Mon27Mar2017Fondation Universitaire, Brussels
PONT Working Europe Seminar II: EU Climate, Energy and Environment Policy
27-31 March 2017
From the 27th to the 31st of March 2017, TEPSA organised its second Working Europe seminar on EU energy, environment and climate policy for Master’s students and Master’s graduates, in Brussels.
More information about the seminar can be found here.
Fri09Jun20179:00 - 11:00Elcano Royal Institute in Brussels, 21 Rue Marie-Thèrèse, 1000 Brussels
TEPSA-Elcano event: ‘Possible impacts of Brexit on EU development and humanitarian policies
On Friday the 9th of June 2017 the Elcano Royal Institute and TEPSA are pleased to invite you to a breakfast debate on ‘Possible impacts of Brexit on EU development and humanitarian policies’.
The debate will take place at the Elcano Brussels office (21 Rue Marie-Thèrèse, 1000 Brussels) from 9am to 11am.
- Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez, Elcano Royal Institute,
- Costanza de Toma, Director of Advocacy Etc.
- Geert Laporte, Deputy Director of The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)
The debate will be held in English and under Chatham House Rule.
Copies of the study for the European Parliament on Possible impacts of Brexit on EU development and humanitarian policies will be available at the venue.
Please confirm your attendance at: email@example.com
Thu15Jun2017Estonian Foreign Policy Institute
TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference
On the occasion of the Estonian EU Council Presidency starting on July 1st 2017, TEPSA will hold its traditional Pre-Presidency Conference in Tallinn on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 June 2017.
The Conference will be organised in cooperation with and hosted by the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute (EVI), and is part of the long-standing tradition of TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conferences (PPCs), which take place twice a year in the capital of the country holding the EU Council Presidency prior to the beginning of its mandate.
The conference will start on the early afternoon of Thursday 15th of June and end on the following day around lunchtime. The draft agenda will be published here as soon as it will be available.
FEUTURE Mid Term Conference
On 19-20 October 2017, the FEUTURE project partners will gather in Barcelona in order to discuss their research activities and first results. The conference will also involve relevant stakeholders and feature keynote speeches from experts. More information will soon be available on the FEUTURE website.
Thu30Nov2017Park Hotel "Moskva", Sofia,Nezabravka 25 Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria
TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference
On the occasion of the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency starting on January 1st 2018, TEPSA will hold its traditional Pre-Presidency Conference in Sofia on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1 December 2017.
The Conference will be organised in cooperation with and hosted by the New Bulgarian University (NBU), and is part of the long-standing tradition of TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conferences (PPCs), which take place twice a year in the capital of the country holding the EU Council Presidency prior to the beginning of its mandate.
The conference will start on the early afternoon of Thursday 30th of November and end on the following day around lunchtime.
The programme can be found here
You can also read TEPSA’s recommendations to the Bulgarian Presidency here
Wed06Dec201713:30 - 15:00LIBRARY READING ROOM, ALTIERO SPINELLI BUILDING, ASP D, FIFTH FLOOR
EPRS-TEPSA Policy Roundtable on “The Future of Europe: Take-Aways from 2017”
The Policy Roundtable focuses on key take-aways from 2017 for the future of the European Union (EU) from the viewpoint of selected national capitals of EU member states. It will discuss the impact of the developments of 2017 on key trends regarding the future of the EU, the national preferences related to this future and the ‘homework’ the respective national governments need to do to define and influence European integration according to their preferences.
The event will feature as speakers:
- Michael Kaeding, TEPSA Chairman
- Andreas Maurer, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
- Ignacio Molina, Real Instituto Elcano
- Paul Schmidt, Secretary General, Austrian Society for European Politics
- Cian McCarthy, Institute of International and European Affairs, Dublin
When: Wednesday, 6 December 2017, from 13:30 to 15:00
You can find the programme here
Mon29Jan2018Fondation Universitaire, Brussels
PONT Working Europe Seminar on EU Trade Policy
Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, this 5-day seminar, organised within the framework of PONT, will offer 20 participants from different national and disciplinary backgrounds the opportunity to gain first-hand insights from high-level professionals from EU institutions, academia, and civil society on the current top priorities and trends of EU policy and politics in the field of trade. Through a series of lectures, meetings and visits to EU institutions and Brussels-based organisations, participants will be able to improve their knowledge of EU policy, enhance their analytical and argumentative skills, start building their network and increase their employability.
This seminar is open to students and graduates in Law and Social Sciences (e.g. Political Science, European Studies, International Relations, Economics, Development Studies...). The participation fee is €200, and participants' travel and accommodation costs will be reimbursed up to €250.
Applications will close on 10 December 2017 (midnight).
Wed28Feb201810:00NUPI - Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
TEPSA Chairman Michael Kaeding is visiting to NUPI to give a talk on Germany’s current role in the European integration project and the role of the new government
Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding is Professor for European Integration and European Union Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He is the chairman of TEPSA.
1st VIADUCT Week
The 1st VIADUCT Week will take place in Brussels between 23 and 27 April 2018, coordinated by TEPSA and CETEUS. VIADUCT Weeks, taking place every year, represent the moment where VIADUCT partners come together to take stock of developments in researching and teaching EU-Turkey relations. The 1st VIADUCT Week clusters the network’s main face-to-face activities in 2018, namely:
- The 1st VIADUCT Seminar on EU-Turkey relations (23-25 April), aimed at providing MA students with the opportunity to gain practical insights from academics and practitioners;
- The VIADUCT Kick-off Conference (26-27 April), bringing together the network partners with practitioners, policy makers and other stakeholders;
- The 1st VIADUCT Informal Policy Debate (26 April), where our researchers will have the chance to discuss topical developments in EU-Turkey relations with high-level EU officials.
Thu14Jun201813:00 - 14:15Amphitheater Sorel, Sciences Po, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris
Conference of the TEPSA Network “The Future of Europe – A View from the Capitals”
A book project of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA).
An initiative by the Austrian Society for European Politics.
Representatives of the civil society and academia contribute to increase the pressure on national politics to more actively engage in the debate on the future of Europe. Authors from each of the (still) 28 Member States plus selected other European countries will assess in short, concise and easy to read opinion pieces – each one around 6.000 characters – how their respective country could get more involved.
The book will be promoted by the TEPSA network, to which most of the authors belong. Its presentation will take place at the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference on June 7, 2018, in Vienna.
A few days afterwards the book will be launched and discussed in Brussels and at the SGEU Conference in Paris. Subsequently, public discussions will be organized in the member states with the authors and national policy makers – potentially supported by the respective delegations of the European Commission and by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.
The various country contributions shall also be published as op-eds in newspapers in the respective countries.
To attend the TEPSA Network Conference, please register here
Latvia in the United States of Europe?
What do the parties, taking part in the 13th elections of the Saeima on October 6, 2018 think of the future of the EU, and Latvia's place in it?
This and other issues will be addressed on September 14, when the Latvian Institute of International Affairs will hold a public discussion: "Latvia in a Federal Europe?" in the Ogre 1st High School, Ogre city.
The discussion is organized in the context of two books of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs: the Latvian Foreign and Security Policy Yearbook, as well as The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs. Both projects are supported by the Saeima of the Republic of Latvia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia. The event is organized in cooperation with the Trans European Political Studies Association (TEPSA). The debate is supported by the EU's Europe for Citizens program.
Regional discussions in previous years were organized in Daugavpils, Liepaja, Cēsis, Jelgava, Rezekne, Ventspils, Cesis, Bauska and Jurmala.
Entrance to the event is free.
After the discussion there is a coffee break.
TEPSA-OEGfE event on “The Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals”
The launch of the book “The Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals” is being celebrated not only in Brussels, but all around the continent. The Austrian Society for European Politics / Österreichische Gesellschaft für Europapolitik also organised an event in Vienna on the 26th of September in the framework of the launch.
You can more information about how the event went here.
Thu27Sep2018Vienna House, Brussels
TEPSA-OEGfE event on “The Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals”
On Thursday 27 September TEPSA, in cooperation with the Austrian Society for European Politics, organised an event on “The Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals” at the Vienna House in Brussels with the support of the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union. The event shed light on the different political dynamics of all EU Member States and Switzerland, and assessed how each of those countries could get more involved in the European project.
The debate built on the TEPSA book project “The Future of Europe – Views from the Capitals”, edited by Michael Kaeding (TEPSA Chairman and Jean Monnet Professor at the University of Duisburg-Essen), Johannes Pollak (Rector at Webster University Vienna) and Paul Schmidt (Secretary-General at the Austrian Society for European Politics).
The authors of the chapters from Austria (Paul Schmidt, Austrian Society for European Politics), Czech Republic (Petr Kratochvíl, Institute of International Relations Prague), Finland (Juha Jokela, Finnish Institute of International Affairs), Slovakia (Lucia Mokrá, Comenius University Bratislava), Spain (Ignacio Molina, Elcano Royal Institute Madrid), and Switzerland (Frank Schimmelfennig, ETH Zürich) were present and, in a panel discussion format, shared with the participants of the event their insights, which, as expected, greatly varied from one another.
The panel was moderated by Daniela Vincenti, Spokesperson and Strategic Communication Adviser to the President of the European Economic and Social Committee. Michael Kaeding, Chairman of TEPSA, introduced the event by saying that TEPSA “gives the opportunity to know not only about what goes on in your country, but in all Europe”. It could be affirmed that this was the aim of both the book and the event: to unveil the varied sociopolitical dynamics of different European countries while connecting them to the bigger picture that the European Union and Europe as a whole offers.
The event gathered more than 50 participants including students, think tankers, EU officials and interested citizens.
A report on the event will be available soon.
EU@Work Seminar on EU Affairs
The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) is organising a EU@Work seminar, a 4-day seminar co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme, that takes place at the heart of EU politics: Brussels. The seminar will offer 20 high school or undergraduate students from all academic disciplines an opportunity to gain first-hand insights from researchers, EU practitioners, policymakers and officials on the current top priorities and trends of EU politics. By attending this seminar, they will be able to:
• Acquire and deepen their knowledge on EU politics, gaining valuable insights into the
practicalities of Brussels policy-making
• Meet high level professionals from EU institutions and think tanks and learn from their
• Meet and exchange views with students from different disciplinary and national
backgrounds from all over the EU and beyond
• Improve their analytical and argumentative skills
• Enhance their employability
You can check the latest agenda here.
TEPSA Romanian Pre-Presidency Conference
On the occasion of the Romanian EU Council Presidency starting on January 1st 2019, TEPSA will hold its traditional Pre-Presidency Conference in Bucharest, Romania, on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 November 2018.
The Conference will be organised in cooperation with and hosted by the Romanian Centre for European Policies (CRPE).
The Conference is part of the long-standing tradition of TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conferences (PPCs), which take place twice a year in the capital of the country holding the EU Council Presidency prior to the beginning of its mandate.
Tue27Nov201817.30-19.00University of Nicosia
TEPSA/University of Nicosia National Convention: "The EU's position in the Cyprus Public Dialogue" (CCEIA, Cyprus)
In March 2017, the Commission presented its White Paper for the Future of Europe that included reflections and scenarios about the future of European integration. This was followed by a pan-European effort to enact a Citizens dialogue with the aim to engage stakeholders by presenting their ideas and thoughts on this issue. In this context, the Center for European and International Affairs / University of Nicosia organised a public seminar analyzing how EU issues played out in the recent Cypriot Presidential elections (February 2018). The time period covered includes March 2017 to February 2018. This event aimed at assessing empirical data derived from Candidates’ programmes, interviews and debates, along with party programmes and opinion surveys, e.g. Eurobarometer.
The following questions were assessed: 1) how national campaign issues relate to EU policy debates? 2) how EU affairs are perceived by citizens and national parties, and 3) what is the possible impact of the national elections in question on Cyprus’s position in upcoming decisions on the future of European integration?
This event gathered a wide participation from academia, national and local levels of government, civil society, media and youth. Please see the agenda (in Greek) here.
Mon03Dec201817:00Faculty of Social Sciences, Grand Hall (Kardeljeva pl. 5)
TEPSA/CIR National Convention: "the Future of the European Union"
TEPSA and the Centre of International Relations of the University of Ljubljana are organising a National Convention on the Future of the European Union in the Faculty of Social Sciences, Ljubljana. Paul Schmidt, co-editor of the within-TEPSA coordinated book “The Future of Europe: View from the Capitals” will be present during the event. The following speakers will take part in a round-table discussion:
- Dr. Milan Brglez, Vice-president of the Committee on EU Affairs at the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia
- Mag. David Brozina, Director-General for EU Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia
- Bojan Ivanc, Key economic analyst, Slovenian Chamber of Commerce
- Albin Keuc, Platform Director, SLOGA
The event will be moderated by prof. dr. Maja Bučar, Head of the Centre of International Relations.
You can register for the event here.
Find all the information in this document.
EU@Work Seminar on EU Asylum and Migration policies
The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) is organising a 4-day seminar co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme, that takes place at the heart of EU politics: Brussels. The seminar will offer 20 graduate students an opportunity to gain first-hand insights from researchers, EU practitioners, policymakers and officials on the current state of play of EU Asylum and Migration policies.
By attending this seminar, they will be able to:
• Acquire and deepen their knowledge on EU migration and asylum policies, gaining valuable insights into the practicalities of Brussels policy-making
• Meet high level professionals from EU institutions and think tanks and learn from their experience
• Meet and exchange views with students from different disciplinary and national backgrounds from all over the EU and beyond
• Improve their analytical and argumentative skills
• Enhance their employability
You can find the draft agenda of the event here.
Mon10Dec201804:30FSES CU, Mlynské luhy 4, Bratislava | Room A012
TEPSA/IESIR National Convention: "Raising Awareness on the European Parliament Elections" (IESIR, Slovakia)
TEPSA and the Institute of European Studies and International Relations of the Comenius University in Slovakia are organising a public discussion on the European Elections in the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Bratislava. Several speakers from different backgrounds will give their own perspective on participation and voting during the EP elections, and its significance.
You can find the invitation here.
Mon10Dec201811:30“Iustinianus Primus”, Skopje
TEPSA/Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus” of the Ss. Cyril and Methodus University National Convention: “Law, Justice and Politics in the Contemporary Democratic Context”
TEPSA and the Ss. Cyril and Methodus University organises a National Convention in the Faculty of Law “Iustinianus Primus”, Skopje, on the topic of “Law, Justice and Politics in the Contemporary Democratic Context”. HE Ambassador Samuel Zbogar, Head of Delegation of the European Union in Skopje, is giving a keynote speech at the beginning of the event.
The events was divided in four panels:
- Challenges of Regulations and Reforms
- Legal Culture and the Rule of Law
- Justice between Law and Politics
- Transitioning from Conflict to Progress
You can find the agenda of the event here.
Wed19Dec201810.30 - 12.00The National Museum of Finland, Helsinki
TEPSA/FIIA National Convention: "European Council Meeting De-Brief" (FIIA, Finland)
TEPSA, the Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA) and the European Movement in Finland are organising a discussion on the latest state of play of the European Council agenda with a special focus on the Economic and Monetary Union reform, Migration policy and the Multiannual Financial Framework.
The Finnish State Secretary for EU Affairs will debrief the audience on the latest decisions adopted by the European Council. A Brussels based journalist (EU correspondent) and an EU expert (researcher) will also provide comments to kick off the discussion and the moderated Q&A session afterwards.
You can find the invitation (in Finnish) here.
Thu24Jan2019European University Institute, Florence, Italy
InDivEU Kick-off Conference
Under the lead of the European University Institute (EUI) and ETH Zurich (Switzerland), TEPSA has recently been awarded a Horizon 2020 project ‘Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU)’ which will run from January 2019 for three years. InDivEU brings together a consortium of some of Europe’s foremost research universities and outstanding scholars of Differentiated Integration in order to create comprehensive knowledge base on differentiated integration that will be of direct relevance to Europe’s policy makers.
The InDivEU Kick-off Conference will take place on 24 January 2019 and will be organised and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence.
10.30 - 11.00 Registration and welcome coffee
11.00 - 11.30 Welcoming address and introduction to the project
Brigid Laffan | European University Institute
Frank Schimmelfennig | ETH Zurich
11.30 - 13.00 First round of presentations by Work Package leaders
Differentiated Integration Beyond the Member States: External and Regional Differentiation
Michael Keating | University of Aberdeen
The Philosophical Foundations of Legitimate Differentiated Integration
Richard Bellamy | European University Institute
Sandra Kröger | European University Institute
The Politics of Differentiated Integration: What do Citizens, Parties and Governments Want?
Catherine de Vries | Vrije University of Amsterdam
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.00 Keynote speech
Daniel Kelemen | Rutgers University
15.00 - 16.00 Second round of presentations by Work Package leaders
The Legal Feasibility and Constitutional Acceptability of Differentiated integration
Bruno de Witte | European University Institute
The Evolution of Differentiated integration: Patterns, Causes, Effects
Frank Schimmelfennig | ETH Zürich
16.00 - 16.30 Coffee break
16.30 - 18.00 Third round of presentations by Work Package leaders
Internal Differentiated Integration in Core State Powers: Money, Budget, Defense, and Schengen
Markus Jachtenfuchs | Hertie School of Governance
Philipp Genschel | European University Institute
Differentiation Through Flexible Implementation
Sebastiaan Princen | University of Utrecht
Alternatives to Differentiated Integration
Jonathan Zeitlin | University of Amsterdam
18.00 - 21.00 Cocktail and dinner
This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 822304
Mon18Mar2019Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
VIADUCT PhD School
The VIADUCT PhD school, organised by Prof Meltem Muftuler-Bac (Sabancı University) and Prof Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zurich), took place at Sabancı University on 18 and 19 March 2019 in the framework of the second VIADUCT Week. During the PhD school, some PhD students from all over Europe had the chance to discuss the topic and progress of their thesis with renowned academics from the VIADUCT network. A detailed report will be available soon on the VIADUCT website.
Wed20Mar2019Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
VIADUCT Second Annual Conference
In the framework of the second VIADUCT Week, VIADUCT's second Annual Conference was organised in Istanbul by Sabancı University. The conference featured a round table on EU-Turkey relations, a keynote speech by Christian Berger (Head of the EU Delegation to Turkey) and an informal policy debate with Julian Vassallo (EEAS). In addition, VIADUCT researchers split in working groups to reflect on VIADUCT's cross sectorial issues: power, resources, people, and teaching EU-Turkey relations. A detailed report will be available soon on the VIADUCT website.
SEnECA Photo Exhibition
On 4 and 5 April 2019, the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) will organise a two-day photo exhibition at the Centre for Fine Arts “BOZAR” (Room: Rotunda Bertouille) in Brussels. The exhibition “Daily lives in Central Asia” will show the beauty, culture and traditions of Central Asian countries, portraying the daily lives of their inhabitants and stimulating a reflection on the differences and similarities between Europe and Central Asia. The photos to be displayed have been selected on the basis of a transnational photo contest gathering more than 300 pictures. Six winners of the photo contest from Germany, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan have been invited to Brussels to attend the opening of the photo exhibition.
The exhibition is open on 4 April from 14:00 to 21:00 and on 5 April from 09:00 to 21:00. The entrance is free.
Mon27May201913:00 - 16:30Brussels
What Future for Europe after the EP elections? National perspectives from seven European countries
TEPSA organises an election debriefing event at the Fondation Universitaire on Monday 27 May 2019, from 13:00 to 16:30. The conference will enable participants to engage in first-hand post-election assessments with leading think-tank analysts and academics, bringing together a truly European perspective.
The conference is part of the Europe for Citizens programme, funded by the European Commission, whose main goals are to enhance civic participation at EU level and build a European identity based on a common history, culture and values. You can find more detailed information about the project here.
See the full agenda of the event and register for the event in this link by 24 May.
TEPSA-IIR Urban Talk: Reflection on the European Parliament elections results
The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and its Czech member the Institute of International Relations (IIR) are happy to invite you to a Urban Talk on the results of the European Parliament elections, held within the framework of the Prague European Summit 2019. The event will take place on 29 May 2019 in Brno (Czech Republic), at Industra (Masná 9, 602 00 Brno-jih-Trnitá).
The 2019 EP elections have been dubbed by many as the most important EP elections in the EU's history. They present numerous questions pertaining not only to the coming five years of the European Parliament, but for the future of the European Union as a whole. Eurosceptic, nationalist and populist for
ces have been on the rise in the past years across Europe – will they be more influential in the new parliament or will the established international order hold?
The urban talk (held in English) will try to answer this question as well as to reflect on the elections results globally and to debate future scenarios for European integration. It will be followed by a light refreshment.
Please keep in mind that online registration is essential for your participation at the debate. You can register at http://bit.ly/UrbanTalks2019 or use the "Find Tickets" application (please specify which debate you would like to attend). A link to the agenda will be made available soon.
More information can be found here.
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.
Find more information here.
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).
Read more here.
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