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Dissemination AGORA Forum

09:00 - 17:00
Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

@ULB, Brussels

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This second GEM-STONES AGORA Forum focused on the societal implications of the research conducted within the project. Five closed roundtables were organised, with participation both from the PhD fellows, senior academics, officials and experts.

The GEM-STONES fellows prepared policy briefs, available below, that served as reference documents for discussions in each of the roundtables, including:

  • Background of the studied policy field;
  • Background and SWOT analysis of EU actions in the studied policy field;
  • Recommendations and suggested readings


Roundtable 1 “Steering the Common Commercial Policy” (RT1 Policy Briefs)

Chair: Prof. Mario Telò (IEE-ULB & LUISS Guido Carli di Roma) 

Roundtable 2 “Leveraging Transnational Networks” (RT2 Policy Briefs)

Chair: Dr. Eleni Tsingou (Copenhagen Business School)

Roundtable 3 “Promoting Holistic Security” (RT3 Policy Briefs)

Chairs: Prof. Paul Bacon (Waseda University) & Dr. Frank Mattheis (University of Pretoria)

Roundtable 4 “Reframing the European Neighbourhood Policy” (RT4 Policy Briefs)

Prof. Raffaele Marchetti (LUISS Guido Carli di Roma)

Roundtable 5 “Enhancing the Rule of Law” (RT5 Policy Briefs)

Chairs: Prof. Ramona Coman (IEE-ULB) & Prof. Anne Weyembergh (IEE-ULB)


AGORA Forum 2018 Brochure











This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.