News from the IES

Launch Event of the EU think tank Platform Paris 2015


 

 

 

The Institute for European Studies is part of five of the leading EU think tanks active in climate change policy who will come together as part of the TT2015 Platform.

On 15 October, the TT2015 Platform will be launched which brings together five of the leading EU thinks tanks (CEPS, E3G, IDDRI, IES-VUB and SWP), active in the area of climate change policy, in their desire to catalyse and contribute to the debate in the EU on its strategy and positioning in the 2015 negotiations.

Stabilising the financial markets remains a key challenge for the new Commission, which is set out to start its work in November. A reformed financial sector would help in restoring growth and steering the EU out of the economic crisis. A Banking Union with a Single Supervisory Mechanism for banks is a key part of the reform agenda. 
These and other developments in the European internal market and financial services were explored on 23 September at the IES Inaugural Lecture, delivered by a leading authority, Prof. Em. Jonathan Faull, Director General (DG Internal Market and Services).

The event was a great success with a full house of attendees including current and former students of our Advanced Master Programmes.

Daniel Fiott, PhD Researcher at IES, has been awarded a prestigious fellowship by the Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (FWO) (Research Foundation - Flanders). Following a highly competitive selection procedure, the fellowship has been awarded for the completion of Daniel's doctoral work. As a member organisation of the European Research Council, the FWO supports ground-breaking fundamental research at universities of the Flemish Community.

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.

IES Researcher, Irene Wieczorek, has been awarded the Diploma of the Academy of European Law from the European University Institute in Florence for her excellent examination paper this summer.

Congratulations to Irene!

Stabilising the financial markets remains a key challenge for the new Commission, which is set out to start its work in November. A reformed financial sector would help in restoring growth and steering the EU out of the economic crisis. A Banking Union with a Single Supervisory Mechanism for banks is a key part of the reform agenda. 


Do join us in exploring these and other developments in the European internal market and financial services at the IES Inaugural Lecture, delivered by a leading authority, Prof. Em. Jonathan Faull, Director General (DG Internal Market and Services).

The aim of the SOURCE Network of Excellence is to create a robust and sustainable virtual centre of excellence capable of exploring and advancing societal issues in security research and development. The SOURCE project therefore developed a questionnaire to understand how the different sectors involved in societal security interact, and whether or not they encounter any difficulties thereby. 

Mainstream thinking about the role of the European Union in East Asia usually rests on non-traditional security threats such as human and environmental security. In contrast, and within the context of the continuing instability on the Korean peninsula, this Policy Brief looks at the potential for EU-Republic of Korea cooperation on hard security matters. This Policy Brief surmises that there is much room for cooperation that chimes with the objectives of the European Security Strategy and its Implementation Report.