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Mon, 18 Mar


Palacký University Olomouc

EUVIP Workshop

Perspectives and limits of the EU’s values-based approach towards the Indo-Pacific: The interests of China, ASEAN, AUKUS and the Quad

EUVIP Workshop
EUVIP Workshop

Time & Location

18 Mar 2024, 10:15 – 20 Mar 2024, 13:15

Palacký University Olomouc, tř. Svobody, 779 00 Olomouc 9, Czechia

About the event

Closed workshop organized by UP EUVIP team will discuss the EU’s values-based approach towards the Indo-Pacific, with particular focus on the interests of China, ASEAN, AUKUS and the Quad. The program of the workshop consists of lectures by EUVIP members and invited guest speakers. 


18th March 2024 (MONDAY)

10:15 – 10:45        CACAS: internal meeting (for CACAS members only)

10:45 – 11:00        Coffee break

11:00 – 11:15          Welcome and Introduction to the Workshop

11:15 – 12:00          Aleš Karmazin (Metropolitan University Prague) Dilemmas of China's Foreign Policy: Domestic  Sources of Chinese Grand Strategy

12:00 – 13:00        Work lunch

13:00 – 13:45        Jeremy  Garlick (University of Economics Prague) China’s ‘do-as-I-do’ Paradigm: Practice-based   Normative Diplomacy in the Global South

13:45 – 14:00        Coffee break

14:00 – 14:45        Renata Westlake (Palacky University Olomouc) Czech President Zeman’s   Discursive Strategies on China

14:45 – 15:00        Coffee break

15:00 – 16:00       Jörn Dosch (University of Rostock) –   keyote speech

The EU's New Assertive Advocacy of   Norms and Values in its Relations with the Indo-Pacific

16:15 – 17:15         Olomouc walking tour

19th March 2024 (TUESDAY)

10:00 – 11:30       Workshop Panel 1: European Geopolitical Ambitions in the Indo-Pacific region

  • Alfred Gerstl, David Broul (Palacky University Olomouc): The EU-ASEAN Relations: The Limits of the EU’s Contributions to Maintaining the Regional Order, exemplified on the South China Sea Dispute
  • Monique Taylor (University of Helsinki): Weaponizing Minilateralism: AUKUS as a Tool of full-spectrum Strategic Competition
  • Tanguy de Wilde d’Estmael (Université catholique de Louvain): Geopolitical approach versus values-based approach of the EU external action

11:30 – 13:00       Lunch break

13:00 – 14:30      Workshop Panel 2: Perspectives on Euro-Indo-Pacific relations and Strategic Alliances

  • Heribert Dieter (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin): Jefferson or Palmerston? Is the European Union ready for an interest-driven policy towards India?
  • Karine Lisbonne-Azais de Vergeron (Global Policy Institute, London): What future for EU-India strategic engagement?
  • Jagannath Panda (Institute for Security and Development Policy, Stockholm): NATO & the Quad: De-Limiting the Structural Constraint in Indo-Pacific

14:30 – 14:45      Coffee break

14:45 – 17:00      Discussion about further cooperation (MSCA staff exchanges, Erasmus, Horizon 2020 calls):  

Presentation by Martina Miechová: Grant Opportunities

20th March 2024 (WEDNESDAY)

10:00 – 11:15      Workshop Panel 3: Sino-Western Competition in the Indo-Pacific Region

  • Tabita Rosendal Ebbesen (Lund University): Sino-Western Competition in Sri Lanka: Development or Democracy?
  • Flore Marie Naslin (Université catholique de Louvain): Xi Jinping and the Order of the Phoenix: Promoting Global Xinitiatives to Challenge the Eagle's Rules-based Order

10:00 – 11:00      EUVIP Project Steering Committee Meeting

  • Alfred Gerstl, Kristina Kironska, Zuzana Ludrovska, Monique Taylor, Tanguy Struye de Swielande (online), Marina Svensson

11:15 – 11:30       Coffee break

11:30 – 12:15       EUVIP All Members Meeting (for EUVIP members)


                                Young Researchers’ Group activity (Federica Cidale)

12:15 – 13:15        Work lunch & official EUVIP Workshop Conclusion

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