TEPSA Newsletter

 May 2018



Can there be Unity if there is so much Diversity?

Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary General

Talking about the European Union’s cooperation one often cites the motto: ‘United in Diversity’. This motto was included in the text of the European Constitution (Article I-8).‘United in Diversity’ refers to the differences between the Member States regarding history, culture and languages. In doing so, the motto illustrates the richness of our European identity. The whole idea, however, is that these differences should not stand in the way of a united approach once implementing the treaties’ objectives...


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TEPSA institute of the month

Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS)

The Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS) is an independent research institution for international studies, financed primarily by the Danish state. It carries out research and analysis on a wide range of issues within the areas of globalisation, security and development. Its researchers participate in national and international debates and academic networks, and publish in high-ranking academic journals, always striving to excel in academic scholarship...

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News from the TEPSA Secretariat


•  The TEPSA Explainer discussing the meaning of Italy's election on EU migration policies by Anja Palm (IAI, Italy) is now out!

• TEPSA support to the "Debate Competition of University Students" organised by Comenius University Bratislava

• TEPSA at the 2018 ECPR Standing Group Conference in Paris, check the programme here

• One week to go before Vienna Pre Presidency Conference! Check the agenda here



PONT News 

• The last PONT Career Skills Training concluded: check out some impressions and pictures!

•  Three PONT fellows will participate in TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conference in Vienna, Austria

• Read the TEPSA Brief on “State aid regulation post-Brexit”, by Laurence Bielen, PONT Fellow from the Working Europe Seminar on EU Trade Policy

 More news from the PONT project



• FEUTURE Synthesis Workshop took place in Brussels 

• FEUTURE Newsletter n°8 is now out!

• FEUTURE Online Paper No. 20: “The Role of the Middle East in the EU-Turkey Security Relationship: Key Drivers and Future Scenarios”, Doruk Ergun, Andrea Dessì, Jakob Lindgaard, Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, Kamaran Palani

• FEUTURE Online Paper No. 21: “Highly Skilled Migration between the EU and Turkey: Drivers and ScenariosElena Sánchez-Montijano, Ayhan Kaya, Melike Janine Sökmen

• Check out the latest FEUTURE activities

• Subscribe to FEUTURE Newsletter

More news from the FEUTURE project




• Watch online the VIADUCT Public Debate on Security and Politics, organised by the Finnish Institute of International Affairs

• First Annual VIADUCT Conference held in Brussels

• VIADUCT is also on Twitter and Facebook

• Subscribe to the VIADUCT Newsletter

More news from the VIADUCT project 



• SEnECA Blog: The Art of (dis-)integrationArkadiusz Legieć (WiseEuropa, Poland)

•  Report of the Riga Conference is now available! 

• The second SEnECA Newsletter is now out! Read and Subscribe!

• SEnECA is also on Twitter and Facebook

More news from the SEnECA project



 News from TEPSA Members and Friends


• Berlin Policy Hub’s Georgian and Moldovan guests conclude their first visits to Berlin (IEP, Germany)

• Dr. Ditrych has been appointed as the new director of the IIR (IIR, Czech Republic)

• What do the Rich think of the Poor? Interview with Bruno Cousin (Sciences Po, CEE, France)

• IWE participated in the conference ‘Reconfiguring global Europe: resistance, resilience, and organisation’ (IWE, Hungary)

• IRMO awarded the project “The Implementation of Branding Activities-QNeST” (IRMO, Croatia)

• The IAI award for young talent is launched (IAI, Italy)

• Natolin Delegation awarded at the National Model United Nations – New York 2018 (College of Europe Natolin)

• NUPI Podcast: What will Europe look like after Brexit? (NUPI, Norway)

• Razumkov Centre co-organised a conference in London – “Reforms in Ukraine: Progress and Challenges in 2018” (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

• Round table ‘Mainstreaming environment in EU policies’ (CIR, Slovenia)


More news


Upcoming calls


• Call for Papers: EUCACIS conference (IEP, Germany - CIFE)

• Calls for expressions of interest – European Parliament

More upcoming calls



Upcoming events


• 4 June,Bruges: Course "Towards effective Monitoring and Evaluation for EU-funded projects" (College of Europe Bruges)

• 6 June, Rome: Conference "From Thessaloniki to Sofia and Beyond" (IAI, Italy)

• 6 June, Berlin: Public Debate “Perspectives on the negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework (IEP, Germany)

• 8 June, Berlin: Conference: “The European Union and Ukraine: How to enhance the cooperation and maintain the reform process?" (IEP, Germany)

• 13 June, Paris: SGEU Conference, (Sciences Po, CEE, France)

• 15 June, Riga: Conference “Between NATO Summits in Brussels – Status of Enhanced Forward Presence and Emerging Threats" (LIIA, Latvia)

• 19 June, Prague: Prague European Summit (IIR, Czech Republic)

• 20 June, Natolin: TEDx College of Europe Natolin: "Embracing Diversity" (College of Europe Natolin)


More upcoming events

Click here for the the events archive.


Latest publications from the TEPSA network


EU External Relations & Global Politics 


• “The US-Japan-India-Australia Quadrilateral Security Dialogue: Indo-Pacific alignment or foam in the ocean”, Sophie Eisentraut, Bart Gaens (FIIA, Finland)

• “Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal”, Thomas Gomart, Robin Niblett, Daniela Schwarzer, Nathalie Tocci (IAI, Italy)

• “European Defence and Third Countries after Brexit”, Øyvind Svendsen (NUPI, Norway)

• “Limits to the European Union’s Normative Power in a Post-Conflict Society: EULEX and Peacebuilding in Kosovo”, Rok Zupančič, Nina Pejič (CIR, Slovenia)

• “Understanding the shift from micro- to macro-prudential thinking: a discursive network analysis”, Matthias Thiemann, Mohamed Aldegwy, Edin Ibrocevic (SciencesPo-CNRS, France)

• “The US and North Korea: will their Presidents shake hands?”, Félix Arteaga, Mario Esteban (Elcano, Spain)

• “Sustainable Growth and Development in Small Open Economies”, Andrea Éltető, Isidora Ljumović (IWE, Hungary)

More publications on EU External Relations and Global Politics



European Integration & Institutional Affairs 


• “The added value of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), and its revision”, Julian Plottka (IEP, Germany)

• “Macron, Merkel and the new European sovereignties”, Andrés Ortega (Elcano, Spain)

• “Les Députés français et l’Europe. Tristes hémicycles?”, Olivier Rozenberg (SciencesPo-CNRS, France)

• “Brexit: differentiated disintegration in the European Union”, Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)

More publications on European Integration & Institutional Affairs



Climate & Energy 


• “Egypt, a Future Gas Supplier to the European Union?”, Jan Mazac, Lukas Tichy (IIR, Czech Republic)

• “Sustainability-oriented cross-functional collaboration to manage trade-offs and interdependencies”, Andrea Szalavetz (IWE, Hungary)

• Energy Union Watch, No. 11 (January-March 2018) – Nicolò Sartori, Lorenzo Colantoni, Margherita Bianchi (IAI, Italy)

More publications on Climate & Energy


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 measures to further improve the effectiveness of the fight against illegal content online

• Public consultation on common rules for the operation of EU air carriers in the internal aviation market

• Evaluation of the EU framework for taxation of energy products and electricity

• Public Consultation on the European Capitals of Culture 2017 Aarhus (DK) and Pafos (CY)

Find more Commission public consultation here


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