Training: "EU Energy Policy" (College of Europe, Bruges)
After four successful editions of the two-week executive training course on the “Energy Union”, for 2020 we have developed a new one-week programme which will give participants a thorough understanding of EU energy policies and governance (including the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package), affected also by international climate change concerns.
Bruges & Brussels, Belgium
6-10 July 2020
More information available here.
Online course: “Cultural Diplomacy” (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)
Get an introduction to cultural diplomacy, learning what it means, how it works, and its importance in today's polarised world. You will explore whether cultural diplomacy is about intercultural dialogue and engagement between different countries or whether it could be understood as one type of public diplomacy.
6 July 2020
Webinar: “Competition policy enforcement vis-a-vis GAFAM in the aftermath of COVID-19” (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)
In recent years, the market behaviour of digital tech companies (i.e. so called GAFAM) has been the subject of close antitrust scrutiny by the European Commission and several competition authorities in Europe. During the coronavirus pandemic crisis, however, the public image of GAFAM has changed.
10 July 2020
Managing Migration in Europe: Challenge and Response (College of Europe, Bruges)
This three-day seminar includes a comprehensive analysis of the main legal instruments established by the EU Migration and Asylum Policy.
21-23 September 2020
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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
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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