Agenda

  • Thu
    12
    Dec
    2019

    TEPSA-IRMO Townhall meeting “Challenges of Euroscepticism in Croatia and the European Union”

    00:00Predstavništvo Europske komisije u Hrvatskoj, Kuća Europe, Augusta Cesarca 4, Zagreb

    In recent years, Euroscepticism has become a part of mass political and popular culture and has surprised many with its power. Eurosceptical parties are gaining support at all levels of government. The main causes of Euroscepticism are disappointment towards economic and social circumstances, but also difficulties in understanding the complex political system of the European Union, which makes the European project quite unclear to citizens. Overcoming Euroscepticism is a painstaking process of explaining, in a complex and dynamic global context, the full benefits of European integration. However, this does not mean that the existing political and institutional framework is beyond question, and as such it should not be adjusted or modified.

    Against this backdrop, this townhall meeting, co-organised by TEPSA and its Croatian member the Institute for Development and International Relations (IRMO) with the support of the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union, will analyse the causes, as well as the possible responses to this complex phenomenon. The aim of the event is also to stimulate debate with citizens on this important topic, which cannot be overlooked in all reflections on the future of Europe.

    The following speakers will provide their insights during the debate:

    • Hrvoje Butković - Institute for Development and International Relations
    • Violeta Simeonova Staničić - European Parliament Office in Croatia
    • Dario Cepo - Faculty of Law and Center for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo
    • Sandra Benčić - Political platform "We can"
    • Katja Šare - Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (tbc)

    The event will be held in Croatian. The programme of the event (in Croatian) can be accessed here.

  • Fri
    13
    Dec
    2019

    Conference: “Bringing the Balkans back to the EU fore” (IAI, Italy)

    Belgrade, Serbia

    The delay in opening EU accession negotiations with Albania and North Macedonia in October 2019 was received with concern across the Western Balkans. Of particular interest was the possibility that accession talks with other candidate countries might be delayed as well. Still, despite the decision, the enlargement fundamentals remain clear: the future of the Western Balkans is and remains in the EU.

    The conference, organized by the Istituto Affari Internazioneli (IAI) in cooperation with European Western Balkans and with the support of the EU Delegation to the Republic of Serbia, aims at discussing how the incoming ‘geopolitical’ Commission led by Ursula von der Leyen could and should pick up the pieces of this geostrategic blunder. The event aims to address the question how to transform present obstacles into opportunities to reconfirm commitments made, while seizing the opportunities to reshape and reinvigorate the EU enlargement policy for a more effective and rapid transformation of the Western Balkans.

    13 December 2019

    Belgrade, Serbia

    Find the program and more information here.

  • Mon
    16
    Dec
    2019

    Series of Lectures: “Turkey and Turkish Cypriots: Between West and Eurasia-Socioeconomic and Political Transformation in the first half of the 21st century” (CEIA, Cyprus)

    Nicosia, Cyprus

    The lectures will be given by Dr. Nicolas Stelgias, scientific associate of the Cyprus Center for European and International Affairs. The thematic includes issues such as the Turkish state and its institutional problems, Turkey under AKP and Erdogan, Turkish foreign policy, Turkey and the Turkish-Cypriots and the Cyprus issue.

    16 December 2019 and 13 January 2020, 18:00-20:00,

    University of Nicosia, Cyprus, Room M115 Conference Room, Millennium Building (1st floor)

    RSVP – 22841600, e-mail: cceia@unic.ac.cy

  • Thu
    19
    Dec
    2019

    Christmas Alumni Gathering (College of Europe, Natolin)

    Natolin, Warsaw

    The College of Europe in Natolin has the pleasure to invite the College of Europe Alumni based in Poland to the Natolin Christmas Alumni Gathering, which will take place on Friday, 13 December 2019.

    Come and join us all to celebrate the end of the exams and to wish you all a happy and fruitful end of 2019!

    Your housekeepers and host families will be invited as well.

    Natolin, Warsaw

    19 December from 18:30-21:30

    More information available here.

  • Sat
    18
    Jan
    2020

    Conference: “War & Peace in the 21st Century: A world of two or three? The US, China and the EU in a new global order” (CIDOB, Spain)

    Barcelona, Spain

    For the last few years the fault-lines dividing the United States and the People’s Republic of China seem not only to consolidate but to deepen further. Some voices suggest that we might be on the edge of the formation of a new bipolar system with dynamics mimicking those of the Cold War in the 20th Century between the US and the USSR. From trade wars to technological competition the effects of their current incipient contest are already affecting the contours of the global order. Amid the potential clash between Washington and Beijing, the European Union is asking itself whether it could become a third global pole in its own right and if it is interested in it to happen. After the Parliamentary elections in May 2019 and the constitution of the new EU Commission, new European leaderships must take strategic decisions on what the role of the European Union amid this contest should be. At the same time, Russia also tries to play a leading role in shaping the new world order. What should the EU do in order to secure its positions as a third independent voice? How would transatlantic relations be reshaped in this context? A new distribution of power might come hand-in-hand with substantial changes in the international order. How would the global liberal order change in light of a tripolar distribution of power? Is there anything different the EU can offer amid this change?

    18 January 2020

    Palau de Pedralbes, Barcelona

    More information on the event available here.

  • Fri
    31
    Jan
    2020

    Seminar with Larry Jacobs (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    Seminar on the key theme: The state as a producer of public policies with Larry Jacobs, Professor and Director, Center for the Study of Politics and Government, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota.

    Friday 31 January 2020

    Sciences Po, Room TBA, Paris

    Compulsory registration.

    More information available here.

  • Fri
    14
    Feb
    2020

    Panel debate: “Collective Identities and the Integration of Core State Powers” (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    Editors and authors of the Special Issue of the Journal of Common Market Studies will present and discuss their findings.

    Open to all. Attendance is free but registration required.

    Bruges, Belgium

    14 February 2020

    More information about the event available here.

     

  • Mon
    01
    Jun
    2020

    Seminar: “EU Project Management” (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    The seminar “EU Project Management: the management of projects from A to Z” will take place in Bruges from 1 to 5 June 2020 and is organized by the College of Europe Development Office.

    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.

    Bruges, Belgium

    1- 5 June 2020

    More information available here.

  • 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.

  • Mon
    29
    Jun
    2020

    Seminar: “Intensive Seminar on the EU”(College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    All you need to know about the EU, its decision-making process and policies! Choose the three-, two- or one-week course tailored to your level of experience.

    Bruges, Belgium

    29 June -17 July 2020

    More information available here.

  • Mon
    06
    Jul
    2020

    Training: "EU Energy Policy" (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    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.

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