TEPSA-IESIR Online Event: “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, 24 September 2020
The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and its member institute from Slovakia, the Institute of European Studies and International Relations, Faculty of Social & Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava, in coordination with the European Parliament Office in Slovakia, are organising an online event discussing Euroscepticism in Slovakia: it’s causes and history, impacts and effects, and recommendations on how to move forward. The discussion takes place within the framework of the TEPSA Book “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, which can be ordered now.
The discussion will feature contributions from:
Katarina BARLEY, EP Vice-President,
Robert SERMEK, Office of the EP in Slovakia, Head of the Office,
Paul SCHMIDT, Secretary General of the Austrian Society for European Politics in Vienna, co-Editor of the book,
Lucia MOKRÁ, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University and Chair of the Board of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA),
Ol’ga GYÁRFÁŚOVÁ, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University.
The event will take place on Thursday, September 24, 2020, 1:30PM
You can read the full agenda, including the attendance details, here.
This event is linked with the upcoming edition of the TEPSA Book “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals“, edited by Paul Schmidt, Michael Kaeding and Johannes Pollak. One of the book’s chapters focus on the topic of Euroscepticism in Slovakia. This chapter was authored by Lucia Mokrá, Dean of the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University and Chair of the Board of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), and Ol’ga Gyárfáśová from the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University. Lucia Morká has also contributed to the TEPSA Explainer series on the same topic.
Learn more here.
FIIA Forum: “How the emerging tech and trade wars are taking us towards a Geoeconomic World Order” (FIIA, Finland)
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs will launch its new flagship event FIIA Forum on the 30 of September 2020. The topic of FIIA’s main event of the year is geoeconomics: FIIA and the guest speakers will look at how the emerging tech and trade wars are taking us towards a Geoeconomic World Order.
“The key to security and wealth in our time is no longer the geopolitical control of physical territory, but the ability to control the economic links that connect the world,” says Dr. Mikael Wigell, the Director of the Global Security Programme at FIIA (pictured).
“In this age of hyperconnectivity, geoeconomics has become the new power politics. Western strategic lenses have yet to adjust to this new situation, in which interdependencies are weaponized for the pursuit of power politics.”
The event’s speakers include Dr. Thomas Wright from the Brookings Institution, Director Victor do Prado from the World Trade Organization, Visiting Research Professor Carla Norrlof as well as Programme Director Mikael Wigell from FIIA.
30 September 2020
ACES Annual Conference: “Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe: Promises, Pitfalls, Pathways”, 30/09/2020-01/10/2020
The Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES) is organising its annual conference, to be held online on September 30 – October 1, in collaboration with InDivEU and DiCE.
This year’s Annual Conference is organised around the topic of differentiated integration. The conference will examine the development of differentiated integration within the EU, focusing on both its promises and its pitfalls. Speakers will cover internal and external dimensions of differentiation, including Brexit, linking academic research to current political debates about the future of European integration. The Annual Conference is part of ACES’s programme as a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.
30 September - 1 October
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EU Fact Checking & EU Fact Finding (College of Europe, Bruges)
During this two focused half-day hands-on workshops participants learn how to find their way through the ‘jungle’ of EU-related websites and discover how to identify official vs unofficial and reliable vs unreliable EU information sources.
1-2 October 2020
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EU Diplomacy & Diplomatic Skills (College of Europe, Bruges)
The European Union’s diplomatic efforts and external representation are inherently different from the Member-States’ external policies. The EU, with its strong background in peace mediation and public diplomacy, can be considered a unique diplomatic entity and a fascinating study-object.
This three-day interactive course is designed for the participants to learn about EU diplomacy, to share experiences and to improve their diplomatic skills. After a short introduction to the EU's external affairs and the European External Action Service (EEAS), the course will focus on relevant diplomatic skills. Practical sessions and exercises on political reporting, effectively communicating across cultures, and political analysis will add to the participants’ knowledge and skillset.
All modules are delivered by high-level experienced professionals in the field of European and national diplomacy, reporting, communication and negotiations. The programme is designed to be as interactive as possible; active participation is required and networking opportunities are strongly encouraged throughout the course.
5-7 October 2020
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