU must be able to act swiftly, effectively, and collectively to defend its interests on the global stage. In view of the current global conflicts and crises, a critical analysis of European coherence and capacity to act is of great importance. The Austrian Institute for European and Security Policy contributes to the EU discourse through public events, academic publications, expert workshops and advises decision-makers at home and abroad.