Upcoming Events

21 May 2019 - 12:00       Other
What does it mean and take to feel politically represented? How the social inequalities are reproduced through the unequal access to political power that is founded on such inequalities? During this EDGE Seminar, the necessary revival of these classical issues of political sociology (Almond & Verba, 1963; Gaxie, 1978; Verba & Nie, 1987; Verba, Schlozman, & Brady, 1995) will be discussed.
22 May 2019 - 12:00
Process Tracing is often used as a term synonymous to case studies. Yet Process Tracing is a distinctive method that allows for within-case analysis based on qualitative data. In single case studies, it also allows the study of causal mechanisms, i.e. theories that detail how an outcome is produce. This lecture offers an up-to-date discussion of Process Tracing, addressing what Process Tracing actually is and how it is properly applied as a case study method. The aim of this lecture is to provide an overview of the method, giving insight on how to systematically apply the method and creating an understanding for when the application makes sense or not.
23 May 2019 - 19:30       Conference
English version included - Hoewel defensie lange tijd het politieke debat in België maar weinig kon beroeren, staan de fundamenten van onze nationale veiligheid vandaag ter discussie. Het valt dan ook niet langer te ontkennen dat België niet ontkomt aan de gevolgen van slepende conflicten en groeiende spanningen wereldwijd. Welke antwoorden kan het Belgische defensieapparaat hierop bieden? Zijn nieuwe investeringen nodig? Indien ja, waar moeten de prioriteiten liggen? En hoe kan de volgende regering haar internationale engagementen nakomen in tijden van budgettaire schaarste? Zijn middelen en doelstellingen nog wel goed op elkaar afgestemd? Of zal een slinkend personeelsbestand op lange termijn problemen geven? Over deze onderwerpen gaan Hendrik Bogaert (CD&V), Philip Claeys (Vlaams Belang), Melissa Depraetere (Sp.a), Wouter De Vriendt (Groen), Theo Francken (N-VA) en Tim Vandenput (Open Vld) op 23 mei in debat.
28 May 2019 - 17:30
Giles Merritt will present his forthcoming book 'More Migrants Please; How Populists Threaten Our Future' at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 5 -1 1050 Brussels on May 28th. The event will start will a small reception at 17.30 followed by the presentation.
4 Jun 2019 - 13:00
As we come to the end of our three-year JPI Urban Europe Innoviris project, we would like to share some of the results and reflections that we have made. Our final conference will bring together different stakeholders in the debates on urban sustainability, collaboration and technology to discuss how we can act in coherent, complementary and positive ways to increase awareness of and mitigate the impact of our environmental behaviour on the city we live and work in. The conference will take place over one and a half days, and provide opportunities for policymakers, researchers, civil society organisations and citizens to share their thoughts on how to tackle environmental and energy challenges in urban settings.