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The EU's multifaceted approach to resilience building in the Eastern Neighbourhood. Security sector reform in Ukraine
The EU's multifaceted approach to resilience building in the Eastern Neighbourhood. Security sector reform in Ukraine

Author(s): Edina Lilla Mészaros , Constantin-Vasile Toca
Subject(s): Governance, Security and defense, Developing nations, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: Editura Universităţii »Alexandru Ioan Cuza« din Iaşi
Keywords: resilience; security sector reform; Ukraine; Eastern Neighbourhood; EU Advisory Mission in Ukraine;

Summary/Abstract: The EU's Global Strategy for Foreign and Security Policy is based on five pillars, one of which prioritizes state and societal resilience to the East and South. However, the promotion of state and societal resilience in its vicinity is not portrayed as a totally altruistic policy, being motivated also by rational considerations, as fragility beyond borders threatens the EU's vital interests, while a resilient state is a secure state, and security is crucial for prosperity and democracy. Accordingly, the current article has set as its main objectives the deciphering of what the European Community understands by state and societal resilience in its neighbourhood, and what mix of instruments is using for achieving it. We have chosen as our case study to examine the efficiency of the EUAM mission in resilience building in Ukraine. Within these lines we advance a multifaceted approach to resilience, as in our opinion, stability and prosperity in the Eastern vicinity cannot be achieved only through Deep and Comprehensive Trade Agreements, cross-border cooperation projects, various ENP instruments, but also through more active diplomacy, preventive measures and engagement in crises and conflict management under the auspices of the Common Security and Defence Policy.

  • Issue Year: 11/2020
  • Issue No: SI
  • Page Range: 120-145
  • Page Count: 26
  • Language: English