Final year of the LISBOAN project

ecThree years after its establishment, the active work of LISBOAN ended on 30 September 2013. LISBOAN, an Erasmus Academic Network funded with support from the EU’s Lifelong Learning Programme, aimed to contribute to the establishment of a European research area in the field of integration studies. With the EU’s revised legal basis – the Treaty of Lisbon – as a common point of departure, the project linked researchers from 68 institutions and various academic backgrounds (political science, law, economics and history) in order to spread knowledge and best practices in both research and teaching. Network partners held 16 thematic workshops, contributed to an annual report and a guest lecture series and arranged three PhD schools. Moreover, they met at three annual conferences in Brussels which were organised jointly by TEPSA and the University of Cologne.

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Third and Final LISBOAN Conference, June 2013

Lisboanlisboan phThe third LISBOAN conference, co-organised by TEPSA and the University of Cologne, took place on June 6th-7th, 2013. The concluding event of the LISBOAN network convened over 50 participants from a large number of partner institutions at the Fondation Universitaire in Brussels. The aim of the conference was to take stock of past activities, discuss present developments in the EU and formulate a research agenda for the future of European integration studies in general and the Lisbon Treaty in particular. Member of European Parliament Jo Leinen delivered a keynote speech on the topic. The outcomes of past events held under the auspices of LISBOAN and the three issues of the Lisbon Watch annual report also formed a starting point for discussions. Moreover, revisiting the debates in the framework of the seven Working Groups, Workpackage Leaders participated in a roundtable which retraced developments in the various thematic areas. Reports from the individual parts of the conference can be downloaded here.

Conference results will also feed into a short working paper on the overall results of three years of LISBOAN, drawn up by the Coordinator in cooperation with the Steering Committee.

The award ceremony for the 2013 LISBOAN awards concluded the final conference. The LISBOAN Research Award went to Ian Cooper (ARENA Centre for European Studies, Oslo), while Joachim Koops (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) won the LISBOAN Teaching Award.

Before LISBOAN came to a close on 30 September 2013, two more events were organised:

  • 16/17 September 2013, Rome: „Towards the Political Union? The integration of Fiscal Compact and ESM into the Lisbon Treaty” (Gianni Bonvicini)
  • 19 September 2013, Berlin: “A Roadmap for the Future of Europe: Differentiated Integration Within or Beyond the Legal Framework of the Lisbon Treaty” (E. Regelsberger/F. Tekin)


LISBOAN Erasmus Academic Network and TEPSA member institutes: serie of workshops

In cooperation with the LISBOAN Erasmus Academic Network, several TEPSA member institutes will convene workshops in the upcoming months. For more information, please see visit this page.

Institute for World Economics Budapest
Workshop: The European Union in the Global Economy”
28-29 September 2012

Institute for International Relations Zagreb (IMO)
Workshop: Impact of the European External Action Service on the EU’s relations and policies towards South East Europe
5 October 2012

Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP)
Workshop: The EU as a Foreign Policy Actor – Ambitions, Interests and Challenges in Year Three of the Lisbon Treaty and beyond
18-19 October 2012


Linking Interdisciplinary Integration Studies by Broadening the European Network (funded under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme)

LISBOAN (Linking Interdisciplinary Integration Studies by Broadening the European Academic Network) is a network of 67 partner institutions including 16 TEPSA institutes (TEPSA is also a member) from all EU member states as well as Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Turkey. Its aim is to strengthen cooperation between institutions of higher education and research in Europe with a view to teaching and researching the Treaty of Lisbon, the European Union’s legal foundation since December 2009. LISBOAN is funded under the European Union’s Lifelong Learning Programme, from October 2010 – September 2013.

Overview of LISBOAN activities

The main elements of the network are:

  • Three annual conferences (including annuel working group meetings) bringing together members from all 67 partner institutions. The First Annual Conference of LISBOAN will take place in Brussels on 16th and 17th June 2011.
  • Twelve specialized workshops, at least one per themativ work package,
  • Three PhD-Schools,
  • A lecture series comprosing threee annual guest lectures,
  • Annual reports (Lisbon Watch) with brief contributions from partner institutes.

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