Event Reports

Contested States and EU Practices of Territorial (Un)Differentiation

Insights from the Cases of Palestine and Western Sahara

The lecture aimed to explain the "lifecycle" of the EU’s practices of territorial differentiation towards contested states in a situation of foreign occupation in its southern neighbourhood, i.e. Palestine and Western Sahara.Dr. Dimitris Bouris (Assistant Professor, University of Amsterdam) presented his current research on the topic. The discussion was followed by a commentary by Ulrike Hauer (Head of the Political Section, The Office of the EU Representative) in regards to the case of Palestine.