Events

  • Sat
    12
    Aug
    2017

    Future Workshop: Alternative Europa!

    After participants exchanged their views on the future of the EU at a series of previous workshops, panel discussions and debates in the course of the cooperative 10-month project, they will continue to develop their visions in working groups at the second “Alternative Europa!” future workshop.

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  • Tue
    12
    Sep
    2017

    IEP Lunch Debate: Social Europe with Norbert Spinrath, MP

    IEP, Berlin

    The registration to the event is necessary and will be possible via the web page of the IEP. The Lunch Debate will take place in Europäisches Haus, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin.

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  • Tue
    19
    Sep
    2017

    IEP Lunch Debate: “The White Paper Process” with Richard Nikolaus Kühnel, Representative of the European Commission in Germany

    IEP, Berlin

    The registration to the event is necessary and will be possible via the web page of the IEP. The Lunch Debate will take place in Europäisches Haus, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin.

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  • Wed
    20
    Sep
    2017

    Economic and political challenges for a more convergent €-zone

    CIFE

    Conference: “Economic and political challenges for a more convergent €-zone”, 20 – 21 September 2017, Brussels

    If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Hartmut Marhold (hartmut.marhold@cife.eu). Registration required.

    Link to programme and to details for registration here.


     

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  • Mon
    25
    Sep
    2017

    Autumn School: Towards EU Migration Management

    College of Europe, Bruges

    Understanding the challenges of the current legislation on migration and asylum

    25 - 27 September 2017 / Bruges, Belgium

    About the course

    Improve, extend and update your knowledge and understanding of the EU legislative framework on migration and asylum. This technical and interactive training programme presents the latest updates in the EU immigration and asylum legislation. The objective of this seminar is to provide participants with a professional guide to the EU migration and asylum legal framework and understand its interaction with country-specific rules.

    The programme includes an overview of the main legal instruments for migration management at EU level, as well as its main actors. Participants will understand and reflect upon implementation problems that might arise when using these instruments at national level.

    Which methodology is used?

    The programme combines training sessions on both substance and skills:

    • Interactive training sessions presenting the latest developments on migration and asylum legislation;
    • Case studies designed to better understand the function of the instruments put in place to face the current refugees crisis;
    • Debates to promote experience sharing with lecturers and other participants.

    Why participate?

    Through this programme, participants will have an opportunity to:

    • Improve, extend and update their knowledge and understanding of the EU migration and asylum legislation;
    • Understand the role and importance of coordination between the  EU and the national level;
    • Obtain cutting-edge advice and insights from high-level lecturers;
    • Strengthen their analytical skills through the analysis of case studies.

     

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  • Tue
    26
    Sep
    2017

    Debating Security Plus 2017

    online/remote

    Friends of Europe has organised another edition of its Debating Security Plus event, an online debate covering six themes and including a range of leading security practitioners & experts from around the globe. The six themes that will make up the debates over the course of the 2-day event are:

    • Countering radicalisation and global terrorism
    • From hybrid to asymmetric warfare
    • Nuclear proliferation and other nuclear threats
    • Cyber defence and deterrence
    • Realigning security and development
    • Climate change, conflict, and mass migration

    The debate takes place 26 - 28 September

    From Friends of Europe:

    Debating Security Plus is a global online brainstorm that aims to yield concrete recommendations. It builds on Friends of Europe‘s experience with other online debates and gathers several thousand experts around the world. The 2017 event will bring together senior international participants from the military, government and multilateral institutions along with voices from NGOs and civil society, business and industry, the media, think tanks and academia.

    This year’s debate will also draw on Debating Europe’s unrivaled community of 2.5m citizens across Europe and beyond. Their involvement in our security policy brainstorm will help bridge the gaps between experts and voters.

    In previous years, our security brainstorms have pulled together up to 4,200 participants, and their recommendations were fed into the policy thinking that shaped NATO’s Strategic Concept in 2010 and the EU’s Global Strategy in 2016.

    For more details, including a programme and list of participants, click here.

    TEPSA has joined Friends of Europe for this event as a Coalition Partner. The themes of Debating Security Plus are high on the agenda of many of TEPSA member institutes. As a network of leading research institutes in the field of European affairs throughout Europe, TEPSA is in a unique position to bring a range of perspectives and views to the debate.

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  • Tue
    26
    Sep
    2017

    IEP Lunch Debate: “The Future of the European Asylum and Migration Architecture” with Matthias Ruete, Director General of the Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs

    IEP, Berlin

    The registration to the event is necessary and will be possible via the web page of the IEP. The Lunch Debate will take place in Europäisches Haus, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin.

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  • Fri
    29
    Sep
    2017

    International Conference: "A New Order or No Order? Continuity and Discontinuity in the EU-China-US Relationship"

    College of Europe, Bruges

    International Conference: "A New Order or No Order? Continuity and Discontinuity in the EU-China-US Relationship", 29 September 2017, College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium

    On 29 September 2017, the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies and its EU-China Research Centre at the College of Europe, Bruges campus, will hold a conference to discuss the extent to which the ongoing changes in the world are fundamental discontinuities in the EU-China-US triangle, or whether they actually leave the underlying geometry unchanged, especially in a situation where it is unclear, following the election of Donald Trump as US president, if one side in the triangle has chosen no order over a new order. The conference will focus on the continuities and discontinuities in the fields of trade and investment, foreign and security policy, and climate and energy policy. The position of other major powers outside the triangle in defining the EU-China-US relationship will also be taken into account.

    Participation is free of charge, but registration is required. For the conference programme and further information see here.

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  • Fri
    29
    Sep
    2017

    Opening Ceremony of the Academic Year 2017-2018 at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe

    College of Europe, Natolin, Poland

    The Opening Ceremony of the academic year 2017-2018 at the College of Europe in Natolin will take place in the Auditorium Copernicus and at the Natolin Palace and Gardens on Friday 29 September 2017. Our guest of honour will be the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr Andrzej Duda
     

    Follow this link for the programme and details for registration.

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  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017

    International Symposium: Czech Foreign Policy

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague

    The Institute of International Relations Prague and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic would like to cordially invite you to the 9th International Symposium on “Czech Foreign Policy”. This year's main topic will be "Responsibility in a Leaderless World".

    The event will take place on 4-5 October 2017 in the Czernin Palace.

    For more information, visit the following link. Also, check the website regularly since the preliminary program will soon be available.

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  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017

    EU-STRAT Midterm Conference

    IIRPS, Vilnius University, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Vilnius University and 10 partners are hosting the midterm conference of EU-STRAT, an EU-funded research project entitled “The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment” (EU-STRAT). The conference will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, 5 - 6 October 2017 (IIRPS Vokiečių str. 10, Vilnius).

    As EU-STRAT has been running since May 2016 and this midterm conference will present EU-STRAT’s intermediary research findings, related to varieties of social orders in Eastern Partnership countries, interdependencies with and soft power by the EU and Russia, and feature insights and debates on the future of the Eastern Partnership. Bringing together participants from the European Union and Eastern Partnership countries, as well as third countries, project team seeks to continue raising awareness of EU-STRAT's research agenda, one which is highly relevant in today's political climate.

    The midterm conference features a keynote speech by Leszek Balcerowicz, Advisor to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko, and a Roundtable discussion on the future of the Eastern Partnership among such participants as professor Tanja A. Börzel (The Jean Monnet Chair at the Center for European Integration, the Freie Universität Berlin), Taras Kuzio (Center for Transatlantic Relations School of Advanced International Relations John's Hopkins University), Dzianis Melyantsou (Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies) and other guests and representatives of partner institutions. Throughout the conference, all project partners, invited guests, and the interested public will have the opportunity to discuss EU-STRAT’s intermediary findings and debate its future research agenda.

    Please find further information on the EU-STRAT website.

    Please find the draft programme of the event here.

    Please follow this link to register for the conference.

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  • Fri
    06
    Oct
    2017

    Autumn Course: EU Fact Finding

    College of Europe, Bruges

    The EU at your fingertips!
    Brussels, Belgium

    Autumn Course: 6 October 2017

    What is the EU Fact Finding workshop?

    EU Fact Finding is a focused half-day workshop in which participants learn how to find their way through the ‘jungle’ of EU-related websites. An experienced trainer will guide them using an interactive presentation made available to all participants during and after the workshop.

    The course has been organised since 2005 as part of the College of Europe Executive Education.

    Why participate?

    The workshop is targeted at professionals working on European affairs and representing the public and private sectors, civil society and academia.

    After this hands-on crash course, you will be able to quickly and effectively find relevant information on EU legislation, policies and institutions.

    The programme will offer you the possibility to:

    • Improve, extend and update your knowledge and understanding of the EU;
    • Strengthen your professional skills through the numerous practical exercises;
    • Receive a certificate from the College of Europe upon successful completion.
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  • Mon
    09
    Oct
    2017

    Autumn School: EU Diplomacy & Diplomatic Skills

    College of Europe, Bruges

    Bruges, Belgium
    Autumn course: 9 - 11 October 2017

    What is the EU Diplomacy & Diplomatic Skills Training Course?

    This three-day interactive course is designed for the participants to learn about EU diplomacy, to share experiences and to improve their diplomatic skills. After giving a general introduction to the EU's external affairs and to the main changes brought by the creation of the European External Action Service (EEAS), the course will focus on relevant diplomatic skills. Practical sessions and exercises will explain to the participants how to report, communicate and negotiate at international level.

    The training programme will assist professionals in grasping the complexities of EU external affairs by combining the study of the institutional setup with the skills required to communicate, report and negotiate across cultures.

    High-level experienced professionals lead participants through a curriculum based on the new European diplomatic identity and on the key international diplomatic skills.

    Which methodology is used?

    The programme combines training sessions on both substance and skills:

    • Interactive training sessions examining theoretical and practical aspects of EU Diplomacy;
    • Workshops and case studies designed to present and develop essential diplomatic skills;
    • Feedback session to consolidate knowledge and encourage debate;
    • Debates to promote networking and exchange experiences with lecturers and other participants.

    The programme is designed to be as interactive as possible. Active participation is required and networking opportunities are strongly encouraged throughout the course.

    Why participate?

    Through this programme, participants will have an opportunity to:

    • Update and improve their knowledge and understanding of the EU’s external affairs and the diplomatic skills;
    • Acquire relevant diplomatic skills;
    • Explore the role of the European External Action Service and of EU diplomacy more generally;
    • Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn in a multicultural environment and extend their personal and professional networks;
    • Receive a certificate from the College of Europe upon successful completion of the course.
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  • Mon
    16
    Oct
    2017

    Autumn School: EU Economic Governance

    College of Europe, Bruges

    How does it work? Challenges, mechanisms and institutional framework

    16 – 18 October 2017 / Bruges, Belgium

    About the course

    This interactive course is delivered by  experienced professionals and designed for participants to learn about EU Economic Governance, to share experiences and discuss challenges.
    After a general introduction to the EU's economic policy and integration, practical sessions and exercises will explain to participants how the European economic governance has evolved and will further cope with the current challenges.

    Learning methodology

    The programme combines training sessions on both substance and skills:

    • Interactive training sessions examining theoretical and practical aspects of EU economic governance;
    • A workshop and a case study;
    • Debates to promote networking and exchange experiences with lecturers and peers;
    • A feedback session to consolidate the knowledge.

    Why participate?

    • Update and improve your knowledge and understanding of the EU’s economic governance and the recent reforms following the economic and financial crisis;
    • Explore the role of the EU’s economic policy and economic governance;
    • Find your way amidst the recent reforms so to understand the mechanics of EU economic governance;
    • Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn in a multicultural environment and extend your personal and professional networks.

     

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  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017

    FEUTURE Mid Term Conference

    Barcelona

    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.

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  • Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017

    International workshop: “Civil Society in the European Neighbourhood Policy”

    College of Europe, Bruges

    This international workshop seeks to gather academics, practitioners, activists and students to discuss the situation of civil society in the ENP countries.

    The workshop seeks to critically assess the situation of civil society in the Southern and Eastern neighbourhood countries, evaluate the results of the ENP civil society promotion efforts and the effects of the ongoing political transformation in the region on civil society.

    The workshop builds upon the assessments of the weakness of civil society in the region and the difficulties of democratic consolidation. However, it also intends to go beyond these aspects by discussing institutional conditions of civil society consolidation and by trying to understand the socio-political conditions under which civil society can be successfully involved in democratic transitions, while also taking into account the risks — including the personal risks for civil society and activists — of anti-protest backlash and violence.

    Link to the programme and registration website: https://www.coleurope.eu/events/international-workshop-civil-society-enp

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  • Mon
    23
    Oct
    2017

    Autumn School: Trade Policy

    College of Europe, Bruges

    Understanding the essentials of EU Trade Law, WTO and the EU's trade agreements

    Bruges, Belgium
    23 - 26 October 2017

    About the Course

    In addressing the trade policy concerns of today’s professionals, the College of Europe has redesigned its Trade Policy course updating it especially vis-à-vis the EU’s trade negotiations with other large trading blocks, such as the USA and Canada for example. The main purpose of the seminar is to ensure that participants are thoroughly acquainted with the main aspects of EU Trade law and policy, WTO-related issues, and the role played by the EU in the global trade arena.

    This four-day seminar gives a thorough and detailed introduction to trade law and policy and the WTO.
    The programme includes a broad overview of the sources, structure and basic principles of international trade law, as well as its main actors and subjects. It offers participants a comprehensive analysis of the types of bilateral and plurilateral trade agreements as well as the EU’s trade policies and aspirations in a geopolitical sense.

    Which methodology is used?

    The programme combines training methodologies requiring active participation and guaranteeing a strong interaction among professionals:

    • Dynamic training sessions examining theoretical and practical aspects of trade policy and law;
    • Exercises and case studies designed to challenge and develop essential analytical skills ;
    • Individual and collective feedback giving participants the opportunity to maximise their personal learning experience;
    • Active debate among and between experts and participants;
    • A practical course folder provided during the training which includes course information, outlines and the main points of each topic, and key legal sources.

    Why participate?

    Through this programme, participants will have the opportunity to:

    • Improve, extend and update their knowledge and understanding of the EU’s trade policy and international trade law;
    • Identify the legal implications of international trade issues;
    • Debate over current contentious issues, such as the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP);
    • Place any problem of legal nature in the right context and develop appropriate solutions;
    • Obtain cutting-edge advice and insights from high-level lecturers, with experience working for the EU institutions and/or the WTO;
    • Strengthen their legal and economic analysis skills through practical exercises;
    • Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn in a multicultural environment and extend their personal and professional network;
    • Receive a certificate from the College of Europe upon successful completion of the course.
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  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017

    Autumn School: Negotiations in Practice

    College of Europe, Bruges
    Negotiations in Practice - Towards effective negotiations with and within the EU
    Bruges, Belgium
    Autumn course: 13 - 17 November 2017

    What is the Negotiations in Practice Training Course?

    The purpose of this five-day advanced training course is to provide participants with a practical insight into the mechanisms and dynamics between and within the EU institutions. They will receive the necessary tools and guidance to enhance their negotiation, communication and lobbying skills.

    Drawing on their extensive experience, our lecturing staff will teach the participants how to become successful and strategic negotiators within the political and legal structures of the EU.

    The course has been organised since 2004 as part of the Development Office’s professional training courses on EU affairs.

    Which method will be used?

    The course consists of different sessions combining lectures and practical elements and is divided into three strands:

    Interactive training sessions examining theoretical and practical aspects of negotiations and the specificities of the EU decision-making process: the theory and practice of international negotiations; mechanics and dynamics of the EU Institutions; EU decision-making structures; influencing the EU from outside.

    Workshops designed to identify, develop and practise negotiation, communication and other essential skills: communication techniques and strategies; negotiation skills; lobbying strategies.

    A simulation exercise stretching over one day: participants will take over the role of negotiators in the Council of the European Union and will be confronted with actual conditions and constraints of the official decision-making procedures.

    Why participate?

    The course is primarily targeted at officials from EU and non-EU countries and it also attracts professionals from the private sector, civil society organisations, universities and institutes.

    After this one-week advanced training course, you will have gained the necessary know-how and self-confidence to participate effectively and successfully in negotiation processes in the EU context.

    The programme will offer you the possibility to:

    • Improve your knowledge of EU decision-making and practice your communications skills
    • Experience the role of negotiatiors in the Council of the European Union during a one-day simulation game
    • Enjoy a unique opportunity to debate and extend your personal and professional network
    • Receive a certificate from the College of Europe upon successful completion
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  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017

    Autumn School: EU Project Management

    College of Europe, Bruges
    The management of projects from A to Z
    Bruges, Belgium, 13 - 17 November 2017

    What is the EU Project Management Training Course?

    A one-week interactive journey along the life of EU projects, from programming through to tender writing, project implementation and evaluation.

    Through detailed case studies and exercises on key project management tools, this interactive training delivers a comprehensive knowledge of essential techniques for successful, cost-effective management of EU projects.

    Designed to assist professionals with grasping the complexities of EU funding schemes and to keep projects on track even in the toughest, most unpredictable times, our project management training course covers all phases of an EU Project. More specifically, throughout the training, participants get to know EU funding opportunities which are available and explore project concept, project cycle, project design and project proposal writing.
    Moreover, the course aims to support good management practices and effective decision making throughout the project management cycle – from programming, through to identification, consortium building, formulation, implementation and evaluation.

    High level experienced professionals lead participants through a curriculum based on the latest Project Management methodologies.

    Which method is used?

    An interactive course confronting theory with practice divided into three main strands:

    Interactive training sessions examining theoretical and practical aspects of EU Project Management;

    Workshops, simulation exercises and case studies designed to develop project management essential skills;

    A simulation exercise on a EU funded project;

    Individual and collective feedback is a key part of the exercise giving participants the opportunity to maximise their personal learning experience.

    Why participate?

    After this one-week training course, you will have gained the necessary know-how and self-confidence to participate effectively and successfully in the management of EU Projects.

    The programme will offer you the possibility to:

    • Improve, extend and update your knowledge and understanding of the project management on EU projects;
    • Grasp the complexities of EU funding schemes and gain the knowledge to succeed in a variety of funding opportunities;
    • Strengthen your project management skills through the numerous practical exercises;
    • Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn in a multicultural atmosphere and extend your personal and professional network;
    • Receive a certificate from the College of Europe upon successful completion.
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  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

    3rd "The Role of State in Varieties of Capitalism" (SVOC) Conference

    Central European University, Budapest

    Main focus on "New global challenges of European regulation, institutions and policies"

    The conference is organized by the Institute of World Economics of the Centre for Economic and Regional Studies, Hungarian Academy of Sciences and Center for European Neighborhood Studies, Central European University.

    Website of the conference: http://svoc-conference.webnode.hu/

    Link to IWE CERS HAS announcement: http://www.vki.hu/news/news_1078.html

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