Insights in measuring EU performance in international institutions from young scholars

26 Jan 2016 18:00
26 Jan 2016 20:00

This lecture series was launched with a discussion about the challenges for the development of a multidisciplinary research agenda for the emerging field of EU performance studies. Whilst the number of cases studied has bloomed, we are still at a very embryonic stage of theorising EU performance. This event brings together a panel of young researchers who are actively contributing to the theoretical and empirical development of the study of EU performance in international institutions. They will address the challenges that they have undergone during their research: defining their research questions, methodological concerns, and specifically the use of common, understandable terminology. Key questions that will be addressed include: How do these young researchers conceptualise EU performance and how do their conceptualisations build on the existing literature? What is new about their approaches to theorising EU performance? Which specific cases did they study? How did they do this? How can they start to speak to each other and find a common terminology for future research?

Speakers:

  • Peter Debaere, Post-doctoral researcher at the Ghent Institute for International Studies at Ghent University
  • Sanderijn Duquet, PhD Fellow at the Research Foundation ‒ Flanders (FWO), the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, the Institute for International Law at the University of Leuven

Moderators:

  • Lisanne Groen, PhD candidate in political science, at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Iulian Romanyshyn, PhD researcher at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca and a teaching fellow at Maastricht University

Registration and venue

Participation is free of charge and open to all but, due to space limitations, registration is required. To register, please fill in the online registration form.

Venue:
Institute for European Studies
Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Room Rome & Lisbon
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels

Peter Debaere is a post-doctoral researcher at the Ghent Institute for International Studies at Ghent University, Belgium. In the context of his PhD research, he has published widely on the EU’s relationship with the G7, G8 and G20. He is author of EU Coordination in International Institutions: Policy and Process in Gx Forums. His other research interests include the institutional architecture of development finance, the reform of the IMF and the role of the Gx (G7, G8, G20) in global governance.

 

Sanderijn Duquet is PhD Fellow at the Research Foundation ‒ Flanders (FWO), the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies and the Institute for International Law at the University of Leuven, Belgium. Sanderijn is undertaking a PhD on the contribution of the European Union to international diplomatic and consular law.

 

 

 

 

 

Lisanne Groen is a PhD candidate in political science (topic: ‘Understanding and Explaining the Changing Effectiveness of the EU in the International Climate Change and Biodiversity Regimes’) at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. Her main research interests are EU external environmental/climate change policy, the EU’s performance in international institutions and the EU as an international actor. She has recently published an article in the Journal of Common Market Studies with Sebastian Oberthür on the effectiveness dimension of the EU’s performance in international institutions.

 

Iulian Romanyshyn is a PhD researcher at the IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca and a teaching fellow at Maastricht University. He researches EU performance in multilateral negotiations in the area of arms affairs.