Agenda

  • 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.

  • Mon
    14
    Jun
    2021

    Belgian Generic Training: “Civilian Crisis Management”, 14-25 June (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.

  • Thu
    17
    Jun
    2021

    TEPSA Slovenian Pre-Presidency Conference, Online, 17-18 June 2021

    Online Event

    On 1 July 2021, Portugal will hand over the Presidency of the Council of the EU to Slovenia, which will hold its reigns for the second time since its accession to the EU in 2004. During the next six months, the Slovenian Presidency will have to sail through troubled waters to address some of the most pressing EU issues, such as the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, the implementation of the European Green Deal, the digital agenda and EU’s relations with its external partners. To scrutinise the priorities and challenges of the Presidency, TEPSA and its Slovenian member instituteCentre of International Relations (CIR) – University of Ljubljanawill digitally host the Slovenian Pre-Presidency Conference on 17 and 18 June 2021.

    TEPSA and CIR will gather high-level panellists to speak in plenary and parallel sessions about current EU affairs, including the European Green Deal, European solidarity, digitalisation, the EU post-pandemic, the Conference on the Future of Europe, Enlargement, and European strategic autonomy. During the two day-event, EU and Slovenian policy-makers, officials, researchers, journalists and civil society members will aim at answering some of the following questions:

    1. How can the European economy recover from COVID-19 and prioritise the green transition at the same time?
    2. Has the pandemic promoted European solidarity amongst Member States or rather showed a lack of it? Has the European Union extended its powers in times of crisis?
    3. How is the EU and its Member States responding to the crisis caused by the pandemic? Is the Recovery and Resilience Facility the right and sufficient answer? How are the Member States addressing the crisis?
    4. To what extent is the Conference on the Future of Europe a viable scenario for European reform? What do people and governments want?
    5. To what extent have EU tools to promote democracy and rule of law worked to bring change to the EU neighbourhood?
    6. What practical applications of the concept of Strategic Autonomy should the EU try to achieve in the fields of trade policy, medical supplies, defence and digitalisation in the next decade?

    During the event TEPSA will also present its Recommendations to the Slovenian Presidency. These recommendations are formulated by experts from the TEPSA network, without necessarily representing the views of TEPSA or its Member Institutes.

    READ THE AGENDA HERE

    REGISTER HERE

    The conference is supported by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union, and the InDivEU project in the framework of the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

     

     

     

     

     

     

  • Fri
    18
    Jun
    2021

    Book Launch: “The Making of European Security Policy”, June 18 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    EIPA expert, Sabina Lange, together with key scholars in the area, has edited and authored a new volume on The Making of European Security Policy: Between Institutional Dynamics and Global Challenges.

    This volume addresses how and in what capacity the European Union and its member states are able to respond to fundamental shifts occurring in global politics and remain relevant for the future.

    The changing nature of the international system is subject to considerable contestation among scholars, with many claiming that the fundamentals of the post-war international system are being rewritten. This volume brings together prominent scholars in the field of European security to address a range of pertinent issues related to Europe’s role in the context of evolving global challenges. The first section focuses on whether the EU is an actor with a strategic nature and the means to act on a global security strategy. The second section considers the institutional dynamics and the approaches at the EU’s disposal to fulfil its possible intended global roles. The third section addresses Europe’s most important strategic relationship—the partnership it has with the United States. This section considers the recalibration of the transatlantic relationship in light of the changing international system and the reorientation of U.S. foreign policy.

    This book is dedicated to the memory of Simon Duke.

    Simon Duke was a Professor at EIPA, Maastricht, from January 1998 until his unexpected passing on 5 September 2018. He held a doctorate from the University of Oxford. He was also a Senior Research Fellow at Maastricht University. Simon was one of the leading scholars in the field of EU external action, including European security and defence policy. He was the author of several monographs on European and transatlantic foreign and security issues, including the EU as a Stronger Global Actor: Challenges and Strategic Responses (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) and Will Brexit Damage Our Security and Defence? (Palgrave Macmillan 2018).

    The book will be officially launched on June 18 from 12:00 to 13:00 CET and the launch discussion will be hosted by Sabina Lange. Join the launch here.

  • Fri
    18
    Jun
    2021

    InDivEU Panel at PPC Ljubljana: “Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe”, June 18

    Online Event

    The InDivEU project is hosting a panel at the upcoming TEPSA Slovenian Pre-Presidency Conference, co-organised with the Centre of International Relations at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana.

    PPC Ljubljana is taking place on June 17-18, with the panel “Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe is taking place on the second day, from 09:00-10:30 CET, and will feature a number of expert panellists:

    MODERATOR:

    • Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding
      Jean Monnet Professor ad personam, University of Duisburg Essen, Visiting Professor,
      College of Europe Bruges, TEPSA Member.

    KEYNOTE:

    • Dubravka Šuica
      Vice-President of the European Commission, Democracy and Demography.

    SPEAKERS:

    • Dr. Sandra Kröger
      Member of the InDivEU project and Senior Lecturer, University of Exeter.
    • Dr. Matteo Bonomi
      Assistant Project Coordinator of the EU IDEA project and Research Fellow, Istituto Affari
      Internazionali, TEPSA Member.
    • Dr. Magdalena Góra
      Member of the EU3D project and Project Researcher, Institute of European Studies of
      the Jagiellonian University, TEPSA Member.

    The panel will seek to answer a number of key questions about the Future of Europe ad the concept of Differentiated Integration, including “To what extent is the Conference on the Future of Europe a viable scenario for European
    reform: what do people and governments want?”

    Be sure to register to attend the PPC, and don’t miss this panel!

  • 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.

  • Tue
    29
    Jun
    2021

    Roundtable “How to successfully influence EU negotiations?”, June 29 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    This round-table initiates a series on Negotiation & Influence. The events aim to provide participants with a toolbox to influence EU decision-making through instruments, strategies, and actions based on our panellists’ expertise and experience. Participants will become equipped to maximise their influence in Brussels, be this within the Council, European Commission, European Parliament, or the wider Brussels environment.

    This series is also relevant to those trying to influence EU decision-making from the private sector and those outside the EU by offering tools for extending influence to Brussels and advice on transforming reach into actual policy changes.

    Learn more here.

  • Tue
    29
    Jun
    2021

    Online Course: “Challenges Posed by the Technological Disruption, Data Protection and Artificial Intelligence”, June 29-30 (EIPA, Maastricht)

    Online Event

    Artificial intelligence has become the mainstream data-driven technologies during these last years due to its ability to drive transformation across multiple sectors. While artificial intelligence technologies’ potential benefits can be massive for growth and development, ‘there is no such thing as a technological silver bullet’.

    Over the last decades, the concept of data protection has been provoked by technological innovation, and with artificial intelligence technologies, it is no different.

    How can we responsibly develop artificial intelligence technologies?
    How can we ensure that collected personal data are used with positive benefits by artificial intelligence technologies?
    How can we make sure that we are not setting an undesirable precedent for the future?

    These are some of the questions we are going to tackle during this course.  With a particular focus on European policy-making and the European legal frameworks and proposals, we will pinpoint the challenges posed by these new technologies and find clear methods to address such challenges as a pre-condition to develop an ecosystem of trust.

    What will you learn?

    • Become familiar with the concepts of artificial intelligence, high-risk artificial intelligence, open data, use and re-use of data, data altruism, data protection impact assessment;
    • Develop knowledge of relevant EU instruments, including the General Data Protection Regulation, Open Data Directive, Data Governance Act (proposal), Regulation on a European Approach for Artificial Intelligence (proposal);
    • Discuss challenges and opportunities related to the deployment and use of artificial intelligence technologies;
    • Understand the frictions between data protection provisions and the use of artificial intelligence;
    • Gain insights on how artificial intelligence has been harnessed or is intended to be harnessed in the government processes and for public services;
    • Become familiar with the risks and threats when using artificial intelligence technologies;
    • Learn when and how to conduct a data protection impact assessment for the implementation of artificial intelligence technologies;
    • Benefit directly from the insights of artificial intelligence policymakers and experts and benefit from networking opportunities during the online breaks;
    • Develop your international professional network in the field of artificial intelligence and data protection.

    Course methodology/highlights and level

    This course is open also to participants with less advanced knowledge on artificial intelligence and governance of data. This course therefore includes:

    • detailed explanations of the key concepts, principles, roles and responsibilities of the artificial intelligence actors;
    • insights with practical examples based on thorough scientific research;
    • input and coaching on practical issues encountered by participants;
    • a highly interactive approach – the course structure will give you opportunities to ask questions and share experiences during the dedicated Q&A sessions and online breakout rooms.

    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.

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