TEPSA Newsletter

June 2019




The need for a comprehensive EU External Action

Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA Secretary General

When President Trump decided to attack Iran on 20 June –and, some minutes later, to cancel that decision– the European Council quarrelled about the nomination of a candidate for the Presidency of the new Commission [...]

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TEPSA institute of the month

Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) – Sabancı University

Founded in 2001, the Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) is a global policy research institution that specializes in key social and political issues ranging from democratization to climate change, transatlantic relations to conflict resolution and mediation. The IPC offers policymakers, academics, and young researchers a unique platform where sound academic research in social sciences shapes hands-on policy work.

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News from the TEPSA Secretariat


• The TEPSA General Assembly elects new Chairperson of the TEPSA Board

• The TEPSA Secretariat welcomes its new Trainee

• TEPSA is hiring a Communications Trainee

• The TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference took place in Helsinki on 6-7 June 2019 

• TEPSA will organise an EU@Work Seminar for Master students from 9 to 12 July 2019 in Brussels

• TEPSA's General Assembly in Helsinki welcomed two new members: Liechtenstein Institute and Istanbul Policy Center

• New TEPSA Brief: “The voting behaviour of the Austrian Members of the European Parliament during the legislative period 2014-2019”, Johanna Edthofer & Paul Schmidt

• New TEPSA Explainer: “The Battle of Istanbul” 

• New TEPSA Explainer: “The results of the European Parliament elections in Portugal”

• New TEPSA Explainer: "TEPSA Recommendations to the Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU"




• Discover the VIADUCT Network: Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO)

• Discover the VIADUCT Network: Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (Rondeli Foundation)

• The June edition of the VIADUCT Newsletter is now out

• VIADUCT is also on Twitter and Facebook

•  Subscribe to the VIADUCT Newsletter

More news from the VIADUCT project 


#EngagEU News

• The #EngagEU Manifesto ‘Young ideas for the future of Europe’ is now available online

• #EngagEU is also on Facebook and Twitter

More news from the EngagEU project



• A panel on “The Future of Europe” was organised at the TEPSA Finnish Pre-Presidency Conference in the framework of the InDivEU project

• Subscribe to the InDivEU newsletter

 More news from the InDivEU project



• SEnECA organised a panel on “EU and Russia in Central Asia, Eastern Neighbourhood and Western Balkans” in the framework of the TEPSA PPC in Helsinki on 7 June

• TEPSA will organise the SEnECA Recommendation Workshop: “Central Asia in 2030 and beyond: with or without the European Union?” in Brussels on 11 July

• New blog post: "The battle for hearts and minds in Central Asia: Russia vs. China" by Emily Ferris, Research Fellow at the International Security Studies department of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London

• New edition of SEnECA's newsletter

• SEnECA is also on Twitter and Facebook

• Subscribe to the SENECA Newsletter

More news from the SEnECA project


 News from TEPSA Members and Friends


• Job Vacancy at the College of Europe – Rector

• The NIEM project reveals low standards and a lack of harmonisation on refugee integration across the EU (CIDOB)

• IAI contributed to the “Task Force on Cooperation in Greater Europe” (IAI, Italy)

• The EUROLIB General Assembly at Natolin took place (College of Europe)

• Dr. Petra Roter participated at the first regional forum on minority issues in Brussels (CIR University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

• Adrienne Héritier received the Michael Endres Prize 2019 (RSCAS – EUI)

• Dr. Marjan Svetličič attended the first International Moscow Academic Economic Forum (CIR University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

• Ambassador Christopher R. Hill shared his insights on difficult negotiations (NUPI, Norway)

• Jana Arbeiter presented her paper at the 19th Management International Conference 2019 (CIR University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

• The Elcano Royal Institute joined the Council for Global Problem-Solving (Elcano, Spain)

More news


Upcoming Calls


• Call for participation: “The Next Generation” Workshop (IAI, Italy)

• Call for the Interdisciplinary Doctoral Programme in Humanities and Social Sciences (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia)

• Call for 3 Research Assistants at the Global Citizenship Observatory “GLOBALCIT” (RSCAS – EUI)

• Call for papers on EU-China Digital Connectivity at Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations and EU-China Research Centre (College of Europe)

More upcoming calls


Upcoming events


•  Meeting: BRaVE Second Project Meeting8 July (RSCAS – EUI, Italy)

• Conference “WTO Case Law of 2018”, 8 July (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

• TEPSA’s EU@Work Summer Seminar on the European Neighbourhood Policy, 9-12 July

• Course: "Competition Policy & High Tech Markets", 15-17 July (CoE, Belgium) 

• El-Hiwar Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations, 15-19 July (CoE, Belgium)

• Lecture: The Yves Mény Annual Lecture29 September (RSCAS-EUI, Italy) 

• Workshop: “EU Fact Checking & EU Fact Finding”, 3-4 October (College of Europe)

• Interactive course: “EU Economic Governance”, 14-16 October (College of Europe) 

• Training course: “EU Project Management”, 18-22 November (College of Europe) 

• 5th Conference “The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism”, 28-29 November (IWE, Hungary)

More upcoming events

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Latest publications from the TEPSA network



Climate & Energy 


• “Policy pathways for Spain’s energy transition”, Natalia Caldés, Gonzalo Escribano, Lara Lázaro, Yolanda Lechón, Christoph Kiefer, Pablo del Río, Richard Thonig & Johan Lilliestam (Elcano, Spain)

• “Europe’s Green Wave and the Future of the Energy Union, IAI Commentaries”, Lorenzo Colantoni (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 Evaluation of the support to youth employment by the Youth Employment Initiative and the European Social Fund

Find more Commission public consultations here


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