Agenda

  • Sat
    19
    Jan
    2019

    Conference “War & Peace in the 21st Century: Cities as Place of Refuge and Promoters of Peace” (CIDOB, Spain)

    Palau Reial de Pedralbes, Barcelona

    Conference “War & Peace in the 21st Century: Cities as Place of Refuge and Promoters of Peace”, 19 January 2019, Palau Reial de Pedralbes, Barcelona

    Cities stand in the frontline when it comes to responding to violent conflict, ranging from local, national and international wars to everyday violence. They are the first to feel the impact of these conflicts and to mitigate their consequences. Having become experts in formulating and implementing resilience strategies that minimize vulnerability in highly complex conflict scenarios, cities often act as places of refuge and safety. Yet, beyond their capacity to manage violent conflict, cities are also key drivers of peace-building processes and conflict prevention. They promote post-conflict reconstruction and formulate reconciliation initiatives between alienated local cultural groups or nations as in the case of French-German town-twinning post-World War II. More fundamentally, with their proximity to citizens, municipal governments are well positioned to address the structural causes underlying violent conflict and to mediate in situations of emerging tensions. This edition of War & Peace reflects on the important role of cities in violent conflict, focusing on their double role as, on the one hand, managers of vulnerability and places of refuge and, on the other, as promoters of reconstruction and peace.

    Link to programme

  • Mon
    28
    Jan
    2019

    Kick-off meeting of the “EU IDEA” project (IAI, Italy)

    Rome

    The recent evolution of the European Union’s politics and policies has demonstrated that differentiation can no longer be treated as an anomaly in the integration process. This has posed a key set of questions to academics and policy-makers on whether, how much and what form of differentiation is not only compatible with but also conducive to a more effective, cohesive and democratic EU.The project EU IDEA – Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability – addresses these issues and try to find viable solutions. EU IDEA puts together 15 EU and extra-EU partners in a joint research and dissemination effort coordinated by IAI, starting from January 2019 and lasting for three years. 

    On the 28th of January a kick-off meeting will take place in Rome, which will constitute the opportunity to present to relevant stakeholders the new project on differentiated integration coordinated by IAI, entitled EU IDEA – Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability, putting together 15 EU and extra-EU partners in a joint research and dissemination effort funded by the European Commission within the program Horizon 2020.

    Check out more information about the project here.

  • Tue
    29
    Jan
    2019

    CIFE Lunchtime debate with Mr Claude MORAES, Member of the European Parliament: “What European solidarity to respond to humanitarian emergencies in the Mediterranean?” (CIFE, France)

    13:00 14:30Fondation universitaire, Brussels

    CIFE Lunchtime debate with Mr Claude MORAES, MEP (S&D, GBR), Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE): “What European solidarity to respond to humanitarian emergencies in the Mediterranean?”

    When? 29 January 2019, 13:00 – 14:30

    Where? Fondation universitaire, Brussels

    Link to programme and to details for registration

    An initiative of the office of CIFE in Brussels and of the group of CIFE Alumni in Brussels

    The CIFE office in Brussels regularly organises lunchtime debates on the major questions that are at the centre of interest concerning the European Union. Five times a year, the “Midis du CIFE” provide an opportunity for notable actors and observers of the European integration process to comment and debate with the audience on topics concerning the internal and external policies of the European Union. The success of these meetings, which take place at the University Foundation in Brussels, is not for the least part due to the active participation of the public. Their guests mainly come from the European institutions, from universities, business, foundations, civil society organisations, and the press. Numerous former students of the CIFE programmes also take part in these events which they regard as career long learning opportunities. 

  • Wed
    30
    Jan
    2019
    Fri
    01
    Feb
    2019

    Executive Training Seminar on “Economy in War-torn Countries: Pathways to Recovery and Reconstruction” (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Italy)

    European University Institute

    Executive Training Seminar on “Economy in War-torn Countries: Pathways to Recovery and Reconstruction”, 30 January – 1 February 2019, European University Institute

     

     This executive training focuses on the economic dimensions of civil wars. It explores how economic life changes amid widespread violence and state breakdown. It also addresses how wartime political economic arrangements create durable and remarkably resilient socio-economic mechanisms and networks.

    For full scholarships, the deadline for application is on 16 December 2018, for the other applications, the deadline is on 6 January.

  • Thu
    21
    Feb
    2019
    Fri
    22
    Feb
    2019

    High-level Conference organised by the Department of European Legal Studies on "The Internal Market 2.0" (CoE, Belgium)

    College of Europe, Verversdijk 16, Bruges, building A, Auditorium 1

    High-level Conference organised by the Department of European Legal Studies on "The Internal Market 2.0"

    Where? College of Europe, Verversdijk 16, Bruges, building A, Auditorium 1

    When? Thursday 21 and Friday 22 February 2019

    This conference brings together world-leading academics and practitioners, to reflect critically yet constructively on the past achievements of the internal market in the process of European integration, its current state (including the various legal and political controversies that have arisen over the past years, especially in relation to its arguably imperfect accommodation of other public interests), and its future (including the challenges and opportunities posed by digitalization and technological progress more generally).

    You can find more information here.

    And download the programme here.

  • Wed
    27
    Feb
    2019

    CIFE Lunchtime debate with Mrs Themis Christophidou, from the European Commission: “The strategy and priorities of the European Union as to Education and Training after 2020” (CIFE, France)

    13:00 14:30Fondation universitaire, Brussels venue [ex: Trans European Policy Studies Association]

    CIFE Lunchtime debate with Mrs Themis Christophidou, Director-General for Education, Youth, Sport and Culture at the European Commission: “The strategy and priorities of the European Union as to Education and Training after 2020

    When? 27 February 2019, 13:00 – 14:30

    Where? Fondation universitaire, Brussels venue [ex: Trans European Policy Studies Association]

    Link to programme and to details for registration.

    An initiative of the office of CIFE in Brussels and of the group of CIFE Alumni in Brussels

    The CIFE office in Brussels regularly organises lunchtime debates on the major questions that are at the centre of interest concerning the European Union. Five times a year, the “Midis du CIFE” provide an opportunity for notable actors and observers of the European integration process to comment and debate with the audience on topics concerning the internal and external policies of the European Union. The success of these meetings, which take place at the University Foundation in Brussels, is not for the least part due to the active participation of the public. Their guests mainly come from the European institutions, from universities, business, foundations, civil society organisations, and the press. Numerous former students of the CIFE programmes also take part in these events which they regard as career long learning opportunities. 

  • Tue
    09
    Apr
    2019
    Fri
    12
    Apr
    2019

    Workshop “The Rise of State Capitalism: consequences for economic and political development”, 9-12 April 2019, Moscow (IWE, Hungary)

    Higher School of Economics in Moscow

    The International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development (ICSID) at Higher School of Economics in Moscow together with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies (EACES) in collaboration with International Journal of Public Administration (IJPA) are pleased to invite submissions to the workshop: “The Rise of State Capitalism: consequences for economic and political development”.

    The workshop is a part of the 20th Annual April International Conference on Economic and Social Development that will take place at Higher School of Economics in Moscow on April 9-12, 2019. The event attracts a large number of researchers from the world’s leading universities with a variety of topics being discussed.

    To participate in the workshop, please submit a draft of the paper or an extended abstract (up to 1000 words), together with a short CV, to Professor Andrei Yakovlev to ayakovlev@hse.ru by 15 January 2019. Applicants will be informed about the selection before 25 January 2019, and the authors of accepted proposals are expected to submit full papers by 1 March 2019.

    Detailed information from here.

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