Committing to a New EU-Afghan Partnership - Review of the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration
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News vom 07.04.2008
Review of the EU-Afghanistan Joint Declaration
MEU-Conference in cooperation with the Federal Foreign Office
Berlin, 12 - 13 June 2008
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 three years later, it seems appropriate to conduct a review of the Declaration with the aim of identifying the results and possible shortcomings so far.
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 a mandatory preparatory meeting on 8 May 2008, 14.30 - 16.00 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 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 27 April 2008 to Peggy Wittke (via email only).
Your application should include:
For further information please contact:
Lehrstuhl Univ.-Prof. Dr. Philip Kunig
Freie Universität Berlin
Boltzmannstr. 3, 14195 Berlin
Tel.: (030) 838 547 05