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Category: Research


Academic, Conferences, Projects, Research

EU Global Cybersecurity Capacity Building and Global Digital Inequality  

As one of the opening panels of the #IDEAS22 conference on (Dis)Integration from an (in)equality perspective, a key merit of the discussions surrounding “EU Global Cybersecurity Capacity Building and Global Digital Inequality” was to highlight from the onset the diversity of implications, disciplines and questions raised by the conference’s central theme.  

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Academic, News, Projects, Research

Call for Applications: 16 MSCA Doctoral Fellowships - GEM-DIAMOND

Coordinated by the Institut d’études européennes (IEE) the project sets out to assess the EU’s capacity to act given the challenges facing Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative MOdels, and mounting Normative Dissensus (DIAMOND).

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Just Transition
Academic, Conferences, News, Projects, Research

Policy Measures for a Just Transition: Ideas for Designing a Structural Transformation to Reduce Inequalities

This policy panel, co-organised last May 12, 2022 with the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) in the context of the Interdisciplinary conference on European Advanced Studies (IDEAS), looked at climate policies that help reduce inequalities across multiple levels of governance and integrate perspectives from policymakers, academics and civil society.

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sovereignty
Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

Macron's European ambition: when sovereignty rhymes with security

Conflicts of sovereignty, the aporia of European sovereignty, invariants of the French vision: discover the analysis of the rotating French presidency of the Council deciphered by professor and researcher Amandine Crespy in this new carte blanche.

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GEM-DIAMOND
News, Projects, Research

Doctoral network GEM-DIAMOND to be funded by the European Commission

The GEM-DIAMOND doctoral network is part of a multiannual international research effort on Globalisation, Europe and Multilateralism (GEM) and will assess the EU’s capacity to act given the challenges facing Democratic Institutions, the rise of Alternative MOdels and mounting Normative Dissensus (DIAMOND).

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Cartes blanches, Research

The war in Ukraine, a story of wasted opportunities

This opinion piece was presented by Prof. Pieter Lagrou at the conference « Décoder le conflit en Ukraine », organised by the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences of the ULB, the Institut d'études européennes, Cevipol, REPI, MMC and CTP le on March 10, 2022.

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IDEAS-ELJ best paper award
Academic, Conferences, Research

The IDEAS-ELJ best paper award to be launched in the context of EUqualis 

The IEE will launch, during the upcoming Interdisciplinary conference on European Advanced Studies (IDEAS), the IDEAS-ELJ Best Paper Award, in collaboration with the prestigious European Law Journal.

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RED-SPINEL
Academic, News, Projects, Research

IEE selected for Horizon Europe funding

RED-SPINEL stands for 'Respond to Emerging Dissensus: SuPranational Instruments and Norms of European democracy'. It seeks to shed light on how European liberal democracy is being contested and what this means for its prospects in the 21st century.

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Tomohiro Fukuda
Academic, News, Research

IEE-ULB welcomes visiting researcher Tomohiro Fukuda

The IEE-ULB is delighted to welcome Tomohiro Fukuda from 14 February 2022 until 18 June 2022. His research activities will focus on administrative resource management in the EU, within the scope of the IEE-ULB research theme “Europe as a community of norms and value”.

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Academic, News, Research, Student life

The IEE welcomes Prof. Paul Betts, Ganshof van der Meersch Chair

The Ganshof van der Meersch Chair 2021-2022, Prof. Paul Betts, from Oxford University, will give a series of lectures to IEE students & hold a public event.

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Groupe d'études géopoliques
Academic, News, Research

The Institut d'études européennes joins the prestigious Groupe d'études géopoliques

The IEE joins the Groupe d'études géopolitiques as partner, along with the College of Europe, the European Institute at Columbia University, the Europe Center at the University of Cambridge and the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute.

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postdoctoral fellowships
Academic, News, Research

Call for applications for postdoctoral fellowships for the Universities of Cambridge and Oxford

The Wiener - Anspach Foundation awards grants for the academic year 2022-2023 to researchers without a permanent position who have submitted their thesis at ULB and wish to continue their research at the University of Cambridge or Oxford. These grants are open to all disciplines. Deadline for applications: Monday 14 March 2022 at noon.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

EU-ACP Negotiation : even in the past, a tough nut to crack

In this article, our visiting researcher Maurice Pascal Nzumbu Lo Ambetima exposes the very complicated process of negotiation between the European Union and the African, Caribbean and Pacific states (ACP) through time.

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Mario Munta
Academic, News, Research

IEE-ULB welcomes Dr. Mario Munta as visiting researcher

The IEE-ULB is delighted to welcome Dr. Mario Munta from 24 January 2022 until 27 February 2022. His research activities will focus on (national) ownership of the EU’s Recovery and Resilience Facility, within the scope of the IEE-ULB research theme “Europe as an area of economic and social regulation”.

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Academic, Alumni, Conferences, News, Projects, Publication, Research, Student life

A year to (re)build the future

The academic year 2020-2021 was, once again, marked by the coronavirus pandemic. During lockdown, our desire for more Europe intensified. Take a look back at a year full of challenges and rewards.

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inequality and the EU
Academic, News, Projects, Research

The IEE-ULB is awarded with a new Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

The Institute for European Studies is pleased to announce that its project focused on inequality and the EU has been selected as “Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence” for the 2021-2024 period.

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Academic, News, Publication, Research

Tracing the Politicisation of the EU

The new book, published in the context of the OpenEUDebate project by Palgrave Macmillan, presents an innovative and politically aware approach to the concept of politicisation as a heterogeneous phenomenon. It includes contributions from IEE-ULB affiliates.

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Parliaments of Europe
Academic, News, Publication, Reading lists, Research

The Parliaments of Europe: full part actors or powerless spectators?

In this study, Prof. Nathalie Brack examines how EU national Parliaments have adapted to different crises-driven challenges and assesses their involvement in EU affairs over the past decade.

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SOTEU21
Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, News, Research

SOTEU21 : A diluted vision for the East and the South

Ursula von der Leyen's second State of the Union speech (SOTEU21) was analysed by two of our researchers and here we share their thoughts on the vision presented for the East and the South.

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News, Research

IEE-ULB welcomes new visiting researcher Maurice Pascal Nzumbu lo Ambetima

During his stay, visiting researcher Maurice Pascal Nzumbu lo Ambetima will focus on the partnership between the European Union and its Member States, on the one hand, and the Member States of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, on the other.

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News, Research

IEE-ULB welcomes new visiting researcher Jose Antonio Moreno

During his three-month research stay, visiting researcher Jose Antonio Moreno will focus on the political influence of a list of climate change contrarian European think tanks.

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ideas conference
Academic, Conferences, Projects, Research

The IEE-ULB relaunches its biennial conference on Interdisciplinary European Advanced Studies (IDEAS)

The Institute for European Studies of the ULB relaunches its biennial conference under the new title: Interdisciplinary conference on European Advanced Studies (IDEAS). The online application system is now open until October 31, 2021.

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Research

The IEE welcomed 7 visiting researchers during the academic year 2020-2021

Each year, the IEE-ULB welcomes a select group of visiting researchers from around the world to deepen their expertise in European studies. In this article, we have a look at the researchers who completed a research stay during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, Research

Understanding Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU: A new angle to analyse EU integration

In the framework of the SovEU research project (Conflicts of Sovereignty in a European Union in Crisis) the notion of sovereignty and the relevance of sovereignty conflicts in explaining ongoing developments in EU integration were explored in the new book Understanding Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU, published by Routledge and as a special issue for the Journal of European Integration.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The importance of the Istanbul Convention in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, violence against women has been found to have increased. Is the Istanbul Convention the solution to the violence against women in Europe? Now is the time to take stock.

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Academic, Conferences, Research

Shedding light on the increasing complexity of the EU-Africa relationship

IEE-ULB scientific collaborator Dr. Frank Mattheis presents the Jean Monnet Project ‘’ A reassessment of relations between the EU and African regionalisms (ARREAR) ‘’ in our QuestionTime series.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

From Semmelweis to Karikó : Hungarian physicians in the vortex of history

With reference to the Covid-19 context, this paper will examine the stories of Semmelweis, Szent-Györgyi and Karikó which highlight that great medical discoveries often emerge from a confrontation with the forces of conservativism. Scientists and practicioners of medicine find themselves in a fight against the odds of history more often than they would expect.

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EUIA21
Academic, News, Research

Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act

The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA21) Conference will once again provide a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs. After a postponement due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the seventh edition of this event will take place from 26 to 28 May 2021 and focus on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’. 

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

The covid-19 pandemic and human rights: the European Court of Human Rights as the last resort for judicial oversight?

The covid-19 pandemic has led national authorities around the world to take a series of measures to prevent the spread of the virus. These measures have had and continue to have serious consequences for the enjoyment of human rights. In this article, Ilaria Gambardella questions the role that the European Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights can play in this regard.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

European sovereignty, a French projection?

Is European sovereignty a predominantly French projection? Ramona Coman, Nathalie Brack and Amandine Crespy try to answer.

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CETA 2
Academic, Conferences, Projects, Research

Transatlantic cooperation beyond CETA

A webconference was organised on March 29th, 2021 by the IEE-ULB, with the support of the the Embassy of Canada in Belgium and Luxembourg, to discuss transatlantic cooperation beyond CETA.

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MyonJung Kim visiting researcher
News, Research

The IEE-ULB welcomes new visiting researcher MyonJung Kim

During his one-year research stay, visiting researcher MyonJung Kim brings a comparative perspective of Korea and other Asian countries as well as an analysis of Korea-Europe relations.

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Academic, Articles, Cartes blanches, Research

Biden, Macron, Merkel… Who will frame the future of Europe? The citizens' view

Prof. François Foret presents the preliminary findings of a research project exploring the cultural and normative foundations of the European multilevel governance provide some insights.

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Rule of law backsliding
Alumni, Cartes blanches, Publication, Research

Impunity over rights? When the execution of European Arrest Warrants requires a delicate balance

Lucas Pinelli analyses in this article the consequences that the rule of law backsliding in some Member States is having in judicial cooperation in criminal matters.

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Academic, News, Projects, Research, Student life

The IEE-ULB invites Professor Chris Bickerton for a series of online lectures

The holder of the Ganshof van der Meersch Chair 2022-2023, Prof. Chris Bickerton, from the University of Cambridge, will participate as guest lecturer in a series of conferences organised by the Institute for European Studies of the Université libre de Bruxelles, as part of the project “Conflicts of Sovereignty in the EU”.

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Academic, Cartes blanches, News, Research

Jean-Louis Quermonne's essential contribution to the revival of political studies on European integration

Professor Mario Telò pays tribute to the memory of Professor Jean-Louis Quermonne, jurist and political scientist, and friend of the Institute of European Studies of the ULB.

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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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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, 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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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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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 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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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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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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