TEPSA Newsletter

July 2018



The Commission deserves more Trust and Credit

Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary-General

Reflecting in the summer time about the ‘state of the Union’ one cannot but conclude that the European Union finds itself in a difficult position these days.

The challenges are well known. The external ones are essentially connected to the unrest in our direct neighbourhood: Russia-Ukraine, the Middle East, Turkey, Central and Northern Africa. Furthermore, the relationship with the Trump administration is getting more and more ...


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TEPSA institute of the month


Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute (EUI)

The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies is an inter-disciplinary research centre at the heart of the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. It was established in 1992 to complement the four disciplinary departments that make up the EUI with the vocation of being involved in both basic and policy research, collaborating with other centres of excellence in Europe, providing ...


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News from the TEPSA Secretariat


•  TEPSA book “The Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak and Paul Schmidt, is now available for purchase 

• Check out TEPSA's new video and discover more about our activities

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

• New TEPSA Explainer: “Spain’s firm Europeanism in an age of uncertainty”, Salvador Llaudes (Elcano, Spain)

• New TEPSA Brief: “Making the invisible visible: the EU’s impact on the lives of Slovenian people”, Maja Bučar (CIR, Slovenia) 

• New TEPSA Brief: “Spain’s firm Europeanism in an age of uncertainty”, Ignacio Molina and Salvador Llaudes (Elcano, Spain)   

• Report of the TEPSA luncheon at the ECPR Standing Group on the EU: The Future of Europe – A View from the Capitals”, Paris, 14 June 2018

• Report of the event: Prague European Summit, 19-21 June 2018


PONT News 

• Report of the 3rd Career Skills Training has been published 

• More interviews from the 3rd Career Skills Training now available 


More news from the PONT project



• FEUTURE Online Paper No. 24: "The Impact of Global Drivers on the Future of EU-Turkey Security Relations"

• FEUTURE Online Paper No. 23: "EU-Turkey Relations: Security Drivers from the Eastern Neighbourhood"

• The FEUTURE Newsletter No. 9 is out!

• FEUTURE Voice No. 5: “After the Elections: Ten Takeaways on Turkey’s European Future”, by Eduard Soler i Lecha (CIDOB) 

• Check out the latest FEUTURE activities

• Subscribe to FEUTURE Newsletter


More news from the FEUTURE project



• Darius Ribbe has been appointed as the new VIADUCT Financial and Project Manager at CETEUS (University of Cologne)

• Follow VIADUCT on Twitter and Facebook

• Subscribe to the VIADUCT Newsletter 


More news from the VIADUCT project 



• SEnECA Blog: Strengthening the EU-Kazakh Relations: from Capacity to Feasibility

• SEnECA is also on Twitter and Facebook

• Subscribe to the SENECA Newsletter


More news from the SEnECA project



 News from TEPSA Members and Friends


• Researchers at the Schuman Centre present reflections on some of the national elections and referendums in Europe since 2017 (EUI, Italy)

• CIDOB obtains Transparify’s highest rating (CIDOB, Spain)

• Assoc. Prof. Emil Aslan is now the research director at the IIR (IIR, Czech Republic)

• CIR took part in the training program focused on the economic globalisation and the Belt and Road Initiative in Beijing (CIR, Slovenia) 

• Razumkov Centre introduced SIPRI Yearbook 2016: Armaments, Disarmament and International Security (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

• IEP and Pulse of Europe cooperate on a new project HomeParliaments (IEP, Germany)

• The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the LUISS School of Government have joined their forces to launch a new Master programme (first level Master) on Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation (IAI, Italy)

• Gender Violence and International Relations: Presentation of the new issue of Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals (CIDOB, Spain)

• WTO Director-General met with Bernard Hoekman, Director of Global Economics at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studie (EUI, Italy)

• IWE attended the 11th Conference of the Chinese Community of Political Science and International Studies in Beijing, the BRISMES conference in London  and the Work in Transition conference in Brussels (IWE, Hungary)

• James Sherr to join the team of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute (EVI, Estonia)

• Expert discussion “Introduction of daily balancing of the natural gas market” took place at the Razumkov Centre (Razumkov Centre, Ukraine)

• Institut für Europäische Politik has two new managing directors (IEP, Germany)

• Natolin Graduation Debate 2018 with Wolfgang Schäuble and Mateusz Morawiecki (College of Europe Natolin)


More news


Upcoming calls


• Call for Abstract submissions: 4th SVOC conference 'The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism’ (IWE, Hungary)

• Call for Applications: “Master in Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation” (IAI, Italy)

• Call for Papers: The special issue of L’Europe en formation – The relations between the European Union and Africa (CIFE)

• Call for Applications: New IAI course on migration management (IAI, Italy)

• Job Opening: The IAI is seeking to hire a Researcher responsible for research, reporting and outreach on European affairs (IAI, Italy)

• Call for Applications: Seminar “Trade Policy: Understanding the essentials of EU Trade Law, WTO and the EU’s trade agreements” (College of Europe Bruges)

• Call for Applications: Seminar “Negotiations in Practice: Towards effective negotiations with and within the EU” (College of Europe Bruges)

• Call for Papers: Quarterly Journal “integration” (IEP, Germany)

• Call for Applications: Seminar “EU Project Management: The management of projects from A to Z” (College of Europe Bruges)


More upcoming calls


Upcoming events


• 16 August: 6th European Neighbourhood Policy PhD Summer School (College of Europe Natolin)

• 30 August: 3rd International EUCACIS Conference “Central Asia and the South Caucasus in Transition: International Perspectives” (CIFE, IEP, Germany)

• 20 September: Annual Meeting of the IEP in Berlin (IEP, Germany)

• 24 September: Course: "Managing Migration in Europe: Challenge and Response" (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 US-Europe vs. Russia Triangle”, Eugene B. Rumer (IAI, Italy)

• “Innovating Global Governance: bottom-up, the inductive approach”, Andrés Ortega, Aitor Pérez and Ángel Saz-Carranza (Elcano, Spain)

• “EU-Russia Relations in the New Putin Era: Not Much Light at the End of the Tunnel”, András Rácz and Kristi Raik (EVI, Estonia)

• “The EU and the Iran nuclear deal: How to proceed?”, Erzsébet Nagyné Rózsa (IWE, Hungary)

• “The demolition of Rodrik’s trilemma”, Andrés Ortega (Elcano, Spain)

• “Happy Birthday to the EUGS?”, Maria Giulia Amadio Viceré (IAI, Italy)

• “Rethinking Global Cities Through International Municipalism and the Right to the City”, Agustí Fernández de Losada and Eva Garcia Chueca (CIDOB, Spain)

• “Association agreements between the EU and Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine”, Andriy Tyushka (Eds.) (College of Europe Natolin)


More publications on EU External Relations and Global Politics



European Integration & Institutional Affairs 


• “The Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak, Paul Schmidt (Eds.) (TEPSA)

• “Voting at 16 in Austria: a possible model for the EU?”, Paul Schmidt, Johanna Edthofer (Elcano, Spain)

• “Brexit and European Defence: What to Expect from a “No-Deal” Outcome?”, Paola Sartori (IAI, Italy)

• “Looking Through the Fog of Brexit: Scenarios and Implications for the European Defence Industry”, Paola Sartori et. al. (IAI, Italy)

• “EU: external centrifugal forces and European ‘clusters’”, Andrés Ortega (Elcano, Spain)


More publications on European Integration & Institutional Affairs


European Commission public consultations


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

• Public consultation on the stocktaking of the Commission's 'better regulation' approach

• Evaluation of the activities of the EU Intellectual Property Office related to enforcement and the European Observatory on Infringements of Intellectual Property Rights (Regulation No 386/2012)

• Public consultation on a new online platform for public access to documents held by the Commission

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


Find more Commission public consultations here


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