Mon15Oct2018Mon12Nov2018Zagreb, Karlovac, Buzet and Bjelovar (Croatia)
Workshops for training and strengthening the capabilities of the public sector (IRMO, Croatia)
IRMO is organizing the workshops within the project “RESTAURA – Revitalising Historic Buildings through Public-Private Partnership Schemes″, funded by the Interreg Central Europe Programme of the European Union. The workshops will be held in four Croatian cities (Zagreb, Karlovac, Buzet and Bjelovar) in the period from 15 October to 12 November 2018. These public workshops aim to strengthen the capacity of the public sector, taking into account aspects of revitalization and conservation as well as financial, legal and technical aspects. The workshops will focus in particular on the overall PPP process, including financial, legal and technical aspects, as well as case studies, specific methods and tools developed during the project implementation.
RESTAURA project encourages and supports professionals to build up their capability to revitalize heritage buildings through the PPP approach by training and raising the awareness and competences of professionals who will be involved in future PPP projects and improves the skills of target groups facing similar challenges in Croatia, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia. In each of these countries public and private institutions (local authorities, research and education institutions, development agencies, PPP associations and NGOs) participate to jointly develop and implement revitalization projects. Within the RESTAURA project 20 workshops for public authorities who aim to use PPP models to renovate and bring a new life to abandoned and deteriorated historic buildings will be conducted. The project is currently under way, with a duration from June 2016 throughout May 2019.
For more information and future project’s activities, please visit the RESTAURA website.
Mon22Oct2018College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Dijver 11 8000 Bruges
Course on EU Trade Policy
Understanding the essentials of the EU Trade Law and WTO and the EU's trade agreements
A four-day seminar organized by the College of Europe Development Office, Bruges campus, this training session is designed to offer a thorough and detailed introduction to trade law and the WTO, and to the EU's trade negotiations with other large trading blocks, such as the USA. It provides the participants with a comprehensive analysis of the significance of the International Trading System. This seminar is designed for officials from EU institutions and agencies, and from national administrations.
Mon22Oct201823:30Auditorium Curie-Skłodowska Natolin (Warsaw) Campus ul. Nowoursynowska 84 PL-02/797 Warszawa Poland
Debate: “Polish Independence Regained: One Hundred Years On” (CoE, Poland)
On Monday 22 October 2018, the European Civilization Chair organizes a debate between Professor Georges Mink and Professor Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski. The debate entitled "Polish Independence Regained: One Hundred Years On" will be moderated by Mr Jakub Kubica. This event is open to the public. In order to register, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
More information here.
Tue23Oct201809:30Auditorium Curie-Skłodowska / College of Europe (Warsaw, Poland)
High-level lecture "The Fall of the Habsburg Empire" by Professor Martyn Rady (CoE, Poland)
On 23 October 2018, Professor Martyn RADY visits the College of Europe in Natolin and gives a lecture entitled: "The Fall of the Habsburg Empire". The event is part of the cycle of centenary events organized by the European Civilization Chair under the heading "Breaking Empires, Making Nations?" which has started in 2015 with the conference on the First World War.
Professor Martyn RADY is Professor of Central European History at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, where he has worked since 1989. His full biography can be consulted here.
This event is open to the public. In order to register, please e-mail: email@example.com.
Find more information about the event here.
Tue23Oct201817:·30College of Europe, Bruges
High-level EU Diplomacy Lecture: “The EU’s Arctic Diplomacy: Key Challenges and Strategic Response”
H.E. Marie-Anne Coninsx, EU Ambassador at Large for the Arctic, will deliver the fifth annual high-level EU Diplomacy Lecture at the College of Europe in Bruges. Ambassador Coninsx will address why and how the European Union is strongly engaged in the Arctic. She will explain the key challenges of the Arctic region, including the geo-economic and geopolitical implications of major transformations in the Arctic, and the main elements of the EU’s Arctic policy.
The event is open to the public but online registration is required before 18 October 2018, noon. For further information and the registration form, please visit the website.
About the speaker
Marie-Anne CONINSX is since September 2017 the European Union’s first Ambassador at Large for the Arctic. She previously was the EU Ambassador to Canada (2013-2017), after serving four years as the EU Ambassador to Mexico (2009-2013). In Canada, she extensively visited the Canadian Arctic. Her other postings abroad include having served as the number two at the EU Delegations in New York and in Geneva, which provided her with an extensive experience on multilateral issues.
Ambassador CONINSX has been an official of the European Union since 1984. She started her career in the European Commission at the Legal Service, and worked during 12 consecutive years as a staff member at Cabinets of three Commissioners, dealing respectively with: External Relations and Trade, Internal Market, Development Policy, and relations with the European Parliament. She also worked at the External Relations Department at EU headquarters, overseeing relations between the EU and Latin America. Ambassador CONINSX studied law at Gent University and carried out post-graduate studies at Cambridge University and at the European University Centre in Nancy.
Conference "European Energy Security – Assessing Challenges, Defining Tools and Responses"
Renowned international experts, members of the scientific community, and European top energy institutional and industrial stakeholders will discuss the main energy security challenges for the European Union and its members states, as well as the potential responses to be put in place at the EU level to cope with current and future threats in the energy domain.
You can find the programme and the registration form here.
Mon12Nov2018College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Dijver 11 8000 Bruges
Seminar: Negotiations in Practice
Towards effective negotiations with and within the EU
The purpose of this seminar is to train professionals to become strategic and effective negotiators. It will enhance negotiation and communication skills that are used in interactions of different actors both between and within EU institutions, by means of interactive training sessions, workshops and simulation games.
Mon12Nov2018College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Dijver 11 8000 Bruges
Seminar: EU Project Management
The management of projects from A to Z
This seminar is an interactive journey through the lifespan of European projects, from EU funding to tender writing, project implementation and evaluation. Participants will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the essential techniques for successful, cost-effective management of EU projects. This is a particularly pertinent course for those wishing to understand the EU funding process in these most uncertain economic times. The seminar will take place in Bruges from 12 to 16 November 2018 and is organized by the College of Europe Development Office.
Mon12Nov201819:30Hilton Park Hotel, Nicosia
Special Event: “The Eurozone Crisis and the Future of the EU” (CEIA, Cyprus)
A Gala Dinner is organized by the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs (CEIA) to celebrate its 25th anniversary, in which the Former President of the Eurogroup Mr Jeroen Dijsselbloem will be the Guest of Honour and deliver a Keynote Address. The topic to be addressed is “The Eurozone Crisis and the Future of the EU”.
Fee: 50€ (limited seats)
More details here.
Mon19Nov2018Tue20Nov201804:00Refectory, Badia Fiesolana
“Exiting war economy dynamics: The impact on stabilisation and reconstruction in the MENA” MEDirections Annual Conference (RSCASS, Italy)
In addition to the well-known security dimension, years of military strife and state collapse in the Middle East and North Africa have created new economic realities on the ground that are likely to persist in post-conflict phases. They will shape how ongoing conflicts are to end and how “normal life” might resume afterwards. The conference will explore the pathways from war economy dynamics in Libya, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and neighbouring countries and will be structured in four thematic panels:
– The dynamics of war economy, the realities they have left on the ground and the actual rules that govern economic transactions and the access to natural resources and infrastructure.
– The political economy of reconstruction and how it may create losers and winners and hence either contribute to peace building or to the creation of new grievances
– The impact of hydrocarbon revenues in oil-rich countries like Iraq and Libya and whether they will ease reconstruction and reconciliation or conversely become an additional bone of contention between rival groups.
– The role that market-oriented and profit-driven private sector actors might play in any future reconstruction (considering also the unlikelihood of massive inter-governmental inflows). To conclude the conference, a roundtable of a selected group of international experts from the worlds of academics, practitioners and mass media will flesh out the main points highlighted during the four panels. The objective of this debate is to encourage connections, comparisons and further perspectives.
More details here.
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4th SVOC conference 'The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism’
4th SVOC 'The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism’ conference – with main focus on ‘Uneven Development, Inequalities and the State’organised by IWE CERS HAS & CEU CENS (Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University).
Deadline for abstract submission: July 31, 2018
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4th SVOC ’The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism’ conference
CERS HAS and the Central European University CENS (Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University) 4th SVOC ’The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism’ conference with the main focus on ‘Uneven Development, Inequalities and the State’.
The main aim of the 4th "The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism"conference is to contribute to the better understanding of uneven development in three aspects and their interrelations: social, spatial and economic inequalities, furthermore state policies aiming at reducing these inequalities and multi-scalarity.
Link to the event page here.
Thu29Nov2018Fri30Nov201809:00Czernin Palace, Prague
Conference: “Moving Sands in Global Politics and European Security: Resilience and Beyond” (IIR, Czech Republic)
Save the dates 29th – 30th November 2018 for the conference on “Moving Sands in Global Politics and European Security: Resilience and Beyond”. The invitation and programme for this year’s Czernin Security Forum will be coming soon. The organising team from the Institute of International Relations Prague, the Faculty of Social Sciences of Charles University and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is looking forward to welcoming everyone at the Czernin Palace.
Find more about it here.
Wed12Dec201815.00-16.30Birojnīca, Dzirnavu street 84 k-2, Riga
Public discussion “Securing Democracy 2018: Strategic Communication Challenges in Latvia", 12 December 2018 (LIIA, Latvia)
15.00-16.30, 12 December 2018. Birojnīca, Dzirnavu street 84 k-2, Riga
The Latvian Institute of International Affairs, with the support of the US Embassy in Riga, will hold a public discussion “Securing Democracy 2018: Strategic Communication Challenges in Latvia". The discussion will aim to review, among other issues, the means of securing the truth in the post-truth age to secure a common awareness of the meaning of democracy, Latvia’s capacity and outlook in the field of StratCom, and the top challenges for StratCom in 2018.
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