Throughout the twentieth century, Europe and its neighbourhood have experienced various forms of conflict forming a nearly complete cycle, from war to cold war, to economic warfare, now to war again through the crises in Europe's periphery. This conference attempts to study some of the new or emerging sources of conflict for the wider European region and vicinity. At the same time, it aspires to bring the two geographical and partly cultural extremes together, from northernmost Europe to the Eastern Mediterranean and discuss a variety of new challenges, from energy security and migration, to economics and issues posed by conflicts in Europe's neighbourhood. This way, the South-Eastern European region will be exposed to broader European debates, while regional considerations will be reaching a wider audience.

Special remarks by SASG Espen Barth Eide will be given during the conference




  • Pre-registration is obligatory by sending an email to no later than Tuesday 25thNovember 2014
  • Please specify if you will attend the lunch