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Category: News


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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