Save the date – Upcoming Pre-presidency conference in Tallin (Estonia)

On the occasion of the Estonian EU Council Presidency starting on July 1st 2017, TEPSA will hold its traditional Pre-Presidency Conference in Tallin 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.

Call for applications: TEPSA’s ‘Working Europe seminar’ on EU energy, environment and climate policy


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From the 27th to the 31st of March 2017, TEPSA will organise its second Working Europe seminar on EU energy, environment and climate policy for Master’s students and Master’s graduates, in Brussels.

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, civil society and the private sector on the current top priorities and trends of EU policy and politics in the fields of energy, climate and the environment. 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 in law, social sciences (e.g. European affairs, politics, geography, economics) and natural sciences (e.g. engineering, environmental sciences). The participation fee is €200, and travel costs will be reimbursed up to €250.

The full description of the seminar and practical information on how to apply can be found here:

Call for applications – TEPSA WE seminar – March 2017

The programme of the seminar can be found here:

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PONT “Working Europe Seminar” 2: Climate, Energy and Environment Policy

PONT-150x150TEPSA will organise its second Working Europe Seminar on March 27-31 2017 in the framework of its ERASMUS+/Jean Monnet project PONT (Professional Training on EU Affairs).

During a 5-day seminar in Brussels, at the heart of EU politics, students will enjoy first-hand insights from researchers, EU practitioners and officials on current top priorities of the EU policies and politics in the Climate, Energy and Environment fields. The completion of the internal energy market as well as actions against climate change is on top of the EU’s strategic agenda. Discussions with practitioners from the field will complement the readings students are expected to prepare before the start of the course. Visits to the European institutions and civil society organization will also provide the seminar with added value.

Besides master’s students from law, economics and political sciences, this seminar will be of particular interests for students from engineering and environmental studies who will be able to gain insights into the political realities in energy policy and at the same time contribute through fruitful practical insights from their disciplines.

PONT is a project that aims to provide a bridge connecting young academics and EU practitioners, in order to improve the employability of young researchers.  A Working Seminar on Asylum and Migration Policies and a Career Skills Training have already been held throughout 2016.

Further information about the application procedure for this PONT Working Europe Seminar will be available on TEPSA’s website in January 2017.

List of coming calls for horizon 2020 projects

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The European Commission has published on its website the new Horizon 2020 work program 2016/2017

‘Europe in a changing world – inclusive, innovative and reflective societies’

The following calls are provided:
Call – CO-CREATION FOR GROWTH AND INCLUSION
Call – REVERSING AND PROMOTING FAIRNESS INEQUALITIES
Call – ENGAGING TOGETHER GLOBALLY
Call – UNDERSTANDING EUROPE – PROMOTING THE EUROPEAN PUBLIC AND CULTURAL SPACE

The calls include a total of 39 application topics. In addition to the listed calls there is a category of the so-called ‘other actions’. The first deadline is expected to be already February 4, 2016. Other deadlines are scheduled for April 16, 2016; May 24, 2016 and February 2, 2017.

For further information please check the working program:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2016_2017/main/h2020-wp1617-societies_en.pdf

And the webpage:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/home.html

UPCOMING EVENTS: EXACT Fellow

Marco Siddi will present a paper on “Russia and the forging of memory and identity in Europe” during the ECPR Graduate Conference, 4-6 July 2012, Bremen, Germany.