Tue06Dec2022Maastricht, The Netherlands
Course: “Mastering Negotiation Skills in a Cross-Cultural Environment”, December 6-7 (EIPA, Maastricht)
The world is becoming increasingly smaller. Globalisation has impacted the way we all work, creating key trading partners out of once-distant economies. Now more than ever, is it important to forge strong, long-lasting relationships which can support increasing international business. The intercultural nature of these relationships requires our natural ways of behaving, acting and thinking to be adapted.
It is not always easy to get a message across and convince people of our ideas when they come from the same background. Yet, the challenge is even greater when they have differing values and beliefs, organise their world in alternative ways, communicate and listen differently. To influence a communication/negotiation process with integrity, we need to reflect on our own behaviour in interpersonal and intercultural relations.
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Course: “Implementing the new EU Structural and Cohesion Funds Programmes Alongside the Recovery and Resilience Facility”, December 6-7 and 9 (EIPA, Maastricht)
The European Commission wants to agree all new Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes (2021-2027) by the end of 2022 at the latest. Many are still being negotiated and finalised. What do the new programmes look like and how do they differ from the 2014-2020 programmes? And how can the new Structural Fund Programmes best complement the RRF and the Recovery and Resilience Plans of Member States?
In this course you will see how the new Regulations have changed programmes, how programmes address the twin Green and Digital Agendas, and support an urgent and sustainable economic recovery. The Recovery and Resilience Plans cover many of the same objectives as Cohesion Policy. You will examine how Member States are coordinating and demarcating the interventions and generating synergies between the policies and Funds. You will also assess the link with the new REPowerEU initiative.
What you will learn includes:
- Changes in the final Cohesion Policy regulations 2021-2027, compared to 2014-2020
- The link between new Programme priorities and the European Semester
- What financial planning and flexibility will look like in 2021-2027
- How to create synergies between SF programmes and the RRF
- What are the key reforms being pursued within Recovery and Resilience Plans?
- How to simplify programmes, reduce the administrative burden, and maintain a strong project pipeline
- Monitoring and payment procedures for Cohesion Policy programmes and the RRF
You will also enjoy a keynote speech from Anne Wetzel, Head of the French region Hauts-de-France ERDF Managing Authority, who will share the experience of integrating REACT funding into operational programmes, and look at the practical challenges of coordinating Cohesion monies and the RRF facility.
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Debate: “Implications of the Russian War of Aggression: Perspectives from Poland, Ukraine and Serbia”, December 6 (IES, Poland)
How the Russian war of aggression is perceived in Poland and Serbia? What does the war mean for the Future of Europe? Join us for a discussion covering Polish, Ukrainian and Serbian points of view of the ongoing war and its implications.
The discussion in this panel will focus on European views on Russia, different perspectives on the aggression seen from Ukraine, Poland and Serbia, and the meaning of war to the Future of Europe and European integration.
The event will take place on the 6th of December at 13.15-14.30 CET at the Institute of European Studies (room 09) and will be livestreamed on the Institute’s Facebook page. This event is co-organised by TEPSA and the Institute for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University.
- Prof. Magdalena Góra, Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University;
- Prof. Haris Dajč, University of Belgrade;
- Dr Ivan Kozachenko, Taube Centre for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences;
- Moderated by: Dr Natasza Styczyńska, Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University.
This seminar is part of the series Europe’s Future, whose most recent publication, Russia and the Future of Europe. Views from the Capitals, has been published by the Springer Publishing Company. Editors are Michael Kaeding, University of Duisburg-Essen, Johannes Pollak, Webster Vienna Private University and Paul Schmidt, Austrian Society for European Politics. The series, which consists of monographs and edited volumes, analyses topical European issues from the perspective of each EU Member State and neighbouring countries, helping to understand the different aspects of the future of the European project.
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