EU as Global Actor


The Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI) invites you to a discussion on the trends in the development of the European foreign policies, and an assessment of the performance of the EU as a global actor, as the European Foreign Policy Scorecard 2015 is presented.

The European Foreign Policy Scorecard is published annually by the European Council of Foreign Relations. Its fifth edition summarizes the EU as a global actor in 2014, an eventful year calling for European unity on many occasions, and with new political leadership in the major European institutions.

The Scorecard aims to provide an overall evaluation of the foreign policy effectiveness of the EU during the past year. It measures both the performance of the EU on the global stage, and the level of activity of all its member states, including Sweden. How did the EU as a whole respond to the global and regional challenges in 2014? Has the EU changed its policy course? What role did Sweden play in EU's common foreign policy?


Mark Leonard, Co-Founder and Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations, the first pan-European think-tank.

Mikaela Kumlin Granit, Head of the EU Department at the Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Anke Schmidt-Felzmann, Research Fellow at UI's Europe Research Programme.

Roderick Parkes, Research Fellow at UI's Europe Research Programme.

The seminar will be moderated by Anna Wieslander, Deputy Director at UI.

Date: Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Time: 10.30-12.00. Registration from 10.00. No late entries.
Location: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm.
Seminar fee: UI members free. Non members 100 SEK.
Language: English
Registration here

The Scorecard can be downloaded here.

The European Council on Foreign Relations' Press Release.


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