"Non-EU Europe” – Europe is more than the EU

Gruppenbild Non-EU Europe

Especially with the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, the EU's relations with those states and territories in Europe that are not part of the EU are increasingly coming into focus. On closer inspection, it becomes clear that this is a very colorful network of relationships: the EU's relationships with the United Kingdom, with the EFTA states and European microstates, with the accession candidates in the Western Balkans and on the Bosphorus, with the states in Eastern Europe and in the South Caucasus there are special cases such as those in the Faroe Islands or Greenland.

The “Non-EU Europe” conference brought together scientists from the USA, Serbia, Ukraine, Montenegro, Albania, Poland, Georgia and Germany from October 20th to 21st, 2023 to discuss the diverse relationships of the non-EU countries to discuss the European Union. At that of Dr. Jan Niklas Rolf and Prof. Dr. The conference led by Jakob Lempp was also attended by a large number of students from the “International Relations” course. The project was generously supported by the support associations of the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.