Agenda

  • Tue
    25
    May
    2021

    Online Course: "Implementing the New Regulations for EU Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes in 2021-2027", May 25, 26 and 28 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    The New Cohesion Policy Regulations will be published in May 2021. What changes have been made to the Draft Regulations (proposal)? What are the resulting key changes, compared to the 2014-2020 period? New Operational Programmes for 2021-2027 have been prepared and are being negotiated and agreed. How have the Programmes changed? How have they selected priorities and planned finances and how do they measure performance?

    This online seminar will address these questions and examine the new 2021-2027 regulations in detail. We will refer to the new Programme and Reporting templates. We will see how Programmes have been simplified and we will consider the impact of the health crisis on new Programmes.

    Read more here.

    Online Event

    May 25, 26 and 28

  • Fri
    28
    May
    2021

    Webinar: “Mixed Signals: What Putin Says about Gender Equality”, May 28 (NUPI, Norway)

    14:30Online Event

    Researchers on Russia have noticed that Putin gradually has adopted a more conservative agenda, especially as regards gender issues. But is this reflected in the Russian president’s own rhetoric?

    The prevailing wisdom among Russia scholars is that President Vladimir Putin has become a more conservative, traditionalist politician over time, especially on gender issues. Laws and policies reflecting this “conservative turn” include the “gay propaganda law” in 2013, and the “maternity capital” policy introduced in 2006. But does Putin’s own rhetoric about gender and gender equality reflect this conservative trend?

    To better understand this ideological shift and how Putin rules, we examine two decades of Putin’s annual speeches aimed at a broad domestic audience. Here we find that while the frequency of Putin’s remarks embracing gender equality has declined over the course of his rule, there is no accompanying shift toward an explicit conservativism. Rather, there is an expansion of the gender-stereotypical/Soviet view that has dominated Putin’s pronouncements on gender-related issues all along. Putin’s varied communications on gender equality constitute an important part of his legitimation strategy, which entails balancing the potentially contradictory interests of elites as well as multiple constituencies within the general public.

    Learn more here.

  • Thu
    03
    Jun
    2021

    Conference: “1st Visegrad conference”, June 3-4 (IWE CERS, Hungary)

    Online Event

    The Visegrad economies form a unique group of European countries, with numerous common elements of history, politics, geography, economics, business, science, arts and culture. These common elements have been shaped, influenced and modified by many external and internal factors over the history, including cooperation between these countries at many levels and spanning many centuries. The latest form of their political cooperation, the Visegrad Group, which was established in Visegrad to promote progress and development in the region, turned 30 years’ old this year.

    Due to these numerous common characteristics, in the various areas of analysis, the four countries act as “natural” comparative partners for each other. It is easier to understand developments and challenges faced by one country in the context of Visegrad comparison. It is easier to understand, what is going on in the Central and East European part of Europe, if all four countries are analysed.

    The aim of the present conference is to further strengthen these comparative approaches, through concentrating on four areas.

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021

    Training Course: "EU Project Management", June 7-11 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Online Event

    The EU Project Management training course is a one-week interactive journey along with the life of EU-funded projects, from programming to project design, proposal writing, budgeting, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation. High level experienced practitioners lead participants through a curriculum based on the latest project management methodologies.

    Online Event
    7-11 June 2021

     

  • Mon
    07
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: “EU Financial Services Law for Non-Lawyers: Institutional and Regulatory Framework – What’s New?”, 7-8 June 2021 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    In March 2019, the European Parliament and the Member States reached a political agreement to reform the current system of financial supervision with a view of strengthening the macro- and micro-prudential supervision at the EU level. This online course explains the legal system for financial services regulation and supervision before and after the reform and it clarifies the distribution of competences between the national and the EU level and the implementation of laws at both levels.

    In this online course, participants will learn about the respective roles and powers of various actors involved in the decision-making in financial services, with a particular emphasis on the tasks of the EU supervisory authorities (ESAs).

    This online course will also show participants the current status in the transposition of the EC’s CAD/CAR IV in the financial sector and the roles played by the SSM and the ECB in banking supervision.

    Finally, the different legal proceedings which can be initiated before the Court of Justice of the EU to challenge the legality of the actions of the ESAs, the ECB and the SRB will be thoroughly examined

    What will you learn?

    Are you working on financial services files and you are keen on gaining a clear overview of the number of regulatory components that compose the so-called EU Financial Services Law? Would you like to know about the adoption mechanisms of the EU financial legal instruments, and who contributed to their adoption? Are you aware the different procedures which can be initiated by natural and legal persons to contest the legality of these EU financial instruments?

    Thanks to this online course you will learn about:

    • The EU regulatory framework for financial services;
    • The current institutional setup for the supervision of financial institutions;
    • The difference between the roles of the European Supervisory Authorities and the national supervisory authorities;
    • The growing role of EU agencies in drafting legislation, as well as in ensuring their proper implementation by the Member States;
    • The modus operandi of the EU Banking Union and the role of the European Central Bank and the SSM in supervising EU banks;
    • The judicial remedies available to challenge the legality of the actions of the ESAs, the ECB and the SRB and about recent litigation in financial services.

    Programme Organiser: Ms Clare Jaquith

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    14
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: "Monitoring & Evaluation", June 14 - 16 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Online Event

    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.

    Read more here.

    Online Event
    June 14 - 16

  • Mon
    14
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: “Data Protection Certification Course”, 14-18 June 2021 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    Are you willing to go that extra mile to become the next generation Data Protection Officer? Because this is what we, at EIPA, have done when preparing this course for you! In a time of unprecedented challenges to our status quo, with organisations forced to adapt overnight to the new normal, data protection has been ranking high on the European agenda. More than ever, you will play an essential role in supporting your organisation to safeguard the privacy rights in a time of accelerated digital transformation.

    This is why a multifaceted approach in delivering this course is paramount. Experts and practitioners at the forefront of data protection will guide you along the legal framework of the European data protection legislation, while elaborating on some of the most pressing privacy-related issues that have emerged in the context of the pandemic. This will involve applying an interactive and on-the-job methodology: role playing, concrete and realistic case studies, with both successful and non-successful outcomes and peer-to-peer discussions. By the end of the course, you will be provided with all the tools to design or augment a thorough data protection compliance programme in your organisation.

    What will you learn?

    • The European legal framework for data protection (including the GDPR);
    • Key data protection concepts, principles and obligations;
    • Actors, roles and responsibilities;
    • The role of the DPO (Data Protection Officer), the EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor) and the national supervisory authorities;
    • Severity assessment of data breaches and assurance role of the DPO (accountability, requirements and demonstrating compliance);
    • Cyber security, data protection audits, privacy and digital sovereignty;
    • Options and solutions for cross-border data transfer and third-country data transfers;
    • e-Privacy design and impact assessment;
    • Grounds for processing, including legitimate interest and consent;
    • The rights of data subjects and how to handle them.

    Programme Organiser: Ms Eveline Hermens

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    14
    Jun
    2021

    Training Course: “Belgian Generic Training (BGT) on Civilian Crisis Management”, June 14-25 (Egmont, Belgium)

    Online Event

    This BGT integrated course stems from a partnership between the Egmont Institute, the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Belgian Ministry of Justice and the Belgian Federal Police. The course seeks to strengthen and consolidate the capacities of experts from various backgrounds for potential future deployment in the field. Participants will benefit from both theoretical and practical modules. The program will provide a thorough and multi-layered understanding of various aspects of civilian crisis management. At the same time, it will be grounded in interactivity and pragmatism, equipping participants with concrete tools for action. This enthusing (and corona-proof!) edition will run from 14-25 June 2021. 

    You’ll find more info on the BGT training on CCM here.

  • Tue
    15
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: “EU Legal Information Resources on the Web – Finding What you need in a Couple of Clicks”, 15-16 June (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    This hands-on, practical and interactive online course has as an aim to provide its audience with a chart on the most useful and practical EU information resources, and demonstrate to them which tools to use to quickly obtain official documents, publications, statistics, open data and legal information about the EU, how to intervene in EU consultations and express and voice interests in the making of EU legislation and how to find about funding opportunities provided by the EU and apply to projects and public contracts.

    What will you learn?

    Thanks to this online course, you will learn how to find quickly and efficiently:

    • policy initiatives, legislative proposals and work programmes;
    • legislation, case law and summaries of legislation;
    • policy papers and press releases;
    • public procurement notices, call for tenders, grants and loans;
    • bibliographical, translation, linguistic and terminological information;
    • contact information, ‘who’s who’ and ‘who’s doing what’ in the EU.

    Programme Organiser: Ms Stéphanie Gemnig Comodi

    Learn more here.

  • Thu
    17
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: “Recent Developments in European Public Procurement and Case Law”, 17-18 June (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    This online seminar will provide you with an update on the legal issues in European public procurement. Legal experts and practitioners will explain in an accessible manner the recent legal developments and recent case law in the field of European public procurement.

    The first part of the seminar will concentrate on recent developments in public procurement at European level and the second part will be devoted to recent case law.

    You will receive an insight into the recent jurisprudence of the General Court. This case law relates to challenges to contract awards by the EU institutions/agencies/bodies and is based on procurement under the Financial Regulation. Special attention will be given to the recent case law of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) in the field of procurement. In addition, the essence of the remedies directives and the related case law will be presented and interpreted for you.

    Programme Organiser: Ms Belinda Vetter

    Learn more here.

  • Fri
    18
    Jun
    2021

    Closing Ceremony: "Mário Soares Promotion 2020-2021", June 18 (College of Bruges)

    14:00Online Event

    The Closing Ceremony for the Mário Soares Promotion 2020-2021 of the College of Europe, Bruges campus, takes place on Friday 18 June 2021 at 14:00.

    Speakers will be Mr Herman VAN ROMPUY, President of the Administrative Council of the College of Europe, Rector Federica MOGHERINI; Mrs Zociana STAMBOLLIU, President of the Alumni Association of the College of Europe; and Student Representatives. Different prizes will be awarded to students of the Mário Soares Promotion. The closing ceremony will be livestreamed.

    Online Event
    June 18

  • Tue
    22
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: “The New ESF+ Regulations and Programmes 2021-2027”, 22-24 June (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    ESF becomes ESF+ for the new programming period 2021-2027. The New Structural Funds Regulations have been agreed recently and are to be printed officially in June 2021. How do the agreed new regulations differ from the EC proposed regulations, and the 2014-2020 regulations? What will your new ESF+ programmes look like and what is the impact of the health crisis?

    This 3-day EIPA seminar examines these questions and assesses progress of new programmes. We will ask how you are identifying your spending priorities for your new programmes and what important lessons have been learnt from current and previous ESF programmes? We will consider some recent cases of good practice from around the EU.

    EIPA experts will build on three successful EIPA seminar-workshops recently delivered under contract to the Flanders Region, the Brussels Capital Region, and the Wallonie region – assisting them with the preparation of a new generation of ESF+ programmes.

    What you will learn?

    Key elements include:

    • Country Specific Recommendations, Country Reports, recommendations of the European Pillar of Social Rights, Social Scoreboard
    • strategy design, methods for selecting programme priorities and financial allocations
    • choices for programme-specific indicators for ESF+ and how to prepare the new Performance Frameworks
    • financial planning and flexibility for new programmes
    • simplifying financial control and audit – expanding the use of simplified cost options and protecting the audit trail

    Programme Organiser: Ms Amber Kessels

    Learn more here.

  • Wed
    23
    Jun
    2021

    Online Seminar: "EU Transport & Railway Affairs (ETCR)", June 23, June 28 - July 2, 9 and 16 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Online Event

    The aim of this virtual seminar is to offer railway related organizations an annual seminar on the latest developments within the railway sector on European level. Participants get the unique opportunity to work 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.

    Read more here.

    Online Event
    June 23, June 28 - July 2, 9 and 16

  • Thu
    24
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: “Advanced Course on the Annulment Action: Challenging EU Acts Successfully Before the Court of Justice of the EU”, 24-25 June (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    A sophisticated understanding of Court of Justice of the European Union’s (CJEU) procedures, practices and case law is quintessential to litigate successfully before the Court. During this online course you will learn the insights and practical skills related to one of the key procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union: the action for annulment.

    Enhance your knowledge on the actions of annulment to know what EU acts can be challenged before the Court of Justice of the European Union!

    What will you learn?

    This online course will focus on the annulment actions entertained before the Court of Justice of the European Union, the only procedure where natural and legal persons are parties before the CJEU and can directly challenge EU acts.

    Thanks to this online course you will learn about:

    • The standing rules applicable for private individuals to become parties of the proceeding. Due account will be taken of what EU acts can be challenged before the CJEU
    • How to present legal arguments during the written and the oral phase of the proceedings. Through the detailed discussion of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court answers will be given to various procedural matters i.e. submissions, interim measures, appeals which may be relevant during the action
    • How to prepare the written materials to be submitted to the CJEU and the how to plead orally during the hearing before the CJEU
    • The procedure to appeal the decision rendered by the General Court before the Court of Justice.

    Programme Organiser: Ms Juliette Mollicone-Boussuge

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    28
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: "Intensive Seminar on the EU", June 28 - July 16 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Online Event

    The Intensive Seminar on the European Union is a one to three weeks 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 in EU affairs.

    Read more here.

    Online Event

    June 28 - July 16

  • Tue
    29
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: “Competitive Dialogue and Negotiated Procedures Master Class”, 29-30 June (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    Competitive dialogue and negotiated procedures are difficult to implement effectively but are essential for complex infrastructure and ICT projects and to modernise public services in the current fiscal climate. In the 2014 Public Procurement Directives Competitive Dialogue and the new Competitive Procedure with Negotiation are easier to justify than in the former directives and thus are more readily available for use. The rules for the two procedures are different and the procedural rules for the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation are more detailed than the former rules of procedures including negotiation. Competitive Dialogue was also been introduced as an available procedure in the utilities sectors in Directive 2014/25/EU.

    The many practical questions about the effective implementation of these procedures include, for example:

    • When is Competitive Dialogue a better procurement route than the Restricted Procedure or the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation?
    • What justification will be needed for the use of Competitive Dialogue or the Competitive Procedure with Negotiation in the current directives?
    • What do awarding bodies need to do to plan the effective use of these procedures?
    • How can awarding bodies best use the flexibility which the procedures provide?

    Programme Organiser: Ms Belinda Vetter

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    05
    Jul
    2021

    Online Course: “EU Energy Policy”, July 5-9 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Online Event

    By the end of the course, participants will have a full understanding of the different aspects to take into consideration when approaching the Green Deal and the EU’s strategies for reducing emissions while maintaining competitiveness, including carbon taxes, promoting renewables, clean mobility, and much more.

    Read more here.

  • Mon
    05
    Jul
    2021

    Online Training Seminar: “EU Competition Law”, July 5-9 (College of Europe)

    Online Event

    This executive training programme provides its participants 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. Through detailed case studies and in-depth economic and legal analysis, The College’s EU Competition Law training course is focusing on practical aspects as well as substantive law.

    Online, 5-9 July 2021

    Learn more here.

  • Wed
    07
    Jul
    2021

    Online Conference: “XXVIII International Conference: Knowledge and Power in the Process of Decolonozation Revisited”, July 7-9 (IES, Poland)

    Online Event

    The special focus of the 2021 conference will be the question about the need, methods, and scope of decolonization of knowledge. A few years ago, the social movement “Rhodes Must Fall” shook universities across the globe. The movement was precipitated by a call by students at the University of Cape Town to remove a statue of British colonial leader Cecil Rhodes from the campus. In 2017, a number of statues of Confederate leaders were removed from the campus of the University of Texas, Austin following protests.

    In many countries, students and academics have demanded to rethink the relationships of power formed by colonialism and neocolonialism. In addition, it has been argued that the time has come to reflect more on alternative thinking, to take into account a broader pluralism of perspectives, worldviews, ontologies, epistemologies, and methodologies. Slogans such as “decolonize the university,” “liberate my degree,” and “my curriculum does not have to be white” have taken hold.

    All of this poses a fundamental question about the unity of knowledge. Is it universal or particular? It also raises questions about the content of the curriculum and the purpose of education.

    Reflection on the status of knowledge in the context of power relations is obviously not new. The seminal works of Michael Foucault from the ’60s and ’70s brought this issue to the center of academic interest and laid the foundations for the multi-threaded intellectual currently portrayed by the collective name of postmodernism in the ’80s. The next chapter of intellectual reflection on this issue arguably stemmed from social practices promoted by the ideas of multiculturalism.

    Today, it is worth returning to this topic. For several years we have been witnessing the intensification of demands for the decolonization of knowledge. However, in contrast to traditional phenomena associated with decolonization, this time such demands have not stayed in the periphery; they are present in the center. As a response, many important academic centers of the global north have decided to systematically determine to what extent the success of these institutions has been directly related to colonial domination and exploitation. For the first time, these institutions are beginning to take seriously the question of what to do to make this knowledge helpful in creating a more pluralistic picture of the world, and how to maintain universalism while at the same time being open for particularisms.

    Learn more here.

  • Mon
    12
    Jul
    2021

    Online Course: “Competition Policy & High-Tech Markets”, July 12-14 (College of Europe)

    Online Event

    The Competition Policy and High-Tech Markets course serves for participants to understand how competition policy can be an effective tool to further the objective of a Digital Single Market in the European Union, promoting competitive markets, fostering innovation, and generally enhancing market efficiency to the benefits of European consumers. Participants will discuss the role of algorithms in cartels and in abuse of dominance cases, as well as the treatment of online markets in merger control.

    Online, 12-14 July 2021

    Learn more here.

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