“The ENP under Pressure: Conceptual and Empirical Understandings of EU Foreign Policy towards the Southern and Eastern Neighbours”
Application deadline: 27 April 2016
Following the success of previous summer schools held at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe, the European Neighbourhood Policy Chair at the College of Europe, Natolin campus, is organizing the 4th ENP PhD Summer School on “The ENP under Pressure: Conceptual and Empirical Understandings of EU Foreign Policy towards the Southern and Eastern Neighbours”. The Summer School will take take place from 23 June to 1 July 2016 at the College of Europe, Natolin campus (Warsaw).
The ENP PhD Summer School will concentrate on analyzing conceptually and empirically the dynamics between the European Union (EU) and its eastern and southern neighbourhoods, with a special focus on the recently revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) framework of 2015. It will analyze the evolution and implications of the 2004, 2011 and 2015 ENP, social and political transformations in the neighbouring countries, as well as issues related to conflict and territorial occupation. It will also discuss how the most recent developments in the ENP countries and across the EU’s neighbourhoods influence EU policies and politics.
The purpose of this summer school is to bring together and train a group of PhD students in theoretical, empirical and research-strategic issues on the subject matter, as well as to encourage the exchange of their expertise. Each day, invited academics will give lectures on a subject related to the theme of the summer school and will provide participants with feedback and comments on their PhD projects.
The ENP Chair provides 16 successful applicants with a grant covering accommodation and full board during their stay at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe. No additional participation fee is required. All participants cover their travel costs.
To learn how to apply, please read the ENP PhD Summer School call for applications
The third and last Annual Conference in the framework of the PADEMIA project will take place in Brussels on 19-20 May 2016.
The conference will consist of parallel thematic workshops organised along the lines of PADEMIA’s seven research themes. Keynote speeches from external practitioners and EU decision makers further elaborate on the themes of the project. Moreover, the winners of the student paper competition as well as the annual research and teaching awards will be announced.
We award prizes in three different categories:
The conference will also serve as a platform for the partner institutions to meet and discuss the management, activities and timelines of the project. Moreover, it will enable the partners to exchange teaching practices on the subject of parliamentary democracy in Europe, to offer opportunities to make contacts in Brussels, and to enhance collaboration and develop synergies for research and publications.
Programme of the conference
Thursday, 19 May 2016
10.30 – 12.00: Meeting of the Steering Committee (Steering Committee Members only)
12.00 – 13.00: Registration and Sandwich Lunch
13.00 – 14.15: PADEMIA General Assembly (PADEMIA Members only)
14.15 – 14.30: Coffee Break
14.30 – 16.00: First Set of Thematic Workshops
1) The influence of parliaments over public policies
2) Explaining issue variation: which EU matters are scrutinized by national parliaments?
16.00 – 16.30: Coffee Break
16.30 – 18.00: Second Set of Thematic Workshops
3) Referendums and parliamentary democracy
4) European parliaments and crisis management
16.00 – 16.30: Coffee Break
18.30 : Keynote Speech (TBC)
19.30: Reception Dinner
Friday, 20 May 2016
9.00 – 10.30: Insights of three years of research on parliamentary democracy part I
10.30 – 11.00: Coffee Break
11.00 – 12.30: Insights of three years of research on parliamentary democracy part II
12.30 – 12.45: Concluding words
12.45 – 13.45: Sandwich Lunch
Venue: Fondation Universitaire, Rue d’Egmont 11, Brussels