Events

  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018

    Conference: “If picking and choosing were possible: The ideal post-Brexit partnership”, 23 January 2018, (IIA, Iceland)

    This conference is part of a recently awarded Jean Monnet Projects grant. The project’s name is “Post-Brexit Europe: Lessons from the European Economic Area”.

    The UK government’s stated objective in relation to Brexit is to ‘take back control’ and at the same time ensure as close access to the EU’s internal market as possible. What is the situation one year after the UK started the Brexit process (triggered Article 50)? We have invited UK experts to discuss the situation and the status of the negotiations. In addition we have brought together experts from the three EEA countries, Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway to discuss the likely effects on the EEA countries. The conference is co-organised among ARENA (UiO), Institute of International Affairs (University of Iceland) and British Politics Society. The conference is open to all.

     

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  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

    Workshop: “Democracy in the EU and its member states”

    Science Po, Paris

    In EUCOPAS seminars PhD candidates and early post-docs discuss their research with peers and senior academic colleagues in an intense two-day workshop format. The seminars are supposed to help the young researchers to step out of tight disciplinary boundaries and to link their particular research to broader questions concerning European integration.

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  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

    Conference “The EU’s ‘Privileged Partnerships’ with its Neighbours: An Institutional Perspective” (CoE, Bruges)

    College of Europe, Verversdijk 16, Bruges, Belgium

    On 25 January 2018, the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, in collaboration and with the support of the Swiss Mission to the EU in Brussels, will hold a conference to discuss the various forms of ‘privileged partnerships’ between the European Union and its neighbours. These ‘privileged partnerships’ range from bilateral and rather static models (such as the EU’s relations with Switzerland) to multilateral and dynamic models (like the European Economic Area), with the EU-Turkey customs union and the Eastern Partnership countries’ Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas somewhere in between. The conference will also provide a timely analysis in light of the UK government’s quest for a post-Brexit ‘new strategic partnership’ with the EU.

    Participation is free of charge, but registration is required.

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  • Thu
    25
    Jan
    2018

    EUCOPAS PhD Workshop: Democracy in the EU and its member states

    Sciences Po, France

    In EUCOPAS seminars PhD candidates and early post-docs discuss their research with peers and senior academic colleagues in an intense two-day workshop format. The seminars are supposed to help the young researchers to step out of tight disciplinary boundaries and to link their particular research to broader questions concerning European integration.

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  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018

    PONT Working Europe Seminar on EU Trade Policy

    Fondation Universitaire, 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, 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).

    Download here the detailed call for applications and the draft programme of the seminar. For more information, you can send a message to pont@tepsa.eu.

     

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  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Workshop on Foreign Direct Investment Control in the EU Framework

    Room VE.2.02/03 Verversdijk, Bruges campus, Verversdijk 16, 8000, Brugge, Belgium

    This workshop will address briefly the economic aspects of FDI in the EU and will examine how the EU treaties and other policies relate to FDI. We will look at possible limits to the exercise of the EU’s power resulting from WTO commitments. We will then examine how screening is currently being done in selected EU Member States as well as in the US under CIFIUS, before turning to the European Commission proposal. We will hear how EU businesses and non-EU investors are, or may be, reacting to the current and proposed future screening. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A session.

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  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

    Workshop on Foreign Direct Investment Control in the EU Framework (CoE Natolin)

    9:00 - 17:15College of Europe, Verversdijk 16, Bruges

    Should foreign direct investment (FDI) in the EU be subject to screening in order to address security or public interest concerns? This question has recently re-emerged in public policy discourse due to some high-profile acquisitions by foreign investors of EU companies with technologies and structures considered to be essential for critical functions of society. Several EU Member States are advocating for increased EU guidance and intervention in this area which, up to now, has been regulated differently (if at all) by the EU Member States. As a result, the European Commission recently submitted a proposal to establish an EU-wide framework for the screening of FDI.

    This workshop will address briefly the economic aspects of FDI in the EU and will examine how the EU treaties and other policies relate to FDI. We will look at possible limits to the exercise of the EU’s power resulting from WTO commitments. We will then examine how screening is currently being done in selected EU Member States as well as in the US under CIFIUS, before turning to the European Commission proposal. We will hear how EU businesses and non-EU investors are, or may be, reacting to the current and proposed future screening. The workshop will conclude with a panel discussion and Q&A session.

    ​​The workshop – organised by the European Legal Studies Department of the College of Europe in co-operation with Sidley – should be of interest to non-EU businesses (and their advisers) that are contemplating FDI in the EU and to EU companies active in the sectors likely to be subject to FDI screening such as defense, energy production and transportation, telecommunications, and information technology. The workshop should also be of interest to academics and policy makers.

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  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018

    The Future of Constitutional Democracy in Europe: A Legal Assessment

    VE.B.2.02/03 Verversdijk, Bruges campus, Verversdijk 16, 8000, Brugge, Belgium

    The European Legal Studies Department organizes a conference that brings together world-leading academics and practitioners, to reflect critically yet constructively on the current state of constitutional democracy in the European Union, and its future. In this assessment, comparisons shall be drawn with the United States on the one hand, and the EU Member States on the other hand, in order to understand both the commonalities and the differences in the challenges faced, which include populism, a lack of trust in political and legal institutions, de-parliamentarization and a degradation of the rule of law. While topical, current developments will be at the heart of the discussions, the conference will also seek to tie current issues into the more perennial, theoretical debates about the balance between democracy and constitutionalism, and their place beyond the confines of the nation state. This subject matter necessitates a broad, interdisciplinary approach to a certain extent, but shall have a mainly legal focus, in that a central underlying question running throughout the conference will be what the role of law is and should be, in the future of the European Union.

    The programme will be available soon.

    This conference is open to the public but registration and payment of the registration fee (100€) is required before 5 February 2018.
    A discount of 50% is granted to PhD researchers. No fee for students of the College of Europe but registration is still required.

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  • Thu
    15
    Feb
    2018
    Fri
    16
    Feb
    2018

    The Future of Constitutional Democracy in Europe: A Legal Assessment (CoE, Bruges)

    9:00 - 17:00College of Europe, Verversdijk 16, Brugge VE.B.2.02/03

    The European Legal Studies Department organizes a conference that brings together world-leading academics and practitioners, to reflect critically yet constructively on the current state of constitutional democracy in the European Union, and its future. In this assessment, comparisons shall be drawn with the United States on the one hand, and the EU Member States on the other hand, in order to understand both the commonalities and the differences in the challenges faced, which include populism, a lack of trust in political and legal institutions, de-parliamentarization and a degradation of the rule of law. While topical, current developments will be at the heart of the discussions, the conference will also seek to tie current issues into the more perennial, theoretical debates about the balance between democracy and constitutionalism, and their place beyond the confines of the nation state. This subject matter necessitates a broad, interdisciplinary approach to a certain extent, but shall have a mainly legal focus, in that a central underlying question running throughout the conference will be what the role of law is and should be, in the future of the European Union.

    This conference is open to the public but registration and payment of the registration fee (100€) is required before 5 February 2018. A discount of 50% is granted to PhD researchers. No fee for students of the College of Europe but registration is still required.

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  • Mon
    23
    Apr
    2018

    1st VIADUCT Week

    Brussels

    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.
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  • Wed
    13
    Jun
    2018

    SGEU Conference, Sciences Po, CEE

    Sciences Po, Paris

    This year's conference theme is: Contradictions – Whither the Political, Economic and Social Integration of Europe?

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  • Wed
    12
    Dec
    2018

    Public discussion “Securing Democracy 2018: Strategic Communication Challenges in Latvia", 12 December 2018 (LIIA, Latvia)

    15.00-16.30Birojnīca, Dzirnavu street 84 k-2, Riga

    15.00-16.30, 12 December 2018. Birojnīca, Dzirnavu street 84 k-2, Riga

     The Latvian Institute of International Affairs, with the support of the US Embassy in Riga, will hold a public discussion “Securing Democracy 2018: Strategic Communication Challenges in Latvia". The discussion will aim to review, among other issues, the means of securing the truth in the post-truth age to secure a common awareness of the meaning of democracy, Latvia’s capacity and outlook in the field of StratCom, and the top challenges for StratCom in 2018.

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