TEPSA Newsletter


June 2018



The European Council of 28 June and migration

More concrete ideas, however, no solutions (as yet)

Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary General

Since the migration crisis of 2015/2016 the EU is looking for solutions to handle the influx of migrants coming from the Middle East (in 2015 notably Syria), Africa and Asia. EU legislative measures regarding migration are of application already for years. The reference is notably to the Schengen cooperation and the so-called Dublin system (designating the member state responsible to examine applications for asylum). However, we were not able to apply these measures correctly in view of the high number of migrants -more than 1 million- coming to Europe for example in 2015...


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TEPSA is recruiting a Financial Manager and a Project Officer


Deadline for applications for the Financial Manager is 10 July

Deadline for applications for the Project Officer is 8 July


More info here


TEPSA institute of the month


Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)

The Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS) is an independent research institute covering the areas of Economics, Political Science and Sociology. The combination of basic academic research, applied research and policy advice under one roof provides a unique combination positioning the IHS firmly at the crossroads of academia and public policy. It was founded in 1963 by two emigrated scholars, the sociologist Paul F. Lazarsfeld and the economist Oskar Morgenstern, with the financial support from the Ford Foundation, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, and the City of Vienna, with the main task to establish modern social sciences in Austria.....

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News from the TEPSA Secretariat


• TEPSA held its Pre-Presidency Conference in Vienna on 7-8 June 2018. Read the report here and watch the videos of the sessions here

• TEPSA Recommendations to the Austrian Presidency are now available!

• Watch the new TEPSA Explainer on the TEPSA Recommendations

• TEPSA General Assembly in Vienna has welcomed two new Associate Members

• Presentation of the TEPSA Book “The Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals

• TEPSA co-organised a seminar on “EU in the Swedish election” with the Swedish Institute of International Affairs

• TEPSA Brief: “Talking Europe: How did Italians do it in the latest election campaign and what will come next?”, Nicoletta Pirozzi (IAI, Italy)


PONT News 

• Seven PONT fellows participated in TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conference in Vienna, Austria

• Interviews with the speakers of the 3rd PONT Career Skills Training are now available on TEPSA's YouTube Channel!

• Read the TEPSA Brief on “Conditionality 2.0: an improved legal framework to protect sustainable development through EU Free Trade Agreements”, by Romain Laugier, PONT Fellow from the Working Europe Seminar on EU Trade Policy

• Read the TEPSA Brief on “Fighting land grabbing and promoting local development through trade policies”, by Alessandra Moroni, PONT Fellow from the Working Europe Seminar on EU Trade Policy

• Read the TEPSA Brief on “How to make TSD Chapters more effective”, by Verena Füller, PONT Fellow from the Working Europe Seminar on EU Trade Policy

 More news from the PONT project



• FEUTURE Online Paper No. 22: “Gas Developments in the Eastern Mediterranean: Trigger or Obstacle for EU-Turkey Cooperation?Thedoros Tsakiris, Sinan Ulgen, Ahmet K. Han

• FEUTURE Paper in 60 seconds: "The role of the Middle East in the EU-Turkey Security Relationship"

• FEUTURE Paper in 60 seconds: "It Takes Two to Tango: Political changes in Europe and their Impact on Turkey's EU bid"

• Check out the latest FEUTURE activities

• Subscribe to FEUTURE Newsletter

More news from the FEUTURE project




• VIADUCT Newsletter N°3 is now out!

• The first VIADUCT Teaching paper is now out

• The full report of the First VIADUCT Annual Conference is now available

• VIADUCT Teachers Training Seminar: the report is now available

• Follow VIADUCT 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


Expertise for the European Parliament


• Study: Targeted sanctions against individuals on grounds of grave human rights violations – impact, trends and prospects at EU level, Clara Portela (University of Valencia, Spain)

• Study: Human rights in Belarus: the EU's role since 2016, Giselle Bosse (Maastricht University, The Netherlands) & Alena Vieira (University of Minho, Portugal)

More recent studies for the European Parliament



 News from TEPSA Members and Friends


• The Robert Schuman Centre started two new H2020 projects (Robert Schuman Centre)

• Dr Nathalie Tocci delivered the first JEI Annual Lecture (EIPA)

• FIIA took part in organising Kultaranta Talks (FIIA, Finland)

• Vilnius University was recently awarded a grant to implement the project “Navigating the Storm: The Challenges of Small States in Europe” (Vilnius University, Lithuania)

• Razumkov Centre participated in the 2018 Global Solutions Summit in Berlin (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

• Jakub Eberle was elected member of Executive Committee of the International Association for the Study of German Politics (IIR, Czech Republic)

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

• CIR completed two projects: ‘Global goals for sustainable local development’ (2018) and ‘Global for local – local for global'(2017) (CIR, Slovenia)

More news



Upcoming calls


• Call for abstracts: Small states and the political upheavals related to immigration

• Call for applications: Summer School – ‘What Is the Problem with Religion? A New Approach for an Inclusive Society’ (Robert Schuman Centre - EUI)

• Call for papers on ‘Rights and Status’ (Robert Schuman Centre - EUI)

• Job Opening: Tenure-track Assistant Professor in political science / European integration (Sciences PO)

• Call for papers: Global Governance and Expertise in Policy-making (University of South Wales)

• Call for applications: Turkish-German University Master Program of “European and International Affairs”

• Calls for expressions of interest – European Parliament


More upcoming calls



Upcoming events


• 2 July, Bruges: Intensive Seminar on the EU (College of Europe, Bruges)

• 2 July, Bruges: Executive Training on the Energy Union (College of Europe, Bruges)

• 2 July, Bruges: Seminar: EU Transport and Railway Affairs (College of Europe, Bruges)

• 9 July, Bruges: Advanced Training: EU Competition Law (College of Europe, Bruges)

• 9 July, Zagreb: Socio-economic, Environmental, and Cohesion Challenges and other new EU Member States (IRMO, Croatia)

• 16 July, Bruges: Intensive Seminar on Competition Policy & High-Tech Markets (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 

•  "Nordic responses to Brexit: Making the best of a difficult situation", Kristin Haugevik, Björn Fägersten, Pétur Gunnarsson, Juha Jokela, Catharina Sørensen, Baldur Thorhallsson, Anders Wivel (NUPI, Norway)

• “Finland, Sweden, and NATO’s 2018 summit: The agenda looks good for the Nordic neighbours”, Matti Pesu (FIIA, Finland)

• “A Brazilian perspective on the challenges facing the EU and Latin American cooperation agenda”, Carlos R. S. Milan (Elcano, Spain)

• “Lebanon-EU Relations and Ways Forward: Qualitative Research Findings with Key Stake-holders in Lebanon”, Karina Goulordava (IAI, Italy)

• “Trump’s Iran sanctions gamble: Divergence across the Atlantic”, Katja Creutz & Ville Sinkkonen (FIIA, Finland)

More publications on EU External Relations and Global Politics



European Integration & Institutional Affairs 

• “European Union and Challenges of Cultural Policies: Critical Perspectives” – Special Issue of Croatian International Relations Review – CIRR, Jaka Primorac, Aleksandra Uzelac, Paško Bilić (IRMO, Croatia)

• “Avoiding conflict? The EU legislative process in times of tension”, Olivier Rozenberg, Stéphanie Novak, Selma Bendjaballah, Renaud Dehousse (SciencesPo – CNRS, France)

• “Desire as Geopolitics: Reading The Glass Room as Central European Fantasy”, Jakub Eberle (IIR, Prague)

• “Boosting Defence Cooperation in Europe: An Analysis of Key Military Capabilities”, Alessandro Marrone et al. (IAI, Italy)

• “Austria’s EU-presidency: between ambition and reality”, Paul Schmidt, Christoph Breinschmid (ÖGFE)

More publications on European Integration & Institutional Affairs



Economy & Trade  

• “Energy Union: Europe’s New Liberal Mercantilism?”, Csaba Weiner: Svein S. Andersen, Andreas Goldthau and Nick Sitter (eds.) (IWE, Hungary)

• “Quit kicking the can down the road: a Spanish view of EMU reforms” (Elcano, Spain)

• “Worrying labour market tendencies in the European Union”, Annamaria Artner, Krisztina Sőreg (IWE, Hungary)

• “Outward foreign direct investment by Russian MNEs: focus on home-country push factors, Europe and five CEE countries”, Csaba Weiner (IWE, Hungary)

More publications on Economy & Trade



Human rights & Migration 


• “The challenge of researching “partial exit” and “rootedness” among upper-middle classes in European cities”, Alberta Andreotti, Patrick Le Galès, Francesco Javier Moreno-Fuentes (SciencesPo – CNRS, France)

More publications on Human rights & Migration


European Commission public consultations 


The European Commission has recently launched some public consultations concerning issues regularly covered by member institutes of the TEPSA network. 

• Public consultation on the Evaluation of EU support for Rule of Law in neighbourhood countries and candidates and potential candidates of enlargement (2010-2017)

• Public consultation on the Evaluation of the 7th Environment Action Programme

• Public consultation on integration of long-term unemployed into the labour market

• Public consultation on the evaluation of the Strategic Environmental Assessment

Find more Commission public consultations here


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