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Category: Articles


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

Does the European Union's trade policy still have a future?

The European Union, twenty-seven of its member states and Canada have their sights set on Belgium, where opposition from several federated entities is blocking the signing of the AETE between Canada, on the one hand, and the European Union and its member states, on the other; Bulgaria and Romania, on the other hand, are forcing Canada to make concessions in the visa field.

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