What is VISIONS? Visions and practices of geopolitics in the European Union and its neighborhood (VISIONS) is a research project which is designed to investigate the current rapidly changing geopolitical landscape of the EU and its near neighborhood and analyze its consequences. 


We are interested to know how geopolitics may contribute to the empowerment of determined social actors or, conversely, the disempowerment, marginalization or securitization of other social groups such as women, migrants or ethno-linguistic minorities.

Latest News

Federica Zardo authors article on the EU Trust Fund for Africa

18 September 2020

VISIONS researcher Federica Zardo (University of Vienna) published an article on the EU Trust Fund for Africa in the journal Geopolitics. By combining a policy instruments approach with a spatial perspective, the article analyses the geopolitical dynamics of EU policy instruments in the realm of migration and explores how they contribute to redesigning the EU-African geopolitical space.

Sietse Papenborg joins Project VISIONS

28 July 2020

Sietse Papenborg has joined Project VISIONS as research assistant. Sietse holds a BSc in International Relations (2016) and a Research MSc in Political Science and Public Administration (2018), both from Leiden University in the Netherlands.

VISIONS researcher Wolfgang Wagner authors new book 

27 July 2020

Wolfgang Wagner (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) authored a new book on "The Democratic Politics of Military Interventions. Political Parties, Politicization and Decisions to Use Force Abroad" (Oxford University Press).


Funding institution


Ramon Trias Fargas 25-27 08005 Barcelona