The Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe (IDM) hosted Prof. Dr. Ulrich Schneckener, Professor of International Relations & Peace and Conflict Studies at Osnabrück University, as Visiting Fellow in September.
On 12 September, Schneckener held a talk at GLOBSEC, Bratislava, on “Russia’s War of Aggression as ‘Zeitenwende’? Implications for European Security.” He also gave an interview for the Slovak daily newspaper “Dennik” on Germany’s Russia policy and European security and engaged in conversation on Slovak and European politics with Tomás Strázay, director of the Slovak Foreign Policy Association.
Together with Sebastian Schäffer, director of the IDM, Scheckener gave a presentation at the Political Academy in Vienna on 13 September on “Prospects for EU enlargement and security – the idea of a Greater European Council,” analysing the challenges for EU enlargement and security issues.
Giving an insight into his current research, Schneckener gave a talk followed by a discussion on “Push back Frontex? Politicizing European Border Security” at IDM on 21 September. In his talk, Schneckener distinguished the different profiles of Frontex-critical NGOs and activists and analysed their role in the politicization of the EU border force.
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Press release (in German)