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FEUC 2019Co-funded Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union


External Relations of the European Union

2016/2017 | 2017/2018 | 2018/2019 

Taught in English

This undergraduate course aims at addressing a critical issue in the EU agenda, external relations. It seeks to unpack the processes that underline the European integration process and the development of its institutional and procedural dimensions, with a focus on the development of EU external relations. Foreign policy, identity issues, relations with the neighbourhood to the East and South, as well as with strategic partners and the challenges associated to the EU’s actorness are fundamental topics covered by the course. It is expected that students learn about these issues in an integrated and balanced way as well as develop critical skills.

Course outline

Looking East: EU instruments and policies  (e-learning)

2017/2018 | 2018/2019

Taught in English

Focusing on the central topic of EU relations to the East, this course is broadband in terms of the way it addresses EU’s external relations from a conceptualization perspective, and specialized in its approach to the topic through a regional lenses. The course starts by discussing dynamics of integration and enlargement in the process of building the EU internally and the impact it has on its dimension as an international actor. The course focuses on the Eastern neighbourhood of the EU, looking at the main issues on the agenda as well as how relations with the Russian Federation contribute to enhancing or hindering EU policies and approaches towards this neighbouring area. It also draws on potentialities and limitations and discusses challenges ahead.

Course outline

Violence, Peace and Security

2016/2017 | 2017/2018 |  2018/2019

Taught in Portuguese

This Master Seminar main objective is to promote knowledge of contemporary conceptual debates on violence, peace and security for a critical reflection on international politics. Unpacking the concepts of violence, peace and security and understanding the relation between these three concepts and the practice of international politics, will serve as a basis for the analysis of EU relations with a particular focus on the Eastern dimension. The cases of Georgia and Ukraine will be analysed through these distinct but inter-related conceptual readings, allowing a broader interpretation of EU policies and the responses to these scenarios.

Course outline

The EU in a Global Context

January and February, 2017

Language of training: Portuguese

Specialized training directed at high school teachers on EU external relations, with a look over relations with the post-Soviet countries, highlighting the EU’s integration and enlargement processes and how relations with the Eastern neighbourhood have evolved, the main issues on the agenda, possibilities, limits and challenges ahead. This intensive course provides new opportunities for upgrading contents (according to compulsory teaching topics at this level of study on EU-related subjects, that include processes associated to the EU’s external dimension) and blended learning methodologies adapted to the target audience (high school teachers) and to the students’ high school profiles in the way they are presented and discussed.

Work documents:

History Training 1

History Training 2

History Training 3

History Training 4


Other Teaching and Outreach Activities 

In the period of development of activities as Jean Monnet Chair I have participated in other initiatives, including teaching activities and conferences, which contributed to disseminate the work developed within the Chair framework. These activities constituted an opportunity for the presentation and discussion of my work, as well as for disseminating the Jean Monnet Chair.

“Narratives of Europe, Narratives for Europe – Portugal”, Cologne University, Germany

Narratives of/for Europe Series was an event promoted by Cologne University, in Germany, in cooperation with the Coimbra Group, involving several Jean Monnet Professors, and where I have made a presentation on Narratives of/for Europe analyzing the Portuguese perspective. On May 14, 2019.

“Socialization Practices and Dynamics of (In)Security in EU-Russia-Neighbours Energy Relations”, ECSA Moldova, Chisinau

The International Conference 'The European Union and the Eastern Partnership: Security Challenges' was centred around the study of the European Union Eastern Partnership involving representatives from various countries of the EU and of the Eastern Partnership. At the event I have talked about energy issues presenting a paper on 'Socialization Practices and Dynamics of (In)Security in EU-Russia-Neighbours Energy Relations'. On April 26 and 27, 2018.

Moldova Conference 2018

“European Union Foreign Policy in a Changing Geopolitical Context”, Belarus State University, Belarus

The seminar that took place at the Belarus State University, in Minsk, had as a topic European Union foreign policy in a changing geopolitical context, discussing policies and practices associated to the Eastern Partnership. On April 23, 2018.