Institut d'etudes Européennes
De l'Université libre de Bruxelles

News


Odysseus Network New Project OMNIA

Introducing the new OMNIA Project which aims to strengthen the community of experts in the area of European immigration and asylum law.

   

The Odysseus Academic Network – a network of European experts in the area of immigration and asylum law based in ULB – is launching its new OMNIA project (www.odysseus-network.eu/omnia-project-overview ) with the support of the European Commission through its Jean Monnet Activities.

The aim of the project is the improve the tools available to its target audience, which includes researchers, policy makers, practitioners, non-governmental organisations, and national, European and international institutions.


New Book Release: "How Germany unified and the EU enlarged"

How_Germany_unified_and_the_EU_enlarged_by_Tereza_Novotna.jpg

Negotiating the Accession through Transplantation and Adaptation

Based on original empirical research that includes 90 interviews with key leaders, this book compares and contrasts negotiations during the processes of German unification and Eastern enlargement of the EU, with particular attention to the Czech Republic. It develops two models of political integration and suggests that such integration can take place by means of a take-over (Transplantation), or by the joining entity adjusting to the norms and institutions of the accepting party (Adaptation). In addition to an exploration of these two different models and a detailed examination of the two cases, the book points to other historical examples of Transplantation and Adaptation and formulates lessons for where future research might travel, temporarily and geographically, in the cases of other political integrations. Providing new insights into German unification and European integration, this text is key reading for academics, advanced undergraduate and graduate students in EU Politics, as well as policy-makers and the wider public.


Job Vacancy: Academic Coordinator of the Executive Master in European Studies (MEUS)

The Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB) is an interdisciplinary graduate teaching and research institute in European studies located in Brussels, at the heart of Europe. Founded in 1964, this recognised Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence benefits from over 50 years of experience as well as a continuously developing global network of academic and non-academic partners.


THE INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES OF THE UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (ULB) IS PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE ITS NEW MASTER PROGRAMMES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016THE INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES OF THE UNIVERSITÉ LIBRE DE BRUXELLES (ULB) IS PLEASED TO A

LOGO IEE 2013 - Spotlight.jpg

By choosing to follow one of the education programmes offered by the Institute for European Studies, students enter a university situated in the heart of Europe, close to where most of the European institutions are and where related governmental actors and civil society representatives revolve. They thus benefit from the participation of EU officials, policy makers and practitioners in the Institute’s teaching, research and academic activities, including the numerous conferences it organizes. In addition to its teaching and research activities, the IEE has indeed constantly promoted the dialogue with EU institutions, and provided a forum for critical debate on the future of European integration.


New Book Release - “Euroscepticism, from the margins to the mainstream”

F1_medium.gif
Special Issue of the International Political Science Review – vol.36, n°3, June 2015
Guest Editors: Dr. Nathalie Brack (FNRS, Cevipol, Université libre de Bruxelles) and Dr. Nicholas Startin (University of Bath).

With the advent of the Eurozone crisis, Euroscepticism has become increasingly mainstreamed. This is discernible across Europe at the level of public opinion, among political parties and civil society groups, within the EU institutions themselves and in terms of changing and more challenging media discourses. Against the backdrop of the 2014 European elections and a potential referendum on UK membership of the EU, the purpose of this article is to introduce an evolving debate.

It begins with discussion of the ‘state of the art’ with regard to the study of Euroscepticism, before focusing on the significance of the latest European elections themselves. It then provides an overview of the various articles in the collection, explaining their relevance in helping to unravel the complexity and diversity of opposition towards ‘Europe’ and the extent to which Euroscepticism has become part of the mainstream with regard to European political debate.