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Academic, News, Projects, Research

Call for Applications: 16 MSCA Doctoral Fellowships - GEM-DIAMOND

Coordinated by the Institut d’études européennes (IEE) the project sets out to assess the EU’s capacity to act given the challenges facing Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative MOdels, and mounting Normative Dissensus (DIAMOND).

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Just Transition
Academic, Conferences, News, Projects, Research

Policy Measures for a Just Transition: Ideas for Designing a Structural Transformation to Reduce Inequalities

This policy panel, co-organised last May 12, 2022 with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in the context of the Interdisciplinary conference on European Advanced Studies (IDEAS), looked at climate policies that help reduce inequalities across multiple levels of governance and integrate perspectives from policymakers, academics and civil society.

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IEE alumni
Alumni, News

Debate and networking evening with ambassadors and IEE alumni Iulia Matei and Petar Markovic

On 28 April, our alumni hosted a debate on current events with Ambassadors Iulia Matei, Romania’s EU Permanent Representative, and Petar Markovic, Head of Mission of Montenegro to the EU, both graduates from the Institute.

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antidiscrimination law
Academic, Projects

Combating horizontal and vertical inequalities in the EU: Keynote by Prof. Olivier De Schutter

Last May 11, 2022, UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights and UCLouvain Professor Olivier de Schutter inaugurated the IDEAS Conference on (Dis)Integration from an (in)equality perspective with the keynote "Combating horizontal and vertical inequalities in the EU: the role of non-discrimination in a market integration perspective".

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Academic, News, Projects

JOB VACANCY - 2 full-time doctoral positions in contemporary history & political science

The ULB is calling for applications for two full-time doctoral positions in the framework of a joint research action (Action de recherché concertée – ARC) around the thematic "Social rights in the European Union (1960-2020): from market to social citizenship and back".

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Cartes blanches

The Ride, an op-ed by László Andor

This article is about the ride that never happened, despite reportedly being offered to President Volodymyr Zelensky by American officials, at the moment of Russia launching the aggression against Ukraine from North, East and South.

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sovereignty
Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

Macron's European ambition: when sovereignty rhymes with security

Conflicts of sovereignty, the aporia of European sovereignty, invariants of the French vision: discover the analysis of the rotating French presidency of the Council deciphered by professor and researcher Amandine Crespy in this new carte blanche.

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GEM-DIAMOND
News, Projects, Research

Doctoral network GEM-DIAMOND to be funded by the European Commission

The GEM-DIAMOND doctoral network is part of a multiannual international research effort on Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism (GEM) and will assess the EU’s capacity to act given the challenges facing Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative MOdels and mounting Normative Dissensus (DIAMOND).

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Defence and security
Cartes blanches, Publication, Student life

The lack of unity in the EU’s defence and security policies: Europe at a crossroads?

Discover the latest articles published by Eyes on Europe, the student magazine of the IEE-ULB! On the programme: Analysis of the defence relations within the Union in this period of war.

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Cartes blanches, Research

The war in Ukraine, a story of wasted opportunities

This opinion piece was presented by Prof. Pieter Lagrou at the conference « Décoder le conflit en Ukraine », organised by the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the ULB, the Institut d'études européennes, Cevipol, REPI, MMC and CTP le on March 10, 2022.

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Cartes blanches, News

Can Ukraine join the EU quickly ?

On February 28, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky signed his country's application to join the European Union. Professor Mario Telò looks at the options open to Ukraine in this white paper published by The Conversation.

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IDEAS-ELJ best paper award
Academic, Conferences, Research

The IDEAS-ELJ best paper award to be launched in the context of EUqualis 

The IEE will launch, during the upcoming Interdisciplinary conference on European Advanced Studies (IDEAS), the IDEAS-ELJ Best Paper Award, in collaboration with the prestigious European Law Journal.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, Conferences, News

The strengths and limitations of the European way of life

The role of the European Union in promoting the European way of life was the focus of Commissioner Margaritis Schinas' talk in Professor François Foret's "European Union and European Societies" course on January 24, 2022.

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RED-SPINEL
Academic, News, Projects, Research

IEE selected for Horizon Europe funding

RED-SPINEL stands for 'Respond to Emerging Dissensus: SuPranational Instruments and Norms of European democracy'. It seeks to shed light on how European liberal democracy is being contested and what this means for its prospects in the 21st century.

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Tomohiro Fukuda
Academic, News, Research

IEE-ULB welcomes visiting researcher Tomohiro Fukuda

The IEE-ULB is delighted to welcome Tomohiro Fukuda from 14 February 2022 until 18 June 2022. His research activities will focus on administrative resource management in the EU, within the scope of the IEE-ULB research theme “Europe as a community of norms and value”.

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Academic, News, Research, Student life

The IEE welcomes Prof. Paul Betts, Ganshof van der Meersch Chair

The Ganshof van der Meersch Chair 2021-2022, Prof. Paul Betts, from Oxford University, will give a series of lectures to IEE students & hold a public event.

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Groupe d'études géopoliques
Academic, News, Research

The Institut d'études européennes joins the prestigious Groupe d'études géopoliques

The IEE joins the Groupe d'études géopolitiques as partner, along with the College of Europe, the European Institute at Columbia University, the Europe Center at the University of Cambridge and the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute.

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News, Student life

Eyes on Europe takes a look at the European Green Deal

The Eyes on Europe magazine for the first half of 2021-2022 is out! It is entitled « European Green Deal, une Europe plus verte est-elle possible ? ». We invite you to discover the points of view of the Eyes students on the subject.

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Research logistic collaborator vacancy
News

Vacancy : 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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postdoctoral fellowships
Academic, News, Research

Call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford

The Wiener - Anspach Foundation awards grants for the academic year 2022-2023 to researchers without a permanent position who have submitted their thesis at ULB and wish to continue their research at the University of Cambridge or Oxford. These grants are open to all disciplines. Deadline for applications: Monday 14 March 2022 at noon.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

EU-ACP Negotiation : even in the past, a tough nut to crack

In this article, our visiting researcher Maurice Pascal Nzumbu Lo Ambetima exposes the very complicated process of negotiation between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP) through time.

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Mario Munta
Academic, News, Research

IEE-ULB welcomes Dr. Mario Munta as visiting researcher

The IEE-ULB is delighted to welcome Dr. Mario Munta from 24 January 2022 until 27 February 2022. His research activities will focus on (national) ownership of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility, within the scope of the IEE-ULB research theme “Europe as an area of economic and social regulation”.

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IEE and CoE students
Academic, News, Student life

IEE and CoE students relaunch their debate on the future of the EU

On Wednesday 8 December 2021, a delegation of IEE students went to Bruges to discuss the future of Europe with their counterparts from the College of Europe. This was the second meeting between students of the two institutions after a first successful experience in June 2021.

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Cartes blanches

A defender of the role of the EP in the democracy of the Union

In this carte blanche, Professor Mario Telò pays tribute to the memory of David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament until his death on 11 January 2022. 

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News

The IEE-ULB is hiring a Project Management Assistant

The Institute for European Studies recruits a full-time professional immersion project management assistant. The professional immersion convention can be signed for a maximum of 6 months. The deadline for submissions is February 4th, 2022.

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

A year to (re)build the future

The academic year 2020-2021 was, once again, marked by the coronavirus pandemic. During lockdown, our desire for more Europe intensified. Take a look back at a year full of challenges and rewards.

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inequality and the EU
Academic, News, Projects, Research

The IEE-ULB is awarded with a new Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

The Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce that its project focused on inequality and the EU has been selected as “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence” for the 2021-2024 period.

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EU's open strategic autonomy
Alumni, Conferences, News

IEE Alumni organise a debate on the concept of EU’s Open Strategic Autonomy

The concept of EU's Open strategic autonomy was at the center of a seminar organized by the IEE Alumni network on November 12, 2021, with the support of the Institute and in the context of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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Mentoring thurdays
Academic, Alumni, News, Student life

Mentoring Thursdays or the joy sharing!

On 18 November, the first Mentoring Thursday of the 2021-2022 academic year took place at the Institute for European Studies, after almost a year of online sessions.

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News

Emmanuelle Bribosia, Vice-President of the IEE, is appointed judge at the Belgian Constitutional Court

The Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce that its Vice-President, Professor Emmanuelle Bribosia, was sworn in before the King on 8 November to become a judge at the Constitutional Court.

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Academic, News, Publication, Research

Tracing the Politicisation of the EU

The new book, published in the context of the OpenEUDebate project by Palgrave Macmillan, presents an innovative and politically aware approach to the concept of politicisation as a heterogeneous phenomenon. It includes contributions from IEE-ULB affiliates.

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Academic, Alumni, News, Student life

IEE celebrates the graduation of the class of 2020-2021 at the Grand-Place

On Wednesday 6 October 2021, the proclamation ceremony of our 2020-2021 graduates took place. After a new year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, our former students were able to enjoy a ceremony in the magnificent setting of the Grand-Place of Brussels followed by a drink.

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Parliaments of Europe
Academic, News, Publication, Reading lists, Research

The Parliaments of Europe: full part actors or powerless spectators?

In this study, Prof. Nathalie Brack examines how EU national Parliaments have adapted to different crises-driven challenges and assesses their involvement in EU affairs over the past decade.

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the iee-ulb Welcomes
Academic, News, Student life

The IEE-ULB welcomes its new students for 2021-2022

On Friday 17 September, the ULB Institute of European Studies welcomed its 59th generation of students since its opening in 1963. After the welcome speeches by the authorities and the information sessions dedicated to each programme, the new students enjoyed a picnic in the gardens of the Institute.

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SOTEU21
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Research

SOTEU21 : A diluted vision for the East and the South

Ursula von der Leyen's second State of the Union speech (SOTEU21) was analysed by two of our researchers and here we share their thoughts on the vision presented for the East and the South.

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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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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 31, 2021.

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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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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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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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