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European Neighbourhood Policy


Admission requirements

Admission to the Master EUS.


In 2004 the EU launched the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) in order to deepen and strengthen the relations with neighbouring countries. It is an overarching policy that includes both the Southern and the Eastern neighbours of the EU: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine. The goal of the ENP is to achieve stability in these states. The EU wants to encourage stability in its neighbouring area, in order to prevent ‘spill-over’ of instability into the EU.

Since its inception the ENP has evolved further, partly in response to the criticism that it was not effective and that more differentiation between the Southern neighbouring countries and those in the East was needed. The aim of this course is to offer the students insight into the ENP in general, its evolution since its inception, the main goals and policy areas of ENP and its effectiveness.

Course objectives

After following this course students will have a broad overview and a better understanding of the European Neighbourhood Policy, both with regard to its historical development and its practical policies.



Mode of instruction

Lectures, guest lectures, student presentations and individual papers.

Assessment method

  • presentation 30%

  • paper 70%


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Reading list

A list of literature is distributed at the start of the course


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See also: registration and admission requirements for the Master EUS

Contact information

Prof. Dr. J. Rood.