Roundtable, The most contested European elections ever? A read-out of the 2019 vote for the European Parliament (EUI, Italy)
Roundtable, The most contested European elections ever? A read-out of the 2019 vote for the European Parliament, 29 May 2019, European University Institute
European Parliament (EP) elections in May 2019 come at a critical time in the evolution of the EU.They were supposed to be the first elections after the anticipated departure of the UK, before the
failed ratification of a withdrawal agreement imposed that the UK, too, must hold European elections. They also come at a time when divergence on many issues characterise member state relations, and wider global developments weigh heavily on Europe with the return of hard geopolitics and efforts to undermine the global multilateral order. The election results are expected to produce a highly fragmented Parliament, with the long-dominant centre-left and centre-right blocs unable to form a coalition by themselves, therefore assigning greater influence to smaller players such as the Liberals, Greens and populists. Eurosceptics are expected to win a third of the Parliament’s seats, reflecting the global rise in nationalism. As an international hub of high quality research and reflection on the European Union, the European Governance and Politics Programme has contributed to the build-up to the European elections with a two-pillar project: euandi2019, an online Voting Advice Application allowing citizens to match their policy preferences with the positions of the political parties running for EP elections in all 28 Member States, and spaceu2019, an interactive database informing users on their electoral rights and to allowing them to compare the conditions and requirements for voting in their country of residence and citizenship.
International Conference in Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020 (IRMO, Croatia)
Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo, Rijeka 2020 and University of Rijeka are organising, in cooperation with Culturelink/IRMO and Observatoire des politiques culturelles, France, a conference on International Cultural Relations of the European Union – Europe, World, Croatia to be held on 30 and 31 May 2019 in Rijeka, the European Capital of Culture 2020.
The aim of the conference is to encourage dialogue about the opportunities and challenges of today's international cultural cooperation and to analyse the modalities that lead to more intense and more functional global cooperation and exchange between the European Union and the world. Rapid changes that mark today's world (revolution in digital communication, rise of social media, new global actors, rapid urbanization, changes in cultural values) raise questions about how to support, enhance and strengthen the practices of cultural exchange and interaction. The main topics of the conference are the following: The role of cultural policies in fostering international cultural cooperation; Cultural networks - the expression of cultural changes in international relations; Cultural Diplomacy: strengthening external relations in a globalized world; Croatia in international cultural cooperation.
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Seminar, Conversation for the Future of Europe (5): Differentiated Integration (EUI, Italy)
Seminar, Conversation for the Future of Europe (5): Differentiated Integration, 4 June 2019, European University Institute
This 5th edition of the ‘Conversation for the Future of Europe’ seminar series will analyse and discuss the concept of ‘Differentiated Integration’ together with Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich) and Sergio Fabbrini (LUISS Guido Carli).
EU Association Event: Moving forward together?! (IEP, Germany)
You would like to exchange views with the who’s who of the EU association process? Listen to high-ranking speakers discussing their views on EU integration? Broaden your network and shape the future of Ukraine’s European journey? Then join us for our EU association event “Moving forward together?!” Civic activists will share their stories of regional engagement for EU association. Following their accounts, the panelists will discuss successes and challenges on the path towards the implementation of the Association Agreement. To complete the event, you will have the opportunity to stroll through a European project gallery and to network at the lunch reception.
TEPSA Finnish Pre-Presidency Conference
TEPSA and its Finnish member the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) are organizing the TEPSA 2019 Finnish Pre-Presidency Conference. Dowload the conference agenda here.
Finland will assume the Presidency of the EU Council on 1 July 2019. The third Finnish Council Presidency will take place right after the EU elections, and it will coincide with the process of making the EU’s top appointments and agreeing on the key political priorities of the EU’s five-year institutional cycle. Finland’s own presidency priorities will be finalized by the new government in the making.
The aim of the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference is to provide sound assessment, analysis and advice on topical issues facing the EU in general and the Council Presidency in particular. In this context, the conference will address themes and topics such as the Future of Europe in light of EU elections, EU defence in the changing security policy landscape and the Finnish Presidency priorities. Other key topics (inter alia) include Growth and Multi-Annual Financial Framework, Rule of Law challenges, and the Future of EU-Africa relations. Keynote speakers include the Commission’s Vice-President Jyrki Katainen, EU’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier (tbc) and a representative of the Finnish government (tbc).
TEPSA is the first transeuropean research network in the field of European affairs. It consists of leading research institutes in the field of European affairs throughout Europe. The TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference is held twice a year in the capital of the country assuming the rotating EU Council Presidency.
The conference is supported by the Representation of the European Commission in Finland, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union, and the SEnECA and InDivEU projects in the framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
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Housing in urban China: policies, practices and comparative approaches (Sciences Po, France)
June 13 & 14, Conference : "Housing in urban China: policies, practices and comparative approaches", organized by Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Centre for International Studies, Urban school and the programme Cities are back in town.
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Conference, 70 anni di NATO: priorità italiane per il futuro dell’Alleanza Atlantica (IAI, Italy)
Prompted by the 70th anniversary of the Washington Treaty, this event aims not only to stimulate a forward-looking reflection on NATO's future, but also to assess the Italian priorities within the Alliance and the strategy to pursue them. In light of the current international security environment, a frank and in-depth debate is needed regarding stabilization of the Mediterranean region, EU-NATO cooperation, an adequate balance of deterrence, defence and dialogue towards Russia, as well as the development of the industrial and technological capabilities needed to equip Italian and allied armed forces. The conference is orgenized by IAI in partnership with NATO Public Diplomacy Division, and features Formiche as mediapartner.
Conference, 8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures. Digital Platforms – The New Network Industries? How to regulate them? (RSCAS, Italy)
Conference, 8th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures. Digital Platforms – The New Network Industries? How to regulate them? 20 - 21 June 2019, European University Institute
This 8th edition aims to identify the key challenges of digitalisation for traditional network industries; discover various regulatory approaches to platforms and determine benefit scenarios for consumers and to the platform itself.
Conference “Terrorism & Security Governance” (RSCAS, Italy)
Conference “Terrorism & Security Governance”, 21 June 2019, European University Institute
This Forum’s is to feed an academic reflection about analytical problems in the study of Terrorism, and to frame and inform the public discussion on the security situation in Europe. The discussion will involve both well-known academics as well as officials from the EU Commission, NATO and EUROPOL.
Meeting, Europe and Iran: the Challenge of Engagement (IAI, Italy)
Invited speakers include leading European, Iranian and international scholars and researchers as well as key EU practitioners dealing with European policy towards Iran and the Middle East. This will also be an opportunity to discuss future cooperation initiatives, continuing to build on our fruitful cooperation with the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS), which has already resulted in the exchange of three study visits in Rome and Tehran. The event coincides with the completion of a one-year research and public engagement project jointly-coordinated by FEPS and IAI focussed on Europe-Iran relations against the backdrop of regional tensions in the Middle East and the international fallout from the Trump administration’s unilateral withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Entitled, ‘Europe and Iran in a Fast-Changing Middle East: Confidence Building Measures, Security Dialogue and Regional Cooperation’ the project consists of five research studies on different dimensions of EU-Iran relations, Iranian foreign policy and regional and international geopolitical tensions in the Middle East. A final policy strategy report, including recommendations for EU member states and institutions, will also be produced and presented at the event in Brussels in June.
Sun30Jun2019Faculty of Social Sciences University of LJUBJANA
Adriatic Sea Summer University (CIFE, France)
Prices: 450 euros (courses, visits and accommodation)
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Mon01Jul2019Bruges & Brussels
Intensive Seminar on the EU (CoE, Belgium)
Bruges & Brussels, Belgium
1-12 July 2019
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Mon01Jul2019Bruges and Brussels, Belgium
Energy Union training course (CoE, Belgium)
Energy Union: This two-week executive training course embraces the logic of the Energy Union, thus putting energy consumers – i.e. businesses and households – at the centre of European energy systems and policy-making.
Bruges & Brussels, Belgium
1-12 July 2019
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Colloquium : Construire les politiques de luttes contre la pauvreté urbaine à partir du terrain ? De l’analyse de la mise en œuvre des politiques publiques à l’identification des processus d’insertion sociale et économique (Sciences Po, France)
July 4 & 5, Colloquium : Construire les politiques de luttes contre la pauvreté urbaine à partir du terrain ? De l’analyse de la mise en œuvre des politiques publiques à l’identification des processus d’insertion sociale et économique, organized by Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Université de Tours, CITERES, Université de Poitiers, MIGRETER, with the support of Sciences Po, Urban school and Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies
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Mon08Jul2019Tbilisi - Georgia
Black Sea Summer Programme (CIFE, France)
Prices: 450 euros according to conditions (courses, accommodation and visits)
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Tue09Jul2019Fondation Universitaire, Rue d'Egmont 11, Brussels
TEPSA’s EU@Work Summer Seminar on the European Neighbourhood Policy
Funded by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Commission, this 4-day seminar will offer 15 excellent Master students and graduates an opportunity to gain first-hand insights from researchers, EU practitioners, policymakers and officials on the current state of play and future prospects of the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).
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Competition Policy & High Tech Markets Course (CoE, Belgium)
Competition Policy & High Tech Markets: The Competition Policy & High-Tech Markets course serves to understand how competition law can be an effective tool to further the objective of a single digital market in the European Union.
15-17 July 2019
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Mon15Jul2019Bruges and Brussels, Belgium
El-Hiwar Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations (CoE, Belgium)
The College of Europe is pleased to organise, in the framework of the EU-funded project El-Hiwar II, its first Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations.
Bruges & Brussels, Belgium
15-19 July 2019
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Summer University in Albania (CIFE, France)
Prices: 450 euros according to conditions (courses, accommodation and activities)
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Thu25Jul2019Bucarest and Slobozia
Summer University in Romania and Bulgaria (CIFE, France)
Location: Bucarest / Slobozia (Romania) et Silistra (Bulgaria)
Topic: L'Europe en tant que communauté de droit : l'Europe en crise
Date: 25 July to 1st August 2019
Working language: French
ECTS credits: 4,5
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