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29 Aug 2015
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25 Aug 2015
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23 Jul 2015

The Missing Piece: Empowerment of Roma Grassroots Organisations in EU Roma Integration Policies

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Serena D’Agostino

The fourth edition of Roma Pride has brought Roma civic activism back in the spotlight. This Roma-rights mobilization, taking place every October in several European cities, has emphasized the centrality of an active civil society in pursuing a successful integration of the Roma in Europe. The ‘Award for Roma Integration’ and the ‘Civil Society Prize 2014’ conferred last October by the European Union (EU) to Roma and pro-Roma Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have confirmed this approach.

The European Union as a Diplomatic Actor

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Edited by: Joachim Koops and Gjovalin Macaj

Autumn Lecture Series 2014 - Lectures Now Available Online

10 Oct 2014 18:00
10 Oct 2014 20:00
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Lecture Series
The IES and the Egmont Institute are delighted to announce that videos of their highly successful lecture series, The Future of European Geostrategy, are now online. Europe faces critical internal and external challenges. The lectures sought to enhance the thinking of European policy-makers in the realm of foreign, defence and security policy and strategy by inviting speakers from across Europe and father afield to stimulate the strategic debate in Brussels.

The Wales Summit and the Future of NATO

2014 represents a strategic crossroads for NATO. To encourage debate in the policy and academic communities, the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Royal United Services Institute and NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division organised a workshop on 30 June in Brussels. In discussing present challenges and paving a way forward for NATO, the workshop saw high-level participants come together for a stimulating and in-depth strategic debate. The event showcased a special feature that was published with the RUSI Journal in advance of the Alliance's Summit in Wales, 4-5 September 2014, with contributions from IES Researchers Alexander Mattelaer and Luis Simón.

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