TEPSA Newsletter

October 2017



Tusk’s Leaders’ Agenda: a new working method for the European Council, can it be successful?

Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary General

The European Council meeting of 20 October discussed President Tusk’s proposal for a Leaders’ Agenda. The idea of Tusk is to discuss a series of important files in the European Council on which so far no agreement has been reached.For that purpose, the President proposes a number of 12 summit meetings to be held up to June 2019, some of them informal and some of them to be held outside of Brussels...

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TEPSA institute of the month

Introducing the Razumkov Centre, Ukraine

The Razumkov Centre is a non-governmental think tank founded in 1994, uniting experts in the fields of economy, energy, law, political sciences, international relations, military security, land relations, sociology, history and philosophy. It carries out research on public policy in several domains...

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News from the TEPSA Secretariat


• VIADUCT project page now listed on TEPSA website

• The next TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference will take place in Sofia from 30 November - 1 December


PONT News 

• PONT Career Skills Training II report published

• 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 and TRIANGLE-FEUTURE PhD Workshop took place in Barcelona on 19-20 October 2017

• Read the latest FEUTURE newsletter here and subscribe here!

More news from the FEUTURE project



• Presenting VIADUCT the new network for academic dialogue on EU-Turkey cooperation

More news from the VIADUCT 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


• A new study of the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) examines existing reform proposals regarding the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI)

• New German European Policy Series published (IEP)

• Patrick Le Galès awarded the Regional Studies Association Best Paper Award (Sciences Po)

• CIFE Alumnus Yu Yau Hing awarded for his Master Thesis “Facilitation of linkage of EU-ETS and China-ETS in responding to climate change issues”

• Official start for four of CIFE’s Master programmes

• Jean-Antoine Giansily elected as CIFE’s new president

• Prague European Summit 2017 (IIR)

• Midterm Conference “The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment”: Post-Conference Material (IIRPS)

• European Public Sector Award 2017 (EIPA)

• New Staff members at FIIA

• The Nordic Foreign Policy Institutes strengthen cooperation (FIIA)

• EIPA conducts training for Bulgarian administration in preparing for the Council Presidency

• New Members of the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (UI)

• EU-funded project on Anti EU-Rhetoric and Nationalistic Populism in Central Europe (CIR)

• 4th AIB-CEE Chapter Conference on the Changing Global Landscape and Regional Cooperation (CIR)

• Viktor Musiiaka awarded the Highest Distinction of the Ukrainian Bar Association (Razumkov Centre)

• Yurii Yakymenko participates in the International Round Table “Before and After Elections – Is the Populism Receding?” (Razumkov Centre)

• Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2017-2018 at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe for the Simone Veil Promotion

• Release of the book about the history of Poland by Professor Georges MINK in the Polish translation (College of Europe, Natolin)

• The Latvian Institute of International Affairs has a new member of staff

More news


Upcoming events

13 - 17 November 2017: Autumn School: Negotiations in Practice, CoE, Bruges

13 - 17 November 2017: Autumn School: EU Project Management, CoE, Bruges

13 November 2017: Public discussion: What future for the European Defense and Security?, LIIA, Latvia

14 November 2017: 5th Elcano Forum about Global Terrorism: Evolution of the jihadist threat in the open societies, Elcano, Spain

14 November 2017: Guest lecture: Deepening EMU, Ambition and Realism, College of Europe, Bruges

17 November 2017: Presentation of the book: The Centenary of Latvia. Events and personalities, LIIA, Latvia

17 November 2017: Publication and public discussion: The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs: Decision, LIIA, Latvia

21 November 2017: Lunch Debate with Thomas Westphal: A Strategic Reorientation of the EU Budget?, IEP, Germany

29 November - 1 December 2017: Prague Insecurity Conference, IIR, Czech Republic

30 November - 1 December 2017: 3rd SVOC Conference, VGI, Hungary

More upcoming events

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Latest publications from the TEPSA network


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 broadening law enforcement access to centralised bank account registries

• Public consultation to fair taxation of the digital economy

Find more Commission public consultation here


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