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Conference: The external implications on EU Internal Security Strategy, Panel at 20th International Conference of Europeanists Amsterdam, 25-17 June 2013‏

20th International Conference of Europeanists

Crisis and Contingency: States of (In)stability

Amsterdam, The Netherlands • June 25-27, 2013

The external implications on EU Internal Security Strategy

Daniela Irrera

University of Catania

Since its foundation and through its various adaptation process, the EU has always been concerned with the strengthening of security. The need to secure its internal borders and to assure adequate protection to its own citizens has been combined, over the years, with the urgent necessity to face external threats, to be part of strategic alliances, to build stable regional partnerships, to satisfactorily follow and to adapt to the constant changes occurring to global security.

From the Solana document, issued in 2004, to the last Security Strategy, the EU has envisaged its list of priorities and has focused on terrorism, organised crime failed states, and more recently, cybercrime and natural disasters.

The last documents illustrates that debates about security are still necessary either for practical and theoretical reasons. This panel is based on the abovementioned assumption and aims at discussing current and future implications of the EU Internal Security Strategy. It addresses to papers based on theoretical analysis as well as to those presenting case studies and/or empirical studies of the present threats. If you are interested, please send a short abstract (no more than 250 word) together with your full affiliation to by October 3rd.