issue 2 | August 2019

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Fake News and Disinformation in the EU – The need for a stronger and more efficient approach

Luciano MORGANTI, Visiting Professor of the College of Europe and trainer of the executive workshops "EU Fact Checking" and "EU Fact Finding", reflects in this column on the approach that the European Commission has taken to fight online disinformation and fake news. After reviewing the Commission's approach, he suggests that a soft approach might not be the right one to fight disinformation and push forward European integration. His reflection is the result of the research work done in the framework of Mediaroad.eu, a Coordination and Support Project funded by Horizon 2020.

The European Commission seems to take the fight against Disinformation and Fake News in the EU seriously.

The last years have seen a number of initiatives and policy documents going in this direction. Since 2018, the European Commission launched a Eurobarometer public opinion survey and a public consultation, established a High-level Expert Group, and, later, published a Communication and a Code of Conduct.

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New diplomatic and executive courses in Argentina

Last March, the College of Europe Development Office officially kicked off the 2019 edition of the diplomatic and executive courses in Latin America.

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El-Hiwar II – Policy Dialogue on Youth, Civil Society and Socio-Economic Needs

On 3 April 2019, the College of Europe implemented the first Policy Dialogue of the EU-funded project El-Hiwar II.

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El-Hiwar II – Policy Dialogue on Women and Conflict

The College of Europe implemented the second Policy Dialogue of the EU-funded project El-Hiwar II on 4 April 2019 in Brussels. The event focused on "Women and Conflict: Diagnosis and Proposals for Action".

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Courses on the EU in Colombia for young diplomats and journalists

The College of Europe Development Office was very proud to implement, from 22 to 26 April 2019, the third edition of the diplomatic and executive training courses in Colombia.

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Training programme on "Leadership in EU Academia"

The College of Europe Development Office, in cooperation with the Rothschild Foundation and the Israeli Council for Higher Education, successfully designed and implemented a tailor-made course on "Leadership in EU Academia" on 20 and 21 May 2019.

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Le Service de développement poursuivre sa collaboration avec l’IGPDE

Ces formations ont pour objectif de former les fonctionnaires français aux enjeux européens.

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Courses in Peru: Understanding the EU, its institutions and its external policy

The College of Europe Development Office implemented from 27 to 31 May 2019 several courses on the EU in Lima.

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Successful edition of the 2019 Summer Courses

On 19 July 2019, the College of Europe closed another successful edition of its summer courses.

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El-Hiwar Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations

The College of Europe was pleased to organise, in the framework of the EU-funded project El-Hiwar II, its first Summer School on Euro-Arab Relations. It took place from 15 to 19 July 2019 in Bruges and Brussels.

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New contribution to Competition Policy Cooperation between the EU and Asia

The College of Europe Development Office organized, in cooperation with Development Solutions Europe Ltd. as in 2018, three tailor-made summer schools on EU Competition law.

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Second edition of the Summer School for students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU

From 1 to 5 July 2019, the College of Europe Development Office welcomed 36 students and 6 faculty members of the Master in Public Administration of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology – NTNU Trondheim.

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The Seminar "EU Transport & Railway Affairs (ETCR)" hosted in the Railway Gazette International

The Railway Gazette International, the leading provider of news, analysis and intelligence for the international railway industry, published an article in its May issue about the 56th edition of the Seminar on "EU Transport & Railway Affairs".

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Diplomatic Training and Executive Training on the EU in Uruguay

The College of Europe Development Office was very proud to implement from 22 to 25 July 2019 the second edition of the diplomatic training course of the EU-funded project "EU Policy and Outreach Partnership – South America" in Uruguay.

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Call for applications: "Civil Society Involvement in the EU Accession process"

For the third year running, the College of Europe Development Office is proud to announce its collaboration with the Kosovar Civil Society Foundation for the design and implementation of the programme on "Civil Society Involvement in the EU Accession Process".

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Formation à Genève: « Comment faire une bonne première impression »

En 2019, le Service de développement du Collège d’Europe poursuit sa collaboration avec le Bureau international du Travail et assure une formation en français intitulée « Comment faire une bonne première impression ».

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Managing Migration in Europe: Challenge and Response

Bruges

23-25 September 2019

This course will offer an up-to-date overview of the Migration and Asylum regulatory framework in place at the moment. Registration is open until 2 September 2019.

 

EU Diplomacy & Diplomatic Skills

Bruges

07-09 October 2019

Grasp the complexities of EU Diplomacy with a specialized programme designed for you to learn and better understand the EU external relations. Registration is open until 16 September 2019.

 

EU Fact Checking & EU Fact Finding

Brussels

10, 11 October 2019

Two focused half-day hands-on workshops in which participants learn how to find their way through the "jungle" of EU-related websites and make the difference between official and unofficial EU information and sources. Registration is open until 13 September 2019.

 

EU Economic Governance

Bruges

14-16 October 2019

This course is designed for participants to gain sound understanding of the European multifaceted economic governance. Registration is open until 23 September 2019.

 

Trade Policy

Bruges

21-24 October 2019

Improve, extend and update your knowledge and understanding of the EU's trade policy and international trade law through an innovative and interactive training programme. Registration is open until 30 September 2019.

 

Negotiations in Practice

Bruges

18-22 November 2019

The purpose of this seminar is to train professionals to become strategic and effective negotiators. Registration is open until 28 October 2019.

 

EU Project Management

Bruges

18-22 November 2019 // 1-5 June 2020

A one-week interactive journey along the life of EU projects, from programming to tender writing, project implementation and evaluation. November edition: Registration is open until 14 October 2019.

 

Monitoring & Evaluation

Bruges

08-10 June 2020

This technical and interactive training programme presents the purpose of M&E and useful practices. Early Bird when registering by 31 March 2020.

 

Intensive Seminar on the EU

Bruges & Brussels

29 June - 17 July 2020

All you need to know about the EU, its decision-making process and policies. Choose the three-, two- or one-week course tailored to your level of experience. Early Bird when registering by 31 March 2020.

 

EU Transport & Railway Affairs (ETCR)

Bruges, Brussels & Antwerp

29 June - 10 July 2020

This annual two-week seminar on EU Transport & Railway Affairs presents the latest developments within the railway sector on a European level. Early Bird when registering by 31 March 2020.

 

EU Energy Policy

Bruges & Brussels

06-10 July 2020

A new one-week programme which will give participants a thorough understanding of EU energy policies and governance (including the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package). Early Bird when registering by 31 March 2020.

 

EU Competition Law

Bruges

06-10 July 2020

The programme provides its participants with a deep understanding of the latest developments on EU competition law and the essential tools necessary to master legal complexities and overcome challenges at work. Early Bird when registering by 31 March 2020.

 

Competition Policy & High-Tech Markets

Bruges

13-15 July 2020

The Competition Policy & High-Tech Markets serves to understand how competition law can be an effective tool to further the objective of a single digital market in the European Union. Early Bird when registering by 31 March 2020.

 
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