Interest Group on the EU as a Global Actor

Interest Group on the EU as a Global Actor


Website of the Group:  
Coordinating Committee: Piet EeckhoutChristine KaddousAnne ThiesRamses Wessel

Past events:

  • Workshop: Exiting institutions, Naples, 6 September 2017 on the occasion of the 2017 ESIL annual conference. 
  • Seminar: Scoping the Field of EU External Relations Law at Sixty, 17 July 2017 in Leuven PROGRAMME
  • Meeting: The Contribution of the European Union to the International Legal Order. 7 September 2016, Riga. PROGRAMME
  • Workshop: ‘The EU and International Dispute Settlement’, Florence, 19 and 20 February 2015.


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  • You have paid your ESIL membership fee for this year (if not, renew your membership
  • You have created an online ESIL membership account
  • You have ticked the box next to this IG in the list of groups in your membership account

The conveners of the Interest Group receive automatically-generated updated membership lists each month.

If you have any doubts about your ESIL membership or your Interest Group membership, please contact the ESIL Secretariat.

Election Schedule:

  • Elections will be held every two years for two of the four conveners (to allow continuity of the IG) for a four-year term.
  • Piet Eeckhout and Anne Thies were elected in 2014; Christine Kaddous and Ramses Wessel were elected in March 2016. 
  • The next Coordinating Committee elections are planned for March 2018 (for two conveners).