Has the EU lost its ability to inspire change in aspiring member states?

Series Name Lunchtime Lectures
Speaker Elyse Wakelin
Type Lectures & Talks
When 07 Mar 2014, 12:00AM - 01:00AM
Venue Leicester Adult Education College, 2 Wellington St, Leicester City Centre
Open To Public
Ticket Price Free
For Bookings Contact Dr Ralitsa Kantcheva, 0116 294 4685

The ability of the European Union to influence aspiring member states to make the necessary reforms to create domestic policy and institutions that are both stable and strong enough for membership is essential to a successful EU enlargement programme. The key tool at the disposal of the EU to encourage and ensure compliance is EU conditionality.

Elyse Wakelin, a Postgraduate researcher from the Politics and International Relations Department will explore if the EU has any real power to influence aspiring member states looking at the effectiveness of EU conditionality as a tool to engage with policy reform in aspiring states.

The Lunchtime Lecture series takes place Fridays, 12:00 - 1:00pm at the Leicester Adult Education College, located at 2 Wellington St, near the city end of New Walk. The lectures are delivered by current University of Leicester postgraduates and are open to the public, so there is no need to book, just come along on the day.