Committing to a New EU-Afghan Partnership: Annual Review of the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration
Application Deadline: 30 April 2009
News vom 15.04.2009
COMMITTING TO A NEW EU-AFGHAN PARTNERSHIP
Annual Review of the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration
MEU-Conference in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office
Berlin, 11 - 12 June 2009
On 16 November 2005, two months before the launch of the Afghanistan Compact, the European Union and Afghanistan adopted the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration which established a new partnership. Based on increased cooperation between the EU and Afghanistan, the Declaration focuses on a variety of areas such as political and economic governance, justice sector reform, development, human rights and education. Almost four years later, it seems appropriate to conduct a review of the Declaration with the aim of identifying the results and possible shortcomings so far, especially in light of the upcoming presidential elections and recent developments in Afghanistan. A special focus will therefore be on security and justice sector reform and governance.
We invite you to represent one of the Member States of the European Union or an Observer listed below. In the conference, Diplomats from Afghanistan will participate representing Afghanistan or a EU Member State. Based on the expertise of the Afghan participants, we envision this conference to be much more than "just" a simulation.
Students from all faculties may apply for participation. For your preparation, we will provide for a comprehensive Background Guide with information on Afghanistan and the European Union as well as negotiation techniques and the Rules of Procedure. There will be two mandatory preparatory meetings on 11 May 2009, 15.15 - 16.45 h, and 8 June 2009, 9.00 - 10.30 h, where the Delegations will meet and participants are introduced to the topic and the Rules of Procedure. Participants are asked to prepare Position Papers concerning their Delegations’ positions in the conference. Please note that conference language will be English.
It will be possible to get credits (10 ECTS-credits, participants will need to prepare a 12-15 page essay next to the participation in the conference) for the seminar (Schlüsselqualifikationsschein, Fachbereich Rechtswissenschaft). Conference Fee: € 15,- (for preparation and conference material, catering during the conference).
Members of the European Union: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom. Observers: European Commission, High Representative for the EU's Common Foreign and Security Policy.
Applications are to be sent until 30 April 2009 to Peggy Wittke (via email only).
Your application should include:
Personal Details (Short CV, Name, Address, Phone, Email)
Field of studies and number of semesters
3 preferences (EU-Members or observers)
Short letter of motivation
For further information please contact:
Lehrstuhl Univ.-Prof. Dr. Philip Kunig
Freie Universität Berlin
Boltzmannstr. 3, 14195 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 838 547 05