Led by Siri Aas Rustad

Mar 2018 – Feb 2021

EU-LISTCO investigates the challenges posed to European foreign policy by identifying risks connected to areas of limited statehood and contested orders.

Through the analysis of the EU Global Strategy and Europe’s foreign policy instruments, the project assesses how the preparedness of the EU and its member states can be strengthened to better anticipate, prevent and respond to threats of governance breakdown and to foster resilience in Europe’s neighbourhoods.

Continuous knowledge exchange between researchers and foreign policy practitioners is at the cornerstone of EU-LISTCO. Since the project's inception, a consortium of fourteen leading universities and think tanks works together to develop policy recommendations for the EU's external action toolbox, in close coordination with European decision-makers.

The project is being funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme and will run from March 2018 through February 2021.

EU-LISTCO encompasses a consortium of 14 universities and think tanks located in the EU, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. The EU-LISTCO project is being coordinated by Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel and Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse at the Freie Universität in Berlin.

As part of EU-LISTCO, we have asked country experts to geo-code their future predictions of conflict escalation. Participants can submit their predictions at

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