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Austerity the great debate Kill or Cure? : a Live Recording

Tags: As the debate raged across European capitals as to what constituted the best strategy to resolve the economic crisis, one word was on everyone's lips - namely Austerity. So last May, our partners the New York Review of Books with support from St Antony's College and the Fritt Ord Foundation, organised a major debate on the meanings of Austerity - Kill or Cure ? , at Oxford University on May 13th at the Sheldonian Theatre, with Lord (Meghnad) Desaiemeritus professor of economics and global governance at LSE, who has spoken at several past Europaeum events and Sir John Redwood, a Conservative MP both defending the kind of austerity policies favoured by the UK Chancellor Geroge Osborne and the IMF, and to a lesser extent, Chancellor Merkel; while; Martin Wolf distinguished columnist on the Financial Times

Latest Survey Fact Sheet Available

Tags: Following our recent graduate workshop held in Leiden and Amsterdam, on Water, Climate Change and Cities, the Europaeum has also compiled a list of the leading environmental or green centre or research institutes at each partner institution.  For a full list see our latest Survey Fact Sheet # 11 - do please let us have any updates or feedback in what is clearly a growing area of interest.

20th Anniversary Celebrations Completed

The Europaeum has now completed its 20th anniversary year celebrations - culminating with a major reception
held at the Reform Club to mark the 10th anniversary of the Jenkins Scholarship scheme (see above). The year has seen a number of special events (see here for a list) and as we now enter our 21st year, we would like to thank all our trustees, members of our academic council and steering group, supporters from our partner institutions and linked bodies, our academic friends, our experts, our many graduates who have participated in our events, and above all, our donors and benefactors (see here for a list of major donors). 

Graduate Workshop on Water and Climate Change

Tags: The Europaeum will run a three-day graduate workshop examining theoretical and practical perspectives on fresh and sea water issues in Europe, climate change impacts on natural and urban water systems and the challenge of supplying freshwater to Europe's growing cities on November 4th-6th. This is being run in parallel with an exciting initiative in nearby Amsterdam called International Water Week in Amsterdam, a multidisciplinary conferences with 25,000 professional participants and events include exhibitions, Industrial Leaders Forum, Young Professionals Forum, trade fairs and excursions.

10th Anniversary of the creation of the Jenkins Scholarship Scheme

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The Europaeum is hosting a special celebration to thank all the donors who have supported the Jenkins Scholarship Scheme which was created 10 years ago, which has to date backed 50 Jenkins Scholars. The Trustees will host the event at the Reform Club, Roy Jenkins' own favoured London club, on November 5th in the evening.

Graduate Workshop in Prague : Democracy in Times of Crisis

Tags: The Europaeum invites applications for a workshop of talks and discussions at an international conference at Charles University, Prague on Democracy in Times of Crisis. Our workshop will run in parallel to this conference and it would be open to young Europaeum researchers and scholars from the fields of political theory, political science, as well as other social and human sciences.

Click to see the poster and the draft programme.

New York Review of Books Event: Power Privacy and the Internet

Tags: The scandal over the secret NSA tapping carried out in the US, leaked by whistle-blower Edward Snowden, currently a fugitive from US authorities in a Russian airport, has put the Internet under the spotlight once more. The crisis has also provoked quite different and furious response in Europe with Germany taking a particular critical stand of US behaviour, and the UK taking a mild view, not least because the British Government appears heavily implicated.

International Europaeum Vaclav Havel MA Programme Launched


The Europaeum consortium has just launched a brand new joint initiative which will link leading European universities to create a new EUROPAEUM MA PROGRAMME, combining all the strengths and specialisms of all the partner institutions, to provide potential students with a unique learning experience.

The EMAP began last autumn, linking the universities of Paris 1 Sorbonne-Pantheon, Charles University, Prague, and Leiden University, with support from scholars at Oxford University, and other Europaeum partners exploring ways to join the programme from the 2013-14 academic year.

International Conference : Federalisms v. Localisms

Tags: Jindal University, India, in partnership with the Europaeum, is holding a new international conference from October 10th-12th on Federalisms v. Localisms: Competing Demands and Conflicting Aspirations? backed by James Madison Trust and Jindal University, with Professor Raj Kumar (Jindal) and Mani Shankar Aiyar MP. The event will be inaugurated by the Vice-President of India, Dr Hamid Ansari, and the aim of this conference is to review current ideas around federalisms and localisms across the world, and to examine different thinking with particular reference to Europe, India and North America.

Europaeum Lecture

Tags: Sir Adam RobertsSir Adam RobertsProfessor Sir Adam Roberts is set to give a special Europaeum Lecture at Charles University, Prague, on the theme Civil Resistance and Power Politics : From the Prague Spring to the Arab Spring on September 26th. The lecture will form the centrepiece of a special ceremony to launch our new joint MA teaching programme, linking the universities of Prague, Leiden, and Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, focussing on European Politics and Society, and involving young graduate scholars to study at two or more Europaeum partner institutions. Professor Roberts gave a highly cited Europaeum Lecture on Western involvement in the Iraq War at Leiden in 2003 (to read this lecture click here). He also gave a Europaeum Lecture last year at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, helping us to mark the 300th anniversary of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

Krakow Workshop: Wither Europe: European Integration in Transformation

Tags: The Europaeum invites applications for a three day workshop of talks and discussions being organised in participation with the Institute of European Studies at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, which is marking the 20th Anniversary of the founding of the Institute. Click here to see the poster. The three day event will cover a wide range of themes, including : external and internal political, economic and social challenges that shape contemporary European integration process; the influence of the current Eurozone Crisis; changes in the institutional and legal order of the EU; problems of the construction and re-construction of European identity; and processes of Europeanization and European migration reflecting the interdisciplinary character of European research and the multifaceted nature of integration processes in Europe.

Europaeum School Summer 2013 Rights and Citizenship in Europe: are we really equal ?

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Rights and Citizenship in Europe: are we really equal?

The event kicks off on September 2nd, with 28 graduates already confirmed as participants from nine Europaeum universities. Key themes will include human rights, minority rights, mobility and migration, environmental rights and national identities. Experts taking part include Professor Jaume Casals, Professor of Philosophy and Rector of UPF Barcelona, Professor Aida Torres and Professor Josep Ferrer at UPF Barcelona, Professor Hartmut Mayer from Oxford, and many practitioners including speakers from Greenpeace and SOS Racism, Ada Colau, and Alain Servantie, former head in DG Enlargement at the European Commission. Click here.
for the draft programme. Click here for a current list of participants. This summer school – the 20th in our series - will bring together experts from law and justice, think tanks, NGOs and universities, to discuss key questions over five days of talks, panels, working groups, debates role-playing and discussions.

New edition of Essentials is published

In our new edition of the Essentials, currently being distributed, we outline our record of past international research collaborations stimulated by our association under our Small Grants Scheme, which enable groups to run a research seminar or workshop, co-ordinate a research proposal, or prepare bids to the European Union and other funding bodies. Please see here for summary reports on our various Europaeum Research Project Groups including Church and Family in Western Europe (2000 - 02); The Kosovo Stability Pact and the Balkans (2000 -01); European Economic Integration (2002 - 09); European Identity: Reason, Science, Law (2002 - 05); The Regulation of e-Commerce (2002 - 03); Transmission of Science (2002 - 06); Liberalism in 20th Century Europe (2003 - 07) ; Social Security Law (2005 - 07); and two still active groups, Cultural Difference in Europe (launched in 2005 - ), and European Political Concepts (founded in 2006 - ). We hope to laundch a new group on in the coming year on Liberalism & Consensus Building in Europe.
Please read more about it here

Europaeum Policy Seminar: Policy making in Brussels

Tags: This is our sixth special two-day programme of talks, discussions, interviews and special visits involving those at the sharp end of policy and decision-making in Brussels. It has been organised with colleagues in Lisbon to focus on how European policy is made in Brussels in a range of fields and disciplines. The programme includes visits to the European Parliament. Topics will include the current Economic Crisis, the economic and political future of Europe. The accent above all is on debate and understanding. Please take a look at the full program here

Graduates debate Lisbon

Tags: The Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal is hosting its annual major international summer school and conference in Lisbon, at the end of June, bringing together policymakers and academics from the US, UK, Portugal and the rest of Europe. As usual, our event will be in the form of an Oxford Union-style open debate led by leading Europaeum graduate students. This will involve four research graduates- each speaking for or against the given proposition, with expert commentators on hand, and a final open vote on the proposition taken. One position is yet to be filled. If interested please contact the The Europaeum Office as soon as possible. For the full programm please click here.