Open call for applications: 5-day PONT Career Skills Training in Brussels




Open call for applications: 5-day Career Skills Training in Brussels

In the framework of the PONT project, TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association) is organizing a Career Skills Training to guide recent graduates from Master’s programmes, PhD students and young researchers into the practicalities of working life and to introduce them to the Brussels arena. 20 young professionals will take part in the training to identify and acquire skills needed in the field of EU policy-making, including work for the European institutions and think-tanks. Interactive sessions with EU practitioners, researchers, trainers and academics as well as personal feedback on individual presentations will enable young researchers to improve their drafting and communication skills, including the communication of research findings to policy-makers, thereby increasing participants’ employability.

The career skills training will take place on 17-21 October 2016 and will be coordinated by Prof. Hanna Ojanen, Jean Monnet Professor at the University of Tampere.

All career skills training participants will also be offered the opportunity to take part in TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conference, a biannual flagship event promoting expert discussion of the main issues of the current EU agenda.

Full participation to all elements of the five-day programme in Brussels is compulsory. Participants of the Career Skills Training will receive a certificate of attendance after the successful completion of the training.

Training venue: Fondation Universitaire, Rue d’Egmont 11, Brussels and working visits in Brussels based institutions.

Participation fee: €200 for applicants coming from or having graduated from TEPSA member and associate member institutes and €400 for applicants coming from non-TEPSA member institutes. This fee includes all training materials, access to all programme components as well as lunch during the training.

Travel reimbursement: TEPSA reimburses travel costs up to €250. All other expenses, like accommodation, are to be covered by other sources or by the participants themselves.

Deadline for applications: 21 September 2016 (noon).

More information on the training and application procedure can be found here.

Call for Papers “The Political Role of the European Central Bank in European Union Governance”

Uni DuisburgConference at University of Duisburg‐Essen (Germany), 5‐6 April, 2017

Conference conveners Michael Kaeding and Sebastian Heidebrecht cordially invite you to submit proposal abstracts focusing on aspects related to “The Political Role of the European Central Bank in European Union Governance”. Selected papers will be published in a conference transcript (edited volume). Additionally, a selection of papers will be considered for a special issue in one of the leading EU journals.

Aim of the conference

Beyond core functions of central banking, the European Central Bank (ECB) plays an increasing role in the emerging new European economic governance framework and in creating and maintaining the European financial infrastructure. Further, the central bank’s relations with European and international institutions and EU member states change and are expanding. Also, in the years since the financial crisis the social and institutional embeddedness of the central bank, as well as the legal architecture and more generally the consequences of the institutional heterogeneity of the monetary union have changed significantly.
The conference aims at analyzing those and related recent developments by bringing together insights from different disciplines, such as political science, economics, law, history and sociology.

It aims at:

  • Examining the political role of the ECB in the European Union governance framework;
  • Developing the outlines of an innovative research agenda; stimulating contacts by bringing together junior and senior international and interdisciplinary researchers working on the ECB, the European Monetary Union, as well as practitioners, politicians and the civil society;
  • Exploring the possibilities for closer cooperation in projects on practical aspects of the European integration process.
Deadline for submission of paper proposals: October 31, 2016

Click here to download the call for papers.