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TEPSA Newsletter June 2016 Edition

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Editorial

 

After the referendum of 23 June...

 

On 23 June, the British people decided in a referendum that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union.

A sad decision, for the European Union, the other Member States, but also – and perhaps even in the first place  for the United Kingdom itself. Did the British voter realise sufficiently what was at stake when deciding about such a vital and complicated matter? And why was it that the Prime Minister proposed to have such a referendum in the first place? Apparently, essentially internal party interests were involved.

Certainly also TEPSA, its members and associated members regret the decision. That said, but that is only a small comfort, once the UK has effectively left the EU, our British TEPSA member  the Federal Trust  can remain a full-fledged member of our Association. Because during the last TEPSA General Assembly meeting of 2 June 2016 in  Bratislava it was decided to broaden the scope of TEPSA's membership: from institutes established in ‘Member States of the European Union’ to institutes established in ‘European states’ globally speaking. What a coincidence!

Reflecting about the follow-up of the British decision the question of course arises: what now? Different scenarios have already been presented.

I do not want to discuss the merits of those scenarios. However, I recall what I said earlier, in my Editorial for the April TEPSA Newsletter: differentiation is the model for the future of EU cooperation. Also the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the six founding Member States, meeting on Saturday 25 June in Berlin, underlined that idea.

Now, indeed, the UK already does not participate in the Euro-cooperation (derogation) and is in principle also out of the whole Area of Freedom, Security and Justice cooperation (opt-out). Furthermore, the 18-19 February 2016 Decision of the European Council (by the way, hardly discussed during the campaign!) provided – under the heading ‘Sovereignty’  reassurances for the UK that ‘…it is not committed to further political integration into the European Union’. Even a concession was made in order to overcome British complaints regarding social benefits and free movement: to provide for an alert and safeguard mechanism when essential aspects of its social security system are affected.

In light of its accession in 1973 Britain has always claimed that it was first of all interested in economic cooperation at the European level. In that respect the Internal Market is a fine model, also for the United Kingdom. Like the other Member States, the UK is best served with a model characterised by the principles of free movement, liberalisation and non-discrimination. Now, during the Article 50 negotiations, the United Kingdom may be offered the opportunity to join the European Economic Area (EEA). Certainly a model equally allowing them to participate in the Internal Market cooperation, however without having a say in the policy making concerned. Other models, for example a customs union or a free trade agreement, represent, also from a British perspective, far less attractive options.

The European Union has demonstrated in earlier occasions to be able to solve serious national problems regarding EU cooperation: think for example about the Danish referenda (plural!) after Maastricht and the Irish referenda (again, plural) after Nice and Lisbon.

Is it too late for a wake-up call in the United Kingdom, and for a re-consideration of the British decision to leave the European Union?

Time will tell. It is up to them, not to us to decide on this.

 

Jaap de Zwaan
TEPSA Secretary-General

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News from TEPSA Secretariat

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Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding elected new Chairman of the TEPSA Board

After more than 20 years of relentless work and commitment to TEPSA as Chairman of the Board, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels (Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, University of Cologne) has chosen to step down. Wolfgang Wessels has been involved in TEPSA since the very beginning in 1974 and has greatly contributed to the association in every way possible. The TEPSA …

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TEPSA Chairman Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels receives the "Vision for Europe" Award

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wessels, Chairman of the TEPSA Board, received the "Vision for Europe" Award from the Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic Lubomír Zaorálek  and from Dr. Petr Kratochvíl (Director of Institute of International Relations, Prague). The prize is awarded every year by the Prague Institute of International Relations (IIR) to distinguished personalities who have, in the course of their lives, devoted …

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Future of Britain in Europe Commission's final report just published

The final report of the LSE Commission on the Future of Britain in Europe was published on 7 June 2016. TEPSA Board Member Iain Begg was one of the driving forces behind the Commission, whose aim was to inform the national debate on Britain’s membership of the European Union, with high quality, evidence-based and balanced analysis, and to meet the public need for reliable …

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House of Lords report on Completing Economic and Monetary Union

The UK House of Lords report on Completing Economic and Monetary Union, for which TEPSA Board Member Iain Begg served as specialist adviser, has now been published. The report is available here.

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News about TEPSA projects

PONT

5-day PONT Career Skills Training in Brussels

In the framework of the PONT project, TEPSA (Trans European Policy Studies Association) is organizing a Career Skills Training to guide recent graduates from Master’s programmes, PhD students and young researchers into the practicalities of working life and to introduce them to the Brussels arena. 20 young professionals will take part in the training to identify and acquire skills needed …

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PONT seminar on EU Asylum and Migration policies

TEPSA is happy to share with you the report of the PONT Working Europe I seminar on EU Asylum and Migration policies which took place in Brussels on 4-8 April. Many thanks to the seminar participants who volunteered to prepare the reports from various sessions! PONT seminar on Asylum and Migration policies Final Report

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PADEMIA

PADEMIA Third Annual Conference, 19-20 May 2016, Brussels

The third and last Annual Conference in the framework of the PADEMIA project took place in Brussels on 19-20 May 2016. The conference consisted of parallel thematic workshops organised along the lines of PADEMIA’s seven research themes. Keynote speeches from external practitioners and EU decision makers further elaborated on the themes of the project. Moreover, the winners of the student …

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PADEMIA Award Winners 2016

During the third PADEMIA Annual conference on 19-20 May 2016, prizes were awarded  in three different categories. Teaching Awards:   1st: Michael Kaeding, University of Duisburg/Essen for the seminar “NRW debattiert Europa” 2nd: Pierpaolo Settembri and Costanza Hermanin, College of Europe, Bruges 3rd: Wim van Meurs, Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen for the book “Europa in alle staten” Research Awards:   Category …

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Launch of FEUTURE website and social media

The website of the FEUTURE project is now online! You can visit it at http://www.feuture.eu/ You can also follow FEUTURE on Facebook and Twitter. You can find more information about the FEUTURE project here.

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FEUTURE Newsletter No.1 | May 2016

The first FEUTURE Newsletter is out!

To register for the FEUTURE Newsletter, you can send an email to feuture@tepsa.eu with your name and affiliation or visit the FEUTURE website.

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FEUTURE Kick-off Conference in Istanbul, 26-27 May 2016

Taking Stock of EU-Turkey Relations: A Successful Kick-off for FEUTURE On 26 and 27 May 2016 the research project “The Future of EU-Turkey Relations: Mapping Dynamics and Testing Scenarios” (FEUTURE) funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme was officially launched. About 100 participants including researchers from the consortium, distinguished Turkey experts, stakeholders and practitioners from Turkey, the European Union (EU) …

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TEPSA+DROI

Study for the European Parliament: "The frozen conflicts in the European Eastern Neighbourhood and their impact on the respect of human rights", by András Rácz

TEPSA has recently coordinated a study for the European Parliament's Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI), authored by András Rácz, senior research fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA). The study deals with "The frozen conflicts of the EU Eastern Neighbourhood and their impact on the respect of human rights". The frozen conflicts analysed are those of Crimea, Transnistria, Abkhazia, South …

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European Parliament Workshop on “Human Rights in North Korea: accountability vs engagement?”, contributions by Ramón Pacheco Pardo and Veronika Bílková

  TEPSA coordinated the participation of two academic experts, Ramón Pacheco Pardo (King’s College London) and Veronika Bílková (Researcher at the Institute of International Relations, Prague) in the workshop on Human Rights in North Korea: accountability vs engagement? organized by the European Parliament’s Subcommittee on Human Rights and hosted by Vice-Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights, MEP László Tőkés. …

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TEPSA+DEVE

European Parliament Workshop on "The World Humanitarian Summit: time for action, not for complacency", contribution by Rahul Chandran

TEPSA has recently coordinated the participation of Rahul Chandran (Senior Policy Advisor, United Nations University Centre for Policy Research) in a workshop organised by the European Parliament's Committee on Development and hosted by MEP Enrique Guerrero Salom, about the World Humanitarian Summit 2016. For the workshop, which took place on 3 March 2016, Rahul Chandran prepared a contribution on "The World Humanitarian …

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TEPSA+DEVE

European Parliament Workshop on “EU Policy Coherence for Development: The Challenge of Sustainability”, contributions by Maurizio Carbone and Mark Furness

  TEPSA recently coordinated the participation of Prof. Maurizio Carbone (University of Glasgow) and Mark Furness (Senior Researcher at the German Development Institute), in a workshop on EU Policy Coherence for Development: The Challenge of Sustainability, organized by the European Parliament’s Committee on Development and hosted by MEP Cristian Dan Preda, standing rapporteur on Policy Coherence for Development. The two …

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News from TEPSA Member Institutes

Congratulations to Renaud Dehousse, new President of the EUI

Prof. Renaud Dehousse, Director of TEPSA's French member, the Centre for European Studies of Sciences-Po Paris, has been appointed the new President of the European University Institute in Florence. Dehousse is an EUI alumnus, having obtained his Ph.D. in Law in 1988.  He also served as head of the EUI Department of Law in the late 1990s. He is a distinguished …

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News from the Centre of International Relations of University of Ljubljana

Marko Lovec, research fellow at Centre of International Relations (CIR) of University of Ljubljana, won one of the 2016 Visegrad Fund visiting grants. He will be conducting research on negotiating Transatlantic Trade and investment Partnership in agriculture at the Institute of International Relations in Prague during July and August 2016.

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LIIA

News from the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA)

The Latvian Institute of International Affairs is continuing to work on the book "The Economic Presence of the European Union in the Eastern Partnership States: Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan." The publication is expected to take place in July/August.

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CIFE

News from Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE)

Call for applications: Master in Advanced European and International Studies One programme – three branches The Master in Advanced European and International Studies (MAEIS) is targeted at students who have completed their undergraduate studies. Its objective is to give students an overarching, encompassing vision of the political, social, economic, and cultural problems of today’s modern world and to prepare …

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News from Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Visit of President Emeritus of the Italian Republic   Italian senator and President Emeritus of the Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, visited the Institute to meet with IAI staff and researchers. A former member of IAI’s Executive Committee, Napolitano was briefed on the Institute’s recent activities by IAI president, Ambassador Ferdinando Nelli Feroci, and director Ettore Greco. Napolitano spoke about the current …

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IEP

News from the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP)

New project “German-American Dialogue on the Post-Soviet Space” in co-operation with the German Marshall Fund The new project “German-American Dialogue on the Post-Soviet Space: Assessing the State of European Integration and Potential for Transatlantic Cooperation – the Case of Moldova” seeks to foster transatlantic dialogue on the post-soviet space and is implemented in co-operation with the German Marshall Fund …

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News from the Prague Institute of International Relations (IIR)

The Vision for Europe Award is the annually bestowed award for distinguished personalities who have, in the course of their lives, devoted substantial energies to the establishment and development of European ideals such as strengthening peaceful cooperation among European nations, developing a fair institutional arrangement of European integration, making European integration more accessible to European publics, and overcoming prejudices …

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FIIA

News from the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

New Pact for Europe FIIA held the first meeting of the Finnish National Reflection Group of the New Pact for Europe project on 16 June. The project promotes EU-wide public debate about Europe’s future and has been initiated and supported by an international consortium of European foundations. FIIA plans the project’s activities in Finland. A transnational dialogue with Belgian …

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News from outside the TEPSA network

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Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program at the University of Pennsylvania was initiated to provide a single source of information on think tanks. During the last ten years, data has been collected on over 6500 think tanks from 169 countries. Information in the database can be sorted by institution, region, country, zip code, and reports produced. The programme collects and analyzes …

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Upcoming events at TEPSA Member Institutes

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Conference “Between Cooperation and Competition: Major Powers in Shared Neighbourhoods – Lessons for the EU”, 22 September 2016, College of Europe, Bruges

On 22 September 2016, the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe, Bruges campus, in cooperation with the UN University-Institute on Comparative Regional Integration Studies organises the international conference “Between Cooperation and Competition: Major Powers in Shared Neighbourhoods – Lessons for the EU”. The conference aims at comparing major powers’ interactions in ‘shared neighbourhoods’. …

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Conference “The European Union and Peacebuilding”, 17 October 2016, College of Europe, Bruges

This conference, organised by the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe together with The Rotary Foundation, will address various aspects of peacebuilding. The keynote address will be delivered by the leading peace researcher Peter Wallensteen, Senior Professor of Peace and Conflict Research at Uppsala University, and Richard G. Starmann, Senior Research Professor …

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EU Diplomacy Lecture “The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, 17 years on” by Dr. Javier Solana, 27 October 2016, College of Europe, Bruges

The Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges is organising the third “EU Diplomacy Lecture” in Bruges. Dr. Javier Solana, President of the ESADE Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics (Madrid-Barcelona), and former EU High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy, will deliver a high-level lecture on the EU’s Common …

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Hungary

2nd International Conference "The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC) – Conflicting liberalism and economic patriotism in present day capitalist systems", IWE Budapest, 10-11 November 2016

The Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, together with the Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University, is organising the 2nd International Conference "The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC) – Conflicting liberalism and economic patriotism in present day capitalist systems". The conference will take place on 10-11 November …

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DIIS

40th Anniversary Conference of the Danish European Community Studies Association, Danish Institute for International Studies, 6-7 October 2016

The annual DSE conferences provide a unique setting for EU and European studies scholars from Denmark and beyond to discuss new research, meet colleagues and engage with the topic of Europe and European integration. This anniversary edition will also feature more festive activities including a high-level debate on current European affairs open to the public and presentation of a festschrift …

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LIIA

Foreign Policy debate in the conversation festival "LAMPA", 2 July 2016, Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA)

  The Latvian Institute of International Affairs will hold a foreign policy debate in the conversation festival "LAMPA", which will take place in Cēsis on 1-2 July. Venue and time: July 2, the stage "Uzzibsnī", 12:00-13:45.

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CIFE

CIFE Summer University Programme 2016, Centre International de Formation Européenne

This year’s weekly courses on a variety of European topics take place in Split (Croatia), Warsaw (Poland), Batumi (Georgia), Slobozia (Romania) and Silistra (Bulgaria), Canterbury (UK). For more info, please visit www.cife.eu.

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IAI50

ASEM seminar on “Asia and Europe in the XXI Century. Challenges of the New Silk Roads”, 30 June 2016, Italian Parliament

In cooperation with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) is an intergovernmental forum for dialogue and cooperation established in 1996 to deepen relations between Asia and Europe. In view of the 11th ASEM Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held in July 2016 in Mongolia, the Italian MFA and IAI organise a joint …

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Conference on “Re-Ordering the Middle East?”, 18 July 2016, Amman

Conference in the framework of the New-Med Network.  SESSION I - THE COLLAPSE OF AUTHORITY: ORDER IN THE MIDDLE EAST? It is often claimed that the Middle East is witnessing the ‘end of the Sykes-Picot order’, or that the region is experiencing the re-arrangement of populations ‘to better fit’ the nation states which were established after WWI. Session I will …

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IEP Lunch Debate with Martin Kotthaus on “Current challenges for German European Policy – From the British referendum to migration”, 6 July 2016, Representation of the European Commission in Berlin

The Institut für Europäische Politik invites you to an IEP Lunch Debate with Martin Kotthaus, Head of European Directorate General, Federal Foreign Office. Martin Kotthaus will talk on the topic: “Current challenges for German European Policy – From the British referendum to migration” (Speech and discussion in German). The event takes place on Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 12.30 – …

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International Symposium "Czech Foreign Policy", 21-22 September 2016, Institute of International Relations, Prague

  The International Symposium of the Czech Foreign Policy is, as its name suggests, a conference focusing on different aspects of the Czech foreign policy from the point of view of different fields of research. It strives to bring together specialists, politicians, academicians, the public and the media to enable a broad exchange of ideas and experience. The intellectual interaction …

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Past events at TEPSA Member Institutes

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Past Events at the Centre of International Relations of University of Ljubljana - Spring/summer 2016

Participation at the Workshop and round table "Refugee crisis and Central Europe: Cross-border cooperation or Conflict" 9 June 2016, Centre of International Relations (CIR), Vienna   As part of the project on the cross-border cooperation of the civil society in the Central Europe in tackling the migration and refugee crisis related concerns, this workshop was organized by the Austrian society …

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Elcano

Past events at Real Instituto Elcano - Spring/summer 2016

Roundtable Discussion "The ASEAN Economic Community: Potentials and Opportunities for all" 20 April 2016   Organized by Elcano Royal Institute,Embassy of Vietnam to Spain and Universidad Pontificia de Comillas. Welcome remarks: Julio Luis Martínez Martínez, rector of Comillas Pontifical University. Presented by Charles Powell, director of the Elcano Royal Institute, and Nguyen Ngoc Binh, ambassador of Vietnam to Spain. …

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Past events at the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) - Spring/summer 2016

"Nordic-Baltic Cooperation. A Region in Transition" 25 May 2016   In the event, organized on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Nordic – Baltic cooperation and in cooperation with The Nordic Council of Minister’s Office in Latvia, the experts Veiko Spolītis and Didzis Kļaviņš discussed challenges and opportunities for Nordic-Baltic cooperation and tried to provide a future roadmap. The event …

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Past events at Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) - Spring/summer 2016

“The Western Balkans in the European Union: New perspectives on integration?” Reflexion Forum organised by CIFE, Ifri and ÖFZ in Paris, 30-31 May 2016   More than 80 researchers and policy analysts from think tanks and academia met in Paris at the Austrian Embassy and the French Institute for International Relations (IFRI). Participants from all EU member states and the …

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Past events at Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) – Spring/summer 2016

“Is the European Council fit to Govern?” 20 April, Rome   Seminar with Wolfgang Wessels, Director, Centre for Turkey and European Union Studies, University of Cologne, author of the book “The European Council”. More information about the event is available here. “The Brexit Vote: Domestic Debate and Global Implications” 11 May 2016, Rome Seminar with Michael Cox, Director of …

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IEP

Past events at the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) - Spring/summer 2016

Training series “Capacity Building for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine”    The training series “Capacity Building for the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine (VRU)” was successfully continued by Constanze Aka, project manager at IEP, in April and May in Kyiv. The workshops are directed at staffers of the European Integration committee as well as other VRU parliamentary committees. The training …

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Past events at the Prague Institute of International Relations (IIR) – Spring/summer 2016

Seminar on “The Politics of Intimacy: Exploring the Intersections of Policies and Emotions“ 25 May 2016, Institute of International Relations, New Perspectives Journal   The Institute of International Relations Prague in cooperation with the New Perspectives Journal was proud to host Senior Researcher Fellow from the University of Vienna Dr. Anna Durnová. In her research, Dr. Anna Durnová explores …

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FIIA

Past events at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) - Spring/summer 2016

How to Resolve Europe's Multiple Crises? 30 May 2016, Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)   Senior Research Fellow Kristi Raik, Foreign Minister Timo Soini and Senior Analyst at EUISS Roderick Parkes discussed Europe’s multiple crises on 20 May. The event was chaired by Director Teija Tiilikainen.   Photo: Mattias Lehtinen / FIIA     Kultaranta Talks 19-20 June …

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Publications from TEPSA Member Institutes

Elcano

Recent publications from Real Instituto Elcano - Spring/summer 2016

Guy Edwards and Lara Lázaro, Spanish investors can capitalize on the low-carbon transition in Latin America, 25 April 2016 The implementation of the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) offer significant opportunities for Spanish investors while supporting Latin American countries in the achievement of low-carbon and resilient development. Institutional, knowledge and infrastructure challenges require attention to maximise these opportunities. …

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LIIA

Recent publications from the Latvian Institute of International Affairs (LIIA) - Spring/summer 2016

Latvia and the United States: Revisiting a Strategic Partnership in a Transforming Environment, Ed. by Andris Sprūds, Diāna Potjomkina, Rīga: LIIA, 2016 This is a book about building bridges and strengthening the partnership between Latvia and the United States. The publication Latvia and the United States: Revisiting the Strategic Partnership in a Transforming Environment continues the tradition of a thorough …

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Hungary

Recent publications from the Institute for World Economics, Centre for Economic and Regional Studies of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – Spring/summer 2016

Tomasz Berg, Zsuzsánna Biedermann, Rudolf Fürst, Ondřej Horký-Hlucháň, Jan Hornát, Dariusz Kałan, Patryk Kugiel, Marian Majer, Jan Němec, Judit Ricz, Balázs Sárvári, Justyna Szczudlik, Ágnes Szunomár, Marek Wąsiński, Damian Wnukowski, Patryk Kugiel (ed.), V4 goes global: exploring opportunities and obstacles in the Visegrad Countries’ cooperation with Brazil, India, China and South Africa, Warsaw: PISM (Polski Instytut Spraw Międzynarodowych / The Polish Institute Of International …

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CIFE

Recent publications from Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) – Spring/summer 2016

Jean-Claude Vérez, L’Union européenne face aux défis de l’économie de la connaissance et de la migration des cerveaux, 15 juin 2016   Ryszard Piasecki, Some comments on the Chinese Development Model, PP37, 1 June 2016

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Recent publications from Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) – Spring/summer 2016

A New EU Strategic Approach to Global Development, Resilience and Sustainability, by Bernardo Venturi and Damien Helly, (IAI Working paper 16|14) May 2016, 22 p. The new EU Global Strategy (EUGS) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Agenda provide an opportunity for the EU to refresh its global approach to development cooperation. The EUGS could promote resilience through …

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Clingendael

Recent publications from the Institute of International Relations ‘Clingendael’ - Spring/summer 2016

Adriaan Schout, The EU must reform, with or without the British, Trouw (Dutch daily), 18 June 2016 The publication is available here. Adriaan Schout, Jan Rood, Hedwich van der Bij, Michiel Luining, Experts glare into the abyss of the migration crisis, Clingendael Institute, 16 June 2016 The publication is available here. Adriaan Schout and Hedwich van der Bij, The …

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Recent publications from the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) - Spring/summer 2016

Study: “#EngagEUkraine. Engagement of Ukrainians in Poland and Germany”   Within the framework of the joined project “Ukrainians in Poland and Germany – Civic and Political Engagement, Expectations, and Courses of Action” of the Institute of Public Affairs (IPA), Warsaw, and the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), Berlin, the complete study has now been published in German and in …

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IIR_LOGO

Recent publications from the Prague Institute of International Relations (IIR) – Spring/summer 2016

The Centre for International Law of the Institute of International Relations, Prague, has released a series of observations entitled “The International Law Reflections.” These observations illustrate the current and pressing issues in international law to the Czech general public. Tamás Lattmann, Judgment in the Savchenko case, New International Law Reflections Judgment in the Savchenko case - Debated judgment by …

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FIIA

Recent publications from the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) – Spring/summer 2016

Reports    Mika Aaltola & Anna Kronlund (eds.), After Rebalance: Visions for the future of US foreign policy and global role beyond 2016 The publication can be downloaded here. Katri Pynnöniemi & András Rácz, Fog of Falsehood: Russian strategy of deception and the conflict in Ukraine The publication can be downloaded here. Briefing Papers   Michael Haltzel, Sticking to …

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Public consultation of the European Commission

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UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Public Consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development

The European Commission (Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development) has launched a public consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development. The consultation seeks the views of all interested parties (citizens or organisations) on how development policy, in the context of EU external action as foreseen by the Lisbon Treaty, should respond to the range of landmark 2015 summits and conferences, …

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