“10 years of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies”, 27 October 2016, College of Europe, Bruges


27 October 2016
VE.AUD.1, Verversdijk, Bruges campus, Verversdijk 16, 8000 Brugge

The Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe is looking back on ten successful years with over 700 alumni worldwide. Launched in September 2006, the MA study programme responded to a growing interest among students, scholars and practitioners in the European Union’s external relations and in European diplomacy. This anniversary also provides an occasion to look into the future of the study of EU external relations.

On 27 October 2016, the Department will celebrate this anniversary with a day of events:

9:30-11:00         Roundtable discussion “EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies: Past, Present, Future” with alumni of the ten past promotions (from Copernicus to Chopin)

11:30-12:30        Honorary lecture “What’s wrong with the European Union?” by Prof. Dr. Dieter MAHNCKE, founding Director of the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe for 40 years; conferral of the title of Honorary Professor of the College of Europe.

​Further information and free online registration for the roundtable and/or honorary lecture can be found here.

16:45-18:15       EU Diplomacy Lecture “The EU’s Common Foreign and Security Policy, 17 years on” by Dr. Javier SOLANA, President, ESADE Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Barcelona-Madrid; former High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Secretary General of the Council of the European Union.

Registration and information here.

18:30                      Reception

For further information about the day of events, please visit www.coleurope.eu/10yearsIRD.