Upcoming Events

23 Nov 2020 - 19:00
The public defence of Malasree Neepa Acharya will take place on Monday, 23 November 2020 at 7PM CET in an online format, followed by a digital reception. Please click this link to register for the online defence on 23/11. Upon registration you will receive an automated link from Zoom to attend the defense and in the invitation is a separate link included to the digital reception as well.
24 Nov 2020 - 16:00       Research Colloquium
25 Nov 2020 - 19:00       Other
Info-session about the LLM in International and European Law, organised by the Institute for European Studies (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium. Your chance to meet the programme's director, current students and alumni
26 Nov 2020 - 15:00
The responsibilities of online platforms, competition and antitrust rules, the fight against illegal content and disinformation online are at the top of the European Union’s agenda. In a much anticipated legislative package - the Digital Services Act (DSA), the European Commission is expected to propose new rules that will profoundly reshape the future rulebook of internet platforms on these major issues. Our series of seminars offers an academic perspective on these developments, to unpack the complex underlying issues of this forthcoming legislative package, and discuss its possible implications.
27 Nov 2020 - 10:00
Speakers: Lavanya Rajamani: Professor of International Environmental Law, University of Oxford, Karsten Sach: Director General for European and International Policy, German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety Li Shuo: Senior Global Policy Advisor, Greenpeace East Asia, Byford Tsang, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G, Moderated by Sebastian Oberthür, Research Professor Environment & Sustainable Development at the Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and University of Eastern Finland. This event will take place online, please register here.
2 Dec 2020 - 18:00
Speakers: Dr. Noa Milman (Marie Curie Fellow, University of Copenhagen and project researcher 'Protesting the Death of George Floyd in Europe') Ms. Rachael Moore (Coordinator RainbowHouse Brussels, founder of Rainbow Nation) Mr. Jeff Kwasi Klein (Project lead and Policy advisor at Each One Teach One Berlin e.V. (EOTO)) Ms. Folashade Ajayi (PhD researcher at Vrije Universiteit Brussel and project researcher 'Protesting the Death of George Floyd in Europe')   When: 2 December 2020, 18:00 – 19:30  Where: online zoom session, register here
3 Dec 2020 - 14:00
Engagement is necessary to address North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, inter-Korean peace and reconciliation, and human rights issues in North Korea. However, sustained engagement has been elusive in recent years as the United States and the international community have prioritized sanctions and, under President Donald Trump, top-level summits without a proper diplomatic process. In this seminar, three experts with long-term experience of sustained engagement with North Korea will discuss the prospects that diplomacy can resume following the US presidential election. They will also analyse the benefits and challenges that they have encountered in their engagement with Pyongyang.
8 Dec 2020 - 16:00       Research Colloquium
8 Dec 2020 - 19:00       Other
Info-session about the Advanced Master in European Integration, organised by the Institute for European Studies (VUB) in Brussels, Belgium.
15 Dec 2020 - 16:15       Research Colloquium
26 Jan 2021 - 16:00       Research Colloquium
9 Feb 2021 - 16:00       Research Colloquium
9 Mar 2021 - 16:00       Research Colloquium
26 May 2021 - 08:00
The European Union in International Affairs, #EUIA21 Conference provides a major forum for academics and policy-makers to debate the role of the EU in the turbulent realm of international affairs. The seventh edition of this event will take place from 26 to 28 May 2021 and focus on the theme ‘Assessing the EU’s Capacity to Act’. #EUIA21 will be the single major stopover of the academic conference circuit in Brussels.