TEPSA Newsletter

April 2019



A further delay of Brexit: mixed feelings

Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary General

On 10 April the European Council decided to extend the departure deadline for the UK until, ultimately, the end of October.

The question is: why, for what purpose? The answer is not evident. On the one hand, all sensible people try to avoid a ‘no deal’ solution. On the other hand, the political situation in the UK is chaotic [...]

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TEPSA institute of the month


Institute of International Relations Prague (IIR)

The Institute of International Relations (IIR) is an independent public research institution which conducts scholarly research in the area of international relations since 1957. Its founder is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. IIR tries to form a link between the academic world, the public and the international political practice. The main activities of the Institute of International Relations comprise...

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News from the TEPSA Secretariat


• Call for Applications - TEPSA’s EU@Work Summer Seminar on the European Neighbourhood Policy: applications open until 19 May 2019

• Student contest on Solidarity: applications open until 12 May 2019

• TEPSA participated in the EU-India Experts’ Day, Brussels, 2 April 2019 

• TEPSA-IPRI event on “Portuguese political parties and the European Union

• Welcoming TEPSA’s new trainee Xavier Ruiz Trullols  

• TEPSA brief: “Changing party dynamics in Europe and Estonia: bringing Europe into the electoral competition”, Piret Kuusik

• TEPSA Explainer: "Voluntary sustainability standars and EU trade policy", Matteo Fiorini (EUI, Italy)


#EngagEU News

• #EngagEU organizes first Young Citizens’ Convention on 30 April in Berlin with German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier

• #EngagEU is also on Facebook and Twitter



• Read the final issue of the FEUTURE Newsletter

• FEUTURE Synthesis Paper: The future of EU-Turkey relations: a Dynamic Association framework amidst Conflictual Cooperation

• FEUTURE Video: The Future of EU-Turkey Relations – Mapping Dynamics and Testing Scenarios

• Check out the latest FEUTURE activities

• FEUTURE is also on Twitter  and Facebook

More news from the FEUTURE project




• Read VIADUCT Newsletter No. 6 – April 2019

• Discover the VIADUCT Network: Danish Institute for International Studies

• Discover the VIADUCT Network: Istituto Affari Internazionali

• Discover the VIADUCT Network: Institute of European Studies and International Relations – Comenius University Bratislava

• Subscribe to the VIADUCT Newsletter

• Read VIADUCT is also on Twitter and Facebook

More news from the VIADUCT project 



• Highlights of the SEnECA Photo Exhibition

• Watch the latest SEnECA Video

• Blog post “Margiana – A Journey into Prehistoric Turkmenistan”

• Blog post “India’s 'knight’s move' to Central Asia"

• SEnECA is also on Twitter and Facebook

• Subscribe to the SENECA Newsletter

More news from the SEnECA project


 News from TEPSA Members and Friends


• A consortium led by the College of Europe has been awarded with a project to prepare Croatian officials for the 2020 Presidency (CoE, Belgium)

• Video of the Conferences Series “Waiting for European Elections” – #3: Migrations, Values, and Borders: is the equation so impossible? is out (Sciences Po, France)

• MENARA Project unveiled its findings during the public conference "The Middle East and the EU: New Realities, New Policies" (CIDOB, Spain)

• The freedom and independence, as well as the pure existence, of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is still in danger (IWE, Hungary)

• Fulbright Visiting Research Award for Daniela Angelina Jelinčić, PhD (IRMO, Croatia)

• The new Middle East Directions Programme Blog is online (RSCAS – EUI, Italy)

• The College of Europe in Natolin organized a series of special events on the occasion of the 10th Anniversary of the Eastern Partnership (CoE, Poland)

• The Razumkov Centre participated in a conference “Presidential Elections in Ukraine” (Razumkov, Ukraine)

• Workshop for the European Association of Development Institutes’ new Working Group ‘The European Union as a Development Actor’ (CIR, Slovenia)

• CfA: Expertise for Professionals – Executive Master in EU Studies (CIFE, France)

• Christopher Kojm will join FIIA’s Center on US Politics and Power as a Visiting Research Fellow in early June for a two-month visit (FIIA, Finland)

• Professor Bernard Hoekman appointed as the new Dean of External Relations at the European University Institute (RSCAS - EUI, Italy)

• The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and LUISS School of Government launch a new Master programme on Euro-Mediterranean Affairs (IAI, Italy)


More news


Upcoming calls


• Call for papersWorkshop Cities and the Global Governance of Migration. An Under-Explored Link (RSCAS – EU, ItalyI)

• Call for applications - Journalistic Craft for Neighbourhood (CoE, Poland)

• Call for papers - Young Academic Lab – Making sense of Germany’s EU policy (IEP, Germany)

• Call for applicationsBalkans Summer University (CIFE, France)

• Call for applications 7th European Neighbourhood Policy PhD Summer School (CoE, Poland)

• Call for applications PHD Summer School Economic Foundations for Energy and Climate Policies (RSCAS – EUI, Italy)

More upcoming calls


Upcoming events


• Public talk "Scotland, the United Kingdom and Brexit", 2 May 2019 (Institute for European Studies, Malta)

• Conference “The State of the Union”, 2-4 May 2019 (RSCAS - EUI, Italy)

• Élections européennes: comment construire une Europe plus durable ? Les candidats nous répondent, 4 May 2019 (Sciences Po, France)

• Citizens' Dialogue with Commissioners Bulc and Vestager — "The EU and the 4th industrial (r)evolution: Opportunities, challenges, and blind spots", 6 May 2019 (CoE, Belgium)

• Workshop: "EU-Turkey cooperation on migration management: going beyond ad hoc short-termism", 6 May 2019 (IAI, Italy)

• Roundtable “Europe’s Turning Point on Migration? Politics, Policy and Predictions Ahead of the 2019 Elections”, 7 May 2019 (RSCAS - EUI, Italy)

• Breakfast with Nasser Kamel, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, 9 May 2019 (CIDOB, Spain)

• International Conference “EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation”, 13 May 2019 (College of Europe)

• Workshop: Migration between Africa and Europe: The Role of Foreign Aid and Labour Migration, 13 May 2019 (IAI, Italy)

• Conferences Series "Waiting for European Elections", 15 May 2019 (Sciences Po, France)

• Qu’a fait l’Europe? Bilan de la législature européenne, 16 May 2019 (Sciences Po, France)

• International Conference “The EU, Central Asia & the South Caucasus: new approaches on regional and international cooperation”, 23 - 24 May 2019 (IEP, Germany)

• Conference “Migration between Africa and Europe: Knowledge Production, Attitudes, and Governance", 23 - 24 May 2019 (RSCAS - EUI, Italy)

• International Conference in Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020, 30 - 31 May 2019 (IRMO, Croatia)

More upcoming events

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Latest publications from the TEPSA network


EU External Relations & Global Politics 

•  “Engaging Civil Societies in Turkey and Europe: Can They Break Through the Deadlock?”, Sinan Ekim (IAI, Italy)

• Russian political war: moving beyond the hybrid”, Mark Galeotti (RSCAS – EUI, Italy)

• “Problematizing Effectiveness and Potential of EU Policies in the Mediterranean”, Münevver Cebeci (IAI, Italy)

• Panorama of Global Security Environment”, Lukáš Tichý and Jan Daniel (IIR, Czech Republic)

• How Islam and Christianity perceive each other? Reflections on the relationship of two monotheistic religions”, Erzsébet N. Rózsa (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

• Hybrid War(fare): The Challenge of Contagion”, Dr Andriy Tyushka (CoE, Poland)

• “Norway and the changing Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union”, Christophe Hillion (NUPI, Norway)

More publications on EU External Relations and Global Politics



European Integration & Institutional Affairs 

• “Issue 1/2019 of integration”, Simon Bulmer (IEP, Germany)

• “European Elections in the UK: a Brexit turning-point?”, Brendan Donnelly (The Federal Trust, UK)

• “Europeanization revisited : central and eastern Europe in the European Union”, Michal Matlak, Frank Schimmelfenning and Tomasz P. Wozniakowski (RSCAS – EUI, Italy)

• “The European Parliament in times of EU crisis — Dynamics and Transformations”, Oliver Costa ed. (CoE, Belgium)

• “Better Protection of the Rule of Law – or of European Taxpayers’ Money”, Tamas Lattmann (IIR, Czech Republic)

More publications on European Integration & Institutional Affairs



Economy & Trade  


• “An EU Unemployment Benefit Scheme to Relaunch the European Project”, Davide Ceccanti (IAI, Italy)

• “Can Economic Multilateralism survive?”, Jean Pisani-Ferry (RSCAS – EUI, Italy)

• “France: soft crisis, hard recovery – eroding influence in Europe?”, Miklós Somai (Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Hungary)

• “Economic analyses for Ukraine and beyond”, Dmytro Boyarchuk (IEP, Germany)

• “Cyprus in Search of a New Economic Paradigm”, Andreas Theophanous (Cyprus Center For European and International Affairs, Cyprus)

• “Harmonization of Corporate Tax Base in the EU: An Idea Whose Time Has Come?”, Inga Chelyadina (CoE, Belgium)

More publications on Economy & Trade



National Politics 


• “Spanish election spurred on by fear of breakup: Winner must reckon with regional parties”, Teemu Tammikko (FIIA, Finland)

• “Italy and Russia: New Alignment or More of the Same?”, Nona Mikhelidze (IAI, Italy) 

• “The Digital Transformation of the Labour Market in Croatia”, Butković”, H., Samardžija, V. (IRMO, Croatia)

• “Ukraine’s Angry Vote”, Carmen Claudín (CIDOB, Spain)

• “Ukraine’s stalled transformation: A concerning context for the 2019 presidential and parliamentary elections”, Arkady Moshes & Ryhor Nizhnikau (FIIA, Finland)

• “Brexit and Parliamentary ‘sovereignty’”, Dr Andrew Blick (The Federal Trust, UK)

• “D’une ville à l’autre. La comparaison internationale en sociologie urbaine”, Jean-Yves Authier, Vincent Baggioni, Bruno Cousin (Sciences Po, France)

• “Constructing ‘The People’ and Its ‘Enemies’ in the Republic of Cyprus: A Country of Populist Frames but not Fully Fledged Populism”, Giorgos Charalambous (Cyprus Center For European and International Affairs, Cyprus)

• “Mounting tensions in France-Italy relations: Troubled waters between European partners”, Marco Siddi (FIIA, Finland)

• “Citizens of Ukraine about themselves, the country and its future” (Razumkov, Ukraine)

More publications on National Politics


European Commission public consultations 


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

• Public Consultation on the midterm evaluation of the Structural Reform Support Programme 2017-2020

• Public Consultation on the role of the euro in the field of energy

• Public Consultation on gender equality in the EU

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