About this website

This website is an online resource guide for researchers, practitioners and students designed to facilitate the search for quality information sources regarding EU foreign policy. It endeavours to present them in a systematic and easily accessible way.

Each theme and area of EU external relations is divided into several specific topics for which academic literature and official resources are available in the form of references or links to dedicated websites. The academic literature is evidently not exhaustive but contains major books and special issues of prominent journals dealing with EU foreign policy.

The website also serves as a website companion to the book The Foreign Policy of the European Union by Stephan Keukeleire and Tom Delreux (Palgrave Macmillan 2014, 2nd ed). It offers further resources and reading for class work, papers and dissertations.

The website is a joint project developed by the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies  at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, and the at Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) institute of the University of Leuven, Belgium. It has received funding from TOTAL in the framework of the TOTAL Chair of EU Foreign Policy at the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies of the College of Europe and from the European Union as part of the ‘Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on ‘The EU, Foreign Policy and Global Governance’ at the University of Leuven.


The Exploring EU Foreign Policy website is coordinated and kept up to date by the following team:

photosProfessor Stephan Keukeleire is Jean Monnet Professor in EU Foreign Policy at the University of Leuven, vice-director of the Master in European Studies: Transnational and Global Perspectives and co-director of the 'Master in European Politics and Policies' (MEPP). As visiting professor at the College of Europe, he has been the Chairholder of the TOTAL Chair of EU Foreign Policy (2011-2013) and currently teaches the course “The EU as a Foreign Policy Actor” in the Master of Arts in EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies. He leads the‘Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on ‘The EU, Foreign Policy and Global Governance’. He has worked at the cabinet of the Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs and at the European Parliament. Dr. Keukeleire is co-author of the book 'The Foreign Policy of the European Union' (2nd, ed) which is published in the 'European Union Series' of Palgrave/Macmillan (2014).

Daan Fonck
is a teaching assistant and PhD researcher at the Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) Institute of the University of Leuven. He holds a Master in International Comparative Politics from the University of Leuven (2009-2010), a Master in Politics, Security and Integration from University College of London (2010-2011) and a Master in EU Diplomacy Studies and International Relations from the College of Europe (2011-2012). He previously worked for the Flemish Department of Foreign Affairs and pursued an internship at both the Directorate General European Affairs of the Belgian Foreign Ministry and the Belgian Permanent Representation to the EU as a fellow of the Bernheim Foundation. 

Floor Keuleers is a PhD Fellow of the Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), working at the Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) Institute of the University of Leuven. Her PhD research (2013-2017) investigates Sub-Saharan African perceptions of the EU as a development partner, and how these compare to African perceptions of China. Her research interests include EU foreign policy and development policy, the external image of the EU, EU-Africa relations and the Great Lakes region. She previously worked at LINES as a teaching assistant and continues to be involved in the courses on the foreign policy of the EU and in the supervision of dissertations on this topic. She holds a Ba in Political Science (University of Antwerp, 2010), an Ma in Comparative and International Politics (University of Leuven, 2011) and an MPhil in Development Studies (University of Cambridge, 2012).



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