EU Foreign Policy from the ‘Outside In’ Perspective: EU external reception, perceptions and communication (RCx-EU)

2018 – 2021

The Chair EU Foreign Policy from the ‘Outside In’ Perspective: EU external reception, perceptions and communication (RCx-EU) aims to enhance current teaching and research offerings and promote greater interest in EU Studies at the University of Canterbury, across New Zealand, and in the wider Asia-Pacific.

The Chair is specifically designed to provide understanding of how the EU’s leadership is recognised and received externally at times when the changes in the EU and globally impact and pressure EU external relations. The Chair offers a distinct novel specialization and creates a unique concentration of scholarly expertise, methodological know-how and practice connections by focusing on EU foreign policy from the “outside-in” perspective.

Posted at NCRE, a premier EU Studies teaching, research and outreach hub in Asia-Pacific, the Chair project will provide a unique opportunity for students and the wider academic and professional public to learn about the EU, familiarise themselves with EU external action informed by EU Global Strategy and reflect on EU global recognition and perceptions as means to influence behaviours that matter in international relations.

RCx-EU will bring together leading experts on EU foreign policy and introduce them to NZ EU Studies students, academics and practitioners advancing the academic excellence and societal outreach of EU studies in NZ.

The RCx-EU-website is edited by Mona Semek, student at the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwigsburg, during an internship at the NCRE.