DO Newsletter 2013 Issue N°1

EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

»20th Intensive Seminar on the EU

:: Bruges, 1-19 / 8-19 / 8-12 July 2013
All you need to know about EU decision-making and policies! Choose from one- to three-week courses tailored to your level of experience.

Register by 2 April 2013 and benefit from a 10% discount!

» EU Competition Law

:: Bruges, 8-12 July 2013
Deepen your knowledge and develop the professional skills necessary to master the legal complexities of EU competition law and overcome daily challenges at work.

Register by 2 April 2013 to receive a 10% reduction on the registration fee.

» EU Diplomacy

:: Bruges, 14-18 October 2013
Grasp the complexities of the EU Diplomacy with a specialised training programme designed to learn and better understand the EU external relations after the launching of the EEAS.

Register by 31 July 2013 to receive a 10% reduction on the registration fee.

» Trade Policy

:: Bruges, 28-30 October 2013
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.

Register by 31 July 2013 to receive a 10% reduction on the registration fee.

»EU Fact Finding

:: Brussels, 3 May / 11 October 2013
A half-day fact finding mission to guide you through the ‘labyrinth' of EU-related websites.

Register by 4 April / 9 September 2013 to receive a 10% reduction on the registration fee.

 

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Advanced English EU Terminology Training Seminar for MGIMO-ESI

Within the framework of the cooperation agreement between the European Studies Institute at MGIMO University in Moscow and the College of Europe, the Development Office organised in Bruges from 24 January to 1 February 2013 a seminar on Advanced English EU Terminology for 20 Russian English-language teachers.
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Partenariat avec l’Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)

Cette année encore le Service de Développement du Collège d’Europe coopèrera avec l’OIF pour mettre en place des formations en affaires européennes en français dans les pays partenaires de l’OIF : Estonie, Serbie, ARYM, Monténégro, Arménie et Lettonie.  

Provision of staff training and related consultancy services to the EU institutions, bodies and agencies – LOT 6 EU Governance Matters

Under the EU-funded project “Provision of staff training and related consultancy services to the EU institutions, bodies and agencies – LOT 6 EU Governance Matters ”, the College of Europe Development Office is organising in 2013 many seminars focusing on Economics, from a general introduction to more specialised courses on the current economic situation.

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20 years of the "Intensive Seminar on the European Union"

The Development Office organises the 20th edition of its flagship professional training programme in Bruges in July 2013. Each year, some 50 professionals from all over the world representing the public and private sectors, civil society and academia are gathering in Bruges to strengthen their knowledge and practical know-how in the field of European affairs.

Brussels, 27 February 2013. Former Intensive Seminar participants networking during a special event organised by the Development Office. © College of Europe

« In order to change attitudes or behaviours, this year’s topic is “European Year of Citizens”. The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI), introduced through the Lisbon Treaty, follows the objective to increase direct democracy in the EU and to improve citizens’ participation – which is also the focus of the Intensive Seminar’s Council of the EU Simulation Exercise in 2013.  »

This is the occasion for us to take a look back to the 19 past years and to reflect on them. Since 1993 about 1000 participants took part in the Intensive Seminar one-week, two-week or three-week training formula, around 100 experienced trainers brought their expertise to the Seminar and some 40 Seminar Assistants helped in organising the different editions. This created an exchange amongst professionals of at least 50 different nationalities, coming from Canada to Saudi Arabia, Switzerland and Liechtenstein to Thailand and China, the Western Balkans and Turkey, just to name a few countries and regions in addition to participants from the European Union.

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Conference - The Neighbours of the EU's Neighbours: Legal, Political, Security and Socio-Economic Challenges beyond the ENP

On 21-22 March 2013, the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges is organising an international conference to discuss specific policy challenges in the European Union’s broader neighbourhood (Sahel, Horn of Africa, Middle East, Central Asia).

Research Projects in 2013

The College of Europe Development Office is currently implementing three research projects: (1) Study related to the legal framework covering business-to-business unfair trading practices in the retail supply chain (DG MARKT); (2) Study tools for ensuring implementation and application of EU law and evaluation of their effectiveness (European Parliament); and (3) Study on the feasibility and effectiveness of tax policy changes (DG DEVCO).

Training Seminar for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction (EMCDDA)

On 12-14 February 2013, the College of Europe has organised for the EMCDDA the Reitox Academy on The European Union, the EU drugs policy and the enlargement process under the Lisbon Treaty, in Bruges and Brussels.
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EUROMED Training Seminar in Barcelona

From 23 to 25 April 2013, the College of Europe Development Office will organise in Barcelona a training seminar in the framework of the ENP regional project “Preparing staff for EU-ENP related jobs”, on EUROMED for 32 public administration officials coming from the ENP-south countries.

UNU-CRIS - Call for Applications: Second Doctoral School on Latin American, European and Comparative Regionalism, Quito, 8-12 July 2013

The Doctoral School is jointly organised by UNU-CRIS and the Universidad Andina, in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), OBREAL, the Latin American Trade Network (LATN), GIGA, and the University of Barcelona.
 
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