The Europaeum is continuing its study bursaries scheme - one to support an Oxford graduate to pursue a short study programme at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and one to support a Graduate Institute student to study at Oxford, during the coming academic year. The deadline for submission of applications will be early December 8th. Students from Geneva who wish to apply should contact Dr Laurent Neury; and those from Oxford should contact the University International Office.
The Europaeum is delighted to announce that the University of Pompeu Fabra - which is now 25 years old - and quickly established a reputation as one of Spain's premier universities - ranked third according to recent international league rankings - has just confirmed that it has accepted our invitation to become our newest full member.
Applications are invited for the Jenkins Scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year. Awards are for now a little over £11,500 per annum, usually for one year. Jenkins Scholars will be eligible to study at Oxford for a Masters degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences, the disciplines closest to Lord Jenkins’ own political and literary interests.
The Trustees just hosted a lively 'conversation' on the future for Europe at Rhodes House - home of the US scholars in Oxford - involving two leading Europaeum trustees, Lord (Chris) Patten, currently Chancellor of Oxford University and a former European Commissioner for External Relations, and Dr Erhard Busek, a former Vice-Chancellor and Minister for Science for Austria, and head of the Initiative for South-East Europe.
The Europaeum plans to run a graduate workshop at the University of Oxford from November 6-8th looking at communication and media in Europe down the ages. The workshop will track how societies have communicated and how leaders have 'spoken' to their followers and how rulers have used language to rule. The workshop will also look at how communication in war has developed with a focus on reporting and the role of the media in the recent Iraq War. The workshop will be built around lectures to be given by Mark Thompson, the new CEO of the New York Times and former Director-General of the BBC for the past decade. He will also take part in a special discussion with participants in the workshop. Click here for more information
The Europaeum is co-supporting an upcoming conference at Charles University, Prague from October 26-27th. The concept of effet utile refers to the method of understanding international treaties, most commonly used in the interpretation of European Community law by the European Court of Justice. Speakers from Computense Universidad Madrid and the University of Bonn will take part, as well as colleagues from the Centre of Law at Prague. Click here to view a preliminary Programme. For more information and details on how you can attend, please contact the Europaeum Office.
The theme for the 2012 Classics Colloquium will be Leadership in the Ancient World: Odium or wisdom ? hosted by the University of Oxford in mid-November. Applicants are asked to submit a 100-word abstract, CV, and recommendation from at least one of their academic advisors to the Office as soon as possible. All papers must be in English. Senior scholars from Europaeum universities will be contacted directly.
A range of top international speakers took part in the recent 2012 Summer School event in Oxford on Conflict Resolution within Europe - including Professors Richard Caplan and Jennifer Welsh and Neil Macfarlane from the Politics and International Relations Department at Oxford; Sir David Madden (former UK ambassador to Cyprus), Jonathan Cohen, the head of Conciliation Resources which works in all major hotspots building peace; Alain Servantie (advisor in European President Mr. Barroso's Office), and many others. Click here to view the Programme
A new report on the international conference on The Ideas of Prevention in European Law at Charles University, Prague has been produced. Co-sponsored by the Europaeum, the aim of the conference was to explore the somewhat ambiguous and multipurpose concept of "Prevention in Law". Click here to read to the full conference report .
The Europaeum's recent graduate workshop on The Arab Spring One Year on: What next ?, saw 20 students from across our network convene at hosted in Paris to take stock of developments in the Arab world, one year on. One of the students, Ana Cláudia Manuelito presented a fascinating paper on "The Arab Spring and Maritime Security in the Mediterranean Sea – a moment to think about cooperation and solidarity", in which she argues for the need to cooperate and maintain strong links to promote great maritime security, rather than "close our minds and borders." Click here to read her presentation online
The Institute of Political Studies at the Catholic University of Portugal (IEP-UCP) hosted their special annual conference bringing scholars, policy-makers, businessmen, opinion leaders, journalists and students together in an open debate on political science and international relations.
As Greece teeters and economists worry about contagion, this year's annual debate for Europaeum students is on theme of Do we still need the € ? Four Europaeum graduates took part in the debate in front of 200 participants attending the Political Forum on Open Societies, Open Economies and Common Identities at the Institute of Political Studies at the Catholica University of Portugal (IEP-UCP). As usual it was chaired by Dr Paul Flather, the Secretary-General, who also spoke at the Forum.
The Europaeum is organising the fifth annual Policy-Making inside Europe ? taking place in Brussels from June 18-20th. This three-day programme of talks, discussions, interviews and special visits with top European policy-makers in Brussels. The seminar is again being organised by the Europaeum and our associate member the Institute of Political Studies, Catholic University of Portugal (IEP-UCP), and will focus on how European policy is made in Brussels in a range of fields and disciplines. The programme includes visits to the European Parliament and NATO. Topics will include Is Capitalism at Stake?; Economics and Political Future of Europe; EU harmonisation approaches: Directives, Regulations or secondary law regimes; From Arab Spring to Arab Autumn?; and, The EU and the BRICs.
In the lead up to our 2012 Brussels Policy-making Seminar, students from last year's cohort reflected on their experiences during this three-day seminar workshop. Here is an excerpt from what they had to say: "We were delighted how the programme allowed us to converse and debate with senior academics, European politicians, experts and fellow students, on a wide range of current and stimulating topics related to EU policy- making and the EU’s relationship with the wider world. The visits to the European institutions were in our mind a fantastic opportunity and addition to the programme, and were thoroughly enjoyed by all and aroused great interest within the group." Click here to read the full report!
The first round of applications for the Europaeum’s 2012-2013 MA programme in European History and Civilization has been completed. Students still interested in applying to the programme can submit applications until June 1st for late consideration.
This unique programme offers graduate students a special opportunity to deepen their knowledge of European history and institutions, their philosophical and historical backgrounds and underpinnings, and their social and economic contexts, through the lens of three different busy university worlds. This knowledge plays an increasingly crucial role in practical decision-making and strategic planning, where Europe-wide and global contact and negotiation is required. For further information, see Application details on our website.