EU Actorness in the Fight against Somali Piracy

  • Ondřej Šimon
Keywords: European Union, Actorness, Recognition, Common Foreign and Security Policy, Somalia, Piracy, Atalanta


The  case  study  deals  with  the  issue  of  the  European  Union  as  an  actor  in international  relations.  While  based  on  an  analysis  of  the  first  common  EU  naval  military mission, EU NAVFOR Somalia, code-named Atalanta, the article intends to shed more light on how the EU paves the way to its getting recognized as an international actor. The author assumes that the EU aims at facilitating the process in two key dimensions: the virtual (i.e. material) and the  intersubjective  (i.e.  idealogical)  dimension.  The  consultation  is  meant  to  contribute  to  the epistemo-methodological debate about the essence and origins of the international recognition of the EU.

Author Biography

Ondřej Šimon