Events

Thursday May 19, 2016
Start: 19 May 2016 12:00
End: 19 May 2016 14:00

The EU’s home affairs agencies, most notably Frontex, Europol and the European Asylum Support Office (EASO), have moved to the center of the EU’s efforts to deal with the unprecedented rise of migrants entering Europe. They have provided operational support for the EU’s ‘hotspots’ in Greece and Italy and become engaged in the EU’s efforts to dismantle the networks smuggling migrants. These agencies have also a key role in the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement that aims at ending the irregular migration from Turkey into the EU.

Monday May 23, 2016
Start: 23 May 2016 12:00
End: 23 May 2016 14:00

Discussions on the UK referendum have mostly been focusing on a handful of issues (sovereignty, freedom of movement and red tape). Yet after 40 years of active UK membership of the EU, most, if not all, sectors of policy and of the economy will be affected by the outcome of the vote. The environment and climate change are sectors in which UK and EU practices have become very deeply entangled. ‘Brexit’ raises the prospect of considerable change in the future for UK and also EU policies in these areas. What role does environmental policy play in the UK referendum debate and what do possible and plausible post-Referendum scenarios entail for UK and EU environmental policy?

Tuesday May 24, 2016
Tuesday May 31, 2016
Friday June 03, 2016
Start: 3 Jun 2016 09:00
End: 3 Jun 2016 14:30

Expert conference co-organised by the Institute for European Studies (VUB) and the European Commission

The Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium warmly invite you to an Expert conference on the Future of EMU. The conference is aimed at academics and students interested in EMU governance, policy makers and other stakeholders from social partner organisations, government administrations and civil society. It will be held at the premises of the Institute for European Studies (Pleinlaan/Boulevard de la Plaine 5 (Floor -1) 1050 Brussels).

Tuesday June 14, 2016
Tuesday June 28, 2016
Wednesday September 28, 2016
Start: 28 Sep 2016 18:00

 

 

 

 

 

To celebrate the opening of the new academic year 2016-2017, the Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, kindly invites you to the 2016 Inaugural Lecture taking place on 28 September at 18:00.

Thursday October 13, 2016
Start: 13 Oct 2016 12:00
End: 13 Oct 2016 14:15

 

 

 

 

Registration now open for the IES Policy Forum entitled 'The interface between EU competition law and regulation: challenges and new developments', taking place on 13 October 2016 at the premises of the Institute for European Studies.

 

Start: 13 Oct 2016 17:30
End: 13 Oct 2016 19:00

 

 

 

 

 

The public defence of the PhD in Political Science by Elisabeth Anna Arijane Groen will take place on Thursday October 13 at 5.30pm on the Etterbeek-campus of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels in Brussels in Building D, level 2, room D.2.01.

Wednesday October 19, 2016
Start: 19 Oct 2016 12:00
End: 19 Oct 2016 14:00

 

 

 

 

 

This Policy Forum offers the opportunity to debate and explore various aspects related to the development and market uptake of Sustainable Advanced Fuels for aviation with EU policy makers and industry professionals. It is the first in a series of three, and will provide broad background on the potential of Sustainable Advanced Fuels for emissions reduction in the aviation sector. The second and third in the series will focus on specific issues related to feedstock and to support policies.

Thursday October 20, 2016
Start: 20 Oct 2016 12:00
End: 20 Oct 2016 14:00

 

 

 

 

 

The Paris Agreement on climate change will enter into force in early November 2016 – less than one year after it was adopted. Hence, the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in November 2016 in Marrakesh will also serve as the 1st COP serving as the meeting of the Parties to the Paris Agreement (CMA 1). The record-quick entry into force of the Paris Agreement seems to indicate that all major players around the world have realized the urgency of taking action. However, important challenges remain on the way to full implementation and to achieving the purpose of the Agreement, including holding the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2 or even 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels.

Monday October 24, 2016
Start: 24 Oct 2016 18:00
End: 24 Oct 2016 19:30

 

 

 

 

 

The Centre for Literary and Intermedial Crossings, the Institute for European Studies and Vesalius College at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel and the Institute for German Studies / Literary and Media Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen invite you to an evening lecture with Prof. Michael Madison (University of Pittsburgh) on copyright in the era of big data.

 

Tuesday October 25, 2016
Start: 25 Oct 2016 12:00
End: 25 Oct 2016 12:00
Friday October 28, 2016
Start: 28 Oct 2016 09:00

(Dis)locating EUrope: Conflicts, challenges and changes is the theme of the 4th European Sociological Association (Research Network 32 Political Sociology)  Mid Term conference at the Institute for European Studies on 28-29 October 2016. Universities from around Brussels are hosting the event which brings together some 150 international political sociologists.

Saturday October 29, 2016
Start: 28 Oct 2016 09:00
End: 29 Oct 2016 17:00

(Dis)locating EUrope: Conflicts, challenges and changes is the theme of the 4th European Sociological Association (Research Network 32 Political Sociology)  Mid Term conference at the Institute for European Studies on 28-29 October 2016. Universities from around Brussels are hosting the event which brings together some 150 international political sociologists.

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