Covid-19, the EU and geopolitics

Helene Sjursen participated in a NORTIA roundtable on Covid-19, the EU and geopolitics. 

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Charles Michel, President of the European Council and Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission present the EU’s response to the coronavirus in a press conference on 15 April (Photo: European Union).

The topics of the event were: What lessons to be drawn from Covid-19 response about EU global actorness? What added value from EU foreign policy to get out of the crisis economically and politically?

Sjursen presented findings from the GLOBUS project at the event. 


  • Ben Tonra, University College Dublin
  • Helene Sjursen, ARENA Centre for European Studies
  • Kolja Rauba, KU Leuven

Chair: Federica Bicchi, European University Institute and London School of Economics

A video of the roundtable is available on YouTube.

Published June 11, 2020 11:14 AM - Last modified Feb. 4, 2022 2:42 PM