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Category: News


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

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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News

The IEE-ULB is hiring (closed)

The Institute for European Studies is hiring 2, full-time project managers for a professional immersion contract for 6 months.

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Academic, News

The State and the Future of the EU on the Eve of the European Elections of 2019

During the 2017-2018 academic year, the Institute for European Studies has actively pursued its missions: teaching, research and public debate. Here's an assessment of this fruitful academic year.

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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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Barbara Delcourt
Academic, News

Missing Barbara Delcourt

The Institute for European Studies of the ULB pays tribute to professor Barbara Delcourt after a year of her passing. An article by professor Mario Telò.

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european asylum and migration policy
Academic, News, Research

The ULB will participate in an international research consortium on European asylum and migration policies and practices

The Institute of European Studies (IEE) and Centre for Research in International Politics (REPI) of the ULB will participate in the international consortium Advancing Alternative Migration Governance (ADMIGOV), led by the University of Amsterdam (UvA). This project has received a subsidy of €3 million under the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Commission, for a duration of 4 years.

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Jean Monnet
Academic, News, Projects, Research

The Institute for European Studies of the ULB awarded two Jean Monnet projects

Academics and researchers affiliated to the IEE-ULB were awarded two Jean Monnet project, including an individual module on the Rule of Law to be coordinated by the IEE’s Director, professor Ramona Coman, and a consortium bringing together the ULB, the VUB, the Autonomous University of Madrid (UAM), the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) and Agenda Pública

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Academic, News

Post-doctoral position and call for papers

We're happy to announce two opportunities for researchers in the field of European studies: a post-doctoral full time position to research "Conflicts of sovereignty in a European Union in Crisis" and a call for papers for the 8th ECLAN PhD Seminar on European Criminal Justice.

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EU-Turkey relations
Cartes blanches, News

Not too close but not too far away: The EU’s relations with the new Turkey

As a result of the June elections, there are three constraining factors that might further distance Turkey from the EU. Political scientist and IEE-ULB affiliated researcher Seda Gürkan analyses them in this article.

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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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European Criminal Law
Academic, News

Registrations are open for summer school on European criminal law

“The European Area of Criminal Justice” Summer School arrives to its 15th Edition and registration is still possible. The Summer School is carried out by the Institute for European Studies (ULB) in partnership with ECLAN (European Criminal Law Academic Network), in the field of European Criminal Law.

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EUIA18
Academic, Conferences, News

EUIA18 conference will award a prize to the best paper

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) Conference provides a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs. A selection of the EUIA18 best papers will be published in a themed section of the Journal of European Integration (JEI).

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Internship
Alumni, News

The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights : a door-opening internship ?

Yuliana Lefèvre is a graduate from the Master in European Studies with the IEE-ULB label. She works as an intern at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Office in Bangkok. Her adventure started in the IEE-ULB classrooms.

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European Parliament
Academic, News

The European Parliament : a diluted democracy

Since its inception, the EU has modified in numerous occasions its modes of governance in order to better respond to its challenges. This is particularly the case for the European Parliament. Nathalie Brack and Olivier Costa have analysed the reforms between 1979 and 2017.

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open house
Academic, News

Open house: Information Session on Masters at the IEE-ULB on April 20

Admissions are open for the 2018-2019 academic year for EU citizens! The Institute for European Studies of the ULB invites you to discover its Masters and Specialized Masters during our open house and Information Session on April 20th, 2018.

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Resilience Crises
Multimedia, News, Projects

Resilience: how EU institutions reacted to the crises

Resilience, a documentary by Horizon 2020 project ENLIGHTEN, explores how European institutions and member states reacted to the crises, and the responses provided.

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Brexit Historical Dimension
News

The Historical Dimension of Brexit, as seen by Kiran Patel

The recent history of Brexit and other potential exits from the European Union demonstrate the need to overcome the linear lecture of a European integration history.

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Cartes blanches, News

Carte blanche of Christophe Leclercq : "A Media Sector fit for Digital Europe"

Christophe Leclercq is the founder of EurActiv.com, a policy media publishing in 12 languages across 12 countries. He also leads Foundation EurActiv and its ‘Media4EU’ project, in cooperation with ULB. Mr. Leclercq is also teaching a course at ULB /IEE in the academic year 2016/17, together with Prof. Ramona Coman in the framework of the Executive Master in EU Studies.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, News

France and Europe: will the future be a long past?

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Cartes blanches, News

Macron and Europe: three messages of hope

Mario Telò, President Emeritus of the Institute and Director of the GEM Doctoral School, considers that Emmanuel Macron's victory in the French presidential elections is not only a relief for all Europeans because of the catastrophe avoided (Le Pen President), but a rational signal of hope that France will regain its role as a dynamic factor of integration, as it was in the days of Jacques Delors and François Mitterrand.

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Cartes blanches, News

The 60th anniversary of the Treaties of Rome. Towards a new integration dynamic?

On 25 March, the EU celebrates the 60th of the founding treaties with a positive and controversial outcome.

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Cartes blanches, News

Trump and the European Union: from indifference to abandonment?

A few hours before his swearing in, Donald Trump remains an enigma on the international scene. The Chancelleries are waiting for him. Just like the Presidents of the Council, the Commission and the European Parliament, who, until now, have only exchanged by telegram with the 45th American President.

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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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Cartes blanches, News

The Italian referendum and its European implications

Mario Telo presents the consequences of the NO victory in the Italian referendum on the constitutional reform of December 4, 2016, relating among other things to the provisions for the end of parity bicameralism, the reduction in the number of parliamentarians and the control of the operating costs of institutions.

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Cartes blanches, News

The state of the Union on a Brexit background

Two and a half months after the vote on 23 January, the date of notification of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) under Article 50 of the EU Treaty is not yet known.

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Cartes blanches, News

Britain heads forwards into the past

After months of speculating and suspense, the Brits made up their minds as 51.9% voted in favour of Brexit. Europe is hungover this morning as a period of uncertainty starts, write Nathalie Brack and Amandine Crespy.

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Cartes blanches, News

The Aranyosi and Caldarararu cases or the contribution of the European Court of Justice to the balance between freedom and security

In the current context, marked by the multiplication of terrorist attacks and the threat that accompanies them, the need to find a fair balance between the "security" pole (fight against impunity) and the "freedom" pole (protection of fundamental rights) is particularly acute

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Cartes blanches, News

Carte blanche to François Foret: "Europe between Pope and Jihad"

On 6 February, Pope Francis, the first non-European Pontiff in history, was awarded the Charlemagne Prize for a personality who has worked for European unification

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Cartes blanches, News

Safeguarding EU’s values at the supranational level. Towards increased cooperation with the Council of Europe

Over the past few decades, EU institutional actors have had to deal with a series of situations which made headlines for their potential to undermine both the quality of democracy within the European Union (EU) and European values.

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Cartes blanches, News

Brexit/Bremain, towards a Europe with concentric circles?

The United Kingdom contributes not only to the European budget, but also to the economic (second economy) and political strength of the EU as a global power. Its exit would seriously weaken the EU's presence and image in the multipolar and dangerous world in which we live.

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