TEPSA Newsletter

September 2017



Juncker’s State Of The Union address: which way to go for the EU?

Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary General

On 13 September 2017, European Commission President Jean-Clause Juncker delivered his State of the Union Address in the European Parliament. Referring to the present ‘momentum’ to establish a positive European agenda, the President proposed a number of initiatives and ideas, such as: to open the Schengen cooperation to Bulgaria and Romania...

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TEPSA institute of the month

Introducing the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA), Maastricht

Established in Maastricht in 1981 and having centres in Luxembourg and Barcelona, the European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA) is Europe’s leading centre of excellence on European integration and the new challenges for public management...

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News from the TEPSA Secretariat


• The next TEPSA General Assembly will take place in Sofia on 30 November 2017

• Vacancies in the TEPSA network now listed on the TEPSA website

• TEPSA a coalition partner in Debating Security Plus - an online security brainstorm taking place now (26-28 September)!


PONT News 

• PONT Career Skills Training held in Brussels

• The next TEPSA PPC will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, on 30 November – 1 December 2017

More news from the PONT project



• FEUTURE mid-term conference takes place next month in Barcelona, 19-20 October 2017

• Read the latest FEUTURE newsletter here and subscribe here!

More news from the FEUTURE project


Recent studies for the European Parliament

• Labour rights in GSP+ beneficiary countries with a focus on Export Processing Zones, Benjamin Richardson, James Harrison and Liam Campling

• European Parliament briefing and workshop on Towards an EU common position on the use of armed drones, contributions from Jessica Dorsey and Giulia Bonacquisti

More recent studies for the European Parliament


 News from TEPSA Members and Friends


• The Centre for Small State Studies (Iceland) awarded Jean Monnet Projects grant & Networks grant

• New visiting fellow joins IIR

• New Center for Energy Policy opens at IIR

• Richard Nikolaus Kühnel (Representative of the European Commission, Germany) participates in IEP event 

• The first interview of “Klartext” series take place with Ukrainian think tanks (IEP)

• Real Instituto Elcano signs collaboration agreement with Tres Culturas Foundation

• Publication by Dr Madalina Dobrescu and Prof. Tobias Schumacher in “Foreign Policies Of EU Member States” (College of Europe, Natolin)

• Professor Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski gives keynote lecture at IFLA World Library and Information Congress (College of Europe, Natolin)

• A Career in Research, from Sciences Po to Harvard

• New assistant professor Matthias Thiemann joins Sciences Po, CEE

• EIPA’s Master of European Legal Studies kicks off on 29 September 2017

• The European Public Sector Award (EPSA) 2017 entering last phase (EIPA)

• Prof. dr. Simon Duke gives keynote address at final conference of Jean Monnet Network PACO on parliamentary cooperation & diplomacy (EIPA)

• Members of the Centre of International Relations (Slovenia) participate in EADI Nordic Conference 2017

• Dr. Andreja Jaklič takes part in roundtable discussion on ‘Breaking the myths about foreign direct investment’

• Dr. Metka Stare presents paper ‘Facilitating circular change with services’ at the 27th conference of the European Association for Research on Services (RESER)

• Razumkov Centre presents publication “Ukraine’s Party System Transformation: Ukrainian Experience in European Context”

• Razumkov Centre’s presents publication at forum in Italy

• College of Europe launches new joint Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs

More news


Upcoming events

3 October 2017: Conference: The Brexit negotiations – Quo vadis? Federal Trust, U.K.

4-5 October 2017: International Symposium: Czech Foreign Policy, IIR, Czech Republic

 5 October 2017: Discussion: Euroscepticism in Small EU Member States Vol. 2, LIIA, Latvia

6 October 2017: Autumn Course: EU Fact Finding, College of Europe, Bruges

9-11 October 2017: Autumn School: EU Diplomacy & Diplomatic Skills, College of Europe, Bruges

10 October 2016: Conference: Imagine Forum - Looking Over the Horizon, IIA, Iceland

12 October 2017: Round table: Energy Union - Opportunities and Challenges for Croatia, IRMO, Croatia

13 October 2017: Colloquium and Memorial: Professor Stephen Haseler, Federal Trust, U.K.

16-18 October 2017: Autumn School: EU Economic Governance, College of Europe, Bruges

17 October 2017: Panel Discussion: Trump, Europe and the wider world, Federal Trust, U.K.

19 October 2017: FEUTURE Mid Term Conference, Barcelona

20 October 2017: International workshop: “Civil Society in the European Neighbourhood Policy”, College of Europe, Bruges

23 October 2017: Seminar: A Stronger Europe in a Fragile World, NUPI, Norway

23 - 26 October 2017: Autumn School: Trade Policy, College of Europe, Bruges

More upcoming events

Click here for the the events archive.


Latest publications from the TEPSA network

EU External Relations & Global Politics 


• The EU, China and the Trump effect,George Tzogopoulos (CIFE)

• Grasping the everyday and extraordinary in EU–NATO relations: the added value of practice approaches, Nina Græger (NUPI, Norway)

• The Role of Iran and the United States of America in Geopolitics of Central Asia, Guli Yuldasheva, Andris Spruds & Diana Potjomkina (LIIA, Latvia)

• Controlling Chaos: How Russia Manages Its Political War in Europe, Mark Galeotti (IIR, Czech Republic)

• Windows of opportunity in the Korean Peninsula, Félix Arteaga & Mario Esteban (Elcano, Spain)

More publications on EU External Relations and Global Politics


 National Politics


• Political influence network in Twitter 2017, Juan Antonio Sánchez Giménez & Evgueni Tchubyalo (Elcano,Spain)

• The EU in the German Elections: A Window of Opportunity for Euro and Defence Reforms, Niklas Helwig (FIIA, Finland)

• Kant vs Hobbes: elements of Germany’s emerging grand strategy, Ulrich Speck (Elcano, Spain)

• Ukraine’s party system evolution: 1990-2017 (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

• Euroscepticism in Slovakia: The broken promise of prosperity and stability, Marta Králiková (IEP, Germany) 

More publications on National Politics


European Commission public consultations

The European Commission has launched a public consultation concerning issues regularly covered by member institutes of the TEPSA network. 

• Public consultation on the interoperability of EU information systems for borders and security

• Public consultation to support the evaluation of the European Environment Agency and its European Environment Information and Observation Network

Find more Commission public consultation here


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