Activities

Academic Year 2010-2011

  • Guest lecture of Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council, on the recent developments within the European Union, 21 February 2011 (Copyrights photos JVK).
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  • Guest lectures organised within the framework of the course 'EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies' and Internationalisation@Home, February - Mai 2011. For an overview of the lectures: Programme 2011
  • Visit to Schengen, the European Court of Justice (Luxembourg), the European Parliament (Strasbourg) and the house of Robert Schuman (Scy-Chazelles) for the students of the Master EU Studies. This visit is organised in cooperation with the European Movement Belgium, 7-10 March 2011. Programme
  • Workshop 'Comparative perspectives on the Substance of EU Democracy Promotion, 24 June 2011. Programme

Academic Year 2009-2010

  • Visit to the European Commission, DG Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy for the students of the course 'EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies', 20 Mai 2010. 
  • Guest lectures organised within the framework of the course 'EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policies' and Internationalisation@Home, February - Mai 2010. For an overview of the lectures: Programme 2010
  • Visit to the European Court of Justice (Luxembourg), the European Parliament (Strasbourg) and the house of Robert Schuman (Scy-Chazelles) for the students of the Master EU Studies. This visit was organised in cooperation with the European Movement Belgium, 9-11 March 2010.
  • Monday Evening Lecture 'The European Union as a Trade and Development actor: a Guyanese perspective on the EPA Process', 8 December 2009. Invitation
  • Visit to the Representation of the European Commission in Belgium for the students of the class 'Trade relations tussen the European Union and Sub-Saharan Africa', 27 November 2009. Program
  • Conference on the relations between the EU and Turkey, 17 November 2009. Download program.
  • Conference on the European Neighbourhood Policy, organised by het Steunpunt Vlaams Buitenlands Beleid in cooperation with the Centre for EU Studies. Download the program. The conclusions can be viewed at www.vimeo.com.
  • Dr. Anita Lacey from the department of political sciences of the University of Auckland, New Zealand, visited the Centre for EU-Studies from August 30th until September 10th 2009. The title of her current research project: Security, tuna, and the biopolitical governance of Solomon Islanders’ lives (and deaths): a case-study of the European Union’s programmes in Solomon Islands. Webpage of Dr. Lacey

Academic Year 2008-2009

  • Workshops and Debate in collaboration with University of Twente, University of Maastricht and University of Amsterdam, 15 May 2009
    • Debate with Jean-Luc Dehaene (CD&V) and Derk-Jan Eppink (Lijst Dedecker) about Europe in the build-up to the European Parliament election
    • Workshops on The Nature of European Foreign Policy, "Where are the borders of the European Union?", De politisering van het Europees Parlement - de oplossing voor het democratisch tekort?, Europese identiteit: feit of fictie?, De Europese Unie, identiteit en waarden, EU-Afrika
  • Visit to the European Court of Justice in Luxemburg and the European Parliament in Straatsburg with the Master EU Studies, 10-12 maart 2009
  • Debate on the relations between the EU and the Western Balkan Countries Programme
  • Internationalisation@Home A course of lectures on EU enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy. Here you can find an overview of the lectures
  • Boekvoorstelling Hoe Europa ons leven beïnvloedt, 30 september 2008 15u Met auteurs Hendrik Vos en Rob Heirbaut, gastspreker Guy Verhofstadt. Bekijk de flyer
  • Debat met EU Journalisten 18 september 2008 17u30 Waar: Provincie Raadzaal, Gouvernementstraat 1, 9000 Gent Debat ter gelegenheid van de eerste lichting afgestudeerden Master EU studies en verwelkoming van de nieuwe studenten Master EU Studies. Onze EU studenten volgen intens het EU nieuws, nu krijgen ze de kans om in debat te gaan met EU journalisten: elisabeth lannoo (vrt), bernard bulcke (standaard), rob heirbaut (vrt), wessel de jong (nos), jeroen van de kris (nrc) en dirk de wilde (tijd).

Academic Year 2007-2008

  • Visit to the European District in Brussels, 6 March 2008
  • Visit of the president of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso to Ghent University 30 January 2008.
  • Internal Symposium 30 november 2007 Helen Versluys about EU Humanitarian Aid
  • The European Union and the social dimension of globalization 22 November 2007
  • Internal Seminar 19 oktober 2007 Discussion Research Project "'Is EU Conditionality Working? Migration in the Pre-Accession Strategies of the European Union, with special reference to EU – Albania Relations", Sokal Dedja

Academic Year 2006-2007

  • Visit to the European District in Brussels, 2 May 2007
  • External dimension of EU competition policy (Dutch),16 April 2007 Lecture in the course External Policies of the European Union, Department of Political Science, Ghent University, 16 April 2007. With Angela Wigger (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).
  • Theme Week 'Elections' Faculteit Politieke en Sociale Wetenschappen, Workshop 'The European Parliament', 29 March 2007 Workshop 'Het Europees Parlement: is er nog iemand geïnteresseerd? (Dutch) Hendrik Vos, Helen Versluys en Edith Vanden Brande. Download here the slides of the workshop (Dutch)
  • Internal Seminar, 16 March 2007 Discussion research project "...in the name of human rights…. The Problematics of EU Ethical Foreign policy in Sub Saharan Africa and Elsewhere", Olivia Rutazibwa
  • Internal Seminar 16 February 2007 Discussion of research project, Julia Sproge
  • Internal Seminar Redu II, 5 February - 9 February 2007
    Agenda:
    - discussion of current research projects
    - book European external policy (Jan Orbie)
    - discussion of the text Follesdal and Hix, Why there is a Democratic Deficit in the EU: A Reponse to Majone and Moravcsik
    - field meeting
  • Internal Seminar 24 November 2006 Discussion research project "Besluitvorming in de EU - versterkte samenwerking", Björn Koopmans
  • Internal Seminar 10 November 2006 Discussion research project "Euroscepticisme", Vincent Desmet

Academic Year 2005 - 2006

  • External dimension of EU asylum and migration policy (Dutch), 12 May 2006, Lecture in the course External Policy of the European Union, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. With Steven Sterkx (University of Antwerp).
  • External dimension of EU competition policy (Dutch), 31 March 2006 Lecture in the course External Policies of the European Union, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. With Angela Wigger (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam).
  • Internal Seminar Redu I, 9 January - 13 January 2006
    Agenda:
    - discussion of current reseach projects
    - discussion of the text Moravcsik, In Defence of the 'Democratic Deficit': Reassessing
    - field meeting
    - discussion the European crisis with Rob Heirbaut (EU journalist TV channel één), Bernard Bulcke (EU journalist newspaper De Standaard), Kris Van Haver (EU journalist newspaper De Tijd), Elisabeth Lannoo (radio journalist), Ingrid Van Daele (Knack), Bart Staes (MEP Groen!).

    Download the Dutch discussion text

  • Decision-making in the EU. Casus: REACH (Dutch), 12 December 2005 Lecture in the course Basic principles of EU decision-making, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. With Ulrik Lenaerts (Belgian Ministry of Environment).
  • Decision-making in the EU (Dutch), 12 December 2005, Lecture in the course Basic principles of EU decision-making, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. With Hugo D'Hollander (head of the EU department in the Belgian Parliament).
  • # Symposium Ghent, 5-6 December 2005, 'Everything but arms': all about nothing? EU trade politics and developing countries. Programme symposium EU trade and development.pdf
  • Lecture on EU communication policy (Dutch), 5 December 2007, Lecture in the course Current EU Issues, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. With Rob Heirbaut (EU journalist TV channel één).

Academic Year 2003 - 2004

  • Decision-making in the EU (Dutch), 22 December 2004, Lecture in the course Basic principles of EU decision-making, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. With Stefaan Thys (Assistant Belgium Permanent Representation to the European Union).
  • Review with EU watchers of the year 2004 and future challenges and discussions in 2005 (Dutch), 22 December 2004, Debate in the course Current EU Issues, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. With Rob Heirbaut, Paul Goossens, Stefaan De Rynck, Karel Van Miert en Bart Staes moderator: Hendrik Vos.
  • EU enlargement towards Central and Eastern Europe (COE). Evaluation and prospects. (Dutch), 8 December 2004, Debate in the course Current EU Issues, Department of Political Science, Ghent University.. With Mirek Cerny (journalist Het Nieuwsblad en region-director Central and Eastern Europe of VKW-Antwerp), Johan Van Hecke (Flemish EU MEP), Prof. Dr. Rochtus (political scientist University of Antwerp and Lessius Hogeschool) Marc Peirs (journalist Radio 1 specialized in Poland related news), Malgorzata Zdzienicka (Embassy of the Republic of Poland ) moderator: An Schrijvers.
  • Decision-making in the EU (Dutch), 6 December 2004, Lecture in the course Basic principles of EU decision-making, Department of Political Science, Ghent University. With Hugo D'Hollander (head of the EU department in the Belgian Parliament).
  • The role of the EU in the Doha development round (Dutch), 1 December 2004, Debate in the course Current EU Issues, Department of Political Science, Ghent University.With Jean Charles Van Eeckhaute (DG Trade), Dirk Verhofstadt (Liberales), Jim Lannoo (De Tijd), Thierry Kesteloot (Oxfam) en Marc Maes (11.11.11) moderator: Jan Orbie. Download the Dutch discussion text.
  • Decision-making in the EU (Dutch), 29 November 2004, Lecture in the course Basic principles of EU decision-making, Department of Political Science, Ghent University.With Olivier Hinnekens (Vice-President European Movement Belgium, EU-lobbyist).
  • Conference Challenges for Europe 5 March 2003 (Dutch)