Eurooppa-tutkimuksen päivä 9.10.2015



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09:30-11:00 Keynote speech, Eurooppasali (Malminkatu 16)
Prof. Adrian Hyde-Price (University of Gothenburg): “European Security and the Ukraine Crisis: Between Globalisation and Geopolitics”
Comment: Senior Researcher Kristi Raik (Finnish Institute of International Affairs)
Chair: Research Director Leena Malkki (University of Helsinki/Finnish International Studies Association)

The continuing crisis in the Ukraine has proved to be a ‘game-changer’ for European security. It also casts into sharp relief some of the key features and developments in the European security system. The Ukraine crisis has significantly altered Europe’s security environment, and Russia’s actions have fundamentally changed the European vision of a continent whole, free and at peace. This paper examines the European security system in the light of the Ukraine crisis, and provides an analysis of the ontology of European security. It identifies the key actors, structures and systemic dynamics of contemporary Europe, and focuses on the impact on Europe’s security order of two underlying structural trends: globalisation and geopolitics. The paper concludes by examining the dilemmas and difficulties facing Europe in the light of the Ukraine crisis, and analyses the impact of the crisis on both the European Union and NATO.

12:30-14:00 Eurooppalaisen turvallisuuden haasteet ja tulevaisuus, Unioninkatu 38, sali A205
– Hanna Ojanen (Tampereen yliopisto)
– Rasmus Hindren (puolustusministeriö)
– Tuomas Iso-Markku (Ulkopoliittinen instituutti)
Puheenjohtaja: Arto Aniluoto (Eurooppalainen Suomi ry/Eurooppa-tutkimuksen seura)

14:00-14:30 Tauko

14:30-18:00 Workshop sessions

Workshop 1:
Chair: Leena Malkki (University of Helsinki) & Arto Aniluoto (European Movement in Finland/Finnish European Studies Association)
– Kamilla Aliyeva (University of Helsinki): Impact of migration policies on access to labour market by migrant workers in Europe
– Marko Nousiainen (University of Jyväskylä): Political interpretations on the European participatory turn: Europeanisation, Americanisation and ordo-liberalisation of social action
– Matti Jutila (University of Turku): Regaining EU leverage in European minority politics: Benefits of double delegation and the raise of a new principal
– Maria Mekri & Mirva Salminen (SaferGlobe Finland/University of Lapland): Charting the Impossible: Creating a Framework for Comparative Study in European Union Civilian Crisis Management

Workshop 2:
Chairs: Tuomas Iso-Markku (Finnish Institute of International Affairs) & Hanna Ojanen (University of Tampere)
– Marco Siddi (Finnish Institute of International Affairs): Norms, identities and vulnerabilities: The Ukraine crisis and the securitisation of EU-Russia gas relations
– Unto Vesa (University of Tampere): Security Trends in the Baltic Sea Region
– Ari-Elmeri Hyvönen (University of Jyväskylä): “Ethical Power Europe” and EU’s Response to the Arab Spring
– Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus (University of Helsinki): Back to the post-Soviet? Ukrainian Crisis as Popular Geopolitics
– Tommi Koivula (Finnish National Defence University): The European Union and the Use of Military Force: Mapping the Discursive Space of the EU Common Security and Defence Policy



Annual International Conference
Europe in Crisis : Grexit? Brexit? and the return of Cold War winds?

The European Union has much to be proud of. Yet, today, everywhere one looks, one finds Europe facing a crisis. The language of crisis seems to be the current narrative of Europe – replacing more optimistic narratives that marked its first 50 years – first of peace building, and then of building shared prosperity. Today there is the crisis of Brexit, with a confirmed in-out referendum expected next year. The crisis of Grexit is far from being resolved, with talk each week of an imminent failure to balance the books. The Eurozone crisis is far from being resolved – even with the six-pack and new governance rules emerging. There is a new security crisis with cold winds blowing in from the East and land annexed: sabre-ratling or the start of a new cold war– some 25 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, 40 years since the landmark Helsinki Rights Accords, and 20 years after the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) launched?

This Europaeum annual conference proposes to take the pulse of Europe today. The event will operate as a meeting of minds, bringing together experts and academics from the fields of economics, politics, defence, diplomacy and culture, as well as young research scholars drawn from our 11 partner universities.

Key questions will include: Can the EU unravel contradictions in the Eurozone model? Can the EU resolve exit demands of select members? Can cultural fragmentation be avoided? Can Europe face down its Eurosceptic critics? Is a new iron curtain emerging? Can Europe find the right kind of leadership to go forward? Can the pessimism be reversed?



Venue: Great Hall, Fabianinkatu 26, 3rd floor

15.30 Welcome and Introduction:
Paul Flather (Europaeum)
Juhana Aunesluoma (University of Helsinki)
Session I: A Continuing Crisis for the Eurozone
Speakers: Andrew Graham (Oxford University), Klaus Tuori (University of Helsinki)

17.15 Tea Break

17.45 Session II: Exits and a Crisis for Membership
Speakers: Juha Ottman (Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs), Paul Flather (Oxford University), Susanna Turunen (YLE), Andrew Newby (University of Helsinki).


Venue: Great Hall, Fabianinkatu 26, 3rd floor

09.45 Session I: A Crisis in Security: a New Cold War?
Speakers: Hartmut Mayer (Oxford University), Philip Donaghue (OSCE), Hanna Ojanen (University of Tampere), Chris Lewis (Oxford University)

11:15   Tea Break

11:45   Session II: A Crisis in Europe, or the restive rise of Euro-skepticism?
Speakers: Nicolas Vaidbourdt (Paris Sorbonne 1), Marco Siddi (Finnish Institute for International Affairs), Lenka Rovnà (Charles University Prague)

13:15   Concluding Remarks


Organized jointly by Europaeum and the Network for European Studies

For practicalities, please contact Ms. Laura Sumari at


Eurooppa-tutkimuksen verkosto on Helsingin yliopiston Valtiotieteellisen tiedekunnan Talouden ja politiikan tutkimuksen laitoksen alainen monitieteinen tutkimusverkosto, jonka tehtävänä on harjoittaa ja edistää Eurooppa-tutkimusta. Eurooppa-tutkimuksen verkosto rahoittaa tutkimushankkeita, edistää monitieteistä yhteistyötä tutkijoiden ja tutkimusprojektien välillä sekä järjestää lukuisia seminaareja ja vierailuluentoja. Verkosto vastaa lisäksi EU-opintokokonaisuudesta ja englanninkielisestä maisteriohjelmasta (MES) sekä Helsingin yliopiston osallistumisesta kansainväliseen Europaeum-yliopistoverkostoon.