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Agenda

  • Tue
    12
    Nov
    2019

    Seminar: "Personalised Politics in the Age of the Cartel Party: Opportunities for Participatory Renewal" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    CEE General Seminar "Personalised Politics in the Age of the Cartel Party: Opportunities for Participatory Renewal"

    The paper examines the prognosis for partisan politics in the era of the cartel party – and era in which party leaders reign supreme, party democracy is illusory and policy differences between parties are muted. It challenges the view that the personalisation of politics, or personalised politics, stands in opposition to political parties as organisations and threatens their role as mechanisms of linkage between citizens and the state. Rather, it explores the possibilities for partisan democratic renewal and increased citizen engagement that arise with a shift to more individualised, or personalised types of political participation. In doing so, the paper draws on perspectives from social movement and media and communications literatures to argue that personalised politics can be seen as a phenomenon that applies not only to political elites (party leaders, elected representatives, candidates etc.) but one that can also be used to understand the changing role and participatory preferences of party members, supporters and citizens. The paper is structured in three parts. The first outlines the characteristics and empirical markers of personalised politics, moving away from a focus on elites to the engagement profiles of individual citizens – both in the online and offline arenas. The second section examines how political parties have accommodated these new patterns of participation within their organisational arrangements, focusing on the key party functions of candidate selection, policy development and campaign communication. The final section explores how these new organisational structures and processes are reshaping the role of parties as mediators between citizens and the state, and the challenges involved in reconciling personalised politics with collective identity. The primary contribution of the paper is intended to be theoretical and conceptual, but the argument will substantiated with a comprehensive range of comparative illustrative examples from various established democracies.

    Tuesday 12 November 2019, 12.30-2.30 pm

    Sciences Po, Salle du Conseil, 13 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris

    More information on the seminar here.

  • Wed
    13
    Nov
    2019

    Opening Ceremony (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    The Opening Ceremony of the seventieth academic year of the College of Europe, Bruges campus, takes place at the Concert Hall ('t Zand, Bruges), on Wednesday, 13 November 2019, in the presence of Mr Donald Tusk, President of the European Council.

    Bruges, Belgium

    13 November 2019

    More information about the ceremony available here.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019

    Seminar "Seller Beware? Chinese Direct Investment and Political Challenges in the European Union" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    From a non-existent player fifteen years ago, China has now become one of the largest senders of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows in the world. By and large, this new provenance of capital has been welcomed by host countries, especially given the drop in other sources of FDI in the wake of the American financial crisis and Euro crisis in the late 2000s. The exponential growth of Chinese direct investment, however, has also been accompanied in some cases by controversy and even resistance, both in developing and in developed economies. In some countries of the European Union (EU), critics have expressed fears and denounced some of the potential dangers of this investment, such as lowering of local labor standards, hollowing out of industrial core through repatriation of assets, and acquisition of dual use technology. The ensuing political backlash has received considerable media attention and increased scrutiny over subsequent deals, notably through the tightening of inbound FDI screening procedures. In other EU countries, however, Chinese FDI has been received with open arms and host countries have become advocates for Chinese interests inside the EU. This talk explores the political challenges posed by the recent explosion of Chinese direct investment in the European Union. First, it considers two alternative explanations for these peculiar political challenges. Second, it explores the implications of these challenges on European unity and policies.

    Thursday 14 November 2019, 12.30-2.30 pm

    Sciences Po, Room TBA, Paris

    More information available here.

  • Thu
    14
    Nov
    2019
    Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    SEnECA Final Conference "What Future for EU-Central Asia Relations?" (TEPSA, Brussels)

    Square Brussels Convention Centre, Brussels 1000, Rue Ravenstein 2

    During the two-day conference, SEnECA consortium members will discuss the recommendations to implement the new EU's Central Asia strategy. The event will also feature a panel on culture as a catalyst of social change in Central Asia, and on connectivity between Asia and Europe. Finally, the last panel of the conference will be an outlook on EU-Central Asia relations for 2030. The SEnECA Final Conference will also be a good opportunity to see some of the photos that were exhibited in the SEnECA Photo Exhibition on April 2019. A full draft agenda of the event can be accessed here.

    Please register for the two-day conference here.

  • Fri
    15
    Nov
    2019

    Conference: “The Way Towards the Internet of Things. Open Standards vs Silos” (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

    Florence, Italy

    The conference discusses the challenges of realizing the full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT), focusing on the emergence of models to produce, transfer and commercialize innovation in this context and the implications for technological advancement and competition policy.

    European University Institute, Florence

    15 November 2019

    Read more about this conference here.

  • Mon
    18
    Nov
    2019

    Executive Training: “EU Project Management: The management of projects from A to Z” (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    A one-week interactive journey focusing on the life of EU projects, from programming through to tender writing, project implementation and evaluation.

    Bruges, Belgium

    18-22 November 2019

    Read more about this course here.

     

  • Mon
    18
    Nov
    2019

    Executive Training : "Negotiations in Practice: Towards effective negotiations with and within the EU" (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    The purpose of this five-day training course is to provide a practical insight into the mechanisms and dynamics between and within the EU institutions.

    Bruges, Belgium

    18-22 November 2019

    Read more about this training course here.

     

     

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019

    EU@Work Seminar on EU Affairs

    Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11, Brussels

    Funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Commission, this 4-day  seminar will offer 15 excellent undergraduate students (Bachelor students and recent graduates, high-school students and recent graduates) an opportunity to gain first-hand insights from researchers, EU practitioners, policymakers and officials on the role and functioning of EU institutions and on the state of play of the main EU policies.

    The seminar will take place in Brussels, at the heart of EU politics, from 19 to 22 November 2019.

    The seminar is organised under the academic lead of Dr Ilke Toygür (Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute and Adjunct Professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid) and will combine expert lectures and visits of key EU institutions, think tanks and civil society organisations.

    The seminar includes visits to:
    ➢ The European Commission
    ➢ The Council of the European Union
    ➢ The European Parliament
    ➢ The European External Action Service (EEAS)
    ➢ The House of European History

    The participation fee for the total 4-day seminar is € 100. Participants will receive a reimbursement for their travel and/or accommodation costs up to € 200 upon presentation of the original receipts and tickets. Applications are open to both EU and non-EU citizens. However, we can only offer travel reimbursement to participants travelling from and to: the member states of the European Union; Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Kosovo; Montenegro; Serbia; and the Republic of North Macedonia.

    How to apply: please send the following documents to TEPSA’s Project Manager Giulia Bonacquisti (giulia.bonacquisti@tepsa.eu) by Sunday 29 September (midnight):
    1) Your CV
    2) A cover letter explaining your motivation to participate in the seminar.

    Click here to read the detailed call for applications and the draft agenda of the seminar.

  • Tue
    19
    Nov
    2019

    Seminar: "Extending Japan-EU cooperation: new opportunities for Croatian EU Presidency" (IRMO, Croatia)

    Zagreb, Croatia

    The aim of the seminar is to raise awareness and explore the potential to tackle local and global challenges based on Croatia/EU cooperation with Japan. The seminar will promote common values that EU and Japan share and explore potential emerging from cooperation between Croatia, the EU and Japan to achieve EU priorities until 2024: protecting citizens and freedoms; developing a strong and vibrant economic base; building a climate-neutral, green, fair and social Europe; and promoting European interests and values on the global stage. These priorities are coherent with bilateral agreements between the EU and Japan, namely the Strategic Partnerships Agreement (SPA) and the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).

    The seminar will include three sessions. The first one will deal with common values as a basis for cooperation and common actions. The second session will outline opportunities emerging from the Japan-EU Economic Partnership Agreement and the third will focus on global issues and link them with SPA.

    The House of Europe, Zagreb, Croatia

    19 November 2019

    Find more information here.

     

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Workshop: "Building Digital Skills and Literacies for Museums and Digital Archives" (IRMO, Croatia)

    Zagreb, Croatia

    IRMO is organizing a three-day workshop for museum and other heritage professionals in Croatia with the aim of promoting knowledge transfer concerning the issues of digital skills necessary for developing quality digital cultural content and services. The workshop is planned in cooperation with the UK partner - Culture24 - that has extensive experience in successfully developing digital skills among UK heritage institutions.

    The planned workshop is very much needed, as it is necessary that Croatian cultural institutions develop their digital skills, confidence, and literacy in order to begin to exploit digital opportunities and to develop stronger cooperation on the European level.  The workshop represents a first step in ensuring further collaboration with partners having expertise in developing digital culture that would provide for enhancing digital skills among cultural heritage professionals in Croatia in the future. The workshop has received financial support from the Croatian Ministry of Culture, the British Embassy Zagreb and British Council Croatia and logistical support from DARIAH.HR, ICARUS.HR and the Museum Documentation Centre. The workshop will have two moderators and it is intended for 20 participants. It will be held at the Central Office for International Cooperation at the University of Zagreb, Zvonimirova 8. The working language will be English.

    Zagreb, Croatia

    20-22 November 2019

    Find more information here.

     

  • Wed
    20
    Nov
    2019

    Launch of the book "Routledge Handbook of Middle Eastern Cities" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Seminar Cities are back in town "Launch of the book Routledge Handbook of Middle Eastern Cities".

    Speakers: Haim Yacobi (UCL, DPU) and Eric Verdeil (Sciences Po, CERI).

    Wednesday 20 November 2019, 5-7 pm

    Sciences Po, LIEPP’s Conference Room, 254, boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris

    More information here.

  • Fri
    22
    Nov
    2019

    Seminar: "The Political Economy of Suffrage Reform: The Great Reform Act of 1832" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Prominent scholars have viewed the Great Reform Act as a concession made by incumbent elites in order to defuse a revolutionary threat. In this essay, we argue that the threat from below did not entail a significant risk of regime overthrow and was addressed by establishing professional police forces in all provincial towns and half the counties. Such forces had been stoutly opposed by the gentry since the Glorious Revolution, on the grounds that they would increase Crown power too much. To make professional police forces palatable to the middle class required first reforming both budgets and elections at all levels of governance (national, municipal and county), so as to ensure taxpayers that their representatives would control the finances of the new forces.

    Friday 22 November 2019, 12.30 – 2.30 pm

    Sciences Po, Salle du Conseil, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

    More information available here.

  • Mon
    25
    Nov
    2019

    Seminar: "The Boardroom Dynamics of Globalization: How Politics and Expertise Shape the World Polity" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Globalization is underpinned by international organizations—intergovernmental, non-governmental, or private—that develop norms to diffuse around the world. This article presents an integrative model for understanding how boardroom dynamics within international organizations impact the content of global norms: we argue that these processes are determined, initially, by board members’ education and careers—both a function of the dominant norm apparatus of globalization—and, subsequently, by boardroom interactions between these individuals. To document these processes, we focus on the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a body that decides on economic policy issues impacting the lives of billions. First, we trace the education and career trajectories of all 727 board members—that is, state representatives—between 1980 and 2009. We find that they are homogeneous in terms of academic training, but heterogeneous in terms of professional backgrounds. Second, we document how the aforementioned attributes of Board members impact the way they behave in the boardroom, and—by extension—organizational output. Our findings reveal that global norm-making is driven by professionalization and elite socialization dynamics in apex communities, even in formal intergovernmental contexts where the primacy of state interests is commonly assumed to dominate

    Co-organised by Sciences Po, MaxPo & Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics.

    Monday 25 November 2019, 12.30-2.30 pm

    Sciences Po, LIEPP’s Conferences Room, 254 boulevard Saint-Germain, 75007 Paris

    More information available here.

  • Tue
    26
    Nov
    2019

    Seminar: "CEE General Seminar with Peter John" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    CEE General Seminar

    Speaker: Peter John, King's College London

    Tuesday 26 November 2019 at 12.30 pm

    Sciences Po, Salle du Conseil, 13 rue de l'Université, 75007 Paris

    More information available here.

  • Wed
    27
    Nov
    2019

    Presentation of the book "The Upper Limit: How Low-Wage Work Defines Punishment and Welfare" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Seminar Cities are back in town: "Presentation of the book The Upper Limit: How Low-Wage Work Defines Punishment and Welfare"

    Speaker: François Bonnet

    Wednesday 27 November 2019

    Sciences Po, Room Goguel, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris

    More information available here.

     

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Conference: "5th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC)" (IWE, Hungary)

    Budapest, Hungary

    Conference: "5th The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism (SVOC)"

    The SVOC2019 conference is organized by the Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University.

    Date: 28-29 November 2019

    Venue: Central European University, Budapest, Hungary

    Organization lead: Gyula Gaal

    Deadline for abstract submission: July 31, 2019

    Read more about this event here.

  • Thu
    28
    Nov
    2019

    Conference: “Exploring the Dimensions of Refugee Inclusion: Social Structures, Institutions and Strategies” (IPC, Turkey)

    Istanbul, Turkey

    On November 28-29 2019, Mercator-IPC Fellows Maissam Nimer and Jannes Tessmann, within the framework of their Mercator-IPC Fellowship, will be organizing an international conference on “Exploring the Dimensions of Refugee Inclusion” at Consulate General of the Netherlands, Istanbul, Turkey. The conference aims to explore the structural, institutional, and strategic determinants of refugee inclusion into various domains of host societies.

    Consulate General of the Netherlands, Istanbul

    28-29 November 2019

    Find more information here.

     

     

  • Fri
    29
    Nov
    2019

    Séminaire: "Anthropologie du Parlement" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Séminaire POPAR (POlitique & PARlement) "Anthropologie du Parlement" - discussion d´une recherche en cours

    Saisir l'Assemblée à partir de son infrastructure de communication. Le projet d'une anthropologie tant politique que technique.

    En ce début de 21e siècle, l'Assemblée nationale française montre une volonté forte de "modernisation" de ses procédures et des activités qu'elle accueille, qui prend appui sur une dite "révolution numérique". Le programme de recherche dont il est question ici vise à questionner et à décrire comment la mise en œuvre technique de ce projet politique participe à réinventer l'institution parlementaire. Il interroge ce qui fait l'essence de l'Assemblée, quelles conditions sociales et matérielles sous-tendent aujourd'hui son existence et par quels moyens celle-ci assure sa pérennité dans le temps long. Ce programme de recherche conduit à reconstruire l'histoire de l'infrastructure de communication de l'Assemblée et à interroger les activités qui se déploient dans le Palais Bourbon, dans une perspective où l'anthropologie sollicite les acquis de la science politique, de la sociologie et des sciences de l'information et de la communication.

    Vendredi 29 novembre 2019, 12h30 – 14h30

    Sciences Po, Salle Goguel, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris

    En savoir plus.

  • Mon
    08
    Jun
    2020

    Training: "Monitoring and Evaluation - Towards effective Monitoring and Evaluation for EU-funded projects" (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    This technical and interactive training programme presents the purpose of M&E and useful practices. The objective of this course is to ensure that participants are thoroughly acquainted with the main principles and techniques of M&E of EU-funded projects.

    Bruges, Belgium

    8-10 June 2020

    More information available here.

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