TEPSA Newsletter

June 2017



The ‘Future of Europe’ discussion: Now is the Moment to Act!

Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary General

The discussion about the future of the EU cooperation has started. We can refer to the Bratislava declaration of 16 September 2016 and the Rome Declaration of 25 March 2017. As to the contents of the future of EU politics, the Juncker proposals are on the table since the beginning of March. The Commission’s ‘White Paper on the Future of …

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TEPSA institute of the month

Introducing the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE), Nice/Berlin

The Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) is a private institution of higher education and research. It is one of the six designated institutions receiving special funding from the European Union in the framework of the Jean Monnet Programme. Since its foundation by the French intellectual Alexandre Marc in 1954, CIFE has been a firm advocate of European integration, through …

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• TEPSA has redesigned its newsletter

• TEPSA’s new publication section: leading research from across Europe now accessible in one single online library

• TEPSA has a new trainee


• Call for applications for the TEPSA Career Skills Training

• Upcoming Pre-presidency conference in Tallinn (Estonia)

• Two PONT researchers participate in the Tallinn Pre Presidency Conference

• Working Europe Seminar on EU climate, energy and environmental policy: the report is out!


More news from the PONT project


• Country reports now available

• PhD Online Paper No. 1: The discursive construction of Turkey’s role for European energy security: a critical geopolitical perspective

• Online Paper No. 2: Energy and Climate Strategies, Interests and Priorities of the EU and Turkey

• Online Paper No. 3: Evolution of the EU’s and Turkey’s Security Interests, Threat Perceptions and Discourse  


More news from the FEUTURE project


Recent studies for the European Parliament


• Study on State of play of EU-Mauritania relations, by Morten Boas

• Study on Possible impacts of Brexit on EU development and humanitarian policies, by Aitor Peréz and Iliana Olivié (Elcano, Spain)

• Study on Human rights provisions in Economic Partnership Agreements in light of the expiry of the Cotonout Agreement in 2020, by Lorand Bartels 

• Workshop on Human rights in Iran after the nuclear deal: Business as usual or time for change?, contributions by Giulia Bonacquisti, Nazila Ghanea and Firouzeh Nahavandi


More recent studies for the European Parliament


 News from TEPSA Members and Friends


• Publication: Turkey as an Energy Hub? Contributions on Turkey’s Role in EU Energy Supply, Marc Oliver Bettzuge, Mirja Schroder, Wolfgang Wessels

• Petra Roter (CIR, Slovenia) now member of the Scientific Advisory Council of Eurac Research: Institute for Minority Rights

• CIR Slovenia participated in the 12th International Conference ‘Challenges of Europe: Innovative Responses for Resilient Growth and Competitiveness’

• Elcano Royal Institute is the most important Spanish think tank according to the Iberglobal 2017 survey

• Isabelle Maras (CIFE) now specialist for Expertise France at the German-French University (UFA-DFH)

• Tatjana Kuhn (CIFE) now responsible for the project ‘Alternative Europa!’

• IRMO is working on a project on the Croatian National Reform Program

• New results of the IEP (Germany) fact checking project “TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe” are online!

• IEP Germany hosted the German-Nordic-Baltic Forum

• IEP, Germany launched the MIDEU Project

• IIR Prague named most prominent think tank in the Czech Republic and Poland

• Support message for the Central European University (IIR, Czech Republic)

• Nathalie Tocci is the new Director of the Italian International Affairs Institute (IAI)

• Memorandum for cooperation between IAI and the Institute for Geostrategic Research & Foreign Policy of the Macedonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed

• IIA, Iceland is working on the NATO Research Project ‘Small States and the New Security Environment’ ­(SSANSE)

• IIA, Iceland is organising the Small States Summer School 2017

• New teaching and chair at Sciences Po: “Villes et numérique”

• Matteo Del Fabbro now Visiting PhD Candidate at Sciences Po, CEE

• Tom Chevalier (Sciences Po) recently awarded a John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship

• Essay contest on the future of Europe at the University of Nicosia, Cyprus

• The Latvian Institute of International Affairs celebrates its 25th anniversary

• A new Europe programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs


More news


Upcoming calls


• Call for papers on Malta’s EU presidency, University of Malta

• Call for Expression of Interest: European Parliament List of Experts

• CIFE call for the Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS)

• CIFE call for the Master in Global Energy Transition and Governance (Nice-Berlin)

• Call for papers for the Eastern Mediterranean Geopolitical Review (University of Nicosia, Cyprus)

• Three scholarships for the Master programme in European Legal Studies (MELS Online)

• Call for papers: New global challenges of European regulation, institutions and policies (IWE, Hungary)

• Call for applications: PhD students in International Relations (UI, Sweden)

• EU Fundamental Rights Agency call for Scientific Committee Members

More upcoming calls


Upcoming events

13-15 June 2017: Prague European SummitIIR, Czech Republic

14 June 2017: Le Grand Londres après les Jeux Olympiques de 2012Sciences Po, France

14 June 2017: Global Order in a World of Diversities, UI, Sweden

14-15 June 2017: German-American Dialogue on the Post-Soviet SpaceInstitute for European Politics, Germany

15-16 June 2017: TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference, TEPSA and the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute

15-16 June 2017: The new international order, the return of the nation state and contemporary geopoliticsUniversity of Nicosia, Cyprus

16 June 2017: From Warsaw to Brussels: NATO’s Deterrence in the Baltic Sea Region and the Broader Transatlantic ContextLatvian Institute of International Affairs

21 June 2017: Eritreans neighbourhoods around the Red Sea. Social organisation of a diaspora of refugees in camps, villages and urban communities in Eastern Sudan, Yemen and Saudi ArabiaSciences Po, France

26-27 June 2017: The Western Balkans in the European Union: Perspectives of a region in Europe?CIFE, IAI, ÖFZ/CFA

30 June 2017: Lunch Debate with Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank: “Stability and Growth in the Euro Zone – Who plays the main role?Institute for European Politics, Germany

31 June - 1 July 2017: Regional discussion: “LAMPA”, LIIA, Latvia

1-8 July 2017: Summer School: “Global Environmental Politics: Adaptation vs. Mitigation”, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

3 July 2017: 60e anniversaire des Traités de Rome : Revérer le passé et craindre le futur?Sciences Po, France

3-4 July 2017: Geopolitical Change in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus: Which Future Role for Europe?Institute for European Politics, Germany

3-14 July 2017: Summer School: "Energy Union"College of Europe, Bruges

3-14 July 2017: Summer School: EU Transport and Railway Affairs (ETCR)College of Europe, Bruges

3-21 July 2017: 24th Intensive Seminar on the EUCollege of Europe, Bruges

10-19 July 2017: Summer School: EU Competition Law/ IT Markets and Competition mattersCollege of Europe, Bruges


More upcoming events

Click here for the the events archive.


Latest publications from the TEPSA network


 National Politics


• Latvian Foreign and Security Policy, Yearbook 2017, Andris Spruds, Ilvija Bruge and Karlis Bukovskis (eds.) (LIIA, Latvia)

• Slovenia and the European Union, Ana Bojinović Fenko and Marjan Svetličič (CIR, Slovenia)

• Political and geopolitical games in the Cypriot labyrinth: a Greek-Cypriot perspective, Costas Melakopides (Elcano, Spain)

• Multi-level Factors of Youth Exclusion and Inclusion in Ireland, Marco Giugni, Maria Mexi, Tristan Boursier (IAI, Italy)

• Conquered the French Presidency: Now he must secure the capacity to govern, David Cadier (FIIA, Finland)

More publications on National Politics


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