Agenda

  • Thu
    19
    May
    2022

    Online Course: “Designing and Assessing the Logic of Intervention in Policymaking and Implementation”, May 19-20 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    Do you feel that the objectives and expected outcomes of your interventions/programmes/policies are not clear or well understood by your partners, implementing actors or beneficiaries? Do you think that the beneficiaries’ perspective would be more relevant and effective than the policymaker’s perspective when designing policies? Do you feel lost among the concepts such as intervention logic, theory of action, theory of change, causal chains, results or impact chain? Are you regularly missing information and data necessary to correctly follow up, report and evaluate the implementation and success of your intervention/policy? Is it difficult to report and evaluate on the outcomes of your policies, not merely the outputs? Is your organisation interested in enforcing their intervention/programme/policy design function?

    This online course will help you find solutions to these issues.

    Specifically, this course will enhance your ability to design and implement (including monitor and evaluate) your programmes/ policies. You will learn all this in line with the European Commission better regulation methodology as reflected in the recently revised guidelines and toolbox.

    It will focus on the importance of setting up a clear logic of intervention, based on a sound definition of the public problem/challenge you are addressing, and building the corresponding monitoring system (indicators and data collection strategy), from the outset.

    In this course you will learn:

    • to base your policy/intervention on a clear and shared definition of the public problem it is supposed to solve;
    • to design the logic of your intervention and to demonstrate, in one page, how this will lead to the expected changes for the specific stakeholder groups;
    • to show the logical link between the problem/challenge and the activities you intend to implement;
    • to ease the implementation process and its monitoring using a small number of fully relevant indicators.

    Course methodology/highlights

    The course will be led by experts who have decades of research and practical experience in policy design and implementation in the EU context and beyond. The course delivery will combine interactive presentations showcasing practical examples, quick polls to consolidate concepts and quick group exercises.

    Read more here.

  • Mon
    23
    May
    2022

    Online Course: “Ex Ante Impact Assessments in the Context of Better Regulation: Where Are we Heading?”, May 23-25 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    How can an impact assessment (IA) system be developed or how can an IA system be optimised? How can you assess the effectiveness and efficiency of policy proposals? How can you ensure high-quality ex ante impact assessments? How can you use an impact assessment as a supporting tool for decision-making?

    This online course will answer all the above questions and specifically, it will enhance your ability to design, manage and communicate the results of ex ante IAs conducted by your organisation.

    Introductory module: Learn about key concepts of better regulation and how they are applied across the policy cycle. Learn how the better regulation tools are used in practice in the European Commission (EC). Discuss how Member States (MSs) implement the better regulation agenda and gain insight into the challenges and pitfalls of different modalities.

    Core module: Learn how to ensure high-quality ex ante IAs. First, gain a good understanding of the needs and uses of ex ante impact assessments. Enhance your knowledge and skills in the main methods used in IAs (e.g. cost–benefit analysis). Gain insight into good practices through the lessons learned from implementation of the better regulation guidelines and toolbox. Importantly, learn about how to ensure the quality of your IAs through lessons learned from the EC as well as MSs. Finally, gain an overview of what happens after the IA is published and how IAs can influence the next steps in policymaking.

    What you will learn in this course:

    • the policy cycle, and what better regulation means in theory and practice;
    • how to manage an ex ante impact assessment of a legal act, and how to consult and engage with stakeholders;
    • the analytical steps of an IA (defining the problem, setting objectives, developing policy options, measuring impacts, etc.);
    • the state-of-the-art methodologies and tools to assess the impacts;
    • how to adjust your expectations and choose the right shortcuts when selecting the best possible methodological approach (e.g. qualitative vs quantitative);
    • how the European Commission system ensures transparency and quality of the IA work (stakeholder consultation, Regulatory Scrutiny Board);
    • why IA has become a key tool for the development of EU policy and how to engage with the process;
    • the enablers and barriers for setting up an IA system: how an effective IA system can be developed in a Member State; how MSs assess policies and legal acts; the common pitfalls, the good practices.

    Course methodology/highlights

    The course will be led by experts who have decades of research and practical experience in IA in the EU context and beyond.

    The course delivery will combine interactive presentations showcasing practical examples, quick polls to consolidate concepts and group exercises.

    Read more here.

  • Mon
    23
    May
    2022

    Czech Pre-Presidency Conference, Prague, 23-24 May 2022

    Prague, Czechia

    On 1 July 2022, France will hand over the Presidency of the Council of the EU to Czechia, which will hold its reigns once again, for the second time since becoming an EU Member State in 2004. During the next six months, the Czech Presidency will have to sail through troubled waters to address some of the most pressing EU issues, such as the Union’s response to the ongoing war of aggression being waged by Russia in Ukraine, as well as managing multiple ongoing files, such as the implementation of the EU Green Deal, reacting to the conclusion of the Conference on the Future of Europe, and much more.

    To scrutinise the priorities and challenges of the Presidency, TEPSA and its Czech Member Institute, the Institute of International Relations in Praguewill host the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference on 23 and 24 May 2022 in Prague.

    On the occasion of the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference, TEPSA will also present to Czech officials the Recommendations from the members of the TEPSA network to the incoming Czech Presidency. Our recommendations will also be available to read online.

    The conference will bring together academics, policy-makers, media and civil society in order to discuss the agenda and challenges of the upcoming Presidency. More specifically, the conference will assess the impact of the Russian-Ukrainian war on the future of European security, but it will also explore a number of other key issues, such as the significance of the recent political reshuffle in Central Europe, the recommendations of the Conference on the Future of Europe as well as the new challenges to the Green Deal initiative. Speakers will be announced soon.

    REGISTER HERE TO JOIN THE CONFERENCE

    This Pre-Presidency Conference is organised by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the Institute of International Relations in Prague. The event is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and EUROPEUM. The project has received funding from TEPSA’s CERV Operating Grant, the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the DiCE project, under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870789.

  • Tue
    24
    May
    2022

    DiCE Panel at the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference: “The Future of European Integration: After the Crises and the CoFoE”, May 24

    Prague, Czechia

    Europe and the world continues to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, with all its healthcare and financial implications. Russia has invaded Ukraine prompting a concerted European and international response. Climate change continues to pose an existential crisis to the planet.

    Throughout this series of crises, the Conference on the Future of Europe has run, asking European citizens what they want for the future of Europe. As part of the DiCE project, we have also been asking ourselves what Europe should look like. Over the course of our project, we have examined the modalities and history of differentiation in Europe. At the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference, we will examine the relevance of differentiation for the future of Europe.

    On 1 July 2022, France will hand over the Presidency of the Council of the EU to Czechia. During the next six months, the Czech Presidency will have to sail through troubled waters to address some of the most pressing EU issues in a context of multiple ongoing international crises.

    To scrutinise the priorities and challenges of the Presidency, TEPSA and its Czech Member Institute, the Institute of International Relations in Prague, will host the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference on 23 and 24 May 2022 in Prague.

    LEARN MORE AND REGISTER HERE

    The DiCE Project is supporting the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference, during which a panel on the future of Europe will take place in the framework of DiCE’s research. Expert speakers will discuss the future of European integration in the current context. Speakers will be announced soon.

    This Pre-Presidency Conference is organised by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the Institute of International Relations in Prague. The event is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and EUROPEUM. The project has received funding from TEPSA’s CERV Operating Grant, the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the DiCE project, under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870789.

  • Wed
    25
    May
    2022

    Seminar: “Energy Dependence and Transition”, May 25 (RSCAS-EUI, Italy)

    Florence, Italy

    Join Ilaria Conti who will discuss the strong dependence of many European countries on Russian gas and oil exports. Given the strong dependence of many European countries on Russian gas and oil exports, the war in Ukraine has created fundamentally new conditions for the European energy policy leading to calls and first steps (such as the scrapping of the North Stream 2 pipeline) to reduce this dependence. The seminar addresses dependence issues, as well as debates on the impact of the war to the transition to renewable energy sources, the redirection of trade from Russia to other providers, and the role of nuclear power (with potential divisive effects both between and within member-states).

    Read more here.

  • Wed
    25
    May
    2022

    “MATA 5-Year Anniversary Celebration”, May 25 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    College of Europe, Bruges

    On 25 May 2022 at 16:00 in 11 Dijver room E, the College of Europe will celebrate the 5-year anniversary of the Master’s in Transatlantic Affairs (MATA) programme with special guests US Ambassador to the EU Mark Gitenstein and EU Ambassador to the US Stavros Lambrinidis (via livestream). Their exchange will be moderated by Rector Federica Mogherini. A reception will follow in the Dijver garden (weather permitting).

    Please find the programme enclosed. You are cordially invited to attend this event by registering before 20 May. The event will be livestreamed here.

  • Mon
    30
    May
    2022

    Course: “The design and management of projects from A to Z”, May 30 – June 3 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges, Belgium

    A one-week interactive journey through the life of EU-funded projects, from programming to project designproposal writingbudgetingproject implementationmonitoring and evaluation.

    Through detailed case studies and exercises on key project design and management tools, this interactive training course provides a thorough understanding of essential techniques for successful, results-oriented and cost-effective management of EU projects.

    Designed to help professionals understand the complexities of EU funding schemes and keep projects on track, our project management training course covers all phases of an EU Project. More specifically, throughout the course, participants learn how to find EU funding opportunities, how to design a project and how to write a project proposal.

    In addition, the course aims to support good management practices and effective decision-making throughout the project management cycle: from programming, identification, formulation, to implementation and evaluation.

    Experienced high-level practitioners guide participants through a curriculum based on the latest project management methodologies.

    The course combines different learning approaches:

    • Interactive training sessions examining the theoretical and practical aspects of EU project management;
    • Practical group exercises designed to develop essential project management skills;
    • Case studies based on real EU-funded projects;
    • Individual and collective feedback, giving participants the opportunity to maximise their personal learning experience.

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    06
    Jun
    2022

    Course: “Monitoring & Evaluation”, June 6-8 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges

    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 course is targeted to professionals with some relevant knowledge of the Project Cycle Management and Logical Framework Approach.

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    27
    Jun
    2022

    Intensive Seminar on the EU, June 27-July 15 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    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. Participants can choose between three different programmes, depending on their prior level and experience on EU affairs.

    Full-immersion: 27 June -15 July 2022, Bruges

    Advanced: 4-15 July 2022, Bruges

    Booster: 4-8 July 2022, Bruges

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2022

    Seminar: “EU Transport & Railway Affairs (ETCR)”, July 4-15 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges

    The European Training Centre for Railways (ETCR), the College of Europe and the European Union Agency for Railways are jointly organizing the 59th edition of the ETCR Seminar on EU Transport and Railway Affairs, a summer school taking place from 4 to 15 July 2022. The seminar includes study visits to Brussels and Antwerp.

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    11
    Jul
    2022

    Course: “EU Competition Law”, July 11-15 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Bruges

    The College’s EU Competition Law training programme provides its participants with a deep understanding of the latest developments on EU competition law and the essential tools necessary to master legal complexities and overcome challenges at work. High level experienced professionals lead participants through a curriculum based on the latest developments and trends of EU Competition law.

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    18
    Jul
    2022

    Online Course: “Competition Policy & Digital Markets”, July 18-20 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Online course

    The Competition Policy & Digital Markets course had some work done! The programme is fully revised, and together with the newly appointed Course Director Viktoria ROBERTSON (Professor of Competition Law at the Vienna University of Economics and Business as well as at the University of Graz) the course will be focusing on how antitrust law shapes the EU Digital Single Market.

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    10
    Oct
    2022

    Training Course: “Masterclass EU Third-Country Lobbying”, October 10 (Clingendael Institute, The Netherlands)

    Corporate social responsibility norms, emission targets, energy policy and innovation funding. The EU in many ways influences third countries by means of its legislative power.

    By helping shape the norms set by “Brussels’, you can effectively influence the EU’s priorities in alignment with your country’s interests. You learn how to do so in our one-day seminar on EU Third-Country Lobbying.

    The EU’s openness towards a wide range of stakeholders is key to its legislative’s legitimacy. Without input from all kinds of directions, Commission desk officers are not just less effective, but at risk of failing Impact Assessments left and right.

    Desk officers, but also EU member states’ representatives in the Council, as well as Members of European Parliament, thrive on the data they receive from interactions with stakeholders. This offers unique opportunities for third-country lobbying, especially for country representatives who know the EU’s legislative cycle well, and who work based on effective lobbying tools.

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    14
    Nov
    2022

    Online Course: “The design and management of projects from A to Z”, November 14-18 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Online Event

    A one-week interactive journey through the life of EU-funded projects, from programming to project designproposal writingbudgetingproject implementationmonitoring and evaluation.

    Through detailed case studies and exercises on key project design and management tools, this interactive training course provides a thorough understanding of essential techniques for successful, results-oriented and cost-effective management of EU projects.

    Designed to help professionals understand the complexities of EU funding schemes and keep projects on track, our project management training course covers all phases of an EU Project. More specifically, throughout the course, participants learn how to find EU funding opportunities, how to design a project and how to write a project proposal.

    In addition, the course aims to support good management practices and effective decision-making throughout the project management cycle: from programming, identification, formulation, to implementation and evaluation.

    Experienced high-level practitioners guide participants through a curriculum based on the latest project management methodologies.

    The course combines different learning approaches:

    • Interactive training sessions examining the theoretical and practical aspects of EU project management;
    • Practical group exercises designed to develop essential project management skills;
    • Case studies based on real EU-funded projects;
    • Individual and collective feedback, giving participants the opportunity to maximise their personal learning experience.

    Learn more here.

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