The report summarises the results of the final conference of the EU Global Strategy (EUGS) Watch project, which was held in Brussels on 9 October 2019. The event offered the opportunity to present a recent FEPS-IAI study and expound both progress and disappointments in implementation of the EUGS. The future of a progressive EU foreign policy agenda was discussed with the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice President of the European Commission (HR/VP) Federica Mogherini as well as with experts, European and national institutional representatives, members of the European Parliament and decision-makers. The EUGS has provided a general blueprint for how the EU is to respond to today’s challenges, serving also as the framework through which this strategic vision would be put in practice. Nevertheless, the strategic reflection on the future of the EU’s international role is an unfinished job, and time is ripe for the EU to express its global agency more visibly and more effectively to citizens within and outside Europe.
Report of the final conference of the EU Global Strategy (EUGS) Watch project, Brussels, 9 October 2019.