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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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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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