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The Europaeum regularly receives links to important resources. All links are thoroughly researched by Europaeum staff to ensure relevance to students and scholars in our network. The Europaeum sends out our monthly e-Bulletin which always includes a Link-of-the-Month. To sign up to our email bulletins to receive regular updates in your inbox each month, simply email us to subscribe.

Europaeum Universities Blog Lists

Online networking has become one of the most important, influencial means for people to communicate on just about every topic. As the Europaeum continues to develop its own place in the Blogosphere, we have collected a number of different blog sites and Twitter feeds from scholars across our partner network. These blogs are an excellent way to keep up-to-date on the most current thoughts of top European scholars. Click here to download a full list of these sites, or click on the links below.

The Europaeum and OpenDemocracy

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Over the years, we have highlighted a number of links from openDemocracy.com, which publishes high quality news analysis, debates and blogs about the world, with a strong commitment to human rights and democracy. Now, after a bit of research, we have discovered a long history of Europaeum scholars contributing to openDemocracy, going as far back as 2003 ! Listed below is a short collection of these contributions.

ESI: European Stability Initiative

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The ESI was launched in June 1999 in a Sarajevo café by a multi-national group of practitioners and analysts with extensive experience in the regions it studied. The research and policy institute was created in recognition of the need for independent, in-depth analysis of the complex issues involved in promoting stability and prosperity in Europe.

Institute of Commonwealth Studies

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The Institute of Commonwealth Studies is the only postgraduate academic institution in the United Kingdom devoted to the study of the Commonwealth. The Institute is the national and international centre of excellence for policy-relevant research and teaching on Commonwealth studies, focusing on North-South relations, global peace and security, development, good governance, human rights and the politics of civil society. The ICS also offers an MA in Human Rights.

GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

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GESIS is an institution that provides substantial, nationally and internationally relevant research-based infrastructure services. Based upon extensive research programs GESIS provides services in data (archiving, provision, processing, research, social monitoring), methodology (consultation, developing complex methods), and specialized information (databases containing information on social science literature and research activities).

Centre for European Reform

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The Centre for European Reform has issued a new Policy Brief on The new Commission's economic philosophy. The report states that the broad orientation of the Commission's economic policy is unlikely to change. It will continue to defend the single market, free trade and a tough competition policy. However, the economic policies of the Commission and the EU as a whole will inevitably reflect the economic backdrop of slow growth and high unemployment.

STANDPOINT: Freedom and Crisis in higher education

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Standpoint’s is a new critical right of centre magazine whose core mission is to "celebrate our civilization, its arts and its values - in particular democracy, debate and freedom of speech - at a time when they are under threat. The latest issues looks at universities in crisis in the UK due to  government budget cuts - which could see the closing of up to 30 institutions as well as massive cutbacks.

SHSViews

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The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) publishes a quarterly periodical based on the field of social and human sciences. SHSViews provides news about the work conducted by UNESCO under the themes of Ethics of Science and Technology, Human Rights, Social Transformations, and Sport.

60 years after Schuman

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In 1950, French Foreign Minister Robert Schuman set out to create a new form of organization of States in Europe, to be called 'a supranational Community' now seen as a key step towards the creation of the modern European Union. A meeting was held in the Spring to mark the 60th Anniversary of this famous Schuman Declaration, organised by The Wyndham Place Charlemagne Trust (WPCT).

New Resource on Ethical Politics

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A new highly useful web-based resource created by the progressive publications Resurgence and openDemocracy, organisations dedicated to the evolution of politics, ecology, and social justice. The new Dictionary of Ethical Politics sets out to be a lexicon of new political thought centered on the relationship between ethics and politics.

Opendemocracy

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The Europaeum has been a long supporter of the online publication openDemocracy.net, often linking to appropriate provoking contributions in our e-Bulletins. It publishes high quality news analysis, debates and blogs about the world, with a strong commitment to human rights and democracy. The founder. Anthony Barnett, took part in our recent Federalisms conference, and it is hoped to post one or two reports on their website.

Forum for European Philosophy

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The Forum for European Philosophy is an educational charity which organises and runs a stimulating programme of philosophy and interdisciplinary events based at the London School of Economics (LSE) and Oxford University. All events are free to the public, and include lectures, conferences, reading groups and book forums.

Forum for Transregional Studies

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The Forum Transregionale Studien (Forum for Transregional Studies) is a Berlin-based research institution supporting projects on a variety of topics that combine systematic and region-specific topics and pursues them from a transregional perspective. The projects at the Forum aim to contribute to strengthening collaboration between researchers from different disciplines, institutional structures, and national or regional research traditions in Berlin.

Changing Publication Cultures in the Humanities

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The European Science Foundation (ESF) offers many opportunities to set up seminars, attend conferences and receive study bursaries. Most are linked to the sciences, usually applied sciences, but there are also important opportunities for the Arts and Humanities. Thus, the Young Researchers Forum has announced its Spring 2011 Humanities Workshop on the topic: Changing Publication Cultures in the Humanities.