IES Lecture Series

IES Lecture Series PictureThe IES regularly organizes lecture series on topical and timely issues regarding the European Union. Recently, lecture series have addressed Globalisation, the Constitutional Treaty, European Security, Multiculturalism and Sustainable Development.

Below you can find a list of the recent lecture series. Click on the titles for more information. For some of the lecture series you will find a movie-caption (podcast) of the lecture.


Forthcoming Lecture Series

Autumn Lecture Series: EUPERFORM

The European Union has increasingly become an international and global actor in many if not most policy areas (including agriculture, communication, fisheries, health, human rights, environment, trade, etc.) – through transferral of related competence to the EU represented by the European Commission and/or through coordination of the foreign policies of EU member states. International institutions constitute particularly prominent fora for the EU’s pursuit of its international role. Treaty-based international regimes and formal international organizations have proliferated in recent decades, making them probably the most important fora for global governance. Based either on formal EC/EU membership or on coordination of the positions of individual EU member states, the EU has been one of the major players in multilateral institutions, thereby supporting multilateralism and international cooperation in general. This lecture series sets out to explore the notion of performance in international institutions, and then examines the performance of the EU in a range of international institutions.


Tuesday, 20 October 2015, 17:00-19:00
EUPERFORM: developing a research agenda

Tuesday, 10 November 2015, 17:00-19:00
Performance and multilateral organisations

Tuesday, 17 November 2015, 17:00-19:00
The EU and internet governance

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 17:00-19:00
The EU in the WTO

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 17:00-19:00
The EU and climate change

Tuesday, 26 January 2016, 18:00 - 20:00
Insights in measuring EU performance in international institutions from young scholars

Tuesday, 2 February 2016
The EEAS and effective multilateralism - postponed to a later date

To register for the lecture series, please fill in the online registration form.

Past Lecture Series

Autumn Lecture Series The Future of European Geostrategy
EPSS Fall Lecture Series 2014
Migration Lecture Series Lecture Series on Migration in the Mediterranean

Autumn Lecture Series EU Economic Law in a Time of Crisis
EPSS European Peace & Security Studies Lecture Series 2013
Spring Lecture Series The Multilevel Governance of Migration and Immigrant Integration

Autumn Lecture Series EU Energy Policy: On the Road to Decarbonisation?
EPSS European Peace and Security Studies Lecture Series
Spring Lecture Series The International Criminal Court’s Second Decade: Quo Vadis?
Spring Lecture Series Interest Respresentation in the EU Internal Market (Mini Lecture Series)

Autumn Lecture Series Making Malmo Real: eGovernment in the EU (in coorporation with the Citadel Statement Group)
Spring Lecture Series The EU as a Diplomatic Actor: Policies, Processes & Performance

Autumn Lecture Series Belgian EU Presidency and Europe 2020

Autumn Lecture Series Europe under Threat? Security, Migration and Integration
Spring Lecture Series Perspectives for a European Security Strategy towards Asia

Autumn Lecture Series The European Union and the Fight against Global Climate Change
Spring Lecture Series NATO: present challenges; future possibilities
Spring Lecture Series Rethinking European Media and Communications Policies

Autumn Lecture Series Justice, Liberty and Security: the External Dimension of EU Justice and Home Affairs
Spring Lecture Series European Identity: Belonging and Participation in a New Europe