Applications are invited for this five-week study visit to the US in August-September with three weeks to be spent in Colorado as a special guest of the supporting El Pomar Foundation and two weeks in Washington DC. The closing date for applications for this exciting award which allows the winner to spend five weeks fully supported in the US is approaching very fast, applications must be received no later than March 31st 2011. See poster for more information.
The two young scholars who were awarded this year's Oxford-Geneva Study Bursaries were announced as Dany Jaimovich, a Chilean graduate in his final year of a PhD at the Graduate Institute of Geneva, who is visiting Oxford to prepare for the second stage of data collection from 60 Gambian villages, evaluating a major World Bank, and Rebecca Brubaker, a Rhodes Scholar at Green Templeton College, Oxford, who is heading to Geneva to investigate UNHCR policy on population management in Bosnia. For more information see the press notice.
The Europaeum has made four awards for participants to take part in the 14th annual Academic Conference and General Assembly (ACGA) taking place in Lisbon on April 10-16th, 2011. The four students are Ivo Bronstring, Nora Ratzmann, Lukáš Sedláček, Anna Sakurai (Click here to download the official Press Release for more information).
Contributions continue to come in following our major Federalisms in East and West conference focussing on India, North America and Europe run by the Europaeum, last autumn, continue, and we are discussing plans to run a follow-up event - again with international sponsorship. The latest contribution comes from Mani Shankar Aiyar, former Cabinet Minister with four different portfolios – Panchayati Raj; Petroleum and Natural Gas; Youth Affairs and Sports; Development of North East Region. Please read his contribution and other items can be found here.
The Jagiellonian University is inviting graduate participants for a conference reviewing how democratisation and Europeanisation has fared in East and Central since 1989. The Europaeum will support two Europaeum graduate bursaries for outstanding young scholars at this event, which takes place in Krakow on March 4th-5th 2011.
The annual Academic Conference and General Assembly (ACGA) is going to take place in Lisbon from April 10-16th, 2011. This will be the 14th ACGA of the International Association for Political Science Students, and will attract scholars, policy-makers, and students from around the world.
The deadline to apply for our highly regarded Jenkins' Scholarship to Oxford is 21st January 2011. Application details can be found on our Scholarships section, with up to four awards each worth more than €12,000 to take a degree at Oxford, and one award for an Oxford graduate to study at one of the other Europaeum partner institutions.
Our new associate member, the Fundación José Ortega y Gasset, has recently merged with another Madrid-based research institute - the Marañón Foundation. The new joint organisation, now named the Fundación Ortega Marañón (FOM) is a private, non-profit making institution, devoted to cultural activities, debate and research for the dissemination of the Social Sciences and Humanities.
The European Political Concepts Research Group, originally sponsored by the Europaeum, will be holding its sixth follow-up meeting in Berlin on Defining Political Concepts in Europe, on December 10-11th 2010, kindly sponsored through the Finnish Institute in Berlin. The Group, conceived in 2006, has been exploring how different key concepts in political philosophy can hold very different, contextualised meanings in different countries or regions or sectors or times, of Europe and of European society. At this meeting, participants will include the pioneers, Professor Michael Freeden from Oxford, Professor Henrik Stenius, plus many other colleagues.
The new Autumn 2010 edition of the Europaeum Briefing has been produced summarising recent and forthcoming events which can be downloaded and printed as a hard copy information sheet, to be used in meetings, and at activities.
A year after its launch, the Europaeum-EUROCLIO programme on Connecting Europe through History – Experiences and Perceptions of Migration in Europe continued with a 'capacity building' seminar in Skopje, Macedonia on the topic "Where we are and where we going" and later this month with a special closing event in Vienna organised in partnership with the Austrian Parents Association, and the usual partners, EuroClio teachers union and IHSA, history students association.
Five new Jenkins Scholars have just started their studies at Europaeum universities - four awards at Oxford, and one award at Europaeum university. The scholarship scheme, which honours the former President of the European Commission and Chancellor of the University of Oxford, is linked to the Europaeum, which Roy Jenkins also helped to found in the 1990s to help academics, intellectuals and young scholars "bridge Europe". More than 25 awards have now been made since the scheme was launched in partnership with the Europaeum in 2004.
The Europaeum organised a graduate research workshop on Risks from Climate Change: Lessons in global diplomacy hosted by the University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. This three-day programme investigated the European and international approaches to climate change politics, focusing on its political economy, geography and diplomacy.