The Normative Power of The European Neighbourhood Policy in Georgia

Rasmus Hoff, Fatima Madsen & Jakob Trykker

Student thesis: Termpaper


EU is founded on the respect for human dignity, freedom, democracy, equality and the rule of law. These norms do not only determine how the Union acts internally but is also the cornerstone of its relations with third countries. The ability to shape what passes as normal in world politics and the capability to diffuse normative power is thus essential for the EU. In this project we investigate the European Neighbourhood Policy as a norm diffusing foreign policy tool. As a result of the enlargements of 2004 and 2007 a de facto stop to new membership negotiations was evident. As an alternative to the accession process the European Neighbourhood Policy was created to ensure stabile and democratic development of neighbor states. By using the concept of Normative Power Europe we analyze the EU-Georgia ENP partnership to establish: how successful is the European Neighbourhood Policy in Georgia as a normative power?

EducationsEU-studies, (Bachelor/Graduate Programme) Basic
Publication date16 Jan 2013


  • EU
  • European Neigbourhood Policy
  • Normative Power
  • Georgia