Agenda

  • Tue
    20
    Apr
    2021

    Online Course: "Financial Management of EU Structural and Cohesion Funds: Moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027", April 20-22 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    What are the key live issues for Programme finance and Financial Management of Operational Programmes in the 2014-2020 period? What are the key Audit and Public Procurement issues? Are these accentuated as current programmes try to absorb the emergency REACT-EU funding? How do the New Regulations change Financial Management and Audit rules for 2021-2027?

    This seminar will address these questions and take a close look at the programme and financial templates for the new EU Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes. There will be a special focus on extending the use of simplified cost options, the most frequent audit issues (eg. eligibility of expenditure, public procurement) and on the role of strategic procurement.

    Online Event
    April 20-22 

  • Tue
    20
    Apr
    2021

    Online Course: "Understanding EU Decision-Making: Principles, Procedures, Practice", April 20-23 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    This course will get you up to speed on the essential elements of how the EU system works: the different powers that the EU has, who does what, and how you can have a role in shaping EU decisions. It is concise but thorough, and focusses in detail on EU law-making.

    Online Event
    20-23 April

  • Tue
    20
    Apr
    2021

    Online Book Launch: "The External Action of the European Union – Concepts, Approaches, Theories", April 20 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Online Event

    On 20 April 2021 (15-16:30h CET), the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges invites you to a

    Book Launch Webinar "The External Action of the European Union – Concepts, Approaches, Theories" with Andrew Moravcsik and Karen E. Smith

    The book will be briefly introduced by its editors, Professors Sieglinde GSTÖHL and Simon SCHUNZ, Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, College of Europe.

    Andrew Moravcsik, Professor of Politics and International Affairs and Director of the European Union Programme at Princeton University, will then – based on his contribution (with Cassandra EMMONS) to the book – present how Liberal Intergovernmentalism as ‘baseline’ theory of European integration and policy-making can be used to explain EU external action.

    Karen E. Smith, Professor of International Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science, will act as a discussant.

    The floor will then be opened for a Q&A session with the speakers.

    About the Book

    The External Action of the European Union – Concepts, Approaches, Theories is a groundbreaking new textbook offering an extensive coverage of EU External Action Studies, from its major concepts to the key theories in the field. This long-awaited volume looks into different ways of conceptualizing the EU as a global actor, the processes and impact of EU external action, explanations offered by IR and integration theories, the discursive, normative, practice and gender ‘turns’, and the ‘decentring agenda’ for EU external action. Written by leading experts, the volume will make essential reading for students, scholars and practitioners of EU external action.

    Registration is required before Monday 19 AprilYou will then receive a WebEx link by e-mail to join the webinar on 20 April.

    Register here.

  • Wed
    21
    Apr
    2021

    Online Event: “History by Numbers: The 10th anniversary of the Arab Spring and Arab Spring 2.0”, April 21 (IWE CERS, Hungary)

    14:00Online Event

    10 years after the waves of demonstrations that came to be known as the Arab Spring, the Migration Research Institute organizes a conference that aims to recollect and evaluate the recent developments in the Middle-East and North-Africa. What is the balance of the Arab Spring from a decade’s perspective? What kind of changes happened in the countries affected by the Arab Spring and what remains unchanged? What is the real significance of the events? The new waves of demonstrations that started in late 2018, which has been dubbed Arab Spring 2.0, is just a new episode of the same process, or is it a brand-new development? In what direction the Middle-East is headed? Is there a chance for a genuine political, economical, societal transformation and stabilization in the short-term or mid-term? These will be the main questions tackled by presenters.

    The date of the online event: 21/04/2021 (Wednesday) 14:00−18.00.

    Event programme

    Zoom registration link

    Registration deadline: 21/04/2021 (Wednesday) 13:00

  • Thu
    22
    Apr
    2021

    Online Event: "CIFE Lunchtime Debate with Jean-Claude Juncker", April 22 (CIFE)

    Online Event

    The next online CIFE Lunchtime Debate will take place on April 22 with a special guest: Jean Claude Juncker, former President of the European Commission and Honorary President of CIFE, where he will speak about major European issues. The event will be conducted in English and French.

    Online Event
    April 22
    11:30 CET

    Read more and register here.

  • Tue
    04
    May
    2021

    Online Course: "Introductory and Practitioners’ Seminar- European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice", May 4-7 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    This comprehensive online seminar will provide you with an understanding of the principles and procedures of European public procurement policy, focusing on the Public Procurement Directives and relevant case law. You will be guided through the Public Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU and the Utilities Directive 2014/25/EU. During the seminar you will receive insights into the application of professional procurement practices.

    The four-day programme will begin with an ‘Introductory Seminar: European Public Procurement for Newcomers to Procurement’, which will be held on 4 May 2021. The three-day ‘Practitioners’ Seminar: European Public Procurement Rules, Policy and Practice’ will commence on the following day.

    Online Event
    May 4-7

  • Wed
    05
    May
    2021

    Online Course: "Evaluation and Monitoring of EU Structural and Cohesion Funds Programmes, 2014-2020 and 2021-2027", May 5-7 & 11-12 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    Member States continue to conduct evaluations of their 2014-2020 EU Structural and Cohesion Funds projects and programmes. Have they collected the best monitoring data and do they know how to measure impacts? Which evaluation method should be used – theory-based or counter-factual? As new programmes for 2021-2027 are now being agreed and implemented, are we clear about what the New Regulations say about monitoring and evaluation requirements? This is a webinar that will go on for 5 days (mornings and afternoons).

    Online Event
    May 5-7 & 11-12

  • 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

  • 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
    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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mon
    28
    Jun
    2021

    Seminar: "EU Transport & Railway Affairs", June 28 - July 9 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    Online Event

    This annual seminar for two weeks about the EU Transport Policy & Railway Affairs presents the latest developments within the railway sector at 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. They will be able to think about the changes within their own sector, as well on both national and international levels. 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 European Training Centre for Railways (ETCR), the College of Europe and the European Union Agency for Railways are jointly organizing the 58th edition of the ETCR Seminar on EU Transport & Railway Affairs. It will take place from 28 June to 9 July 2021.

    Online Event

    June 28 – July 9

     

  • 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

  • Mon
    05
    Jul
    2021

    “EU Energy Policy”, 5-9 July 2021 (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.

    Online Event

    Bruges, 5-9 July 2021

     

  • 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.

    Online Event

    July 5-9

  • 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
    15
    Nov
    2021

    Training Course: "EU Project Management", November 15-19 (College of Europe, Bruges)

    College of Europe, Bruges

    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.

    Bruges, Belgium
    15-19 November 2021

     

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