Events

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019

    Presentation “Ukraine Between Elections: The New President and the October 2019 Parliamentary Vote” (IIR, Czech Republic)

    Prague

    Presentation: “Ukraine Between Elections: The New President and the October 2019 Parliamentary Vote,” 24th of April 2019, IIR Prague

    This year’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine will determine the future of this country for several years to come. The stakes are multidimensional: Will the old power-pyramid or even clan system crumble? Will the elections complete or reverse the 2014 Revolution of Dignity impulse? What kind of support will the new (or old) president have after the parliamentary elections in October? Could the elections start a new era in Ukrainian politics in such regards as gender balance or deoligarchization? Our non-resident senior fellow Andreas Umland will try to deal with these issues in his upcoming presentation at the IIR.

    Find more about the event here.

  • Wed
    24
    Apr
    2019

    Presentation: “Ukraine Between Elections: The New President and the October 2019 Parliamentary Vote” (IIR, Czech Republic)

    Prague, Czech Republic

    Presentation: “Ukraine Between Elections: The New President and the October 2019 Parliamentary Vote”, 24th of April 2019, IIR Prague

    This year’s presidential and parliamentary elections in Ukraine will determine the future of this country for several years to come. The stakes are multidimensional: Will the old power-pyramid or even clan system crumble? Will the elections complete or reverse the 2014 Revolution of Dignity impulse? What kind of support will the new (or old) president have after the parliamentary elections in October? Could the elections start a new era in Ukrainian politics in such regards as gender balance or deoligarchization? Our non-resident senior fellow Andreas Umland will try to deal with these issues in his upcoming presentation at the IIR.

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Annual Conference “European Financial Infrastructure in the Face of New Challenges” (RSCAS, EUI, Italy)

    European University Institute

    Annual Conference ‘European Financial Infrastructure in the Face of New Challenges’, 25 April, European University Institute

    This conference is jointly organised by the European University Institute (EUI), the Brevan Howard Centre at Imperial College and BAFFI CAREFIN at Bocconi University. It aims to assess the challenges to Europe’s and the global payment systems in the context of rising US extra-territorial sanctions, debate what steps could mitigate the costs of sovereign debt crises without raising sovereign yields or exacerbating liquidity risk in the short run and to ask whether Europe needs a safe asset that helps address challenges from both directions, and how this could be designed.

    More info here

  • Thu
    25
    Apr
    2019

    Round Table “Argelia en transformación: Movilizaciones por el cambio e incertidumbre política” (Elcano, Spain)

    Madrid
    Con la participación de:
    • Amel Belaid (@amelbelaid), experta en economías del Magreb, energía y desarrollo social.
    • Gonzalo Escribano (@g_escribano), director del Programa de Energía y Cambio Climático del Real Instituto Elcano.
    • Dalia Ghanem (@DaliaGhanemYazb), investigadora del Carnegie Middle East Center de Beirut.
    • Miguel Hernando de Larramendi (@mhlarramendi), profesor y director del Grupo de Estudios sobre las Sociedades Árabes y Musulmanas, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha.
    • Haizam Amirah-Fernández (@HaizamAmirah), investigador de Mediterráneo y Mundo Árabe del Real Instituto Elcano.

    Modera Chares Powell (@CharlesTPowell), director del Real Instituto Elcano (@CharlesTPowell).

    More infromation here.

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019

    Public talk "Scotland, the United Kingdom and Brexit" (Institute for European Studies, Malta)

    The Auditorium, University Valletta Campus

    Although a relatively small part of the United Kingdom (fewer than 5.5 million people, or 8 per cent of the UK population), there have been considerable and important political changes in Scotland over the past fifty years and some divergence with other parts of the UK, and perhaps England in particular. Those include an apparent shift to the left in voting behaviour, the creation of a devolved Parliament that has continued to gain new powers, a growth in support for independence, and a considerable majority of voters in Scotland supporting remaining within the EU at the 2016 referendum.

    This lecture outlines some of the key changes that have taken place in Scotland and the UK, and seeks to explain the reasons for the apparent growing divergence, and the implications of Brexit for the relationship between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and indeed for the future of Scotland.

    Find more about the event here.

  • Thu
    02
    May
    2019
    Sat
    04
    May
    2019

    Conference “The State of the Union” (RSCAS - EUI, Italy)

    Florence

    Conference “The State of the Union”, 2-4 May 2019, European University Institute, Florence

    The State of the Union, organised by the European University Institute (EUI), is a high-level conference for reflection on the European Union. For a few days, the city of Florence becomes a hub of debate as experts from around the world gather to discuss the most pressing issues faced by Europe today. The State of the Union forms a key part of the European University Institute’s contribution to European and international debates on governance, integration and the shared challenges of a globalised world.

    Find more about the event.

  • Sat
    04
    May
    2019

    Élections européennes : comment construire une Europe plus durable ? Les candidats nous répondent (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    May 4, Élections européennes : comment construire une Europe plus durable ? Les candidats nous répondent !
    Organized by Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics, Institut du développement durable et des relations internationales (Iddri and the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP)

    More about the event.

     

  • Mon
    06
    May
    2019

    Citizens' Dialogue with Commissioners BULC and VESTAGER — "The EU and the 4th industrial (r)evolution: Opportunities, challenges, and blind spots" (CoE, Belgium)

    College of Europe, Campus Verversdijk

    Citizens' Dialogue with Commissioners BULC and VESTAGER — "The EU and the 4th industrial (r)evolution: Opportunities, challenges, and blind spots", 06/05/2019 from 19:00 to 21:00, College of Europe, Campus Verversdijk (Verversdijk 16 Bruges).

    On Monday 6 May 2019, the Department of European Political and Governance Studies welcomes European Commissioner for Transport Violeta BULC and European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe VESTAGER.

    Digitisation is changing our society on all levels: social, industrial, regulatory, conceptual and philosophical. It brings about new technologies, business and social models. It poses challenges and opportunities for citizens, businesses as well as regulators. We need to be ready to take a fresh look at our rules in all areas to make sure they are up to date and relevant. We need to ensure that we get the best out of the new technologies while still preserving a level playing field and fair competition.

    The two Commissioners will intervene on this and more during their Citizen's Dialogue on "The EU and the 4th industrial (r)evolution: Opportunities, challenges, and blind spots". Following their speeches, the debate will be opened for a Q&A session.

    After the conference, participants are invited to join for a wine and snacks reception in the foyer.

    The event is open to students from all departments and external audience but registration is required before Monday, 6 May 2019.

    Please register here.

  • Mon
    06
    May
    2019

    Workshop: "Eu-Turkey cooperation on migration management: going beyond ad hoc short-termism" (IAI, Italy)

    Kos, Greece

    Workshop, Eu-Turkey cooperation on migration management: going beyond ad hoc short-termism, 6 May, 2019, Kos

    The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) and the Mercator Stiftung and Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) organise the fourth event of the Global Turkey in Europe V Programme "Eu-Turkey cooperation on migration management: going beyond ad hoc short-termism".
    Today, we are at a point when intra-EU political deadlock continues to exert pressure on frontline member states and tilt Europe towards further externalisation, accompanied with transactionalist approaches. As for the EU-Turkey cooperation, the expiry date of the Statement and the Facility for Refugees in Turkey is fast approaching. Thus, it is high time to put sustainability at the heart of the debate. This also allows us to tackle through a coherent framework the interrelated challenges of: (i) EU-Turkey joint governance of mixed migration flows, (ii) going beyond the emergency reception mode in Greece, and (iii) enabling refugees’ self-sufficiency and cohesion with more resilient local communities in Turkey. Approaching these issues through a sustainability lens, the fourth GTE workshop aims to foster debate among a diverse set of stakeholders on how to go beyond the currently predominant ad hoc short-termism and unpredictability of EU-Turkey migration management cooperation.

    Click here to find more.

  • Tue
    07
    May
    2019

    Roundtable “Europe’s Turning Point on Migration? Politics, Policy and Predictions Ahead of the 2019 Elections” (RSCAS - EUI, Italy)

    Brussels, Belgium

    RoundtableEurope’s Turning Point on Migration? Politics, Policy and Predictions Ahead of the 2019 Elections”, 7 May 2019, Residence Palace, Brussels

    The Migration Policy Centre (MPC) of the European University Institute will be hosting an afternoon discussion of the politics and policy of migration at the 2019 European Parliament elections; recent changes in public attitudes, party positions, likely future policy dynamics and a predictive model to forecast the result of the election based on findings of the MPC will be presented.

    For more information click the following link.

  • Wed
    08
    May
    2019
    Tue
    14
    May
    2019

    Black Sea Summer Programme (CIFE, France)

    Tbilisi - Georgia

     Location: Tbilisi - Georgia
    TopicGeorgia in the enlarged Black Sea Region
    Date: 8 to 14 July 2019
    Working language: English

    Prices: 450 euros according to conditions (courses, accommodation and visits)

    Find out more about the programme.

  • Thu
    09
    May
    2019

    Breakfast with Nasser Kamel, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (CIDOB, Spain)

    Barcelona

    CIDOB Breakfast with Nasser Kamel, Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, 9th May 2019, CIDOB, Barcelona

    A career diplomat for the Egyptian government, Nasser Kamel held the position of Ambassador of Egypt to the United Kingdom from 2014 to 2018. He was also Ambassador to France in the period 2006-2012, during which he took part in the drafting of the Joint Declaration of the 2008 Paris Summit that marked the launch of the Union for the Mediterranean. Furthermore, between 2012 and 2014, he was Assistant Minister for Arab and Middle Eastern Affairs. From 2004 to 2006, he was the Director of Egypt’s Public Information Service. Prior to this position he served in various embassies, including Washington (1984-1988), Lisbon (1990-1994), Tunis (1994-1998), Brussels (1999-2001) and Paris (2001-2004).

    Nasser Kamel studied Political Science at Brussels University (1977-1979) and Cairo University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science, obtaining his bachelor’s degree in 1981. He graduated from the Diplomatic Institute – Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Cairo (1981-1982) and the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in Paris (1982-1983). He holds the title of Grand Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite of the Republic of France and has also received decorations from the Kingdom of Belgium and the Republic of Portugal.

    Find the programme here.

  • Mon
    13
    May
    2019

    International Conference “EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation” (College of Europe)

    Brussels

    International Conference: “EU-China 2020 Strategic Agenda for Cooperation”, 13 May 2019, European Economic and Social Committee

    This international conference brings together a wide range of top-level academics, practitioners and policymakers, from both the EU and China, to set the stage for a crucial stocktaking exercise, aimed at assessing the scale and scope of both progress and problems in relations between the EU and China, as well as their mutual perceptions.

    Registration is required using the form below before 6 May 2019 at 12:00 noon.

    Link to programme and to details for registration.

  • Mon
    13
    May
    2019

    Workshop, Migration between Africa and Europe: The Role Foreign Aid and Labour Migration (IAI, Italy)

    Rome, Italy

    Workshop, Migration between Africa and Europe: The Role Foreign Aid and Labour Migration, 13 May 2019, Rome

    Irregular migration across the Mediterranean is still high on Europe’s political agenda. Despite fewer attempts to cross the Sea in the recent past, pressure has been mounting on the European Commission and the most affected EU member states to find ways to manage migration flows more effectively. This workshop discusses the role of two specific policies – development aid and legal labour migration pathways – in medium – to long-term strategies for addressing the root causes of migration and for creating safe and orderly alternatives to irregular migration. The workshop is co-organised by the Mercator Dialogue on Migration and Asylum (MEDAM), Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in Rome, the Migration Policy Centre (MPC) at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, and the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels.

    More about the programme.

  • Wed
    15
    May
    2019

    Conferences Series "Waiting for European Elections" (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    May 15, Conferences Series "Waiting for European Elections" - #4 We, the people of the European Union". Le populisme & l'Union européenne

    Convenors : Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics (CEE), Observatoire français des conjonctures économiques (OFCE), Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA), School of Public Affairs (EAP).

    More about the event.

  • Thu
    16
    May
    2019

    Qu’a fait l’Europe ? Bilan de la législature européenne (Sciences Po, France)

    Paris, France

    May 16, Qu’a fait l’Europe ? Bilan de la législature européenne
    Organized by Sciences Po, Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics & OFCE

    More about the event.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019
    Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    International Conference “The EU, Central Asia & the South Caucasus: new approaches on regional and international cooperation” (IEP, Germany)

    Kyrgyzstan

    International Conference on “The EU, Central Asia & the South Caucasus: new approaches on regional and international cooperation”

    On 23/24 May 2019, the 4th International EUCACIS Conference “The EU, Central Asia and the South Caucasus: new approaches on regional and international cooperation” will take place at Park Hotel in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

    Experts from the European Union, the South Caucasus and Central Asia will come together to discuss conflicts in the South Caucasus, take a close look at the latest events in Central Asia as well as explore possibilities for cooperation and dialogue between the European Union, the South Caucasus and Central Asia in three different panels.

    The conference will be a great opportunity for international researchers and practitioners to meet, exchange, and strengthen the bonds between the three regions. The EUCACIS fellows are strongly involved in the conference organisation and will also present their scientific research to the international experts.

    More information about the event here.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019
    Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    Conference “Migration between Africa and Europe: Knowledge Production, Attitudes, and Governance" (RSCAS - EUI, Italy)

    Florence

    ConferenceMigration between Africa and Europe: Knowledge Production, Attitudes, and Governance", Migration Policy Centre Annual Conference 2019”, 23-24 May 2019, European University Institute, Florence

    The 2019 conference will focus on the relationships between knowledge production, attitudes and governance on migration between Africa and Europe. The conference aims to understand more about these gaps and also to think about whether and how they can be bridged.

    Find more about the event here.

  • Thu
    23
    May
    2019
    Fri
    24
    May
    2019

    International Conference on “The EU, Central Asia and the South Caucasus: new approaches on regional and international cooperation” (CIFE, France)

    Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

    International Conference on “The EU, Central Asia and the South Caucasus: new approaches on regional and international cooperation” in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, on 23.-24. May 2019

    Organised in cooperation with the IEP and OSCE Academy Bishkek

    Link to programme and to details for registration.

  • Thu
    30
    May
    2019
    Fri
    31
    May
    2019

    International Conference in Rijeka, European Capital of Culture 2020 (IRMO, Croatia)

    Rijeka, Croatia

    Centre for Democracy and Law Miko Tripalo, Rijeka 2020 and University of Rijeka are organising, in cooperation with Culturelink/IRMO and Observatoire des politiques culturelles, France, a conference on International Cultural Relations of the European Union – Europe, World, Croatia to be held on 30 and 31 May 2019 in Rijeka, the European Capital of Culture 2020.

    The aim of the conference is to encourage dialogue about the opportunities and challenges of today's international cultural cooperation and to analyse the modalities that lead to more intense and more functional global cooperation and exchange between the European Union and the world. Rapid changes that mark today's world (revolution in digital communication, rise of social media, new global actors, rapid urbanization, changes in cultural values) raise questions about how to support, enhance and strengthen the practices of cultural exchange and interaction. The main topics of the conference are the following: The role of cultural policies in fostering international cultural cooperation; Cultural networks - the expression of cultural changes in international relations; Cultural Diplomacy: strengthening external relations in a globalized world; Croatia in international cultural cooperation.

    For more information, please visit the link.

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