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rule of law conditionality
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Projects, Student life

Rule of law as integral part of the next MFF: to what extent and why?

The impact of a potential rule of law conditionality in the management of EU funds is at the center of this piece by Maria Schinina, official representative of the Italian Chamber of deputies to the European Parliament and participant in the IEE's MEUS.

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Benedek Jávor giving a lecture at the IEE
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Conferences, News, Projects, Student life

Benedek Jávor says the Hungarian case shows the EU's shortcomings

Amelie Tagu, student in European Studies, dialogues with Benedek Jávor, former Member of the European Parliament, on the Rule of Law in Hungary and what it tells us about the situation within the European Union.

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rule of law in the European Union
Alumni, Cartes blanches, News

Protecting the rule of law in the European Union: The Court of Justice to the rescue

A commentary on the judgment Commission v. Poland II judgment of 5 November 2019 (C-192/18), regarding the rule of law in the European Union, by Ludovic Badet, IEE alumnus in European Law.

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academic year
Academic, Alumni, Conferences, News, Projects, Research, Student life

An academic year devoted to Europe of knowledge

The 2018-2019 academic year allowed the IEE-ULB to develop initiatives around its three missions: research, teaching and public debate. Here is a glimpse of this productive year during which we looked at European issues such as the rule of law, the European elections and Brexit.

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jan zielonka
Academic, Multimedia, News, Student life

Professor Jan Zielonka challenges academia to lead the discussion on EU governance

Thirty years after the celebration of the collapse of the Berlin wall, are we feeling hangover? At the opening of the academic year, Oxford Professor Jan Zielonka questioned the legacy of 1989 and the role of academia on European studies.

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Alumni, Articles, News

The IEE Mentoring Thursdays: a unique place to promote exchanges between students and alumni

Fostering the exchange and sharing of ideas and resources between students and graduates of the IEE-ULB is the aim of the Thursdays Mentoring IEE. The sessions opened this year on Thursday, November 7th with a sharing session on the mentors' journey. Our participants testify of their experience.

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rule of law debate
Academic, Cartes blanches, News

The rule of law debate on the EU agenda. A look inside the Council

As the General Affairs Council sets to meet on December 10, with a focus on Article 7 procedures, Prof. Ramona Coman looks at the rule of law debate in the EU agenda.

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Marianne Dony liber amicorum
Academic, Research

A book to honour Marianne Dony's exceptional career

This volume published in honour of Professor Marianne Dony deals with the main subjects of European law that she has studied throughout her career. Like a kaleidoscope reflecting an infinite number of images, the diversity of the subjects covered reflects not only the versatility of Marianne Dony's expertise, but also the essential place of European law in the lives of European citizens

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Georges Dassis
Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Student life

Georges Dassis: "The future should not be worse, but better"

Georges Dassis, former President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) interviewed by two of our students, confides about European solidarities, Brexit and the unfinished social dimension of Europe.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News

For a well-balanced outcome 30 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall

1989-2019, for a well-balanced outcome : from the people’s desire for freedom in 1989 to the political union of the EU? Mario Telò's, President Emeritus of the IEE-ULB, answers our 'Question Time'.

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Policy recommendations on European solidarity
Academic, Conferences, News, Research

Policy recommendations to enhance European solidarity

Solidarity has been at the centre of research and teaching activities of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB for the past three years. As our a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence project, supported by the European Erasmus+ programme, comes to an end, we asked academics to issue policy recommendations on the different aspects of European solidarity at the heart of their work.

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EU in the World
Academic, News

EU in the World: Tools to Understand the EU’s Place as a Global Leader

A European Green Deal, the future of the Cotonou Agreement, the tensions around accession talks of the Balkans to the European Union are all hot topics on the European political agenda. At the IEE-ULB we know that, as a professional, it is important for you to stay up-to-date with EU policy developments and to deepen your knowledge these key topics. The module “EU in the world” of our Executive Programme in European Studies (MEUS) might be for you.

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Alumni, Cartes blanches, Research

How Does the EU Communicate in Times of Contestation?

Communicating to legitimize the EU has been an evolutive process for the European Commission. Communication cannot, however, replace policymaking. If the persisting top-down approach that defines priorities, validates them through dialogue and informs the marketing of the EU as a brand does not evolve towards a bottom-up approach where citizens speak up and are capital in defining policy-making priorities, the communication efforts will end-up falling short and will not function as a bridge to approach citizens to the EU institutions.

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

The Turkish-Kurdish crisis: an essential test for the EU's CFSP?

The Turkish-Kurdish crisis: an essential test for the European Union's Common Foreign Security Policy? Mario Telò's, President Emeritus of the IEE-ULB, proposes an analysis of the crisis.

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Brexit cartoons
Academic, Cartes blanches

Brexit LOL : an analysis of the cartoons in the British press

Among the many reactions to Brexit in public discourse and the media, cartoons are both a way of laughing at this political event and a revealing representation of the paradox inherent to Brexit. We can find in them an interpretation of the event itself, the actors considered as the most important as well as their roles, but also the importance of the different political dimensions in the Brexit negociations. The drawings that we have chosen to analyse are the cartoons published in the British media between 2016 and 2018 that explicitly comment on Brexit. 

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Jo Cox class of 2018-2019
Academic, Alumni, Student life

The Institute graduates its "Jo Cox" class of 2018-2019

Relive with us the graduation ceremony of the "Jo Cox" class of 2018-2019 of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB.

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Challenges of the EU
Academic, News

Concrete Results and Good Communication : the Challenges of the EU

The challenges of the EU and the recent nominations for the European institution's top jobs are analysed in our "Question Time" with professor Mario Telò.

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humanitarian assistance to migrants
News, Research

Blocked at Sea: the Stakes of Acting Solidarily in the EU

The IEE-ULB introduces its new "Question time" series, a short interview with our researchers and academics about a subject making headlines. Humanitarian assistance to migrants has become one of the great challenges of the EU. Can the Union safeguard solidarity or is it a task for Member States? Chloé Brière responds.

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News

Solidarity in the Context of Migration: an Unachievable Objective?

The European Union in European Affairs conference (#EUEA2019) recently hosted a panel on “Solidarity in the Context of Migration: an Unachievable Objective?” Here's a summary of the discussions.

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Student life

The ULB's SPECQUE team debated the Iranian nuclear programme

From July 27th to 4th the 22th edition of the world largest French-speaking simulation of the European Parliament (SPECQUE) welcomed, among others, students from the ULB. They now share their experience debating the Iranian nuclear programme.

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competition law
Conferences, News

Registrations are open for the “Mardis du droit” cycle on competition law

This conference cycle proposes seminars that scrutinise various aspects of European Commission policy in the field of competition law, led by high quality professionals from the European institutions and the most important law firms specialised in this area.

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#EUIA20
Academic, Conferences, Research

Call for papers: The European Union in International Affairs

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (#EUIA20) conference invites paper abstracts and panel proposals for its 7th edition, focusing on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’.

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project management assistant
News

The IEE-ULB is hiring a project management assistant (closed)

The professional immersion convention can be signed for a maximum amount of time of 6 months. The deadline for submission is August 30th.

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full-time doctoral position
Academic, Research

VACANCY | One full-time doctoral position at the IEE-ULB (closed)

JOB VACANCY - Call for applications. One full-time doctoral position 2019-2023, Mini ARC doctoral scholarship Conditionality and the Rule of Law in the EU polity.

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ULB delegation
Projects, Student life

An ULB delegation will participate at the Specque

This year, an ULB delegation will participate in the 22nd edition of the Specque will take place in France, in Toulouse and Bordeaux. Four students from our Institute included!

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Matching politics with policy
Academic, Projects, Research

Matching politics with policy

What can academia do to bridge the gap between citizens of the EU and the EU itself? Tackling this issue is one of the objectives of OpenEUDebate, a Jean Monnet Network where IEE-ULB participates as a member.

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class of 2019
Academic, Alumni, Student life

Save the date! On September 18, IEE-ULB graduates its class of 2019!

The IEE-ULB authorities have the pleasure to invite you to the 2018-2019 graduation ceremony, on September 18th, at 6:00 p.m., Salle Dupréel.

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European Solidarity
Academic, News, Research

Is there a chance for European solidarity?

Last June 6, the prospects for European solidarity mechanisms in the aftermath of the 2019 elections were at the centre of a debate between policy makers, academics and civil society representatives at the IEE-ULB

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newly elected authorities
Academic, Research

IEE-ULB elects new authorities

The Academic Council of the ULB's Institute of European Studies met last Tuesday to elect its new authorities for the period 2019-2021, with Professor Ramona Coman as the new President. Professors Emmanuelle Bribosia and Nicolas Verschueren complete the directorial trio.

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2019 european elections
Articles, Cartes blanches

The EP after the 2019 European elections: a vector for change?

Andrew Bradley sheds light on the outcome of the 2019 European elections and the role of the new European Parliament.

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the European Elections
Cartes blanches, News

The European Elections : the Risk of "Muddling Through"

Mario Telo analyses the results of the European elections, highlighting the different challenges for the future of the EU and the impact of the Europhobes on the ballot.

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Spitzenkandidaten debates
Multimedia, News, Projects, Student life

ULB partners with Euronews for a series of Spitzenkandidaten debates

As European elections approach, the Université libre de Bruxelles, in an initiative of its Institute for European Studies, partnered with Euronews to give students, alumni, academics and staff the opportunity to participate in live interviews with the Spitzenkandidaten.

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young voters
Conferences, Projects, Student life

Young Voters Took Over the Hemicycle

On May 9th, the Day of Europe, dozens of young people between the ages of 18 and 26 confronted candidates to the European elections.

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full-time doctoral position
News

Vacancy for a Full-Time Research logistic collaborator at the IEE-ULB (closed)

The IEE-ULB is searching for a full-time Research logistic collaborator, responsible for the implementation of interdisciplinary research projects.

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Conferences

The EU After the Brexit Referendum: Between Sadness and Unity

During the « Grand débat de l’ULB », three experts discussed the future of relationships between the EU and the UK, three years after the Brexit referendum.

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Conferences, News, Research, Student life

President of the Brussels parliament opens our debates on the EU elections

The Brussels Parliament, the ULB, and the VUB collaborate to create a space for open debate a few weeks before the upcoming EU elections.

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Brexit and the EU Area of Criminal Justice
Academic, Conferences, News, Projects

Brexit and the EU Area of Criminal Justice: reshuffling the cards?

On April 25th and 26th 2019, the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) held a conference about the future of the European penal area in the context of Brexit.

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Conferences

From Tampere 20 to Tampere 2.0

The conference will take place in Helsinki on 24/25 October 2019 and be jointly organised by the EMN-Finland, the European Policy Centre (EPC) and the Odysseus Academic Network.

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Brexit and the EU Area of Criminal Justice
Academic, Conferences, News, Research

Brexit and a New Future for Justice

On April 25th and 26th, the European Criminal Law Academic Network (ECLAN) will host a conference on “Brexit and the EU Area of Criminal Justice,” relating to the Université Libre of Bruxelles’ thematic year Europe of Knowledge.

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Discussing the future of Europe
Academic, Cartes blanches, Conferences

Discussing the future of Europe differently

Luis Bouza García, member of the OpenEUdebate Jean Monnet network, explains the important task of discussing the future of Europe in a new, different way.

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visions of europe
Academic, News, Projects, Research, Student life

Share your visions of Europe

Given the current state of the integration process and the challenges ahead, discussing the visions of our common future in Europe is more necessary than ever. We invite you to participate this March 20 on an Open EU Debate forum and share your views.

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Cartes blanches, News

Alstom-Siemens : "The question is what kind of champion will satisfy European interests and not only those of France and Germany"

Jurist Nicolas Joncheray refutes the critics of France's miniter of Economy, Bruno Le Maire, agains the European Commission's decision in an article published by French newspaper Le Monde.

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alumni
Alumni, Student life

Our alumni : pride and pillar of the IEE

A group of graduates from the IEE has returned to the classrooms to share their insights with our current students as part of our mentoring programme. Their testimony sheds light on the bonds that were created during their years at the house at 39 Avenue Franklin Roosevelt.

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Social Union
Cartes blanches

A Timely Call for a Social Union

A Social Union cannot just mean more EU level legislation, as it cannot purely be built through more policy coordination or through budgetary instruments either. All three arms of governance have to play a role and in due coordination. László Andor writes.

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European values
Academic, Conferences, News, Projects, Research

"The European Elections should be about values," says MEP Sargentini

For the formal opening of its academic year, the Institute for European Studies (ULB) had the privilege to welcome Judith Sargentini, Dutch Member of the European Parliament, who gave a lecture "Rule of Law in European Member States: a shared responsibility?"

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News

The IEE-ULB is hiring (closed)

The Institute for European Studies is hiring 2, full-time project managers for a professional immersion contract for 6 months.

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Academic, News

The State and the Future of the EU on the Eve of the European Elections of 2019

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Institute for European Studies has actively pursued its missions: teaching, research and public debate. Here's an assessment of this fruitful academic year.

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

Brexit, the European dead end?

After the official activation of article 50, on March 29th, 2017, the European Union and the United Kingdom had two years to negocitate a deal. Here we are in november and the draft agreement of 585 pages has just been released, with the issues around the Irish border not completely solved

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mentoring program
Academic, Alumni, Student life

A space for sharing: IEE-ULB launches its mentoring program

At the first meeting of the “Mentoring Thursdays” hosted by the IEE-ULB, students and graduates from different generations and programs shared hopes and experiences, fears and lessons learned. A study into the career paths and geographic mobility of our alumni was presented by IEE-ULB Director, Ramona Coman.

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european integration
Academic, Conferences

A comprehensive view on the state and the future of the EU

Making Europe more understandable for the ULB community and beyond is one of the main goals of the series of conferences on the state and the future of the European Union. Learn more about this project that started in 2017.

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