Post-coloniality in the EU’s Eastern and Southern ‘neighbourhoods’: Something old, something new

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


Moderated conversations with invited guests speakers, taking place on the same day, will seek to reflect on the geopolitical organisation and governance of space in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) during the historical junctures of European imperialist expansion, decolonisation and post-colonialism. By reflecting on these junctures, the speakers will investigate their effects on the contemporary power relations between the European and MENA spaces. The discussions revolve around the following questions: What impacts this legacy has on current struggles for emancipation in the Arab world? What are the physical and discursive borders it established? Can the EU-MENA relations transcend the limitations of the colonial past?
Period16 Nov 2021
Event titleThe continued effects of the colonial era on the EU foreign policy towards the MENA countries : A conversation with Professor Michelle PACE, Roskilde University
Event typeLecture
LocationNatolin, Poland
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • EU
  • MENA
  • Middle East
  • North Africa
  • colonialism
  • imperialism
  • amnesia
  • atonement
  • redirection
  • external relations
  • foreign policy
  • Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
  • European Neighbourhood Policy
  • Union for the Mediterranean
  • enlargement
  • rule of law
  • asylum policy
  • Democratization