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The IEE Blog

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project management assistant
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 August 30th.

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full-time doctoral position
Academic, Research

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

JOB VACANCY - Call for applications. One full-time doctoral position2019-2023, 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

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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Barbara Delcourt
Academic, News

Missing Barbara Delcourt

The Institute for European Studies of the ULB pays tribute to professor Barbara Delcourt after a year of her passing. An article by professor Mario Telò.

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Europe of knowledge
Academic, Projects, Research

A year dedicated to “Europe of knowledge”

By dedicating its academic year to "Europe of knowledge," the ULB wants to put forward the space for cooperation and knowledge creation in Europe, and dig into the challenges that reasearchers will face in the EU of tomorrow.

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Academic, Alumni

Eliane Vogel-Polsky : a genuine mother of social Europe

Eliane Vogel-Polsky (1926-2015) is a striking personality in the history of European construction. Genuine mother of social Europe, she embodies the struggle for women's emancipation, for equality and parity between men and women after World War II.

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european asylum and migration policy
Academic, News, Research

The ULB will participate in an international research consortium on European asylum and migration policies and practices

The Institute of European Studies (IEE) and Centre for Research in International Politics (REPI) of the ULB will participate in the international consortium Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (ADMIGOV), led by the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This project has received a subsidy of €3 million under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission, for a duration of 4 years.

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Jean Monnet
Academic, News, Projects, Research

The Institute for European Studies of the ULB awarded two Jean Monnet projects

Academics and researchers affiliated to the IEE-ULB were awarded two Jean Monnet project, including an individual module on the Rule of Law to be coordinated by the IEE’s Director, professor Ramona Coman, and a consortium bringing together the ULB, the VUB, the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and Agenda Pública

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Academic, News

Post-doctoral position and call for papers

We're happy to announce two opportunities for researchers in the field of European studies: a post-doctoral full time position to research "Conflicts of sovereignty in a European Union in Crisis" and a call for papers for the 8th ECLAN PhD Seminar on European Criminal Justice.

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EU-Turkey relations
Cartes blanches, News

Not too close but not too far away: The EU’s relations with the new Turkey

As a result of the June elections, there are three constraining factors that might further distance Turkey from the EU. Political scientist and IEE-ULB affiliated researcher Seda Gürkan analyses them in this article.

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interdisciplinary eu studies
Academic, Student life

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

A short guide to complete your application to one of the Masters or Specialized Masters under the IEE label. Interdisciplinary EU studies are a few steps away.

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IEE graduation
Academic

Save the date ! On September 17 IEE-ULB graduates its class of 2018

The IEE-ULB President and Director have the pleasure to invite you to the 2017-2018 graduation ceremony, on September 17th, at 6:00 p.m., Salle Dupréel.

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students with disabilities
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches

Towards equal access to education for students with disabilities

What must a University do to progress towards inclusion of students with disabilities? This blogpost comments a recent judgment of the European Court of Human Rights on the issue (Enver Şahin v Turkey) and developments in Belgium and in our University.

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students of the iee
Student life

Celebrating a year of hard work

SAIES is in charge of weaving links between the students of the IEE, but aims also at weaving link between the Brussels youth that is passionate about European issues. The Ball allowed students who studied and collaborated during the school year to be together outside of a meeting, a conference, a visit or a classroom.

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Italian politics
Articles, Cartes blanches

The new course of Italian Politics: time to experiment

A new government led by the League and the Five Stars Movement represents a novelty and an element of unpredictability for Italy and Europe. Political scientist Luca Tomini underlines a problem the EU might soon be confronted with: a new challenge to liberal democracy, that subscribes to a global and European trend.

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Academic, Articles, News, Research

Armenia and Belarus: Caught between the EU and Russia?

Syuzanna Vasilyan, IEE-ULB affiliated researcher co-authors a recently published paper on Armenia and Belarus' relationship with the EU and Russia with Alena Viera, Professor of Political Science and International Relations at the Universidade do Minho, Portugal. Here are some of their findings.

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European Criminal Law
Academic, News

Registrations are open for summer school on European criminal law

“The European Area of Criminal Justice” Summer School arrives to its 15th Edition and registration is still possible. The Summer School is carried out by the Institute for European Studies (ULB) in partnership with ECLAN (European Criminal Law Academic Network), in the field of European Criminal Law.

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EUIA18
Academic, Conferences, News

EUIA18 conference will award a prize to the best paper

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) Conference provides a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs. A selection of the EUIA18 best papers will be published in a themed section of the Journal of European Integration (JEI).

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Internship
Alumni, News

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : a door-opening internship ?

Yuliana Lefèvre is a graduate from the Master in European Studies with the IEE-ULB label. She works as an intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Office in Bangkok. Her adventure started in the IEE-ULB classrooms.

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European Parliament
Academic, News

The European Parliament : a diluted democracy

Since its inception, the EU has modified in numerous occasions its modes of governance in order to better respond to its challenges. This is particularly the case for the European Parliament. Nathalie Brack and Olivier Costa have analysed the reforms between 1979 and 2017.

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open house
Academic, News

Open house: Information Session on Masters at the IEE-ULB on April 20

Admissions are open for the 2018-2019 academic year for EU citizens! The Institute for European Studies of the ULB invites you to discover its Masters and Specialized Masters during our open house and Information Session on April 20th, 2018.

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Resilience Crises
Multimedia, News, Projects

Resilience: how EU institutions reacted to the crises

Resilience, a documentary by Horizon 2020 project ENLIGHTEN, explores how European institutions and member states reacted to the crises, and the responses provided.

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Cyberspace
Articles, Cartes blanches

The need for a transatlantic agenda for cyberspace

The speed in which cyberspace evolves as well as the versatility of cyber-attacks leaves many governments and economic actors defenceless when it comes to facing one of the most serious challenges of the beginning of the 21st century. 

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Brexit Historical Dimension
News

The Historical Dimension of Brexit, as seen by Kiran Patel

The recent history of Brexit and other potential exits from the European Union demonstrate the need to overcome the linear lecture of a European integration history.

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Cartes blanches, News

Carte blanche of Christophe Leclercq : "A Media Sector fit for Digital Europe"

Christophe Leclercq is the founder of EurActiv.com, a policy media publishing in 12 languages across 12 countries. He also leads Foundation EurActiv and its ‘Media4EU’ project, in cooperation with ULB. Mr. Leclercq is also teaching a course at ULB /IEE in the academic year 2016/17, together with Prof. Ramona Coman in the framework of the Executive Master in EU Studies.

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