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#EUIA20 receives highest number of paper & panel submissions in EUIA history

After closing the Call for Papers for the European Union in International Affairs (EUIA) Conference, the #EUIA20 organising committee is proud to say that this year we received the highest number of paper and panel submissions in EUIA history!

In total, we received almost 500 papers, coming from 64 countries. We would like to thank everyone for their contributions, and we are hoping to see you at the next edition of the biannual EUIA conference, from 27-29 May 2020 in Brussels.

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Free Executive Education Opportunity - The Politics of International Development

The Institute for European Studies, Vesalius College and the Department of Politics and International Studies (PAIS) of the University of Warwick are offering a joint training programme on the Politics of International Development. The training will be held in Brussels on Friday evening 17th January and all day on Saturday 18th January 2020. The training, aimed at early to mid-career professionals, will provide a solid introduction to the sustainable development goals in context and detailed knowledge on the framing, implementation and implications of Sustainable Development Goal 16 on peaceful, just and inclusive societies. Apply for this free training before 7 January!

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Harri Kalimo and Vassilis Hatzopoulos give training to EU’s SOLVIT experts 

In her speech to the European Parliament on 27 November, Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen highlighted the need to make the European internal market work better. She highlighted the need to open up the markets, while at the same time not leaving anyone behind. These themes were explored in great detail in 2-day training sessions on Free movement in the context of Professional Qualifications, offered by IES Prof. Harri Kalimo, Prof. Vassilis Hatzopoulos (Pantheion University, Athens) and researcher Lea Mateo, on 22-23 October and 4-5 December at the IES. 

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Doctoral Researcher Maaike Verbruggen participates in EP public hearing on use of AI

The Security and Defence subcommittee (SEDE) of the European Parliament organized a public hearing on “Opportunities and challenges of the use of Artificial Intelligence - enabled systems in security and defence”. The aim of the hearing was to assess the possible impact of AI on security and defence. The hearing looked into ways on how to ensure ethically and legally sustainable use of AI in security and defence, taking into account recent EP’s call for the prohibition of lethal autonomous weapons.

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Marie Lamensch co-authors new book on e-commerce taxation

Marie Lamensch, Research Professor of International and European Tax Law at the Institute for European Studies and the Law Faculty of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, has co-authored the second edition of the book “Taxing Global Digital Commerce”, with Arthur Cockfield (Queen’s University) and Walter Hellerstein (Georgia Law School). This new book includes a detailed and up-to-date analysis of income tax and VAT developments regarding digital commerce under the OECD and G20 Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) reforms.

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Thank you, Hilde!

November 2019 marked the end of an era at the IES: Hilde Vanderheyden, who for many years was the ‘face’ and ‘voice’ of the IES both in the office and at some of our major events, reached retirement age. We marked the occasion by celebrating this event with her and would like to thank her for the many things she has done for the Institute!

Upcoming Events

27 May 2020, 09:00-17:00The European Union in International Affairs #EUIA20, Conference, Brussels

13 Jan 2020, 12:00-14:00Europe as a performative act in peripheries: Peru, Ukraine, Kosovo,  EDGE seminar, Institute for European Studies, Brussels

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IES in the media

Sebastian Oberthür
2 December 2019
Tomas Wyns & Gauri Khandekar
7 November 2019

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