Events

  • Tue
    21
    Mar
    2017

    Current and future challenges of the European Union – 60 years after the Treaty of Rome

    Europe Club – Budapest

    Dates:
    21 March 2017

    Location: 
    Europe Club – Budapest

    Monthly conference: ‘Current and future challenges of the European Union – 60 years after the Treaty of Rome’.

    Speaker: Ratislav Kacer.

    To be organized by András Inotai

  • Mon
    27
    Mar
    2017

    PONT Working Europe Seminar II: EU Climate, Energy and Environment Policy

    Fondation Universitaire, Brussels

    Dates:
    27-31 March 2017

    Location: 
    Bruxelles

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

    More information about the seminar can be found here.

     

  • Tue
    28
    Mar
    2017

    Weberian state structures and bureaucratic behaviour: evidence from survey experiments with public servants

    Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes

    Dates:
    28 March 2017

    Location: 
    Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes

    Speaker: Christian Schuster, UCL, “Weberian state structures and bureaucratic behaviour: evidence from survey experiments with public servants”

     

  • Mon
    03
    Apr
    2017

    60 Years of the European Project: Make Europe Great Again!

    Riga, Saeima

    Dates:
    3 April 2017

    Location: 
    Saeima (the Parliament of the Republic of Latvia),
    Riga, 6/8 Jekaba street

    More information will follow.

  • Wed
    05
    Apr
    2017

    The Political Role of the European Central Bank in European Union Governance

    Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

    Dates:
    5-6 April 2017

    Location: 
    Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg, Gerhard-Mercator-Haus
    Lotharstraße 57, 47057 Duisburg

    Beyond its core functions of central banking, the European Central Bank (ECB) plays a pivotal role in the new European economic and financial governance framework. The central bank has numerous changing, expanding and emerging tasks and several long-standing relations with European institutions are presently re-negotiated. Further, the social and institutional embeddedness of the Central Bank, as well as the legal architecture and more generally the consequences of the institutional heterogeneity of the European Monetary Union have changed significantly. This results in a re-definition of the central bank’s role in European Union governance, and its relations with European institutions, EU Member States and its public. Against this backdrop, the conference aims at discussing these recent developments by bringing together insights from different disciplines, such as political science, economics, law, and sociology. More than 30 senior and junior scholars and practitioners out of the field provide academic contributions. In order to examine the political role of the ECB in the European Union governance framework, the conference is composed of nine panels. These are scheduled for 90 minutes each. All panels comprise not more than three papers and will be allocated a discussant/chair, allowing for 15 minutes of presentation of each paper and up to 45 minutes of intense discussion with the audience.

    Invitation “The Political Role of the ECB”

    Programme “The Political Role of the ECB”

  • Tue
    11
    Apr
    2017

    Practicing Recognition and De-Recognition: European Positions in the Arab-Israeli Conflict

    Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes

    Dates:
    11 April 2017

    Location: 
    Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes

    Speaker: Federica Bicchi, LSE, “Practicing Recognition and De-Recognition: European Positions in the Arab-Israeli Conflict”

     

  • Mon
    24
    Apr
    2017

    Alternative Europa! Future Workshop

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    Workshop: “Alternative Europa! Future Workshop”: 24-25 April 2017, Otzenhausen

    At the Future Workshop that will take place at the European Academy in Otzenhausen, junior researchers, young professionals and activists from civil society organizations and educational institutions will exchange their views on and visions for the future of the EU with one another to. Subsequently, they will further develop their ideas in working groups.

  • Thu
    27
    Apr
    2017

    The interface between EU and international law

    College of Europe, Bruges

    Bruges, 27-28 April 2017 
    16 Verversdijk, Room VE 2.02 + 2.03

    Despite their many obvious interconnections, EU and international law are all too often studied and practised in separate spheres and fora. While it is natural for either to insist on their different characteristics, and particularly for the EU to emphasize its autonomous and sui generis nature as a constitutional order of states, important insights may be lost because of this exclusionary approach, and in practical terms there is a risk of duplications, conflicts and contradictions.

    The aim of this conference is to contribute to breaking through some of these barriers, and to reflect on how to ensure a smooth interaction and synergy between EU and International law, both in theory and in practice. This therefore includes a more theoretical, constitutional dimension, but also a range of substantive policy areas where EU law and international law, as well as their respective actors and organizations, work alongside each other (and not always well with each other?).

    Please find here the webpage of the event. The participants will be welcomed from 10:00 and the conference will start at 10:15.

    The conference is open to the public upon registration and payment of fees of €50. Registration will be closed on 19 April 2017 at 9:00.

    For more information, please contact Mrs Valérie HAUSPIE.

  • Tue
    02
    May
    2017

    Do issue reputations drive party preference, or is it the other way around?

    Sciences Po, Centre d’études européennes

    Issue ownership is increasingly used to explain voters’ electoral choices. Various studies show that when voters consider a party to be better able to handle specific issues, this positively affects their party preference. However, a number of scholars have raised concerns about the confoundedness of especially competence issue ownership and party preferences, arguing that party preference may not only be a consequence of competence issue ownership: these reputations can also be caused by party preferences. Based on a Dutch three-wave panel survey, we show that while the impact of competence issue ownership on party preferences is substantial, shifts in party preferences exert a stronger influence on issue ownership. We discuss the implications of these findings for issue ownership theory.

    Speaker: Rens Vliegenthart, University of Amsterdam

    Rens Vliegenthart’s research interests include media-politics relations, media coverage of social movements and businesses, election campaigns, European integration, soccer hooliganism and time series analysis. He is teaching in those and related topics at the University of Amsterdam.
    Rens Vliegenthart is a regular contributor to the blog stukroodvlees, that publishes on political and social science research and current affairs (in Dutch).

    Discussion: Abdelkarim Amengay, Sciences Po, CEE, and Emiliano Grossman, Sciences Po, CEE

    Contact : abdelkarim.amengay@sciencespo.fr
    Downdload the invitation on this link (PDF, 133 Ko)
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    To know more about the seminar

  • Thu
    04
    May
    2017

    In the eye of the storm: Final conference of the Power2Youth research project

    Italian International Affairs Institute

    4 May, Venice

    Final conference of the Power2Youth research project

    LINK: http://www.iai.it/en/eventi/eye-storm (Programme)

  • Fri
    05
    May
    2017

    Non-UN Sanctions and International Law

    IIR, Czech Republic

    International Symposium: ESIL Prague – Nottingham Symposium: Non-UN Sanctions and International Law, 05.05.2017, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

    The Institute of International Relations would like to cordially invite you to an international symposium that will take place in Prague on 5 May 2017 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. The idea is to consider various aspects of sanctions adopted outside the UN context by individual States, groups of States, regional organizations or other actors. Please find below the provisional programme of the conference and the registration form.

    For more information and registration please visit the following link: http://www.iir.cz/en/article/invitation-esil-prague-nottingham-symposium-non-un-sanctions-and-international-law

  • Mon
    08
    May
    2017

    Perspectives of the European Integration - Debate with Ambassador Reinhard Silberberg

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    IEP Lunch Debate with Ambassador Reinhard Silberberg, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union, 8 May 2017, Europäisches Haus, Berlin

    On 8 May 2017, Ambassador Reinhard Silberberg, Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the European Union will speak in the course of the IEP Lunch Debate on the topic “Perspectives of the European Integration: Conflict and Consensus between the EU-27” in the Representation of the European Commission in Germany.

    http://iep-berlin.de/en/forum/save-date-iep-lunch-debate-reinhard-silberberg-permanent-representative-federal-republic-germany-european-union/

  • Mon
    08
    May
    2017

    What happens after finding refuge?

    Italian International Affairs Institute

    8 May, Berlin

    Conference in the framework of the research project Global Turkey in Europe, in cooperation with Stiftung Mercator, Istanbul Policy Center (IPC) and Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS). The event will offer a timely opportunity to discuss the issue of the integration of refugees in the light of the experiences of two leading refugee-hosting countries - Germany and Turkey. Focusing both on the institutional-legal framework at the national level and looking at some specific examples at the city level, namely, Berlin and Istanbul, the participants will discuss and identify the continuing challenges, effective practices, and future prospects regarding the integration of Syrian refugees in particular, and refugee integration in general.

    LINK: http://www.iai.it/en/eventi/what-happens-after-finding-refuge (Programme)

  • Thu
    11
    May
    2017

    The Conference in Honour of Jiri Dienstbier

    IIR, Czech Republic

    Conference: The Conference in Honour of Jiri Dienstbier, 11.05.2017, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

    The Institute of International Relations would like to cordially invite you to a conference on Czech foreign policy before and after the Velvet Revolution. The conference will be held in honor of Jiří Dienstbier, who would celebrate his 80th birthday on the 20th of April 2017 if he were still living. The conference will be held on May 11, 2017 from 14:00 in the Černín Palace at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Loretánské náměstí 101/5, Praha 1.

    For more information please visit the following link: http://www.iir.cz/en/article/conference-in-honor-of-jiri-dienstbier

  • Mon
    15
    May
    2017

    The EU-China Bilateral Comprehensive Agreement on Investment

    College of Europe, Bruges

    The EU-China Research Centre and the Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations at the College of Europe invite scholars and experts to the conference “The EU-China Bilateral Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI)”, to be held on 15 May 2017 at the European Economic and Social Committee in Brussels.

    The programme can be found at https://www.coleurope.eu/sites/default/files/uploads/event/draft_programme_3.pdf

    The conference is open to the public and registration is required before 8 May 2017 at 10:00 at https://www.coleurope.eu/events/eu-china-bilateral-comprehensive-agreement-investment-cai-international-conference

  • Wed
    17
    May
    2017

    The Rise of the Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe

    IIR, Czech Republic

    Seminar: “The Rise of the Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe,” 17.05.2017, American Center in Prague

    The Institute of International Relations would like to cordially invite you to the seminar “The Rise of the Radical Right in Central and Eastern Europe”, which will take place on May 17, 2017 from 16:00 at the American Center, Tržiště 13, Prague 1. Among the speakers you will meet Lenka Bustikova, an assistant professor at Arizona State University, and Melanie Mierzejewski, an associate research fellow at the Institute of International Relations.

    For more information please visit the following link: http://www.iir.cz/en/article/the-rise-of-the-radical-right-in-central-and-eastern-europe

  • Thu
    18
    May
    2017

    German-Nordic-Baltic Forum 2017

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    18-19 May 2017, Hamburg

    At the 9th German-Nordic-Baltic Forum, 45 experts from 7 countries will discuss the topic “European Foreign Policy in Times of Post-Factual Communication”. The event is hosted by the IEP and kindly supported by the Federal Foreign Office, the University of Hamburg and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg.

    For more information, please visit the following link: http://iep-berlin.de/en/forum/german-nordic-baltic-forum-2017/ 

  • Mon
    22
    May
    2017

    Methodological Developments in Comparative Politics and the Dilemmas They Pose

    Institute of International Relations and Political Science, Vilnius University, Lithuania

    22-23 May, 2017:

    In Lithuania, Peter Hall will carry out a research seminar “Methodological Developments in Comparative Politics and the Dilemmas They Pose” for PhD and Master Students also faculty members. In this seminar following questions will be discussed: how our modalities of comparative research are changing (including more use of experiments, big data and RCTs) and what that offers and what problems it poses for our capacities to do comparative inquiry in the social sciences? This seminar is targeted at young researchers to provide them with an opportunity to discuss particular methodological issues with the leading US scholar as Peter A. Hall who has written extensively on the methodology of social sciences.

    In addition to the research seminar, Peter A. Hall will deliver public lecture on topic “The Roots of the New Populism and its Implications for Democratic Politics”. The need for such a lecture is based on currently observed rise in the popularity of populists in many countries with old democratic traditions. Our guest would talk about the recent events such as US presidential elections, Brexit referendums, also elections in Netherlands and France, which will take place before this visit, as well as parliamentary elections in Germany scheduled for the Autumn on the basis of his recent book “The Politics of Representation in the Global Age: Identification, Mobilization, and Adjudication” linking this to the concepts of social resilience and successful societies.

  • Tue
    23
    May
    2017

    The Declaration of Rome and the Future of Europe - Debate with Martin Kotthaus

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    IEP Lunch Debate with Martin Kotthaus, 23 May 2017, Europäisches Haus, Berlin

    An IEP Lunch Debate with Martin Kotthaus, Head of the European Directorate-General at the Federal Foreign Office on the topic “The Declaration of Rome and the Future of Europe” (working title) will take place on 23 May 2017 in the Representation of the European Commission in Germany.

  • Wed
    24
    May
    2017

    TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    Second Multiplier workshop and public debate “TruLies – The Truth about Lies on Europe”, 24 May 2017, Berlin

    On 24 May 2017, a second multiplier workshop will be held, including a closing event in the form of a public debate following a presentation of the project’s results.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Participants & Trainers     Programme     Practical Information     Registration

  • 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/

  • Thu
    08
    Jun
    2017

    South Korea Under a New Administration

    Italian International Affairs Institute

    Conference: “South Korea Under a New Administration”, 8 June 2017, University of Naples, “L’Oriental”

    Conference co-organised by IAI, South Korean Embassy and University of Naples “L’Orientale” within the framework of the Korean Culture Week

    http://www.iai.it/en/eventi/south-korea-under-new-administration

  • Fri
    09
    Jun
    2017

    TEPSA-Elcano event: ‘Possible impacts of Brexit on EU development and humanitarian policies

    9:00 - 11:00Elcano Royal Institute in Brussels, 21 Rue Marie-Thèrèse, 1000 Brussels

    On Friday the 9th of June 2017 the Elcano Royal Institute and TEPSA are pleased to invite you to a breakfast debate on ‘Possible impacts of Brexit on EU development and humanitarian policies’.

    The debate will take place at the Elcano Brussels office (21 Rue Marie-Thèrèse, 1000 Brussels) from 9am to 11am.

    Speakers:

    • Iliana Olivié and Aitor Pérez, Elcano Royal Institute,
    • Costanza de Toma, Director of Advocacy Etc.

    Moderated by:

    • Geert Laporte, Deputy Director of The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM)

    The debate will be held in English and under Chatham House Rule.

    Copies of the study for the European Parliament on Possible impacts of Brexit on EU development and humanitarian policies will be available at the venue.

    Please confirm your attendance at: elledo@rielcano.org

  • Tue
    13
    Jun
    2017

    Prague European Summit

    IIR, Czech Republic

    International Summit: Prague European Summit, 13-15.6.2017, Lobkowicz Palace and Czernin Palace, Prague

    Now in its third year, the Prague European Summit (PES) is an annual event established to provide a platform for a high-level strategic and open debate among government officials, political and business representatives, academicians and journalists on the future of the European Union in the context of current world affairs. As a means to provide strategic solutions to key challenges in Europe, this year’s summit will seek to answer questions regarding political radicalisation in Europe, Brexit, energy security and the future of the single market.

    For more information please visit the following link: http://www.iir.cz/static/prague-european-summit-2017

  • 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.

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017

    Le Grand Londres après les Jeux Olympiques de 2012,

    Sciences Po, France

    Séminaire Grand Paris, Londres et New York: Le Grand Londres après les Jeux Olympiques de 2012, Mercredi 14 juin 2017, Sciences Po

    Intervenante :
    Claire Colomb, University College London, présentera ses recherches en cours sur le Grand Londres après les Jeux Olympiques de 2012

    http://www.sciencespo.fr/centre-etudes-europeennes/fr/events/2017-06-14

  • Wed
    14
    Jun
    2017

    Global Order in a World of Diversities

    Swedish Institute of International Affairs

    Seminar: “Global Order in a World of Diversities” 14 June 2017. Venue: The Swedish Institute of International Affairs, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm.

    The Global Politics and Security Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs invites you to a roundtable on world-order conceptions.

    The roundtable brings together internationally renowned academics to discuss key features of a legitimate global order and the main challenges to legitimate global governance. Is for example state sovereignty and open world economy essential for a legitimate global order? Or do human rights and sustainability play a more crucial role? The speakers will highlight a diversity of perspectives on what constitutes a legitimate global order. This high-level discussion will give a snapshot of how we best could manage diverging conceptions of what constitutes a legitimate global order.

    The round-table is coorganized with the Legitimacy in Global Governance programme, a research program carried out jointly by researchers from the Departments of Political Science at Lund and Stockholm University, and the School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg.

    More details here: https://www.ui.se/english/events/upcoming/global-order-in-a-world-of-diversities/

     

  • 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.

  • Thu
    15
    Jun
    2017

    The new international order, the return of the nation state and contemporary geopolitics

    University of Nicosia, Cyprus

    The Center for European and International Affairs of the University of Nicosia in cooperation with University of Nicosia Global Semesters and the Eastern Mediterranean Studies Initiative (EMSI) is organizing a Conference entitled

    THE NEW INTERNATIONAL ORDER, THE RETURN OF THE NATION STATE AND CONTEMPORARY GEOPOLITICS

    Thursday, June 15, 2017

    18:00 – 19:50

    UNESCO Amphitheatre, Europa Building

    University of Nicosia

     

    Friday, June 16, 2017

    09:30 – 12:20

    Main Conference room, Main Building (2nd floor)

    University of Nicosia

     

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017

    From Warsaw to Brussels: NATO’s Deterrence in the Baltic Sea Region and the Broader Transatlantic Context

    Latvian Institute of International Affairs

    Public discussion “From Warsaw to Brussels: NATO’s Deterrence in the Baltic Sea Region and the Broader Transatlantic Context”, 16 June 2017, Riga

    More info: www.liia.lv

  • Wed
    21
    Jun
    2017

    Eritreans neighbourhoods around the Red Sea. Social organisation of a diaspora of refugees in camps, villages and urban communities in Eastern Sudan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia

    Sciences Po, France

    Seminar Cities are back in town: Eritreans neighbourhoods around the Red Sea. Social organisation of a diaspora of refugees in camps, villages and urban communities in Eastern Sudan, Yemen and Saudi Arabia, Wednesday 21 June 2017, Sciences Po

    The Eritrean refugee diaspora has settled around the Red Sea since the early 1960. The forms of urban or rural settlement in the sub-region has varied according to the legal, political, sociological, economic and geographical context in which Eritreans have been integrated. Focusing on the legal and political context, we describe three sites of ethnographic fieldwork (2004-2007 / 2013-2015) corresponding to three types of « managing » refugee flows in the Middle East. Sudan has been hosting the majority of Eritrean refugees mostly in urban centers (Khartoum, Kassala, Gedaref, Port Sudan) and refugee camps which progressively became urban centers in the Eastern part of the country. Yemen has also hosted thousands of Eritreans mainly in the Red Sea coastal rural areas (villages) and urban centers (Hodeidah, Sanaa, Aden). Saudi Arabia has welcomed Eritreans as migrants mostly in Urban centers (Riyadh and Jeddah). The social organisation of those communities vary greatly as much as the connection of those communities with each others and with the « mother land ». This comparative work serves as an empirically grounded reflection on the varieties of « transnationalism », « integration patterns » and « social transformation » at stake in a refugee diaspora in the Global South. We use spatial analysis and an ethnographic survey (around 250 interviews) to try and describe the main features of those different communities and their relations with their host context.

    Speaker: Hélène Thiollet, Sciences Po, CERI, CNRS
    Hélène Thiollet is a CNRS permanent researcher. Her research focuses on the politics of migration and asylum in the Global South, and she focuses her empirical research on the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. She teaches international relations, comparative politics and migration studies at Sciences Po.

    http://www.sciencespo.fr/centre-etudes-europeennes/fr/events/2017-06-21

  • 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)

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017

    Lunch Debate with Sabine Lautenschläger, Member of the Executive Board of the European Central Bank: “Stability and Growth in the Euro Zone – Who plays the main role?”

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    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.

  • Fri
    30
    Jun
    2017

    Regional discussion: LAMPA

    Latvian Institute of International Affairs

    Regional discussion: “LAMPA”, 31 June 2017 – 1 July 2017, Cesis

  • 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.

  • 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.
  • 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

  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

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

    CIFE

    Conference: “Geopolitical Change in Central Asia and the Southern Caucasus: What Future Role for Europe?”, 3rd and 4th July 2017, Berlin

    If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Julian Plottka (julian.plottka@iep-berlin.de).

    Link to programme and to details for registration: http://www.cife.eu/en/4/news_128-1

  • Mon
    03
    Jul
    2017

    60e anniversaire des Traités de Rome : Revérer le passé et craindre le futur?

    Sciences Po, France

    Maison Heinrich Heine, Cité internationale universitaire de Paris

    2017 marque un tournant décisif dans l'histoire de l'UE. Alors que l'on fête les 60e ans des Traités de Rome, les négociations autour du Brexit s'ouvrent et d'importantes élections nationales se préparent dans un contexte de progression du populisme.

    Intervenants:
    Nikolaus Meyer-Landrut a pris ses fonctions d’ambassadeur de la République fédérale d’Allemagne en France le 27 juillet. Il a remis ses lettres de créances le 8 septembre 2015 au Président de la République, François Hollande.

    Olivier Rozenberg est professeur à Sciences Po, au Centre d’études européennes. Ses recherches portent sur les institutions et particulièrement l’étude des parlements en Europe - des parlements nationaux comme du Parlement européen.

    Wolfgang Wessels, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, est directeur du Centre d'études de la Turquie et de l'UE à l’Université de Cologne.

    http://www.sciencespo.fr/centre-etudes-europeennes/fr/events/2017-07-03

  • 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.
  • Fri
    14
    Jul
    2017

    The Future of the European Asylum and Migration Architecture

    Institute for European Politics, Germany

    IEP Lunch Debate with Matthias Ruete, Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission: “The Future of the European Asylum and Migration Architecture” (Working Title): 14 July 2017, 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.

  • Tue
    25
    Jul
    2017

    Panel Discussion: Alternative Europa! Which Europe do we want to live in? Visions for a future Europe

    Rathaussaal Saarbrücken

    The Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP), the European Academy in Otzenhausen (EAO) and Europe Direct Saarbrücken cordially invite you to join the panel discussion “Which Europe do we want to live in? Visions for a future Europe” on 25 July 2017 in Saarbrücken (in German).

    Details here.

     

  • 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.

  • Thu
    14
    Sep
    2017

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

    IEP, Berlin

    The Institute for European Politics (IEP) is organizing a Lunch Debate on Thursday, 14 September 2017 with Richard Nikolaus Kühnel, Representative of the European Commission in Germany. Mr Kühnel will speak on the topic “Debate on the Future of Europe – Juncker’s State of the Union Adress” (in German). The event takes place from 12:30 to 14:00 h (light lunch at 12.00 h) at Europäisches Haus, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin.

    Please note that pictures will be taken during the event. By registering you agree to a publication. Please bring your identity card or passport for entrance control purposes.

    Please register on the IEP’s German website before 11 September 2017, 12:00 h. The Lunch Debate will take place in Europäisches Haus, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin.

  • 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.


     

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Tue
    26
    Sep
    2017

    Seminar: EU Aid and Development Planning in Area C

    10:00 – 12:30IAI LIBRARY VIA ANGELO BRUNETTI 9, ROME

    EU Aid and Development Planning in Area C: Linking Humanitarian and Development Assistance in the Occupied West Bank
    4 October, 2017, Rome

    The seminar will address Italy’s and the EU’s evolving strategy towards Area C, presently comprising over 60% of the West Bank, and highlight the primary impediments, risks and constraints impacting humanitarian and developmental projects in the area. Invited speakers will provide detailed accounts of current and future initiatives in Area C and discuss potential strategies at the national and EU level that may help to improve long-term developmental initiatives for the area in the context of the EU’s policy of support for two states in Israel/Palestine. Particular attention will be directed at efforts to enhance coordination between the EU and its member states in the context of the provision of humanitarian and development aid to Area C as well as the experiences and priorities of Italian Development Cooperation in Palestine.

    Links:
    Programme
    Registration form

  • Wed
    27
    Sep
    2017

    Book launch: French Foreign Policy in a Changing World

    Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

    NUPI researcher Pernille Rieker launches her new book on French foreign policy, and how its development affects the country’s relationships to Russia, USA, NATO and the fight against terrorism. The event is open to the public, and will be streamed on NUPI’s YouTube channel.

    More info here

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017

    Round Table “Transatlantic Relations in Challenging Times”

    College of Europe, Bruges

    At the start of the Academic Year 2017-2018, the College of Europe and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University (Medford, MA), launch their new joint Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) programme.

    This event celebrates the start of the programme with a round table on the present and future of transatlantic relations. It closes with a reception.

    Participation is free of charge, but registration is required before 25 September 12:00 (noon). The working language is English.

    On the day following this launch event, 29 September 2017, an international conference on EU-China-US relations involving faculty from both the College of Europe and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy is organized on the Verversdijk campus of the College in Bruges.

    Check the programme here.

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017

    Annual Meeting of the IEP: “60 Years of the Treaties of Rome and the Future of the European Union”: 28-29 September 2017, Berlin

    IEP, Berlin

    At the conference, around 50 participants from science and politics will, while bearing in mind the founding years and bringing to mind the strategic course of action of Rome and placing it in a historical context, try to determine the state of European integration after 60 years. This, in turn, is the prerequisite for opening up future perspectives of the European Union.

  • Thu
    28
    Sep
    2017

    "Alternative Europa!” Manifesto Workshop

    IEP, Berlin

    During the Manifesto Workshop, the working groups' papers will be completed and work on a common manifest for the future of Europe carried out. Additionally, the next steps and the utilization of the manifest will be discussed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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 before 25 September 12:00 (noon). The working language is English.

    See the programme and more information about the conference here.

  • Tue
    03
    Oct
    2017

    Conference: The Brexit negotiations – Quo vadis?

    17:00 - 19:00Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB

    Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB

    By the 3rd October, the European Union may have decided whether to move to the second phase of its Brexit negotiations with the UK. Our panel experts will review progress and prospects in the negotiations.

    Confirmed speakers:

    John Palmer, former European Editor of The Guardian and  Founder and former Political Director of the European Policy Centre, Brussels

    Denis MacShane, former Minister for Europe

    Brendan Donnelly, Director, the Federal Trust

    Further speakers to be announced.

    RSVP to events@fedtrust.co.uk, or ring the Federal Trust on 020 7320 1677.

    Find out more here

  • Wed
    04
    Oct
    2017

    International Symposium: Czech Foreign Policy (IIR)

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague

    4-5 October 2017, 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.

    Please check our website regularly, as we will soon update the preliminary program.

    Click here for more information

  • 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.

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017

    Publication and discussion of the book: “Euroscepticism in Small EU Member States Vol. 2”

    LIIA, Riga

    The book explores the neglected issue of Euroscepticism in the Baltic societies. The book consists of a collection of articles from experts in economics, politics and sociology, as well as Eurosceptic politicians. Authors from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia seek to unveil not only the development of criticism towards the European Union in the Baltic politics over the last twenty-five years, but also sceptical opinions among the Baltic entrepreneurs and the sociological profile of Baltic population, looking separately at the Russian-speaking population in Estonia and Latvia. This book is the most recent successful collaboration between the Latvian Institute of International Affairs and the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

  • Thu
    05
    Oct
    2017

    Midterm Conference “The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment”

    VU IIRPS Vokiečių str. 10, Vilnius, room 402

    The Institute of International relations and Political Science of Vilnius University together with 10 partners would like to invite you to the Midterm Conference of EU-STRAT Project. The Midterm Conference will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania, October 5 - 6, 2017 (VU IIRPS Vokiečių str. 10, Vilnius, room 402).

    EU-STRAT fully titled as “The EU and Eastern Partnership Countries: An Inside-Out Analysis and Strategic Assessment” is an international research project that studies the relationship between the European Union and the countries in the European Eastern neighbourhood. As EU-STRAT has been running since May 2016 and this midterm conference is dedicated to 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 keynote speeches by Leszek Balcerowicz (Professor at  the Warsaw School of Economics, former Advisor to the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko) and Vassilis Maragos (European Commission, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations) followed by  the roundtable discussion on the future of the Eastern Partnership. Prof. Tanja A. Börzel (The Jean Monnet Chair at the Center for European Integration, the Freie Universität Berlin), Dr. Taras Kuzio (Center for Transatlantic Relations School of Advanced International Relations John's Hopkins University), Dzianis Melyantsou (Belarusian Institute for Strategic Studies) and Khatuna Salukvadze (Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Lithuania) will be among the discussants. All project partners, invited guests, and interested public will have an opportunity to discuss EU-STRAT’s intermediary findings and debate its future research agenda throughout the conference.

    Conference registration is obligatory. Please find registration form here

    For more information about conference program and project visit EU STRAT website

  • 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.
  • Sat
    07
    Oct
    2017

    TEDxCIFE: “Transition - Barrier or Bridge? Sharp cut or continuity?”,

    CIFE, Nice

    TEDxCIFE is an independently organised TED event, which is set up by the Centre international de formation européenne (CIFE) in Nice, France.

    Barrier or bridge? Sharp cut or continuity? A change of status is always a shaping experience which we can live as enriching or divisive. The TEDxCIFE event seeks to explore the richness that lies within the idea of "Transition". For our first ever TEDx event, we have selected this theme as we believe that the world is in a crucial transition period – the concept of transition covering, for sure, a wide range of areas.

    Contact & Registration: tedxcife@cife.eu

    More info here

  • 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.
  • Tue
    10
    Oct
    2017

    Conference: Imagine Forum: Looking Over the Horizon

    Vigdís’ House, University of Iceland

    Today’s generation of youth is the largest the world has ever known and often forms the majority of the population of countries affected by armed conflict. The disruption of young people’s access to education and economic opportunities has a dramatic impact on durable peace and reconciliation. In the context of war and conflict, youth have too often been viewed only as either the perpetrators of violence or its victims, and not as potential agents of positive change. In recent years the focus has been shifting and the world’s most powerful nations have started to recognise that young people are a force for peace. This common understanding gained new ground in December 2015 with the UN resolution 2250 on youth, peace and security.

    Focusing on the positive changes young people are making in their communities and societies, Höfði Reykjavik Peace Centre wants to bring together a dynamic group of young people and creative thinkers to engage in an inter-generational dialogue, seeking innovative solutions to global threats and challenges.

    Keynote addresses will be given by Tawakkol Karman and Unni Krishnan Karunakara. Tawakkol Karman is a Yemeni journalist and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 2011. At that time she was the youngest Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. Unni Krishnan Karunakara is a Senior Fellow at Yale Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF). Amongst other speakers are: Emi Mahmoud, a poet and activist that was on the BBC’s 100 Women list of "the most inspirational women across the world in 2015” and Deqo Mohamed, a Somali-born doctor that has helped refugees and is Chief Executive Officer at Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation.

    For more details click here

  • Thu
    12
    Oct
    2017

    Round table: Energy Union - Opportunities and Challenges for Croatia

    IRMO in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Croatia and University of Rijeka will organize a round table ʻEnergy Union: Opportunities and Challenges for Croatiaʼ. The event will be held on the 12th of October 2017 in the premises of the Jean Monnet Inter-University Centre of Excellence in Opatija, Croatia. The round table will be organised within the Jean Monnet support to institutions project ‘POLO-Cro28 – Policy Observatory in Croatia’ financed by the Erasmus+ program and implemented by IRMO, coordinated by Prof. Visnja Samardzija.

    The speakers, representatives of the EC Representation in Croatia as well as experts and researchers from Croatia, will highlight potential impact of the Energy Union on the development within Croatia. The topics will include aspects of the Energy Union related to technological development, decarbonisation, creation of new business opportunities and development of competition, as well as role of various stakeholders, including drivers of energy transition in creation and implementation of national policies and their impact on society.

    Complete details here

  • Fri
    13
    Oct
    2017

    Colloquium and Memorial: Professor Stephen Haseler

    10.00 – 13.30, 15.00 – 18.00Chelsea Old Town Hall, King’s Road, London SW3 5EE

    Event to commemorate the life and work of our former Council member and sadly missed friend Stephen Haseler.

    You can read a tribute to Stephen Haseler by our director Brendan Donnelly on our website, with an opportunity to leave a message of condolence: http://fedtrust.co.uk/about-us/advisory-council/professor-stephen-haseler-rip/

    For planning purposes, please contact us if you would like to attend this event. Please send an email to ulrike.rub@fedtrust.co.uk, or ring the Federal Trust on 020 7320 1677.

    Find out more here

  • 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.

     

    Participants & Trainers               Programme               Practical Information               Registration

  • Tue
    17
    Oct
    2017

    Panel Discussion: Trump, Europe and the wider world

    17.00 – 19.00Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB

    Joint event with Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation and Global Policy Institute

    17.00 – 19.00, followed by a drinks reception

    Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB

    At this seminar, our expert panel will discuss the implications of Donald Trump’s Presidency for Europe’s role in the wider world. Traditionally the EU, and particularly Germany, has seen Europe’s global role as being exercised in close collaboration with the US.  Is such an attitude still desirable or even possible with the current US administration? Does Europe perhaps find itself today confronted by twin challenges to its West and to its East, from the US and Russia? If this is so, do these new challenges create opportunities as well as dangers?

    Confirmed Speakers:

    Ansgar Graw, Chief Reporter for Die Welt and its former US correspondent

    Dr Jacob Parakilas, Deputy Head, US and the Americas Programme, Chatham House

    RSVP to events@fedtrust.co.uk, or ring the Federal Trust on 020 7320 1677.

    Find more here

  • 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.

  • Thu
    19
    Oct
    2017

    ‘Annual conference of EAEPE (European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy)’

    Corvinus University – Budapest, Hungary

    Andrea Szalavetz, Miklós Szanyi and other economists among the participants.

    More details here.

    The programme is available here.

  • 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

  • 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.
  • Mon
    30
    Oct
    2017

    Conference: In defence of Europe (IAI)

    Rome

    IAI conference with Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and Roberta Pinotti, Italian Minister of Defence.

    For the programme and registration form click here

  • 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
  • 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.
  • Mon
    13
    Nov
    2017

    Public discussion “What future for the European Defense and Security?” (LIIA)

    EU House, Aspazijas Blvd 28, Riga, Latvia

    The two-panel event will address, in the first part of the discussion, the issues related to the status quo and future prospects of the constituent issues of CSDP – strategic goals of the policy, EU defence funding, cooperation and the national and supra-national priorities, EU defence industry, research and development. The second part of the discussion will address the external dimension of CSDP – the current and future prospect of the EU missions and operations overseas, cooperation with NATO and other organizations and nations. Ultimately, the event will assess if a more integrated EU approach can act as a supplementary element to NATO in defending the EU against external turbulences.

    More information will follow soon.

    Follow the news on the Institute’s webpage

     

  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017

    5th Elcano Forum about Global Terrorism: Evolution of the jihadist threat in the open societies

    Royal Institute Elcano and United States Embassy in Spain, Madrid.

    More info here.

  • Tue
    14
    Nov
    2017

    Guest lecture by Klaus REGLING: "Deepening EMU, Ambition and Realism"

    Department of European Political and Governance Studies, College of Europe (Bruges).

    Mr Klaus REGLING, Managing Director and Member of the Management Board at the European Stability Mechanism, visits the College of Europe's Bruges campus for a guest lecture on the deepening of the European Monetary Union (EMU).

    The event is open to all registered participants: to register click here

    Registration deadline is Monday 13 November 2017 at 12:00 noon.

  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2017

    Publication and public discussion “The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs: Decision”

    LIIA, Riga
  • Fri
    17
    Nov
    2017

    Presentation of the book “The Centenary of Latvia. Events and personalities” (LIIA)

    LIIA, Riga

    The book “The Centenary of Latvia's Foreign Affairs: Events and Personalities” by Andris Sprūds, Valters Ščerbinskis and Diāna Potjomkina aims to revisit and look beyond the well-analyzed chapters of Latvia’s foreign policy-making history, seeking to answer the questions: how is Latvian foreign policy made? Who participates in this process, with which prerogatives, and on what grounds? Which factors determine the prioritization of Latvia’s foreign policy aims? And what determines the reaction of Latvia to international pressures?

    Presentations are also scheduled to take place in New Delhi, Warsaw, Paris, London and Turku.

    Read Volume 1 of the publication “The Centenary of Latvia’s Foreign Affairs: Ideas and Personalities” for free on the Institute’s webpage.

  • Tue
    21
    Nov
    2017

    Lunch Debate with Thomas Westphal, Director General for EU Affairs at the German Federal Ministry of Finance: “A Strategic Reorientation of the EU Budget?”:

    Europäisches Haus, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin

    Richard Kühnel, Head of the European Commission Representation in Germany, will give a welcoming speech. The registration to the event is necessary and possible via the web page of the IEP. The Lunch Debate will take place in Europäisches Haus, Unter den Linden 78, 10117 Berlin.

    More info here

  • Wed
    22
    Nov
    2017

    Lunchtime Debate: "La diplomatie parlementaire dans les relations euro-méditerranéennes. Nécessités et opportunités " (CIFE)

    13:00 - 14:30Fondation Universitaire Rue d'Egmont 11 - 1000 Brussels (Métro Trône)

    The Office of CIFE in Brussels has the pleasure of inviting you to the 40th CIFE Lunchtime Debate "La diplomatie parlementaire dans les relations euro-méditerranéennes. Nécessités et opportunités ".

    Speaker: Inés AYALA SENDER, Member of the European Parliament,  Chair of the Delegation for relations with the Maghreb countries and the Arab Maghreb Union, and member of the Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean.

    The conference-debate will be preceded by sandwiches at 12:30 (optional, upon registration).

    Introduction in French. Debate in English and French (without interpretation).

    Registration by 21 November is compulsory : Registration Form

    For more information click here

     

  • Thu
    23
    Nov
    2017

    Workshop Invitation: "The Swiss Experience with EU Market Access - Lessons for Brexit"

    College of Europe, Bruges

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    The Department of European Economic Studies, in collaboration and with the support of the Swiss Mission to the EU, organizes a one-day workshop on "The Swiss Experience with EU Market Access: Lessons for Brexit".

    The objective of this workshop is to illustrate the options available to the UK and the EU for a deep post-Brexit economic relationship, on the basis of the experience with the EU-Switzerland agreements. Topics to be discussed include migration, the effect of changes in trade policy on employment, and the factors determining the formation of trade agreements.

    The event is open to the public and all College of Europe students. Should you like to participate, please register by filling in the registration form available here .

    The deadline to register is 22 November 2017, 09:00.

    InfoWorkshop on Trade – "The Swiss Experience with EU Market Access: Lessons for Brexit"

  • Thu
    23
    Nov
    2017

    Roundtable discussion: ‘Emerging market multinationals: push factors, major trends and some characteristics for East Central Europe’, (IWE, Hungary)

    23 November 2017, Budapest, Hungary

    Participants: Tamás Gerőcs, Judit Ricz, Tamás Szigetvári, Ágnes Szunomár, Katalin Völgyi, Csaba Weiner

    More info here

  • Mon
    27
    Nov
    2017

    Event for the recently published Chaillot Paper 'Permanent Structured Cooperation: What’s in a name?', (SIIA-UI, Sweden)

    On 27 November 2017, the EUISS hosted a launch event in Brussels for the recently published Chaillot Paper 'Permanent Structured Cooperation: What’s in a name?'. The launch event provided a forum for senior policymakers from EU institutions and representatives from the Political and Security Committee to share their thoughts with think-tank and academic representatives on Permanent Structured Cooperation (PeSCo) and the range of security and defence initiatives launched by the EU since the publication of the EU Global Strategy. Björn Fägersten, director of the Europe Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs joined the panel. Click the link below to access the report.

    Link

  • Tue
    28
    Nov
    2017

    Public hearing on "State Owned Companies – state capture,  clientelism and corruption in Romania, Bulgaria, Italy and Czech  Republic”

    15:30 - 17:30European Parliament, ASP  Building, 4th floor, Room number 384 - Brussels

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    Romanian Center for European Policies & Monica Macovei (ECR) invite you to a public hearing which brings to the forefront the topic of clientelism and state capture in state owned companies (SOE), as illustrated by such cases in Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Italy.

    The project assessed state capture and clientelism in state owned companies in the respective countries, by means of indicators  highlighting their exposure to such phenomena.

    RSVP: monica.macovei@europarl.europa.eu

    Details about the project are available on www.statecapture.eu.

  • Wed
    29
    Nov
    2017

    Prague Insecurity Conference

    Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, Prague

    So many security conferences, and we’re still so insecure. It‘s time for some fresh thinking on (in)security!

    The Prague Insecurity Conference (PIC) exists to change this situation by facilitating a critical yet constructive exchange on this issue. The PIC will challenge the ways we understand security - and how we pursue it in policy, practice and research. The PIC is the place to come to for fresh thinking on (in)security and for the type of networking that drives better policies and practices.

    More info here

  • Wed
    29
    Nov
    2017

    CECME Annual Conference. Energy Futures: Cibersecurity and Financing Emerging Transitions. 29 November 2017, Elcano Royal Institute, Madrid.

    Elcano Royal Institute, 29 November 2017

    The conference analysed relevant issues of the international energy agenda. The title chosen for this edition is "Energy futures: cybersecurity and financing emerging transitions" with two main topics: cibersecurity in the energy sector; and financing the energy transition in emerging countries.

    For more info click here

  • 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

  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

    TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference

    Park Hotel "Moskva", Sofia,Nezabravka 25 Str., 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria

    On the occasion of the Bulgarian EU Council Presidency starting on January 1st 2018, TEPSA will hold its traditional Pre-Presidency Conference in Sofia on Thursday 30 November and Friday 1  December 2017.

    The Conference will be organised in cooperation with and hosted by the New Bulgarian University (NBU), 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 30th of November and end on the following day around lunchtime.

    The programme can be found here

    You can also read TEPSA’s recommendations to the Bulgarian Presidency here

  • Thu
    30
    Nov
    2017

    Event: “Disinformation – new trends and responses”(SIIA-UI, Sweden)

    The Europe Programme held an event as part of the Transatlantic Forum on Strategic Communications (StratCom) project together with the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and the Atlantic Council November 30th on “Disinformation – new trends and responses” with a set of closed panel discussions the following day. The spread of disinformation is becoming increasingly popular and news of foreign interference into national elections has become a common sight in today’s newspapers. Reports of how algorithms are created to make “dark ads”, only visible to the target audience, challenge key principles of open societies. How can we make our democracies more resilient and how can open societies fight back against their enemies in the information realm? The event was recorded and can be watched via the link below.

    Link

  • Fri
    01
    Dec
    2017

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

    Central European University, H-1051 Budapest, Nádor street 9.

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

    The conference is organised 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 here.

    Link to the announcement here.

     

  • Mon
    04
    Dec
    2017

    “German-Portuguese Expert Meeting: The European Order”

    Lisbon

    This year’s German-Portuguese Expert Meeting primarily focuses on reforms of the Eurozone, as well as on reform initiatives of the European defence policy, taking transatlantic relations and the EU-African relations into consideration. The Expert Meeting aims to promote an enhanced mutual cooperation and understanding, in addition to a coherent representation of the respective interests of the states regarding European reforms. This is particularly important to demonstrate the possibilities of unified European approaches and initiatives that are in line with European reforms.

    More info here

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017

    EPRS-TEPSA Policy Roundtable on “The Future of Europe: Take-Aways from 2017”

    13:30 - 15:00LIBRARY READING ROOM, ALTIERO SPINELLI BUILDING, ASP D, FIFTH FLOOR

    TEPSA, together with the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS), invites you to participate to a Policy Roundtable on The future of Europe -- take-aways from 2017.

    The Policy Roundtable focuses on key take-aways from 2017 for the future of the European Union (EU) from the viewpoint of selected national capitals of EU member states. It will discuss the impact of the developments of 2017 on key trends regarding the future of the EU, the national preferences related to this future and the ‘homework’ the respective national governments need to do to define and influence European integration according to their preferences.

    The event will feature as speakers:

    • Michael Kaeding, TEPSA Chairman
    • Andreas Maurer, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik
    • Ignacio Molina, Real Instituto Elcano
    • Paul Schmidt, Secretary General, Austrian Society for European Politics
    • Cian McCarthy, Institute of International and European Affairs, Dublin

    When: Wednesday, 6 December 2017, from 13:30 to 15:00

    Where: LIBRARY READING ROOM, ALTIERO SPINELLI BUILDING, ASP D, FIFTH FLOOR

    You can find the programme here

  • Wed
    06
    Dec
    2017

    Luchtime Debate: "Future of Europe: The Quest for Government", (CIFE), 6 December 2017

    13h00 - 14h30Fondation universitaire, rue d’Egmont 11, Bruxelles

    The Office of CIFE in Brussels has the pleasure of inviting you to the 41st CIFE Lunchtime Debate "Futurte of Europe. The Quest for Government".

    Guest speaker : Andrew DUFF, President of the Spinelli Group, Visiting Fellow at EPC (European Policy Centre), former MEPGuest: Andrew Duff, President of the Spinelli Group and former MEP.

    The conference-debate will be preceded by sandwishes at 12:30 (optional, upon registration).

    Registration by 5 December is compulsory. Please return the online registration form.

  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    Save the Date: ”Alternative Europa!” Concluding Conference

    Deutsches Architektur Zentrum, Berlin

    On 7/8 December 2017, the “Alternative Europa!” project’s closing conference will take place at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum in Berlin. In addition to a panel with the title “What Role Does Digitalization Play for the Visions of a Europe of the Future?” moderated by Prof. Dr. Wolf Schünemann from Heidelberg University, the Alternative Europa! participants will present their manifesto with visions for the future of Europe. Read more about the project on alternative-europa.de.

    More info here

  • Thu
    07
    Dec
    2017

    “Alternative Europe!” Final Conference: 7/8 December 2017, Berlin, (IEP, Berlin)

    Berlin

    We have used the year of the 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome together with Polis180, the Young European Federalists, Europäische Akademie Otzenhausen and many other partners, to strengthen and sharpen the European consciousness especially among junior researchers, civil society activists and young professionals. After several workshops and discussions within the project “Alternative Europe!” over the last year, there will be a final conference on the Future of the European Union on 7/8 December at Deutsches Architektur Zentrum DAZ Berlin to which we would like to cordially invite you. On this occasion, the young participants of the project present their visions for the future of Europe and a common manifesto and put them up for discussion.

    More info

  • Sun
    10
    Dec
    2017

    Conference: "The European Union and its Eastern Partners: Current approaches to regional cooperation - Eastern Partnership Reflection Forum in the framework of the Belarussian Presidency of the CEI"

    Crowne Plaza Minsk Hotel, vulica Kirava 13, Minsk, Belarus

    Organised by CIFE in cooperation with the Austro-French Centre for Rapprochement in Europe (CFA), Vienna and the Minsk Dialogue Track II Initiative (MD), Minsk.

    More info here

  • Mon
    11
    Dec
    2017

    International conference to present the results of the project "The security-migration-development nexus revised: a perspective from the Sahel"(IAI, Italy)

    9:00 - 18:15GOLDEN TULIP HOTEL CAMEROON STREET, BOLE - Addis Ababa

    Addis Ababa, 11/12/2017

    The conference will discuss six policy reports and gather recommendations on the strategies to be adopted by the EU and US. It is organized in collaboration with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI), and with the support of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

    More info here

  • Tue
    12
    Dec
    2017

    Conference in the framework of the project “New Pact for Europe” (IAI, Italy)

    9:30 - 12:30RESIDENZA DI RIPETTA VIA DI RIPETTA, 231 - ROME

    Presentation of the final report of the New Pact for Europe (NPE) project.

    This is the third NPE report. It is the culmination of five years of work at EU and member state level. It reflects more than 120 national and transnational debates with policymakers, experts, civil society organisations, ‘ordinary’ citizens, and other stakeholders across Europe, which took place between 2013-2017 in 17 EU countries.

    The report argues that the EU-27 must find the political will and the courage to reach agreement on an ambitious but realistic and beneficial package for all, in order to overcome the current deadlock and face the biggest challenge we are facing, in the face of the risk of a more regressive, nationalist, closed, illiberal and authoritarian Europe.

    This report will be presented and debated at the occasion of this event by, inter alia, the Undersecretary of State for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Benedetto Della Vedova.

    More info here

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017

    Public discussion "Threats in the Latvian media environment and their impact on society" (LIIA)

    More information will follow soon. Follow the news on the Institute’s webpage.

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017

    Closing Conference of the project “Strengthening the National Identity of Moldova within the EU association process” (MIDEU): 14 December 2017, Chisinau

    Chisinau

    The event that will take place in the Moldovan capital Chisinau provides a platform for exchange on the development of a civic identity in the Republic of Moldova and gives a possibility to discuss previous achievements and challenges.

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017

    Expert discussion "Political culture in Ukrainian society and the state of parliamentarism at the present stage"

    Razumkov Centre


    On 14 December 2017, Razumkov Centre together with Konrad Adenauer Foundation Office in Ukraine held expert discussion «Political Culture in Ukrainian Society and the State of Parliamentarism at the Present Stage: Problems and Development Trends, Ways of Improvement».

    Among participants there were representatives of legislative authorities, scientists, government and independent researchers and experts, as well as representatives of foreign embassies and international organisations.

    Razumkov Centre presented its informational-analytical materials that among other things included sociological survey.

  • Thu
    14
    Dec
    2017

    Third Ukraine Breakfast Talk: 14 December 2017, Berlin, (IEP, Berlin)

    08:30Berlin

    We are pleased to invite you to our third Ukraine Breakfast Debate on 14 December from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. on the topic of “Which amendments does the education reform in Ukraine envisage and can the country benefit from it?”. The debate is organized within the framework of our project “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication” (PAIC) which aims to promote professional expertise among Ukrainian think tanks, the creation of synergies between German and Ukrainian think tanks and the transfer of knowledge about processes in Ukraine to Germany.

    More info here

  • Wed
    20
    Dec
    2017

    Round table "problems in implementation of Constitutional changes regarding the justice system and the status of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine"

    Razumkov Centre

    On 20 December 2017, the Razumkov Centre, supported by the German Foundation for International Legal Cooperation and Council of Europe project «Support to the implementation of the judicial reform in Ukraine», conducted round table «Problems in Implementation of Constitutional Changes Regarding the Justice System and the Status of the Constitutional Court of Ukraine».

    Representatives of legislative and executive autho-rities, scientists, independent experts, as well as repre-sentatives of embassies and international organisations were participants in the discussion.

    Informational and analytical materials was presented, and the following issues discussed:

    • The process of introducing a constitutionally deter-mined judicial system (current state, problems).
    • Changes in the constitutional and legal status of a judge (problems of access to the profession and securing the status of a judge).
    • Prospects of proper provision of the right to a fair trial in connection with changes in procedural legislation.
  • Sat
    23
    Dec
    2017

    Roundtable discussion: ‘Emerging market multinationals: push factors, major trends and some characteristics for East Central Europe’, (IWE, Hungary)

    9.00 - 11.00MTA Humán Tudományok Kutatóháza, Room 11/12., 4 Tóth Kálmán street, 1097 Budapest

    23 November 2017, Budapest, Hungary

    Participants: Tamás Gerőcs, Judit Ricz, Tamás Szigetvári, Ágnes Szunomár, Katalin Völgyi, Csaba Weiner

    More info here

  • Wed
    27
    Dec
    2017

    Event for the recently published Chaillot Paper ‘Permanent Structured Cooperation: What’s in a name?’, (SIIA-UI, Sweden)

    EUISS - Justus Lipsius Building, 175, rue de la Loi, FG-00-14, 1048, Brussels, Belgium

    On 27 November 2017, the EUISS hosted a launch event in Brussels for the recently published Chaillot Paper 'Permanent Structured Cooperation: What’s in a name?'. The launch event provided a forum for senior policymakers from EU institutions and representatives from the Political and Security Committee to share their thoughts with think-tank and academic representatives on Permanent Structured Cooperation (PeSCo) and the range of security and defence initiatives launched by the EU since the publication of the EU Global Strategy. Björn Fägersten, director of the Europe Programme at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs joined the panel. Click the link below to access the report.

    Link

  • Thu
    04
    Jan
    2018

    Public talk: "Current Issues in International Taxation", (EDC, Malta)

    17:30European Documentation Centre - Institute for European Studies, Malta

    The Institute for European Studies will be welcoming Dr Asa Hansson for a public talk entitled Current Issues in International Taxation on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 17.30 p.m. at the European Documentation Centre within the Institute.

    Dr Åsa Hansson is a well-renowned expert on taxation. Her research focuses on the behavioral aspects of taxation concerning both individuals and firms. A large part of her research centers around the effects globalization and increased tax competition have on current tax systems and public expenditures, and how tax systems should be designed in order to attract and retain economic activities. Dr Hansson is an associate Professor at Department of Economics, Lund University, and a research fellow at Research Institute for Industrial Economics. She is a member of the Swedish Corporate Tax Commission.

    For more information and booking instructions kindly visit the official page 

     

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018

    Presentation of the book “The Centenary of Latvia. Deeds and personalities”, (LIIA, Latvia)

    15.00-16.30Riga, Latvia

    The traveling presentation of the book “The Centenary of Latvia's Foreign Affairs: Deeds and Personalities” edited by Andris Sprūds, Valters Ščerbinskis and Diāna Potjomkina aims to revisit and look beyond the well-analysed chapters of Latvia’s foreign policy history, seeking to answer the questions: how is Latvian foreign policy made? Who participates in this process, with which prerogatives, and on what grounds? Which factors determine the prioritization of Latvia’s foreign policy aims? And what determines the reaction of Latvia to international pressures?

    More information available here

  • Wed
    10
    Jan
    2018

    Presentation of the book “The Latvian Foreign and Security Policy. Yearbook 2018”, (LIIA, Latvia)

    15.00-16.30 Riga, Latvia

    The Latvian Institute of International Affairs continues to assess Latvian foreign and security policy, inform society and provide recommendations for foreign policy makers and shapers through its annual yearbook. This year’s edition aims to contribute to the understanding of Latvia’s foreign and security policy decisions and considerations in 2017, along with opportunities and concerns for 2018.
    The latest edition of the book will be available on the homepage of the Latvian institute of International Affairs www.liia.lv.

    More information available here

  • Fri
    19
    Jan
    2018

    Save the Date: Public Debate with Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank: 19 January 2018, Berlin (IEP, Berlin)

    Europäisches Haus.

    IEP cordially invites you to its Public Debate on Friday, 19 January 2018 with Werner Hoyer, President of the European Investment Bank on the topic “Role and perspectives of the European Investment Bank as driver of economic growth in the EU”. Richard Kühnel, Head of the European Commission Representation in Germany, will give a welcoming speech at the event that will take place at Europäisches Haus.

  • 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.

     

  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018

    #ElcanoDebates: “The European defence in march. Balance and expectations”

    12:00 - 14:00Fundación Botín, Castelló 18 C, Madrid.

    European defence has progressed more than expected since its re-launched with the EU Global Strategy in June 2016. The High Representative and the European Council have been developing this program. The European Commission has given common funds to its European defence Plan of Action, and the Member States have committed to participate in the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO). The debate will serve to reflect on what has been achieved and what to expect in 2018.

    More info here

  • Tue
    23
    Jan
    2018

    Book presentation: “Recuerdos políticos” by Antonio de Oyarzábal

    19:30Ramón Areces Foundation, Madrid (Spain)

    Those “Recuerdos políticos” (trans. Political memories) are covering the professional and political trajectory of the Spanish ambassador, since his beginnings in the Minister of Foreign Affairs Cabinet until his memories when he became the ambassador of Tokyo, Copenhagen and Washington (during Clinton´s second presidential term).

    More info here

  • 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.

    Programme and details for registration here

  • 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.

    For the conference programme and further information  click here

  • Fri
    26
    Jan
    2018

    Debate: “Catalonian crises and possible consequences”

    09:30 - 11:00Hotel Dom Pedro Palace, Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco 24, Lisboa, Portugal.

    More info here

  • 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.

     

  • Mon
    29
    Jan
    2018

    International Conference: "How deeply does the current crisis affect identity and values of the West?"

    College of Europe, Natolin Campus

    The Natolin European Centre is organizing an international conference entitled "How deeply does the current crisis affect identity and values of the West?

    More info on the programme and registration here

  • Tue
    30
    Jan
    2018

    Debate: Why think tanks matter in the era of digital and political disruptions

    Rome

    Are think tanks able to keep up with the speed of today’s global changes? Can they stand out among misleading and fake news, which thrive in social and new media? Can they convey messages that are both accurate and easy to understand by the wider public? Are they truly independent, and do they provide unbiased analyses? To what extent do their initiatives facilitate dialogue among business leaders, experts, and politicians? ISPI and IAI address these topics in a joint event in the context of “Why Think Tanks Matter”, an initiative taking place simultaneously in over 150 cities across the world, promoted by the University of Pennsylvania.

    More info here

  • Wed
    31
    Jan
    2018

    Round table: 'Importance of the EU Cohesion policy for development of Republic of Croatia ʼ (IRMO, Croatia)

    11:00 - 14:00European Commission Representation in Croatia, Augusta Cesarca 4, Zagreb

    IRMO in cooperation with the European Commission Representation in Croatia will organize a round table ʻ Importance of the EU Cohesion policy for development of Republic of Croatia ʼ. The event will be held on the 31st of January 2018 (Wednesday) in the premises of the European Commission Representation in Croatia, Augusta Cesarca 4, Zagreb. The envisaged duration is between 11 a.m. and 14 p.m. The round table will be organised within the Jean Monnet support to institutions project ‘POLO-Cro28 – Policy Observatory in Croatia’ financed by the Erasmus+ program and implemented by IRMO, coordinated by Prof. Visnja Samardzija.
    The speakers, representative of the DG Regio of the European Commission as well as experts and researchers from Croatia, will highlight the existing and potential impact of Cohesion policy on development of the Republic of Croatia. Topics will particularly emphasize following aspects of the cohesion policy: experiences of implementation during 2014-2020 period, visible and invisible impacts on Croatian economy, impacts on the regional development within Croatia, implications for the Croatian budget etc. Working languages will be Croatian and English.

    For more information please click here

     

  • Thu
    01
    Feb
    2018

    International Conference "Rousseau, Poland and Europe: Federalism - Sovereignty - Prosperity - Patriotism"

    College of Europe, Natolin Campus

    From 1 to 3 February 2018, the European Civilization Chair organises an international conference titled: "Rousseau, Poland and Europe: Federalism – Sovereignty – Prosperity – Patriotism" at the College of Europe's Natolin campus in Warsaw

    More info on the programme and registration here

  • 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.

    Read more here

  • Fri
    02
    Feb
    2018

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

    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.

    More info available here

  • Tue
    06
    Feb
    2018

    Seminar: “A rules-based international liberal order: cooperation between Europe, Japan and likeminded countries”

    Botín Foundation, Madrid (Spain)

    This seminar will analyse the relations between Europe, Japan and the related countries, both in its economic and security dimensions. It will gather experts from various countries.

    More info here

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    Aménager les quartiers de gare : regards croisés sur les métropoles de Paris, Londres et New York

    Sciences Po

    Le Grand Paris Express est l’un des plus importants chantiers jamais réalisés en Europe. Il a pour ambition de transformer la métropole du Grand Paris en développant 200 km de nouvelles lignes, construisant 68 nouvelles gares et entraînant la mutation des quartiers de gare.

    L’objectif de ce colloque est d’interroger les incidences actuelles et futures de ce nouveau métro et de l’aménagement de ses quartiers de gares. Deux enjeux retiennent en particulier notre attention : d’une part, la création possible de nouvelles centralités urbaines dans la métropole et, d’autre part, les mutations sociales, économiques et territoriales potentielles suscitées par ce nouveau réseau.

    La comparaison de l’aire métropolitaine du Grand Paris avec des aires comparables comme celles du Grand Londres et de New York City alimentent et enrichissent nos réflexions.

    La journée, ouverte à tou.te.s les praticien.ne.s, chercheur.e.s et étudiant.e.s intéressé.e.s par le Grand Paris, se structure en trois temps. Premièrement, les interventions prévues dans la matinée visent à évaluer les incidences actuelles et prospectives de l’aménagement des quartiers de gare du Grand Paris. Deuxièmement, nous comparerons en début d’après-midi l’expérience parisienne avec le cas londonien en termes de restructuration des centralités métropolitaines. Troisièmement, nous envisagerons en fin de journée l’impact en termes de transformations sociales et économiques de l’aménagement des quartiers de gare à New York et à Paris.

    Read more here

  • Thu
    08
    Feb
    2018

    Ukraine Breakfast Debate with Liubov Akulenko, Executive Director of the Ukrainian Centre for European Policy

    19:00Institut für Europäische Politik, Bundesallee 23, 10717 Berlin

    IEP is pleased to invite you to the fourth Ukraine Breakfast Debate on 8 February from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on the topic of “EU-Ukraine Association Agreement: Major Achievements and Challenges of the Implemen-tation in Ukraine”. The Debate is organized within the framework of our project “Platform for Analytics and In-tercultural Communication” (PAIC) which aims to promote professional expertise among Ukrainian think tanks, the creation of synergies between German and Ukrainian think tanks and the transfer of knowledge about pro-cesses in Ukraine to Germany. The executive director Liubov Akulenko of the “Ukrainian Centre for European Policy“ (UCEP) will talk about the implementation of the Association Agreement in Ukraine and provide answers to the following questions: How does the implementation of the Association Agreement work in Ukraine? Which existing tools enable the monitoring of the implementation process and how can the monitoring opera-tion become more effective? In which areas is the implementation process proceeding slowly? Which areas are most successful?

    More info here

  • 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.

  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2018

    RESPONSIVEGOV Project Final Workshop Programme "Democratic Responsiveness in Comparative Perspective"

    To what extent are democratic governments responsive to citizens’ demands and preferences between elections?  Are governments more likely to be responsive to the interpretation of public opinion through surveys or to collective and publicly expressed opinion - often in the form of protests?  When does one or the other type of expression prevail as a mechanism to foster governmental responsiveness? These are some of the questions the ResponsiveGov project will try to answer by developing a comparative study of governmental responsiveness in established democracies between 1980 and 2010.

    ResponsiveGov is a seven-year (2011-2018) research project funded by the European Research Council (ERC) under its 7th Framework Programme (FP7).  FP7 is the EU funding programme for research and technological development, and runs for seven years (2007 to 2013).  ResponsiveGov runs for seven years from 2011 to 2018 and was initiated using a 'starting grant' under the Ideas programme included in the FP7 framework of funding.  Researchers and staff are based within the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester.

    More info

  • Mon
    19
    Feb
    2018

    Book presentation: "Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe: Integrating the Young and Exiled" by Michelle Pace (Institute for European Studies University of Malta)

    17:30European Documentation Centre (EDC), Malta

    The European Documentation Centre (EDC) will host Professor Michelle Pace (Roskilde University, Denmark) on Monday 19th February 2018 at 17.30.

    Professor Michelle Pace will present her contribution in a book entitled Syrian Refugee Children in the Middle East and Europe: Integrating the Young and Exiled (see attached leaflet for instructions on how to order the book with a discount).

    Professor Pace, together with Somdeep Sen is a co-editor of this publication which will be published in March 2018

     

    Places are limited and can be booked by replying to stefan.bezzina@um.edu.mt

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018

    #ElcanoDebates16: Geoplitical implications of tensions in the Gulf

    Botín Foundation. Madrid (Spain)

    The participants will be Tarik Yousef, Director, Brooking Doha Center; Ángeles Espinosa, correspondent in Dubai, El País; Kristina Kausch, Senior Residen Fellow, German Marshall Fund, and Haizam Amirah Fernández, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute. Moderated by Charles Powell, Director, Elcano Royal Institute.

    More info here

    Important to note: Attendance at events organised by the Elcano Royal Institute is by personal invitation and should be confirmed in advance. Invitations requests here

  • Thu
    22
    Feb
    2018

    TOGETHER conference on "Democratic participation in the upcoming 2019 European Parliament elections" (CoE, Bruges Campus)

    15:30 - 22:00Bruges campus Dijver 11 8000 Bruges Belgium

    Thursday 22.02.18 15:30 to 22:00
    Room E Dijver, Bruges campus Dijver 11 8000 Bruges Belgium

    This conference, organised by the S&D Group in the European Parliament, aims at gathering citizens, students, politicians and progressive partners in Bruges to engage into a lively debate about the European elections.

    The "TOGETHER" project was launched in 2016 by the S&D Group, in co-operation with its progressive family. The aim is to truly engage citizens in key debates all across Europe. They want people to actively contribute and to share with us their thoughts on how to improve our lives and how to strengthen European democracy.

    At the end of each event, a statement is adopted by acclamation. The statement presented at the event in Bruges incorporates not only comments from the strategic partners (YES, FEPS, PES, PES Group in CoR, Solidar, Socialist Group in the Council of Europe, Trade Unions, Rainbow Rose) but it also integrates many of the comments received online from people all over Europe. The Bruges’ statement will be added online to previous TOGETHER statements, in order to provide their political family with concrete proposals from the wider public. The aim is that people set the agenda for Europe.

    Click here for the detailed programme and registration to come and debate Europe with us!

    For more information, please contact Dana CHIRU.

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    Natolin European Forum: High-level lecture by former President of Kosovo Ms Atifete JAHJAGA

    College of Europe, Natolin Campus

    In the framework of the Natolin European Forum, the College of Europe in Natolin will have the honour to host, on 28 February 2018, Madam President Atifete JAHJAGA who served as the fourth—and the first female—President of Kosovo. President JAHJAGA will deliver a keynote speech entitled: "Peacebuilding and Post-Conflict Reconstruction".

    For more info and the programme of the event click here

  • Wed
    28
    Feb
    2018

    TEPSA Chairman Michael Kaeding is visiting to NUPI to give a talk on Germany’s current role in the European integration project and the role of the new government

    10:00NUPI - Norwegian Institute of International Affairs

    Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding is Professor for European Integration and European Union Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. He is the chairman of TEPSA.

    This event is a part of the ‘Norway meets Europe’ seminar series.
    Time: 10:00
    Location: NUPI
    Language: English
    The seminar is streamed at NUPIs YouTube channel

     

  • Thu
    01
    Mar
    2018

    Book launch: "On Governing Europe. A federal experiment" by Andrew Duff (Spinelli Group)

    18:30 - 20:00Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, BE-1000 Brussels

    Join ANDREW DUFF, President of The Spinelli Group and former Member of the European Parliament, in conversation about his new book. "ON GOVERNING EUROPE - A FEDERAL EXPERIMENT"

    Followed by cocktails.

    Register online here

     

  • Wed
    07
    Mar
    2018

    2nd EIBA (European International Business Academy) Workshop

    Corvinus University of Budapest

    Andrea Éltető, Andrea Szalavetz and Ágnes Szunomár held presentations in different sections.

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018

    Lecture: Emerging MNCs in Poland in turbulent times of Belt and Road Initiative and Brexit

    Within the frames of our institute’s ’Guest Seminar Series’ Agnieszka McCaleb, adjunct fellow, Warsaw School of Economics, World Economy Research Institute presented a lecture under the title: Emerging MNCs in Poland in turbulent times of Belt and Road Initiative and Brexit. Details of the event and the presentation here

  • Thu
    08
    Mar
    2018

    Presentation of the book “The EU, Resilience and the MENA Region” (IAI, Italy)

    11:30 - 14:30Foundation For European Progressive Studies. Rue Montoyer, 40. 1000 Brussels (Belgium)    

    Presentation of the book “The EU, Resilience and the MENA Region”, result of the research project launched by IAI and Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS)

     More info here

     

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018

    ’11th Europe Ukraine Forum’

    Rzeszów - Poland

    Ágnes Szunomár in the panel: “Reconstruction and Development of Railway Connections Between Ukraine and the V4 Countries as an Opportunity to Strenghten Economic Ties”.

    Whereas András Deák in the panel: “What Can Be the Price for Détente in Russia-West Relations and Who is Going to Pay for It?”

    More info here

  • Tue
    13
    Mar
    2018

    ENP Round-table Debate: Living in Limbo: Whither human rights and civil liberties in the South Caucasus? (CoE, Natolin Campus)

    11:15 - 13:15Auditorium Curie-Skłodowska, College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw

    The fifth edition of the Natolin Neighbourhood Days organized by the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at Natolin aims to take stock of a number of crucial, though often overlooked, issues at the heart of political and security developments in the South Caucasus. The nature of the event envisaged is related to an understanding of the macro-dynamics of regional and international politics as fundamentally interlinked with the micro-universe of domestic politics. The event takes an inside-out perspective and wishes to advance a conversation about how the respect for human rights and civil liberties (or lack thereof) in Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia, can have broader regional and international repercussions. By zooming in on rarely discussed topics in the context of the region's geopolitical dynamics, such as minority rights, property rights, but also the domestic drivers of regional conflicts, this event raises a most pertinent question regarding the role of local factors in the quest for regional stability.

    Read more here

  • Thu
    15
    Mar
    2018

    Debate: "Between Russian Empires. One hundred years on"

    College of Europe, Natolin Campus

    On 15 March 2018, the European Civilization Chair hosts the debate: "Between Russian Empires. One hundred years on". The debate will be dedicated to the centennial of the Russian revolution and the ending of WWI. The debate will concentrate on the totalitarian legacy of the revolution and will analyze its consequences for Russian imperialism.

    More info on the programme and registration here

  • Fri
    16
    Mar
    2018

    International Symposium 3R: "Revolution, War and their Consequences"

    College of Europe, Natolin Campus

    On 16 and 17 March 2018, the European Civilization Chair hosts an international symposium titled "Revolution, War and their Consequences" at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe. The symposium continues the work of the 3R Project, initiated by the Chair in 2016 and will be dedicated to the events which took place in post 2014 Ukraine and their consequences for the Ukrainian society as well as the international relations in the region and globally.

    More info on the programme and registration here

  • Tue
    20
    Mar
    2018

    Save the Date: Ukraine Breakfast Debate with Dr. Andreas Umland, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (IEAC)

    Kiev

    At our fifth Ukraine Breakfast Debate on Tuesday, 20 March 2018 with the title "Six Security Scenarios for Ukraine: Options and Strategies for a Future Integration in the International State Order", Dr. Andreas Umland, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (IEAC) in Kiev, will report on the current security situation in Ukraine and present six security policy scenarios. The registration to the event that will take place in the course of the project "Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Communication" (PAIC) and the "Ukraine Week", an initiative of the GIZ and the Embassy of Ukraine in Berlin from 19 - 23 March, will be possible via our website soon.

    Read more here

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    Is Catalonia where the European future is played? Roots and perspectives of a sovereignty conflict

    Hertie School of Governance Berlin

    Is Spain's constitution really beyond negotiation? Who decides which players should be brought to the table? Is a wider European dialogue possible and useful to bridge tensions? What should Germany and Brussels do? What implications do the events in Catalonia have for movements in places like Italy, France or the UK, let alone Eastern Europe and the Balkans? The participants will be: Argelia Queralt, Associate Professor of Constitutional Law at the Faculty of Law of the Universitat de Barcelona. Ignacio Molina, Senior Analyst, Elcano Royal Institute. Sabine Riedel, Professor of Political Science at the University Magdeburg and Senior Associate at the Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik. And chaired by Alina Mungiu-Pippidi is Professor of Democracy Studies at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin.

    Read more here

    Important to note: Attendance at events organised by the Elcano Royal Institute is by personal invitation and should be confirmed in advance. Invitations requests here

  • Thu
    22
    Mar
    2018

    High-Level Lecture on Transatlantic Affairs: “The Future of Transatlantic Relations” (College of Euroe, Bruges Campus)

    11:00Verversdijk, Bruges campus, Brugge Belgium

    In the framework of the Master of Arts on Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) offered jointly with The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the College of Europe organises its first High-Level Lecture on Transatlantic Affairs on 22 March 2018.

    The lecture will be delivered by Dr Hans BINNENDIJK, who will address the topic: "The Future of Transatlantic Relations". He will be introduced by Prof. Dr Dr Jörg MONAR, Rector of the College of Europe. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a reception.

    Dr Hans BINNENDIJK is a renowned US expert of transatlantic relations, who is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is former Vice President for Research of the National Defense University and Theodore Roosevelt Chair in National Security Policy.

    The lecture is organised with the support of the US Mission to the European Union.

    The lecture is open to the public. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required before 19 March 2018 at 12:00. The working language is English.

    For more information, please contact Ann VAN VOOREN.

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Public event "Baltic EU Conversations 2018: Is Europe Back"

    Riga, Latvia

    The high-level international conference “Baltic-EU Conversations 2018: is Europe back?” is the biggest annual event of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. It will discuss the future of the EU, rebooting its economy, the EU in the Transatlantic relations, the European Neighbourhood Policy and CSDP, among other topics.

  • Fri
    23
    Mar
    2018

    Public event "Baltic EU Conversations 2018: Is Europe Back"

    Riga, Latvia

    The high-level international conference “Baltic-EU Conversations 2018: is Europe back?” is the biggest annual event of the Latvian Institute of International Affairs. High-level representatives will discuss issues such as the New shape of the European Union, the possibility of completing the EMU by 2025, EU budget in the post-Brexit time, the role of the EU in Latvian parliamentary elections of 2018, the EU migration crisis, European defence, as well as reliable and efficient transport and infrastructure connections.

    More info here

  • Tue
    27
    Mar
    2018

    Guest lecture by Mr Piotr MICHALOWSKI: "Those Who Implement: The Changes Within the EIB Since 2014 and Their Consequences for EU’s Actorness"

    College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw)

    On 27 March 2018, Mr Piotr MICHALOWSKI, Head of the Warsaw Office of the European Investment Bank, will deliver a lecture entitled "Those Who Implement: The Changes Within the EIB Since 2014 and Their Consequences for EU’s Actorness".

    Details for registration here

  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2018

    ENP Round-table Debate: "The role of regional and global actors in the South Caucasus"

    College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw)

    On 28 March 2018, the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair organizes a round-table debate entitled: "The role of regional and global actors in the South Caucasus". The debate proposes a discussion of the crucial role of regional and global actors in the region, the dense web of interdependent relationships and the constellations of power and influence which shape patterns of security  conflict, as well as authoritarianism and good governance.

    More details here

  • Wed
    28
    Mar
    2018

    ENP Round-table Debate: Living in Limbo: The role of regional and global actors in the South Caucasus (CoE, Natolin Campus)

    16:15 - 18:15Auditorium Curie-Skłodowska, College of Europe in Natolin, Warsaw

    The fifth edition of the Natolin Neighbourhood Days organized by the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at Natolin aims to take stock of a number of crucial, though often overlooked, issues at the heart of political and security developments in the South Caucasus. The nature of the event envisaged is related to an understanding of the macro-dynamics of regional and international politics as fundamentally interlinked with the micro-universe of domestic politics. The event takes a bird's-eye view of the South Caucasus and proposes a discussion of the crucial role of regional and global actors in the region, the dense web of interdependent relationships and the constellations of power and influence which shape patterns of security and conflict, as well as authoritarianism and good governance. The event aims to not only disentangle the intricate network of alliances and competing relationships between the South Caucasus and external actors, but to also enquire into the effects of power asymmetries and the extent to which Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia are merely defenseless pawns, devoid of agency, in the geopolitical contests of the great powers.

    Read more here

  • Wed
    04
    Apr
    2018

    Seminar: “A Turning Point For Iran?”(IIR, Czech Republic)

    19:00IIR building, Nerudova 3, Praha 1 - Malá Strana

    The Institute of International Relations in cooperation with Arabfest cordially invites you to the seminar: "A turning point for Iran?". This seminar looks at the recent uprising in Iran and examines both similarities and differences with the 2009 protests. This seminar will elucidate the socio-economic challenges facing President Hasan Rouhani and their long-term implications both for his government and the Islamic Republic.

    More info here

  • Thu
    05
    Apr
    2018

    Ukraine Breakfast Debate with Vladyslav Herasymenko

    Berlin

    We are pleased to invite you to our sixth Ukraine Breakfast Debate on Thursday, 5 April 2018 from 8.30 to 10.30 a.m. on the topic of “Open Data – how do the collection of data and free access to them influence the reform process in Ukraine?” Vladyslav Herasymenko, analyst at the think tank texty.org, will discuss the importance of Open Data for the work of civil society and a successful and profound democratic reform process in Ukraine. The following questions will be answered during the Breakfast Debate: What is Open Data and how can it contribute to making political action more democratic? Why is Open Data important for the reform process in Ukraine? What are the main problems and challenges of creating and gaining open access to data in Ukraine? How does the cooperation between the ministries and the civil society on Open Data work? How can international donors support the Ukrainian civil society in their strive for more transparency and accountability?

    More info here

  • Tue
    10
    Apr
    2018

    1st Annual Digital Innovation Conference: THE FUTURE OF DIGITAL INNOVATION IN THE EUROPEAN UNION

    College of Europe, Bruges

    Digital innovation is permeating a big portion of the economy, reshaping the way we live, work, interact. Two paradigms currently stand out as potentially disruptive: the emergence of Distributed Ledger Technologies such as blockchain, and the increasingly pervasive use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in a variety of applications, from e-commerce to self-driving cars. Policymakers find it increasingly difficult to keep track of this evolution given the breath-taking pace of innovation, and the challenge of dealing with algorithms, collective intelligence, and often a patchy and uncertain set of legal rules. The College of Europe Chair in Digital Innovation organizes a one day conference to discuss the challenges and opportunities for innovation in the digital age.

    Key themes addressed by the conference will be:

    • What are the key opportunities and challenges of DLTs and Artificial Intelligence?
    • Is Europe competitive in the deployment of these technologies?
    • What new forms of innovation may emerge from the diffusion of these disruptive technologies?
    • Is the EU legal system well-equipped to cope with the peculiarities of these technologies?
    • What can the EU do to harness the potential of DLTs and Artificial intelligence to strengthen the Single Market and promote better economic, social and environmental outcomes?

    The conference will see the participation of academics, industry representatives and policymakers, and will be enriched by a closing keynote speech delivered by the EU Commissioner for Research and Innovation, Carlos Moedas.

  • Tue
    10
    Apr
    2018

    Poll Presentation: “Europa vista desde España y Francia”

    Teatro del Institut Français, Madrid (Spain)

    Diálogo and Elcano Royal Institute have presented the poll results “Europa vista desde España y Francia” that they have made together with the aim of knowing the opinion of Spanish and French citizens on the European current affairs. The participants will be Daniel Debomy, associate researcher of Institut Jacques Delors – Notre Europe, Carmen González Enríquez, Senior researcher of Elcano Royal Institute and Xavier Vidal-Folch, El País columnist.

    Read more here

    Important to note: Attendance at events organised by the Elcano Royal Institute is by personal invitation and should be confirmed in advance. Invitations requests here

  • Fri
    13
    Apr
    2018
    Sat
    14
    Apr
    2018

    Lecture and Workshop: "Soft Power in Transatlantic Relations" (College of Europe, Bruges)

    16:30-18:00 09:00-16:15Verversdijk, Bruges campus Verversdijk 16 8000 Brugge Belgium

     In the framework of the Master of Arts in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA), jointly offered by the College of Europe and The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy (Tufts University), and in cooperation with the EU-funded Horizon 2020 project EL-CSID (European Leadership in Cultural, Science and Innovation Diplomacy), the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, is organising a workshop on "Soft Power in Transatlantic Relations" on 13 and 14 April 2018.

    The workshop will be kicked off with a keynote lecture on "The role of soft power in transatlantic relations", delivered by Professor Giles SCOTT-SMITH (Professor of Diplomatic History of Transatlantic Relations since WW II, Leiden University), on 13 April 2018 (16:30-18:00). The lecture will be followed by a reception.

    The workshop sensu stricto takes place on 14 April 2018 (9:00-16:15). It focuses on a topic of growing importance at times of strained transatlantic relations over issues such as security and trade, namely the role of soft power and "soft diplomacy" in transatlantic relations.

    The keynote lecture and workshop are open to the public. Participation is free of charge, but registration is required before 9 April 2018 at 12:00. Places for the workshop on 14 April are limited. The working language is English.

    Link to programme and to details for registration.

  • Mon
    16
    Apr
    2018

    Conference: Managing Multiple Crises in Times of Global Uncertainty: The EU and Latin America compared (IAI, Italy)

    9:20 - 13:20CASA INTERNAZIONALE DELLE DONNE SALA CARLA LONZI (FIRST FLOOR) VIA DELLA LUNGARA 19 – ROME

    The conference is part of a broader Jean Monnet Network "Crisis-Equity-Democracy for Europe and Latin America (CRISEULA)", that the Interdisciplinary Institute for Relation between Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean (IRELAC) has developed in cooperation with the IAI, the Instituto de Relações Internacionais of the Universidade de São Paulo and a number of other academic institutions and think thanks from EU member countries. By bringing together experts, journalists and academicians from both European and Latin American countries, the conference will focus on the main features of the economic and political crises affecting both European member states and Latin America, with the aim of highlighting paths for increasing regional cooperation.

     (Programme)

  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018

    1st Networking Conference and Review Workshop of the Project "Strengthening and Energizing EU-Central Asia Relations" (SEnECA)

    Riga, Latvia

    The Latvian Institute of International Affairs is hosting the 1st Networking Conference and Review Workshop of the SEnECA consortium. The two-day conference will discuss the current and the future priorities of EU-Central Asia cooperation. The project is implemented with the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme funding.

     

  • Tue
    17
    Apr
    2018

    First Networking Conference and Review Workshop of the SEnECA project

    Riga, Latvia

    The 1st Networking Conference and Review Workshop of the Project “Strengthening and Energizing EU-Central Asia Relations” will take place in Rīga, Latvia, 17 – 19 April 2018. The SEnECA consortium partners will come together in Rīga to discuss the methodology of the stakeholder analysis as well as the methodology of the mapping of European and Central Asian researchers. The consortium partners will discuss the conceptual and analytical toolkit and ways to promote networking with policy-makers and stakeholders for the further network and policy analysis. Furthermore, the event will provide the opportunity to review the respective working plans and the progress achieved by the SEnECA task leaders, as well as to review the general progress achieved by the members of the project’s Advisory Board. As part of the event, a public discussion “The EU and Central Asia” will take place with Peter Burian, the EU Special Representative for Central Asia (TBC), as one of the speakers.

    Read more here

  • 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.
  • Wed
    25
    Apr
    2018

    Public talk "Brexit: The Irish Context"at the Institute for European Studies by Liam Weeks (University College Cork, Ireland)

    17:30Dar l-Ewropa, Dar l-Ewropa / Europe House 254, St Paul Street Valletta - VLT 1215 Malta

    The Europe Direct Information Centre University Malta (hosted by the Institute for European Studies)  is pleased to welcome Dr Liam Weeks (University College Cork, Ireland).
    Dr Weeks will give a public talk entitled Brexit: The Irish Context  on Wednesday 25th April at 17.30 followed by a reception.
    The talk will be held at Dar l-Ewropa, Dar l-Ewropa / Europe House 254, St Paul Street Valletta - VLT 1215 Malta

    Summary of talk

    What will be the implications of Brexit for Ireland? Will it revive nationalist aspirations of a united Ireland? Will it motivate talk of an ‘Eirexit’, i.e. an Irish withdrawal from the EU? Will there be greater co-operation between Ireland and Malta, the two remaining English-speaking members of the EU?

    A Facebook event has been created for this talk:

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2031582227083329/

    Places are limited and they will be allocated on a first come basis. Book your place by compiling and submitting the below google form:

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1w3V9UOzPser1NBr1zFUtY9ldaj-U9aC5D4QzLC_EOX8/edit

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018

    #ElcanoDebate18: “Igualdad de género, poder y acción exterior” (Gender equality, power and external action)

    Botín Foundation, Madrid (Spain)

    The participants will be Lars-Hjalmar Wide, ambassador of Sweden, Mariam Martínez-Bascuñán, professor of political affairs at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Corinna Horst, senior researcher at German Marshall Fund and María Solanas from Elcano Royal Institute. Cristina Manzano, Esglobal director, will moderate the debate. This debate is part of the Elcano Debates cycle, organized by the Elcano Royal Institute and the Botín Foundation whose intention is to offer a space for public debate, with rigor and deepness as a way to provide clues for understanding the international reality.

    Read more here

    Important to note: Attendance at events organised by the Elcano Royal Institute is by personal invitation and should be confirmed in advance. Invitations requests here

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018

    #ElcanoDebate18: “Igualdad de género, poder y acción exterior” (Gender equality, power and external action),

    Botín Foundation, Madrid (Spain)

    The participants will be Corinna Horst, Senior Transatlantic Fellow, German Marshall Fund; Lars-Hjalmar Wide, Ambassador of Sweden to Spain; Máriam Martínez-Bascuñán, Professor of Political Science, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, and María Solanas, Project Coordinator, Elcano Royal Institute. Moderated by Cristina Manzano, director of esglobal. This debate is part of the Elcano Debates cycle, organized by the Elcano Royal Institute and the Botín Foundation whose intention is to offer a space for public debate, with rigor and deepness as a way to provide clues for understanding the international reality.

    More info here

    Important to note: Attendance at events organised by the Elcano Royal Institute is by personal invitation and should be confirmed in advance. Invitations requests here

  • Thu
    26
    Apr
    2018

    Public lecture: The Discreet charm of STV (Single Transferable Vote), Dr Liam Weeks (Institute for European Studies University of Malta, Malta)

    16:00–17:30European Documentation Centre - EDC - University of Malta, MSD 2080 Msida

    Hosted by Institute for European Studies - University of Malta and European Documentation Centre - EDC - University of Malta

    The Institute for European Studies is pleased to welcome Dr Liam Weeks (University College Cork, Ireland). He will give a lecture at the European Documentation Centre on Thursday 26th April at 16:00 entitled "The Discreet charm of STV (Single Transferable Vote)".

    The lecture will focus on the voting system used in Malta and Ireland to elect members to the houses of parliament.

    For more details and for information on how to book your place click  here

  • Wed
    02
    May
    2018

    Lecture: British Foreign Policy at the Time of Brexit

    Rome

    Prof. Christopher Hill will analyse the challenges that Brexit poses to British foreign policy-makers and institutions and to the future of UK-EU relations in the context of foreign, security and defence policy. It is evident that regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, EU member states will remain essential partners of the UK, given the number of common interests and shared security concerns. However, once outside the EU, the UK might well appear as a less attractive foreign policy partner–including for the United States. So as not to undermine its capacity to promote and pursue British interests globally, the UK will need to remain an influential voice within the wider multilateral system but this will not be easy.

    More info & registration here

  • Thu
    03
    May
    2018

    7th Ukraine Breakfast Debate: “The EU-Ukraine-Russia Energy Triangle: Nord Stream 2, energy security, and reforms in Ukraine”

    IEP is pleased to invite you to our seventh Ukraine Breakfast Debate on Thursday, 3 May 2018 from 8.30 to 10.45 a.m. on the topic of “The EU-Ukraine-Russia Energy Triangle: Nord Stream 2, energy security, and reforms in Ukraine”. Olena Pavlenko, Roman Nitsovych and Denys Nazarenko from the Ukrainian think tank DiXi Group and Dr. Kirsten Westphal from the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) will discuss the current state of the EU-Ukraine-Russia Energy Triangle. The following questions will be addressed during the debate: What are the key developments within the EU-Ukraine-Russia energy relations since 1991? How does the recent decision by the Stockholm arbitration court affect the Ukrainian-Russian energy relations? What does the construction of Nord Stream 2 imply for Ukraine as a transit country and for Ukraine’s and the EU’s energy security?

    More info here

  • Thu
    03
    May
    2018

    Lecture: “The Russian Mafia, at home and abroad"

    Institute of International Relations Prague, Czech Republic

    The Institute of International Relations Prague would like to cordially invite you to the lecture and presentation of a new book by Mark Galeotti The Vory: Russia’s Super Mafia.Is Russia, as some claim, a 'Mafia State'? How has Russian organised crime evolved, and what role does it play in country's business and politics? Is it a threat in the Czech Republic and across Europe? In this public event Mark Galeotti, a senior researcher at the IIR, will explore Russian organised crime past, present, and future.

    More info here

  • Wed
    09
    May
    2018

    IEP Breakfast Debate: “Citizen Participation 4.0 – The European Added Value of Political Participation”

    IEP, Berlin

    On Europe Day, Wednesday, 9 May 2018, we cordially invite you to an IEP Breakfast Debate from 8:30 to 10:30 am on “Citizen Participation 4.0 – The European Added Value of Political Participation”. Julian Plottka, graduate Political Scientist and Research Associate at the Institute for European Politics, will present his new study “The added value of the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI), and its revision”, which he co-authored with Carmen Gerstenmeyer, Julia Klein and Amelie Tittel for the European Parliamentary Research Service. The study analyses proposals for the reform of the ECI regulation with regard to their potential to generate added value for Europe and to strengthen democracy at European level. Our Deputy Director Dr. Katrin Böttger will welcome the guests and moderate the event.

    Read more here

  • Tue
    22
    May
    2018

    High-level round-table debate "Riga Dialogue 2018: The New Normal in the Euro-Atlantic Security Order"

    Riga, Latvia

    The annual “Riga Dialogue” is LIIA’s biggest event of the year, organised in cooperation with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, Nuclear Threat Initiative and European Leadership Network. During the three closed roundtable discussions and two working dinners, as well as a public event, the conference aims to discuss issues related to the economic, political and military aspects of the Russia-West relations. The event will be followed by an Afterthoughts paper, published and presented in September 2018.

    Read the “Riga Dialogue Afterthoughts 2017: Transforming Euro-Atlantic Security Landscapes” for free on LIIA’s homepage

  • Thu
    24
    May
    2018

    Conference-Video "Successful Societies Program: New perspectives on inequality"

    Sciences Po

    The convenors were pleased to present some papers of the programme "Equality as a  multidimensional Process; An Interdisciplinary Agendaco-directed by Michèle Lamont & Paul Pierson (forthcoming)

    Read it here

  • Tue
    29
    May
    2018

    Debate (in French) "Où atterrir ? Comment s’orienter en politique"

    Sciences Po, Salle de Conférences, 56, rue Jacob, 75006 Paris

    Dans Face à Gaïa (2015) Bruno Latour alertait sur l’émergence d’un nouveau régime climatique. Dans Où atterrir ? (2017), il fait du dérèglement climatique, associé à la dérégulation et à l’explosion des inégalités, l’enjeu géopolitique majeur. Face à ces défis deux attitudes sont possibles : le déni, comme l’illustre le retrait de Donald Trump de l’accord de Paris sur le climat, le 1er juin 2017. Ou la réinvention du politique, de l’Europe et d’un monde commun. Comment s’orienter dans ce nouveau paysage ? Où atterrir ? Que faire ? Telles sont les questions auxquelles l’auteur tente de répondre.

    par Bruno Latour(Emeritus Professor at Sciences Po).

    More info here

  • Tue
    29
    May
    2018

    Conference-Audio: Debate "Où atterrir ? Comment s’orienter en politique"

    More info here

  • Mon
    04
    Jun
    2018

    Course: Towards effective Monitoring and Evaluation for EU-funded projects

    College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Dijver 11 8000 Bruges

    This advanced training course, organized by the College of Europe Development Office in Bruges, provides participants with a detailed presentation of the main principles and techniques of monitoring and evaluation of European external cooperation projects. The main focus of the course will be on the understanding of concepts and tools for effective monitoring and evaluation, as well as on their role and importance throughout the project cycle.

    More information

  • Wed
    06
    Jun
    2018

    Conference: From Thessaloniki to Sofia and Beyond

    Rome

    International conference organised by the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR) and the European Fund for the Balkans. The conference will engage politicians, journalists, businesspersons, civil society actors and academics in a creative forward-looking exercise on the future of European enlargement towards the Western Balkans.


    The expected impact of the event is to advance an understanding of the strategic win-win gains that the EU and the WB6 would get by recommitting to reform and cooperation, as much as of the costs of not doing so, which would fuel nationalist, populist and illiberal discourses in both the EU and the Western Balkans.

    Click here to check the programme and register

  • Wed
    06
    Jun
    2018

    Public Debate: “Perspectives on the negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework”

    We cordially invite you to our upcoming Public Debate on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 with Ambassador Thomas Ossowski, Special Representative for the Negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework and Director for EU Policies at the German Federal Foreign Office. The registration for the event that deals with the "Perspectives on the negotiations on the Multiannual Financial Framework", can be made on the website of the IEP. The greeting will be given by Richard Kühnel, Head of the Representation of the European Commission in Germany.

    Read more here

  • Fri
    08
    Jun
    2018

    Conference: “The European Union and Ukraine: How to enhance the cooperation and maintain the reform process?"

    Representation of the EU COM in Germany

    The EU-Ukraine conference of our project “Platform for Analytics and Intercultural Cooperation” (PAIC) on the topic of: “The European Union and Ukraine: How to enhance the cooperation and maintain the reform process?” will take place on Friday, 8 June 2018, from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm on the premises of the Representation of the European Commission in Germany.The conference will focus on the reform process in Ukraine and the relations between Ukraine and the European Union.

    More info here

  • 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?

    More info here

  • Thu
    14
    Jun
    2018

    Conference of the TEPSA Network “The Future of Europe – A View from the Capitals”

    13:00 - 14:15Amphitheater Sorel, Sciences Po, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris

    A book project of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA).

    An initiative by the Austrian Society for European Politics.

    Representatives of the civil society and academia contribute to increase the pressure on national politics to more actively engage in the debate on the future of Europe. Authors from each of the (still) 28 Member States plus selected other European countries will assess in short, concise and easy to read opinion pieces – each one around 6.000 characters – how their respective country could get more involved.

    The book will be promoted by the TEPSA network, to which most of the authors belong. Its presentation will take place at the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference on June 7, 2018, in Vienna.
    A few days afterwards the book will be launched and discussed in Brussels and at the SGEU Conference in Paris. Subsequently, public discussions will be organized in the member states with the authors and national policy makers – potentially supported by the respective delegations of the European Commission and by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.
    The various country contributions shall also be published as op-eds in newspapers in the respective countries.

    To attend the TEPSA Network Conference, please register here

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Conference “Between NATO Summits in Brussels – Status of Enhanced Forward Presence and Emerging Threats"

    Riga, Latvia

    The conference will provide a high level and a high profile public assessment of the status of NATO’s Enhanced Forward Presence and the emerging threats to NATO. In particular, it will focus on the context of the security developments in the Baltic Sea region and beyond since the Brussels Summit of 2017, and prior to the upcoming Brussels Summit of 2018. The conference is the third consecutive annual discussion organized by LIIA with the support of NATO.

    More information on the last year’s conference is available on LIIA’s homepage

  • Fri
    15
    Jun
    2018

    Conference: EU in the Swedish elections

    Utrikespolitiska institutet, Drottning Kristinas väg 37, Stockholm

    As Sweden is heading for elections this autumn, an increasingly intensive debate is taking place on the EU's major future issues.

    Those who represent Sweden in Brussels this autumn will have to deal with migration issues, the EU's role in the world, Brexit and closer cooperation within the Eurozone. What role have the European issues played in Swedish elections? What are the major reform processes today? And what EU issues should get more attention in Sweden?

    Welcome to a seminar where experts and European politicians discuss Europe in Sweden and Sweden in Europe.

    • Christoffer Fjellner, Moderate Member of the European Parliament
    • Jytte Guteland, Social Democratic Member of the European Parliament
    • Annika Ström Melin, journalist, writer and EU correspondent for Dagens Nyheter
    • Magnus Blomgren, University Lecturer at the Department of Political Science, Umeå University
    • Maria Strömvik, Senior Lecturer at the Department of Political Science and Deputy Director of the Center for European Research, Lund University.

    Björn Fägersten, Senior Researcher and Head of the UI European Program will moderate.

    The seminar is organised together with The Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and co-financed by the EU's "Europe for Citizens" program.

    More info here

  • Tue
    19
    Jun
    2018

    International Summit: Prague European Summit

    Lobkowicz Palace and Czernin Palace, Prague

    IIR cordially invites you to attend Prague European Summit 2018, which will be held on 19-21 of June. This year a special focus will be put on the role of the EU as a global power, Brexit, populist and nativist forces, industrial revolution 4.0, Juncker’s plan and new EU financial framework. For the first time this year, the Summit will be preceded by the debates on the EU topics for young professionals, which will follow up on a pilot involvement of new voices – personalities capable to shape the world around them and adding fresh perspectives into traditional discussions.

    More info here

  • Wed
    20
    Jun
    2018

    TEDx College of Europe Natolin: "Embracing Diversity"

    College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw)

    On 20 June 2018, the College of Europe in Natolin will host for the third time a TEDx event organized by a group of Natolin students. The theme of this edition of TEDxCollegeOfEuropeNatolin will be “Embracing Diversity” and what better place to do it than a community of 29 different nationalities?

    Here all the details for registration

  • Thu
    21
    Jun
    2018

    #ElcanoDebate20: “Innovación industrial para un mercado global” (Industrial Innovation for a global market)

    Botín Foundation, Madrid (Spain)

    The participants will be Elena Pisonero, President of Hispasat; Emiliano López Atxurra, Chairman of Tecnalia; Aleix Pons, Director at “Economía y Finanzas Fundación COTEC” and Andrés Saborido, Director at Wayra España, Telefónica Open Future. Moderated by Félix Arteaga, senior analyst Elcano Royal Institute. This debate is part of the Elcano Debates cycle, organized by the Elcano Royal Institute and the Botín Foundation whose intention is to offer a space for public debate, with rigor and deepness as a way to provide clues for understanding the international reality.

    More info here

    Important to note: Attendance at events organised by the Elcano Royal Institute is by personal invitation and should be confirmed in advance. Invitations requests here

  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018

    Intensive Seminar on the EU

    College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Dijver 11 8000 Bruges

    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.

    Choose the one-, two- or three-week course tailored to your level of experience:

    Registrations are open till 11 June 2018.  10-15-20% discount for groups, former participants, College of Europe Alumni and EU Officials.

    More information

  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018

    Executive Training on the Energy Union

    College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Dijver 11 8000 Bruges

    Challenges and vision for a common EU energy policy

    This two-week interactive executive training course will give participants the opportunity to analyse the current EU energy-climate policies, as well as allow them to delve in depth into the various components of the EU Energy Union. 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.

    Registration is open until 11 June 2018.

    More information

  • Mon
    02
    Jul
    2018

    Seminar: EU Transport and Railway Affairs (ETCR)

    College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Dijver 11 8000 Bruges

    A professional exchange on European transport policy and railway sector management 

    This annual two-week seminar on EU Transport and Railway Affairs presents the latest developments within the railway sector on a 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 and non-European countries and think about the changes within their sector, on a national as well as on an 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.

    Places are limited. You are encouraged to register as soon as possible.
    The final deadline to register is 11 June 2018.

  • Mon
    09
    Jul
    2018

    Advanced training: EU Competition Law

    College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Dijver 11 8000 Bruges

    Mastering the legal complexities of the EU's Competition Practice

    This advanced training course organized by the Development Office at the College of Europe's Bruges campus, from 9 to 13 July 2018, provides participants with a professional guide to EU competition law and the essential tools for mastering legal complexities and successfully facing the challenges in everyday work. Upon completion, participants will appreciate how EU competition law facilitates fair business practices and regulates those practices that may restrict competitive economics.

    Registration is open until 18 June 2018.

    More information & Registration

  • Mon
    09
    Jul
    2018

    Conference “Socio-economic, Environmental and Cohesion Challenges for Croatia and other New EU Member States”

    Zagreb

    IRMO is organising a scientific conference “Socio-economic, Environmental and Cohesion Challenges for Croatia and other New EU Member States”, which is to be held in Zagreb on the 9thof July 2018. The conference will be organized as a closing event of the triennial Erasmus+ Jean Monnet Support to Institution “POLO-Cro28 – Policy Observatory in Croatia”. It will bring together Croatian and foreign experts in order to discuss the most relevant topics in implementation of selected EU policies. Additionally, it will also serve as a forum communicating achievements of the POLO-Cro28 project. The event will be opened by a keynote speech of the higher official of the European Commission. Following the keynote speech there will be two thematic sessions: i) The EUʼs economic governance and coordination of socio-economic policies and ii) Cohesion policy, environmental protection policy and energy issues. Working languages of the conference will be Croatian and English. The POLO-Cro28 project is aimed at strengthening IRMO’s capacities in multidisciplinary policy analysis. It also intends to spread the knowledge and increase understanding of the EU policies as well as contribute to development of young researchers.Through the envisaged research activities and events this project fosters rising the awareness about the necessity for continuous implementation of economic and social reforms, within revised Europe 2020 Strategy. The project coordinator is Višnja Samardžija, PhD.

    More information here

  • Mon
    16
    Jul
    2018

    Intensive Seminar on Competition Policy & High-Tech Markets

    College of Europe, Bruges Campus, Dijver 11 8000 Bruges

    The Competition Policy & High-Tech Markets 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 anti-competitive trade barriers and generally enhancing market efficiency.

    Registration is open until 25 June 2018.

    More information & Registration

  • Thu
    16
    Aug
    2018

    6th European Neighbourhood Policy PhD Summer School

    European Forum Alpbach (EFA), Alpbach (Austria)

    The ENP PhD Summer School 2018 takes place from 16 to 21 August 2018 in the framework of the European Forum Alpbach (EFA) in the mountain village of Alpbach (Austria) and is an integral part of EFA. The topic of this year’s edition is: “The European Neighbourhood Policy: Principled Pragmatism and the Quest for Resilience”. Link to details for registration

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