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Research

Léonard Colomba-Petteng begins his research stay at the IEE

Mr. Colomba-Petteng’s doctoral research focuses on the civil missions of the European Union in Mali and Niger.

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resilience
Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

What can resilience tell us about the post-Covid world? A research perspective

In this article, Anatolie Carbune reflects on how the post-Covid world might be better understood through the lens of the concept of resilience.

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Articles, Cartes blanches

The compromise of European recovery : an overestimated success

Gaspard Denis, chief of staff of Philippe Lamberts, MEP and co-President of the Verts / ALE group in the European Parliament and François Denuit, Doctor in political and social sciences, scientific collaborator attached to the IEE and CEVIPOL (ULB), analyse in this carte blanche the European recovery plan.

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Rule of law conditionality
Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Research

Rule of law conditionality in the framework of the MMF 2021-2027 and Next Generation EU

Professor Ramona Coman analyses the German Presidency’s compromise text regarding the regulation on the protection of the Union budget and in particular the position on the rule of law conditionality.

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Graduation at the Grande-Place
Academic, Alumni, News, Student life

A unique graduation ceremony at Brussel's Grande-Place

After a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, the 127 graduates of the Master in European Studies, the Specialised Master in European Law, the Specialised Master in EU Interdisciplinary Studies and the Executive Master in EU Studies (MEUS ) celebrated their graduation ceremony at the Grande-Place, in Brussels.

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Post-Crisis European Union
Academic, News, Reading lists, Research

Governance and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union

The European Union of today cannot be studied as it once was. This original new textbook provides a much-needed update on how the EU's policies and institutions have changed in light of the multiple crises and transformations since 2010.

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EU’s response to the corona crisis
Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Research

The EU’s response to the corona crisis ensures the autonomy of member states

The current corona crisis might not be that big of a leap in European integration as many expect, says IEE visiting researcher Lucas Schramm.

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Academic, News, Research

Prof. Antoine Vauchez to join the IEE-ULB in October as ULB International Chair

This academic year 2020-2021, the Institute for European Studies at the ULB welcomes Professor Antoine Vauchez in the framework of the ULB International Chair.

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welcome ceremony
Academic, News, Student life

A warm welcome to the Institute for European Studies

On September 11, we held a welcome ceremony for the 58th generation of IEE students. The IEE authorities and staff shared their best wishes to all our new students.

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visiting researcher James McKendry
News, Research

James McKendry joins the IEE as visiting researcher

Visiting researcher James McKendry’s Phd focuses on disaggregating European (dis)integration through a comparative analysis of the Eurozone and Schengen crises.

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visiting researcher Lucas Schramm
Academic, Research

IEE-ULB welcomes visiting researcher Lucas Schramm

Each academic year, the Institute for European Studies of the ULB hosts a select group of visiting researchers who work around our 4 research themes. Lucas Schramm’s doctoral research focuses on political-institutional crises in the history of the European integration process.

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EURACTIV
Academic, News

The IEE-ULB concludes a strategic partnership with EURACTIV

Given the need for faster change shown during the health crisis, building on an existing cooperation, L'Institut d'études européennes de l'Université libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB) and EURACTIV will develop a hybrid (online and on-site) Executive Master in European Union Studies in Brussels (MEUS).

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visiting researcher
Academic, Research

IEE welcomes a new visiting researcher

Each academic year, the Institute for European Studies of the ULB hosts a select group of visiting researchers who work around our 4 research themes. They come to Brussels from universities around the world to deepen their research and expertise in European studies. During their stay, they are supervised by one – sometimes two – of the IEE-affiliated professors.

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summer school covid-19
Academic, Conferences, News

Summer School - The capacity of regional and international organisations to react to the Covid-19 pandemic

The Institute for European Studies and the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences organise a summer school to discuss how the European Union and other international bodies have addressed the transnational problems arising from the Covid-19 pandemic. Registration is free.

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study European affairs in Brussels
Academic, News

IEE-ULB relaunches Executive Education programmes with a hybrid twist

The Institute for European Studies of the ULB will relaunch its Executive Education programmes this Autumn, adapting its teaching formats to best suit international participants and mobility restrictions.

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eu external action on democracy Supranational Governance
Academic, News, Projects, Research

Four peer-reviewed books to crown GEM-STONES research project

The first of the four books, published in July 2020, “Supranational Governance at Stake. The EU’S External Competences Caught between Complexity and Fragmentation” was edited by Mario Telò and Anne Weyembergh.

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Academic, Conferences, Projects

Webconference | Évaluer le CETA : acquis, problèmes et contexte international

A recent webconference between Canadian and European academics was an opportunity to assess the free trade agreement between the EU and Canada.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, Research

European Union and Covid-19 : chronicle of an announced polycrisis

Carte blanche signed by Cecilia Rizcallah, Emmanuelle Bribosia, Isabelle Rorive and Louise Fromont.

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Cartes blanches, News

The Court of Justice extends the protection against discrimination in the workplace

The Court of Justice extends the protection against discrimination in the workplace, Anissa Djelassi et Romain Mertens comment on the decision N.H. c. Associazione Avvocatura per i diritti LGBTI - Rete Lenford (GC) of April 23, 2020.

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moral power
Academic, News, Research

'Moral Power' of the European Union in the South Caucasus

The book by IEE-ULB scientific collaborator Syuzanna Vasilyan makes a contribution to studies on the South Caucasus region, builds on theoretically innovative, critical and practice-driven research and presents a synergistic account of the EU, its external policy and the South Caucasus.

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impact of COVID-19
Multimedia, Projects, Research

OpenEUDebate network launches podcast series to analyse the impact of COVID-19

The COVID19 has disrupted the world, and with it, the discussion on the future of Europe. The OpenEUDebate Jean Monnet network, of which the IEE-ULB is a member, started a series of podcasts analysing how citizens and academics can contribute to the debate.

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sustainable financial
Articles, Cartes blanches, Conferences, Research

When it comes to making finance truly sustainable, the devil is in the details

Sustainable finance is an emerging policy issue. Therefore, the design of “technical instruments” like indicators and definitions that provide the background for policies matters greatly. However, believes about what sustainable finance is and should do as well as interests are reflected in these seemingly technical instruments. Thus, it is important to unpack these instruments, so that the debate can be brought to a political level.

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interparliamentary cooperation
Articles, Cartes blanches, Projects

Strengthening the rule of law in the EU: what role for the interparliamentary cooperation?

This policy brief tries to shed light on an unexplored facet of the debate on how to better protect and promote the rule of law: the role of the European parliamentary system, composed by the European Parliament (EP) and National Parliaments (NPs).

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online info session
Academic, Conferences, News, Student life

Join us for an online info session on Master's & PhDs

Join us on May 20th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. for an online session on Master's and Phds organised by the Université libre de Bruxelles and learn more about our programmes in EU studies!

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regional organisations african union
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The Covid-19 crisis and regional organisations: more money, more problems?

In this article published by The Conversation, Frank Mattheis reflects on the Covid-19 & regional organisations such as the African Union.

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full-time research and teaching assistant
Academic, News

Law faculty is hiring a full-time research and teaching assistant in EU Law

A full-time research and teaching assistant post is available at the ULB's Faculty of Law and Criminology, specifically in the area of EU Law.

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crisis communication
Conferences, News

Workshop and Brainstorm: Communicating in a Crisis

This article is a result of the brainstorming session and workshop on crisis communication organised by the Institute for European Studies last April 27th. Participants included scholars, EU practitioners and ULB students and alumni.

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Online Open House
Academic, News

The IEE will present its programmes during an Online Open House

Due to current measures to fight COVID-19, the ULB is adapting to the situation and is offering a Online Open House on May 6, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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human rights in the covid-19 pandemic
Academic, News

Human mobility and human rights in the COVID-19 pandemic

The New School’s Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and Cornell Law School’s Migration and Human Rights Program, are jointly releasing a 14-point series of principles to protect migrants, refugees and other displaced populations, as the world confronts the challenges presented by the Covid-19 pandemic. Nearly 800 international experts have endorsed the document, including IEE Vice-president Emmanuelle Bribosia and Professor Philippe De Bruycker.

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research themes
Academic, News, Projects, Research

Book Presentation: Les solidarités européennes : entre enjeux, tensions et reconfigurations

Since 2016, the IEE-ULB has lead a "Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence" project supported by the European Erasmus+ programme. During the three years of this project, our researchers have put the notion of solidarity at the heart of their work. One of the results was the publication of a book entitled "Les solidarités européennes : entre enjeux, tensions et reconfigurations."

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Cartes blanches, News

Coronavirus: without a renewed European patriotism, the decline of the Union will be inevitable

Leading European academics demand an urgent and dynamic engagement between the 9 states recommending the "coronabonds" and the German/Netherlands front. Originally published in the newspapler Le Soir.

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media information and communication
Academic, News

Navigating EU Media, Information and Communication in times of crisis

Making sense of EU information, communicating the EU effectively and navigating its media landscape can become hazy. It is essential for communication professionals in EU affairs to make sense of the constant noise and get to know how to have their voice heard.

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News

Coronavirus : guidelines and situation at the IEE

[Updated on April 4] In view of the measures announced at the press conference at the end of the National Security Council and following the recommendations of the ULB, we inform you that the IEE remains active, but with modalities adapted to the situation. All guidelines here.

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coronavirus
Conferences, News, Student life

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Information and safety measures at the ULB

Due to the spread of coronavirus, the University’s authorities have established a committee tasked with monitoring the situation closely and keeping you informed through this web page. Here you will find recommendations issued by Belgium’s Federal Public Services in charge of Health and Foreign Affairs, which ULB follows and suggests you follow.

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women representation
Alumni, Articles, Cartes blanches, News

We Need More Women in the European Parliament: Why Representation Matters

No later than in February 2020, Helena Dalli—the newly appointed Commissioner for Equality—presented the Union’s new Gender equality strategy for the next 6 years. The European Union is trying to become a global leader in gender equality. But shouldn’t its institutions look inward, into their own functioning and at women's representation to ensure the implementation of egalitarian policies?

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

The EU: a guardian of the right to leisure for children with disabilities?

In this article, Anissa presents a state of play on the actions taken by the EU in order to help the access to leisure to disabled children.

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Anonymous people of migration
Articles, Cartes blanches, Conferences, News, Projects, Research

The Anonymous People of Migration

The project Anonimii Migratiei explores migration from a novel angle, by documenting the stories of the elderly and the remaining children in the targeted localities.

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interdisciplinary eu studies
Academic, Research

Job Vacancy - Call for application for one post-doc position

This is a call for application for one full-time post-doctoral position to work at the Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in the framework of a research project dealing with “The politicisation of fiscal discipline and the oversight of national budgets in the European Union”.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News

Brexit and its prophet

Professor Mario Telò analyzes David Frost’s conference at the ULB and highlights the ensuing concerns over the post-Brexit area.

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EU UK relationship
Conferences, News

Frost lays out ambitions for EU-UK future relationship

Invited by the Institute for European Studies and the UK Mission to the EU, the Université libre de Bruxelles welcomed, last February 17th, David Frost CMG, UK Prime Minister’s Europe Adviser and Chief Negotiator, for a lecture about the future relationship between his country and the EU.

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Maastricht Treaty, 1992
Articles, News, Reading lists

Maastricht Treaty : 28 years of increased intergovernmentalism

On February 7, 1992, 28 years ago today, the Union's heads of state and governments ratified the Maastricht Treaty. Conceived as an act of refounding the project of European integration, this Treaty has led to an increased use of intergovernmentalism in European decision-making. Find our reading recommendations from IEE researchers on this subject.

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Articles, News

The IEE-ULB is hiring a project management assistant

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

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Conferences, News, Research

Focus on Japan: a Week of Events around a Strategic EU Partner

Join the Institute for European Studies of the ULB and its partners into a Japan Cycle week in the second week of March to discuss, debate and exchange on the EU-Japan relations in various areas.

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Articles, Multimedia, News

Mayday! Watch your clocks, it’s Brexit day

Since 2016, Brexit has been on every lip around Brussels and Europe. The subject of many debates across the continent has unfolded – slowly, excruciating – under our eyes over the past three years. Our professors, researchers and students have analysed the Brexit’s saga in different episodes, that we share with you today.

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European Court of Justice in Luxembourg
Academic, Articles, News

The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice

As challenges to the rule of law within EU Member States continue to arise, high-profile cases of international pursuit of politicians and businessmen fill our screens and instability in the region leads to intensified debates around migration flows. The Area of Freedom, Security and Justice is more than ever put to the test, and understanding the stakes is crucial for professionals in the EU context.

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The Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France
Articles, Cartes blanches, News

The Venice Commission turns 30: Celebrating its crucial role in the promotion of rule of law standards

What is the role of the European Commission for Democracy through Law – better known as the Venice Commission – in the rule of law controversies? And which is its impact? These are highly topical issues, especially if we consider the recent events in Hungary and Poland and their backsliding into authoritarian regimes.

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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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