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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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jan zielonka
Academic, Multimedia, News, Student life

Professor Jan Zielonka challenges academia to lead the discussion on EU governance

Thirty years after the celebration of the collapse of the Berlin wall, are we feeling hangover? At the opening of the academic year, Oxford Professor Jan Zielonka questioned the legacy of 1989 and the role of academia on European studies.

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Alumni, Articles, News

The IEE Mentoring Thursdays: a unique place to promote exchanges between students and alumni

Fostering the exchange and sharing of ideas and resources between students and graduates of the IEE-ULB is the aim of the IEE's Mentoring Thursdays. The sessions opened this year on Thursday, November 7th with an open exchange around the mentors' journey. Our participants tell us their experience.

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rule of law debate
Academic, Cartes blanches, News

The rule of law debate on the EU agenda. A look inside the Council

As the General Affairs Council sets to meet on December 10, with a focus on Article 7 procedures, Prof. Ramona Coman looks at the rule of law debate in the EU agenda.

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Marianne Dony liber amicorum
Academic, Research

A book to honour Marianne Dony's exceptional career

This volume published in honour of Professor Marianne Dony deals with the main subjects of European law that she has studied throughout her career. Like a kaleidoscope reflecting an infinite number of images, the diversity of the subjects covered reflects not only the versatility of Marianne Dony's expertise, but also the essential place of European law in the lives of European citizens

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Georges Dassis
Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Student life

Georges Dassis: "The future should not be worse, but better"

Georges Dassis, former President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) interviewed by two of our students, confides about European solidarities, Brexit and the unfinished social dimension of Europe.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News

For a well-balanced outcome 30 years after the collapse of the Berlin Wall

1989-2019, for a well-balanced outcome : from the people’s desire for freedom in 1989 to the political union of the EU? Mario Telò's, President Emeritus of the IEE-ULB, answers our 'Question Time'.

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Policy recommendations on European solidarity
Academic, Conferences, News, Research

Policy recommendations to enhance European solidarity

Solidarity has been at the centre of research and teaching activities of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB for the past three years. As our a Jean Monnet Center of Excellence project, supported by the European Erasmus+ programme, comes to an end, we asked academics to issue policy recommendations on the different aspects of European solidarity at the heart of their work.

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EU in the World
Academic, News

EU in the World: Tools to Understand the EU’s Place as a Global Leader

A European Green Deal, the future of the Cotonou Agreement, the tensions around accession talks of the Balkans to the European Union are all hot topics on the European political agenda. At the IEE-ULB we know that, as a professional, it is important for you to stay up-to-date with EU policy developments and to deepen your knowledge these key topics. The module “EU in the world” of our Executive Programme in European Studies (MEUS) might be for you.

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Alumni, Cartes blanches, Research

How Does the EU Communicate in Times of Contestation?

Communicating to legitimize the EU has been an evolutive process for the European Commission. Communication cannot, however, replace policymaking. If the persisting top-down approach that defines priorities, validates them through dialogue and informs the marketing of the EU as a brand does not evolve towards a bottom-up approach where citizens speak up and are capital in defining policy-making priorities, the communication efforts will end-up falling short and will not function as a bridge to approach citizens to the EU institutions.

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Articles, Cartes blanches, News

The Turkish-Kurdish crisis: an essential test for the EU's CFSP?

The Turkish-Kurdish crisis: an essential test for the European Union's Common Foreign Security Policy? Mario Telò's, President Emeritus of the IEE-ULB, proposes an analysis of the crisis.

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Brexit cartoons
Academic, Cartes blanches

Brexit LOL : an analysis of the cartoons in the British press

Among the many reactions to Brexit in public discourse and the media, cartoons are both a way of laughing at this political event and a revealing representation of the paradox inherent to Brexit. We can find in them an interpretation of the event itself, the actors considered as the most important as well as their roles, but also the importance of the different political dimensions in the Brexit negociations. The drawings that we have chosen to analyse are the cartoons published in the British media between 2016 and 2018 that explicitly comment on Brexit. 

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Jo Cox class of 2018-2019
Academic, Alumni, Student life

The Institute graduates its "Jo Cox" class of 2018-2019

Relive with us the graduation ceremony of the "Jo Cox" class of 2018-2019 of the Institute for European Studies of the ULB.

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Challenges of the EU
Academic, News

Concrete Results and Good Communication : the Challenges of the EU

The challenges of the EU and the recent nominations for the European institution's top jobs are analysed in our "Question Time" with professor Mario Telò.

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humanitarian assistance to migrants
News, Research

Blocked at Sea: the Stakes of Acting Solidarily in the EU

The IEE-ULB introduces its new "Question time" series, a short interview with our researchers and academics about a subject making headlines. Humanitarian assistance to migrants has become one of the great challenges of the EU. Can the Union safeguard solidarity or is it a task for Member States? Chloé Brière responds.

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News

Solidarity in the Context of Migration: an Unachievable Objective?

The European Union in European Affairs conference (#EUEA2019) recently hosted a panel on “Solidarity in the Context of Migration: an Unachievable Objective?” Here's a summary of the discussions.

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Student life

The ULB's SPECQUE team debated the Iranian nuclear programme

From July 27th to 4th the 22th edition of the world largest French-speaking simulation of the European Parliament (SPECQUE) welcomed, among others, students from the ULB. They now share their experience debating the Iranian nuclear programme.

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competition law
Conferences, News

Registrations are open for the “Mardis du droit” cycle on competition law

This conference cycle proposes seminars that scrutinise various aspects of European Commission policy in the field of competition law, led by high quality professionals from the European institutions and the most important law firms specialised in this area.

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#EUIA20
Academic, Conferences, Research

Call for papers: The European Union in International Affairs

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (#EUIA20) conference invites paper abstracts and panel proposals for its 7th edition, focusing on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’.

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project management assistant
News

The IEE-ULB is hiring a project management assistant (closed)

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 (closed)

JOB VACANCY - Call for applications. One full-time doctoral position 2019-2023, 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 (closed)

The IEE-ULB is searching for a full-time Research logistic collaborator, responsible for the implementation of interdisciplinary research projects.

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