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Call for papers - From cradle to grave: The policy cycle of EU restrictive measures

28 July 2022

From cradle to grave: The policy cycle of EU restrictive measures
Groningen, The Netherlands
24-26 November 2022

Restrictive measures – the EU’s official notions for sanctions – are increasingly imposed by the EU to pursue its foreign and security policy objectives, ranging from fighting terrorism, managing conflict and promoting human rights. This trend started with the entry into force of the Maastricht Treaty in 1993, but the recent war in Ukraine has set in motion new forces in the world of sanctions that require a wide interdisciplinary discussion to reflect on how the recent changes represent long lasting innovations in sanctions practices.

With this objective in mind, we would like to foster a multidisciplinary discussion that will lead to an edited volume with contributions to the discussion on sanctions in the different phases of the policy cycle. When submitting your proposal, please indicate the phase of the policy cycle where your chapter aims to contribute: how sanctions are put on the EU’s agenda, how are they formulated, how can they be adopted, how are they implemented and finally how are they evaluated (agenda setting – policy formulation – adoption – implementation – evaluation).

Among possible topics are cases of CFSP restrictive measures, extraterritorial sanctions, the Blocking Statute but also other trade measures that could qualify as sanctions (e.g. measures falling within the scope of the proposed Anti-Coercion Instrument) as well as the various implementation challenges that affect sanctions effectiveness and their economic impact.

Abstracts (max. 250 words) should be submitted to by September 1, 2022 with subject 'SANCTIONS WORKSHOP'. The acceptance of papers will be communicated by September 8, 2022. If you plan to attend the event as an observer, please let us know by September 15. A preliminary programme will be circulated as soon as possible.

We expect participants to arrive in Groningen for the brainstorming dinner on 24 November. On 25 November, we will discuss the chapters to be considered for the edited volume. In the morning of 26 November, we will hold an organisational meeting on the future of the Sanctions Network. We will cover food and accommodation for the speakers and as many observers as possible, and we will prioritise financial support to cover junior scholars’ travel expenses.

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