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News, Research

IEE-ULB welcomes new visiting researcher Maurice Pascal Nzumbu lo Ambetima

During his stay, visiting researcher Maurice Pascal Nzumbu lo Ambetima will focus on the partnership between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and the Member States of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, on the other.

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News, Research

IEE-ULB welcomes new visiting researcher Jose Antonio Moreno

During his three-month research stay, visiting researcher Jose Antonio Moreno will focus on the political influence of a list of climate change contrarian European think tanks.

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Academic, Student life

IEE and College of Europe students debate the future of Europe

In this article, we tell you all about the meeting and debate on the future of Europe between students from the IEE-ULB and students from the College of Europe which took place on June 16, 2021.

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Research

The IEE welcomed 7 visiting researchers during the academic year 2020-2021

Each year, the IEE-ULB welcomes a select group of visiting researchers from around the world to deepen their expertise in European studies. In this article, we have a look at the researchers who completed a research stay during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Academic, Student life

Updated step-by-step guide to apply to one of our regular programmes

Need some help to complete your application to one of the Masters or Advanced Masters under the IEE label ? With this short guide, Interdisciplinary EU studies are a few steps away!

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Alumni, Projects

A group AlumnIEE will revitalise the network with a rotating co-presidency

A group of committed AlumnIEE will take over the alumni network for 18 months, starting in September. The effort will take the shape of three, 6-month rotating co-presidencies. They will design an engaging and beneficial programme for all IEE students and alumni.

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ideas conference
Academic, Conferences, Projects, Research

The IEE-ULB relaunches its biennial conference on Interdisciplinary European Advanced Studies (IDEAS)

The Institute for European Studies of the ULB relaunches its biennial conference under the new title: Interdisciplinary conference on European Advanced Studies (IDEAS). The online application system is now open until October 20, 2021.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, Research

Understanding Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU: A new angle to analyse EU integration

In the framework of the SovEU research project (Conflicts of Sovereignty in a European Union in Crisis) the notion of sovereignty and the relevance of sovereignty conflicts in explaining ongoing developments in EU integration were explored in the new book Understanding Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU, published by Routledge and as a special issue for the Journal of European Integration.

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News

The IEE-ULB is hiring a Project Management Assistant

The professional immersion convention can be signed for a maximum of 6 months. The deadline for submissions is August 15th, 2021.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The importance of the Istanbul Convention in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, violence against women has been found to have increased. Is the Istanbul Convention the solution to the violence against women in Europe? Now is the time to take stock.

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Academic, Conferences, Research

Shedding light on the increasing complexity of the EU-Africa relationship

IEE-ULB scientific collaborator Dr. Frank Mattheis presents the Jean Monnet Project ‘’ A reassessment of relations between the EU and African regionalisms (ARREAR) ‘’ in our QuestionTime series.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

From Semmelweis to Karikó : Hungarian physicians in the vortex of history

With reference to the Covid-19 context, this paper will examine the stories of Semmelweis, Szent-Györgyi and Karikó which highlight that great medical discoveries often emerge from a confrontation with the forces of conservativism. Scientists and practicioners of medicine find themselves in a fight against the odds of history more often than they would expect.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Conferences

Increasing EU competences in a health crisis situation : necessity or interference?

For the opening of the 'Apéros du droit' of the Centre de droit européen, a web conference on the difficulties encountered during the COVID-19 health crisis and the responses that the Union could provide was organised. The event was chaired by Dr. Louise Fromont (ULB) with the participation of honorary Pr. Marianne Dony (ULB), and Mr Olivier Louppe, lawyer at the Brussels Bar specializing in the field of health.

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free trade in an era of austerity
Academic, News, Publication

The contentious politics of free trade in an era of austerity

“Framing TTIP in the European Public Spheres” (Palgrave), authored by Álvaro Oleart and “Contesting Austerity and Free Trade in the EU” (Routledge), by Julia Rone were presented in a double book launch. 

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EUIA21
Academic, News, Research

Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA21) Conference will once again provide a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs. After a postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the seventh edition of this event will take place from 26 to 28 May 2021 and focus on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’. 

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Academic, News

IEE Council reelects its leadership trio for the 2021-2023 period

The Council of the Institute for European Studies, meeting on 11 May 2021, has re-elected for two years the leadership trio at the head of the IEE since 2019.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The covid-19 pandemic and human rights: the European Court of Human Rights as the last resort for judicial oversight?

The covid-19 pandemic has led national authorities around the world to take a series of measures to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures have had and continue to have serious consequences for the enjoyment of human rights. In this article, Ilaria Gambardella questions the role that the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights can play in this regard.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

European sovereignty, a French projection?

Is European sovereignty a predominantly French projection? Ramona Coman, Nathalie Brack and Amandine Crespy try to answer.

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EU careers
Academic, Conferences, News, Student life

Conference : EU Careers Challenges & Debates

Professor Nicolas Verschueren presented the IEE-ULB and its teaching offer at the ULB's Master's and PhDs Information Session on April 23, 2021.

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CETA 2
Academic, Conferences, Projects, Research

Transatlantic cooperation beyond CETA

A webconference was organised on March 29th, 2021 by the IEE-ULB, with the support of the the Embassy of Canada in Belgium and Luxembourg, to discuss transatlantic cooperation beyond CETA.

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Academic, Conferences, News, Student life

The IEE invites you to the ULB's online info session on Masters & PhDs

On Friday, April 23, 2021 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., the Université libre de Bruxelles invites you to an info session on Master's & PhDs (SIMA). Discover EU studies at the ULB!

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Teaching and Theorising European politics
Academic, News, Publication

Teaching and Theorising European politics in times of crisis

"Governance and Politics in the Post-Crisis European Union" (Cambridge University Press, 2020), edited by Ramona Coman, Amandine Crespy and Vivien A. Schmidt and "Theorising the Crises of the European Union" (Routledge, 2021), edited by Nathalie Brack and Seda Gürkan were presented in a double book launch.

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MyonJung Kim visiting researcher
News, Research

The IEE-ULB welcomes new visiting researcher MyonJung Kim

During his one-year research stay, visiting researcher MyonJung Kim brings a comparative perspective of Korea and other Asian countries as well as an analysis of Korea-Europe relations.

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ULB's online open house
Academic, News, Student life

The IEE invites you to the ULB's Online Open House

Join us at the ULB’s Online Open House on March 24, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and let’s find out together if European studies are made for you!

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

Biden, Macron, Merkel… Who will frame the future of Europe? The citizens' view

Prof. François Foret presents the preliminary findings of a research project exploring the cultural and normative foundations of the European multilevel governance provide some insights.

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Sapir
News

Prof. André Sapir joins the High-Level Advisory Group on post-COVID economic and social challenges

Former IEE-ULB President, Professor André Sapir joined the High-Level Advisory Group of academics convened by Commissioner Paolo Gentiloni to reflect on post-COVID economic and social challenges

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Conference on the Future of Europe
Cartes blanches

The EU’s role in the world should be at the center of the “Conference on the Future of Europe”

In this "carte blanche" Professor Mario Telò analyzes, in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe, the necessity to strongly and strategically link the needed internal reforms and an enhanced international role for the Union.

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Rule of law backsliding
Alumni, Cartes blanches, Publication, Research

Impunity over rights? When the execution of European Arrest Warrants requires a delicate balance

Lucas Pinelli analyses in this article the consequences that the rule of law backsliding in some Member States is having in judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

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Academic, News, Projects, Research, Student life

The IEE-ULB invites Professor Chris Bickerton for a series of online lectures

The holder of the Ganshof van der Meersch Chair 2022-2023, Prof. Chris Bickerton, from the University of Cambridge, will participate as guest lecturer in a series of conferences organised by the Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles, as part of the project “Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU”.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, News, Research

Jean-Louis Quermonne's essential contribution to the revival of political studies on European integration

Professor Mario Telò pays tribute to the memory of Professor Jean-Louis Quermonne, jurist and political scientist, and friend of the Institute of European Studies of the ULB.

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ULB resources
Student life

ULB resources to get through this period

The ULB has put together a series of resources to walk this path with you. Trying to find help can be overwhelming, so here are some shortcuts that can come in handy.

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EU–Turkey
Academic, Cartes blanches, Publication, Research

The EU–Turkey deal in the 2015 ‘refugee crisis’: when intergovernmentalism cast a shadow on the EU’s normative power

Why did the EU conclude the ‘EU–Turkey refugee deal’ in March 2016 in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis, despite the fact that the agreement deeply contradicts fundamental EU values and norms? Seda Gürkan Ramona Coman explain.

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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 February 5th 2021.

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research assistant
Academic, News, Projects, Research, Student life

Two research assistants join projects at the IEE

Guillaume THERON and Francisco DE ARAUJO VASQUEZ will conduct research for projects coordinated by Ramona Coman, Amandine Crespy and Nathalie Brack.

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News, Research, Student life

Best wishes for 2021!

Here’s to a year 2021 full of opportunities to hug, party and study the ???????? together again!

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

A year to reinvent ourselves

The 2019-2020 academic year will long be marked by the COVID-19 pandemic. But we also want to underline the solidarity and resilience our community has shown.

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Academic, News, Projects, Research

The IEE-ULB GEM book series arrives to its 20th edition with Routledge

The GEM book series was established by Professor Mario Teló and Frederik Ponjaert in 2013. Its’ central management is hosted at the Institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles (IEE-ULB). Published as a Routledge book series, it gathers original peer-reviewed publications on: "Globalisation, Europe, and Multilateralism"

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Academic, Cartes blanches

European rules on minimum wages: governance by data

By becoming legally binding, can data-based governance, the latest version of “governance by numbers”, square the circle of the legitimacy and efficiency of multi-level policy making?

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Academic, Articles, Research

CEVIPOL Working Papers publishes article by IEE International chair professor Antoine Vauchez

As the citizens of the European Union voted in 2019 for the 9th time to elect their Parliament, this article by Antoine Vauchez questions the "effects" of this vote on a polity, the European Union.

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Cartes blanches, News, Research

No Amalgamation: USA and EU Facing the Great Asia-Pacific Free Trade Agreement

The RCEP shows the choice of large Pacific economies for multilateralism, free trade, against protectionism and it divides the QUAD, the Indo-Pacific alliance wanted by Trump to isolate China, explains Professor Telò in this carte blanche.

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News, Projects

Recording of sex/gender in the civil registry and on identity documents

A recent report by The Equality Law Clinic analyzes non-binary methods of recording sex and / or gender in countries whose constitutional culture is sufficiently close to that of Belgium.

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gender inequality
Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The COVID-19 crisis and gender inequality

There is the pandemic that we all know about, crowding the headlines of our newspapers, taking peoples’ lives, spreading fear and skepticism, turning parents into teachers, separating grandparents from their grandchildren. Then, there is another pandemic, a shadow one that slows down the little progress made until now toward gender equality.   

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Cartes blanches, News

The European Union before the Biden challenge: what transatlantic New Deal?

In this carte blanche, Professor Mario Telò analyzes the impact of the victory of the Biden-Harris duo in transatlantic relations.

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

Budget and recovery plan for Europe : update on current negotiations

In this article, MEP Philippe Lamberts and IEE’s scientific collaborator François Denuit present the current state of the negotiations between the European parliament and the Council of the EU on the Union’s recovery plan and long term budget.

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Iuliana Mihai
Research

Iuliana Mihai begins her research stay at the IEE-ULB

Iuliana Mihai's doctoral research focuses on the cultural and labour market aspects of European migration.

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European Court of Justice in Luxembourg
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News

With CEU "expulsion" Hungary violated academic freedom enshrined in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union

In this carte blanche, Marianne Dony analyses the decision of the Commission v. Hungary (C ‑ 66/18) of 6 October 2020 on, among other things, academic freedom, affected by the closure of the Central European University in Hungary.

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European Green Deal
Alumni, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research, Student life

European Green Deal: Inducing Eco-Responsible Behaviours in the Post-Covid-19 Era

The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly disrupted EU projects, including the Green Deal. This paper explores strategic approaches to involve citizens in the green transition through engaging communication.

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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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