Events

  • Fri
    02
    Jun
    2017

    A Fiscal Capacity for the Eurozone? - Debate with Reimer Böge

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    IEP Lunch Debate with Reimer Böge, 2 June 2017, Europäisches Haus, Berlin

    The IEP Lunch Debate with Reimer Böge, MEP on 2 June 2017 will address the question “A Fiscal Capacity for the Eurozone?” (working title). The event will take place at the Europäisches Haus, Berlin.

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  • Mon
    05
    Jun
    2017

    Summer School: "Monitoring and Evaluation"

    College of Europe, Bruges

    5 - 7 June 2017 / Bruges, Belgium

    About the course

    Improve, extend and update your knowledge and understanding of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) techniques through a specialized and practical training programme.
    This technical and interactive training programme presents the purpose of M&E and useful practices. The objective of this course is to ensure that participants are thoroughly acquainted with the main principles and techniques of M&E of EU funded projects.

    The programme includes an overview of the main procedures for effective M&E, as well as its main actors. It offers a comprehensive understanding of the M&E processes in relation to the project life cycle. The course uses examples of different EU funded projects; however, the emphasis is on the understanding of concepts and tools which can be applicable in projects of a wide variety of donors and institutions.

    Learning methodology

    The programme combines training sessions on both substance and skills:

    • Interactive training sessions presenting the main principles of Monitoring and Evaluation;
    • Workshops and case studies designed to develop essential skills (based on examples of EU funded projects);
    • Feedback sessions to consolidate knowledge and encourage discussion;
    • 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 Monitoring and Evaluation principles;
    • Understand the role and importance of Monitoring and Evaluation throughout the project cycle;
    • Obtain cutting-edge advice and insights from high-level lecturers, with experience in working on European funded projects;
    • Strengthen their analytical skills through practical exercises.

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  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017

    3rd Vienna Workshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance 2017

    Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria

    The 3rd Vienna Workshop on High-Dimensional Time Series in Macroeconomics and Finance 2017 will take place on 08-09 June 2017 at the Institute for Advanced Studies, Austria.

    Invited Speakers
    Christian Gourieroux (University of Toronto)
    Georg Görg (Google Inc)
    Marc Hallin (Université libre de Bruxelles)
    Marco Lippi (Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance)
    Hashem Pesaran (University of Southern California)
    Caroline Uhler (MIT)

    Scientific Committee
    Matteo Barigozzi (London School of Economics)
    Christian Brownlees (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)
    Sylvia Frühwirth-Schnatter (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
    Uwe Hassler (Goethe University Frankfurt)
    Nikolaus Hautsch (University of Vienna)
    Martin Wagner (TU Dortmund University)
    Michael Wolf (University of Zurich)

    Local Organizers
    Manfred Deistler (Vienna University of Technology and Institute for Advanced Studies)
    Leopold Sögner (Institute for Advanced Studies and Vienna Graduate School of Finance)

    Submission of Papers and Deadlines
    The goal of this conference is to exchange ideas and to discuss recent results in the analysis of high-dimensional time series. Online submission of an abstract is possible through the conference management system Conftool (starting in autumn 2016) and must be received by 31 January 2017. Accepted papers will be communicated by 1 March 2017.

    Conftool: link for registration and submission of papers: https://www.conftool.net/timeseries2017/

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  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017

    German-American Dialogue on the Post-Soviet Space

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    14-15 June, Washington D.C.

    From 14 to 15 June 2017 the third workshop of the German-American Dialogue on the Post-Soviet Space will be held at the premises of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in Washington D.C. The workshop is titled “Transatlantic Cooperation in the EU’s Eastern Neighbourhood – Old challenges, New Policies?” and will bring together a group of about forty high-level experts from the Eastern Partnership countries, the United States, and Germany for an open dialogue on transformation and EU-U.S. cooperation in the post-Soviet space.

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  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017

    TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference

    Estonian Foreign Policy Institute

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

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  • Mon
    26
    Jun
    2017

    The Western Balkans in the European Union: Perspectives of a region in Europe?

    CIFE, IAI, ÖFZ/CFA

    “The Western Balkans in the European Union: Perspectives of a region in Europe?”, Reflection Forum on the run-up to the Summit of Trieste on the Western Balkans, Trieste, 26-27 June 2017

    In cooperation with the Istituto Affari Internationali (IAI) and the Österreisch-Französisches Zentrum (ÖFZ/CFA)

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  • Sat
    01
    Jul
    2017

    Summer School: “Global Environmental Politics: Adaptation vs. Mitigation”

    Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

    Summer School Academia Aestiva Internationalis: “Global Environmental Politics: Adaptation vs. Mitigation”, 1–8 July 2017 at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia

    The Academia Aestiva Internationalis will highlight a number of most pressing topics regarding environmental policies, ranging from the most salient issues, legal perspectives, United Nations endeavours, pollution, and renewable energy to economic perspectives, and human rights. It will furthermore present environmental dimension of 2030 development agenda, and reflect on pollution and waste-management. Faced with complex multi-sectoral crises, the summer school will focus on deconstruction of environmental problems to the pure essence of theirs.

    The attendees will be immersed into interactive lectures, participate in workshops, and lively debates, all of which will be conducted by professionals and experts with many references, and rich expertise in their respective fields of work and research. There is a possibility of earning 4 ECTS for participating in the Academia Aestiva Internationalis summer course.

    There is no participation fee for Academia Aestiva Internationalis and the organisers will provide accommodation co-financing for foreigners, coffee breaks, and free transportation around Ljubljana.

    Students, young volunteers, and activists are kindly invited to apply. The deadline for applications is 1 June 2017; the number of participants is limited.

    Additional information can be found here.

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  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

    Geopolitical Change in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus: Which Future Role for Europe?

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    International Conference “Geopolitical Change in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus: Which Future Role for Europe?“, 3-4 July 2017, Berlin

    The two-day conference will bring together renowned experts from Europe, Central Asia, the Southern Caucasus as well as China, Russia, and the US to discuss the role of global and regional powers in both Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus.

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  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

    24th Intensive Seminar on the EU

    College of Europe, Bruges

    A seminar tailored to your needs
    Bruges & Brussels, Belgium
    3 - 21 July 2017

    What is the Intensive Seminar?

    The Intensive Seminar on the European Union is a three-, two- or one-week training programme providing professionals with in-depth knowledge and practical skills on EU decision-making and policies. Participants can choose between three different programmes, depending on their prior level and experience on EU affairs:

    • For participants who seek to gain a thorough understanding or to refresh their knowledge on the EU, we propose a comprehensive programme covering the institutional framework and the main EU internal and external policies: the Classic three-week programme;
    • Participants that already possess a good knowledge of the EU institutional framework are invited to join the Advanced two-week programme benefiting from a full analysis of both the internal and external policies of the EU;
    • Participants who already master the institutional framework and have a very good understanding of the EU policies are invited to join the Compact one-week programme on the European Commission priorities, a practical review of the current initiatives put into practice by the European Commission.

    The three programmes focus on the latest developments of the EU and are practice-oriented; the seminar aims to improve participants’ professional skills and performance when working on EU affairs.

    The seminar will be organised for the 24th year in a row in the Bruges campus of the College of Europe and is the flagship programme among the College of Europe Delopment Executive Education courses.

    Why participate?

    Each year, a group of 40 to 80 highly motivated professionals from all over the world representing the public and private sectors, civil society and academia participate in the Intensive Seminar to improve their EU knowledge and skills.

    The programme offers an intensive and practice-oriented learning experience in a truly European environment giving you the possibility to:

    • Improve, extend and update your current knowledge and understanding of the EU through the numerous analytical and practice-oriented sessions and choose the programme that responds to your needs;
    • Strengthen your professional skills through exercises in managing the information flow in EU affairs, communication, presentation, negotiation and lobbying practice;
    • Attend training courses in both English and French;
    • Experience ‘Brussels’ during and after the sessions with EU practitioners and during a visit to the EU institutions while participating in the Classic programme;
    • Enjoy a unique opportunity to debate the EU and extend your personal and professional network with participants of over 30 different nationalities;
    • Benefit from the College’s European Documentation Centre and Library - one of the world’s largest repositories of EU information materials.
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  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

    Summer School: "Energy Union"

    College of Europe, Bruges

    Challenges and vision for a common EU energy policy

    3 - 14 July 2017 / Bruges & Brussels, Belgium

    About the course

    This two-week executive training course wishes to embrace the logic of the Energy Union, thus putting energy consumers – i.e. businesses and households – at the centre of European energy systems and policy-making.

    The training course will therefore give participants the opportunity to analyse the current EU energy-climate policies and legislation as well as allow them to delve into the various components of the EU Energy Union. Additionally, wider energy policy concerns will be tackled, such as climate change, innovation and competitiveness, smart cities, energy security and the geopolitics of energy. The interactive lectures will be complemented with study visits, simulation games and case studies. By the end of the course, participants will have a full understanding of the different aspects to take into consideration when approaching the topic of energy and will possess the tools to be able to grasp and address the complex challenges ahead.

    Learning methodology

    • Interactive training: theoretical and practical aspects of the Energy Union;
    • Business and country case studies: designed to present and develop essential skills and discuss current issues;
    • Simulation games: to apply skills such as crisis management and negotiations on energy matters;
    • Study visits: to learn directly from EU and private sector practitioners.

    Active participation is required and networking opportunities are strongly encouraged.

    Why participate?

    Through this programme, participants will have an opportunity to:

    • Update and improve their knowledge and understanding of the EU’s energy policy and the Energy Union;
    • Explore the links between energy sources, renewables, energy efficiency and climate change;
    • Go on a study visit to Brussels and discuss the challenges and future of the Energy Union with high-level EU officials;
    • Go on field visits to energy sites, such as a Liquefied Natural Gas terminal;
    • Learn in a multicultural environment;
    • Extend their personal and professional networks;
    • Receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.

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  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

    Summer School: EU Transport and Railway Affairs (ETCR)

    College of Europe, Bruges
    The European Training Centre for Railways (ETCR), the College of Europe and the European Union Agency for Railways are jointly organizing the 54th edition of the ETCR Seminar on EU Transport and Railway Affairs, a summer school taking place from 3 to 14 July 2017 in Bruges. The seminar includes study visits to Brussels and Antwerp.

    The seminar

    The aim of the seminar is to offer railway related organizations an annual seminar of two weeks on the latest developments within the railway sector on European level. Participants get the unique opportunity to work for two weeks in an international environment, to set up a network among colleagues from all European countries and think about the changes within their sector, as well on national as on international level. They get the opportunity to confront the changes they are working out at home with the solutions others have given to the same problems in the various European countries.

    The seminar programme

    This annual two-week seminar covers the following issues:

    • European integration from a historical and socio-economic point of view
    • the important rail transport issues within Europe
    • the other transport modes
    • the viewpoint of the railway customers
    • professional and cultural exchanges
    • international teamwork on the basis of a realistic project at European level.

    Further information: www.etcr.eu

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  • Mon
    10
    Jul
    2017

    Summer School: EU Competition Law/ IT Markets and Competition matters

    College of Europe, Bruges

    Bruges, Belgium
    10-19 July 2017
    Full course *

    * These two courses can be also taken independently:
    EU Competition Law

    Bruges, Belgium
    10-14 July 2017

    IT Markets and Competition matters
    Bruges, Belgium
    17-19 July 2017

    » Register to the full programme to benefit from a 10% discount

    What is the EU Competition Law course?

    Understanding how the law governs business practices that may restrict competition in economic markets through private and public enforcement and analyzing how competition law can curb anticompetitive activities and facilitate free competition, are the raisons d’être of this training programme.

    The College’s EU Competition Law training programme provides its participants with a professional guide to EU competition law and the essential tools necessary to master legal complexities and overcome challenges at work.

    Through detailed case studies and in-depth economic and legal analysis, this interactive programme aims to provide professionals with an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of EU competition law, focusing on practical aspects as well as substantive law.

    What is the IT Markets and Competition matters course?

    The European Commission has set itself the priority to eliminate barriers that prevent Europe from reaping out the benefits that the internet and digital technologies are bringing to our world. As the Commission has stated, online barriers mean citizens miss out on goods and services, internet companies and start-ups have their horizons limited, and businesses and governments cannot fully benefit from digital tools.

    The IT Markets and Competition matters course serves to understand how competition law can be an effective tool to further the objective of a single digital market in the European Union, promoting competition, eliminating anticompetitive trade barriers and generally enhancing market efficiency.

    Which is the main benefit of attending the full course on EU Competition Law and IT Markets?

    Attending the two courses will enable participants to enhance their understanding on EU Competition law and gain insights on the impact of competition law on the EU digital single markets.

    Which methodology is used?

    The training programme aims to promote rigorous legal and economic analysis of competition matters, as well as competition policy reforms in the EU on a global scale and to provide a forum for discussion among and between experts and non-specialists interested in the subject.

    High level experienced professionals lead participants through a curriculum based on the latest developments and trends of EU Competition law.

    The programme is designed to be as interactive as possible. Active participation is required and a variety of workshops and case studies are scheduled. Networking opportunities are strongly encouraged throughout the course.

    Different training methodologies are combined to guarantee a dynamic approach:

    • Interactive training sessions examining theoretical and practical aspects of EU competition law;
    • Workshops and case studies designed to identify and develop essential practical skills;
    • Individual and collective feedback is a key part of the exercise giving participants the opportunity to maximise their personal learning experience;
    • Active debates between lecturers and participants.

    Why participate?

    The advanced course on EU Competition Law will enhance your knowledge on competition law through interaction with prominent experts in the field. The course aims to offer a variety of perspectives of the main areas of EU Competition law.
    Through this programme, participants will have an opportunity to:

    • Improve, extend and update their knowledge and understanding of EU competition law;
    • Promote rigorous analysis of competition policy reforms;
    • Analyse recent cases and their practical implications on your everyday work;
    • Obtain cutting-edge advice and insights on crucial legal incidents;
    • 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 networks;
    • Receive a certificate from the College of Europe upon successful completion of the course.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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