– A HANDBOOK-
“The fact is that the European Union and the European Economic Community that preceded it were not designed for playing a role in world politics. For a long time we were unable to do so. But circumstances dictate that we must aim to be able to hold our own on the global stage”. This collective study aims to retrace how the European Neighborhood Policy (ENP) emerged, starting from the early 2000’s debates to present, before describing in detail how the ENP operates at the institutional level in its East and South dimensions. It discusses the ENP’s regional initiatives, by highlighting the impact of the geopolitical shift emerging in the European neighbourhood since 2003. A particular analytic attention is given to the main calibrations made to the ENP in the last decade, reflected in the different levels of EU engagement in the neighbourhood, which the study examines in detail in the specific political context of each of the 16 partner countries. Overall, the book offers an up-to-date material on the structures, procedures and content of ENP, focusing more on the consequences of its policy instruments for each of recipient countries, how its changes have affected the behaviour of its partners and which were the instruments that influenced ENP’s implementation. Last but not least, the book provides an image of the EU member states’ strategies and behaviours in the neighbourhood and how did they influence the ENP.
 Speech by President Jean-Claude Juncker at the 54th Munich Security Conference, Munich, 17 February 2018, http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_SPEECH-18-841_en.htm (accessed on 5 June 2018).