Upcoming Events

30 Apr 2018 - 12:00
The transformation of migration politics and the emergence of ‘migration management’ – a new leitmotif and ideology in migration governance –  currently also dominates the discussions of a UN global compact on migration. But what exactly is the role of inter-state and private actors in migration management? In this policy forum, Martin Geiger will discuss the increasing relevance of these actors in migration managment. Drawing on field research in multiple locations, including Souther and Eastern Europe and North America, he will examine the activities and mechanisms under the umbrella of migration management. He will also address implications for migrants and their families, societies and the international state system, followed by an open discussion.
14 May 2018 - 09:00       Other
The EL-CSID Workshop on "Diplomacy and Development: Trends and Challenges for Europe and Its Partners" seeks to investigate the role of cultural and scientific diplomacy with respect to the foreign policy ambitions of the EU and its member states. Discussion will also cover other forms of the ‘new diplomacy’. The workshop is organised by Nazarbayev University, in collaboration with the University of Warwick and the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, and will be held on 14-15 May 2018 in Leuven, Belgium.
16 May 2018 - 09:00       Conference
The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) 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 sixth edition of this event will take place from 16 to 18 May 2018 and focus on the theme ‘Protecting and Projecting Europe’. #EUIA18 will be the single major stopover of the academic conference circuit in Brussels. #EUIA18 will host high-level keynote addresses and will mark the 40th anniversary of the Journal of European Integration (JEI) by hosting the first JEI Annual Lecture. A selection of the EUIA best papers will be published in a themed JEI section. Keep an eye on this website and our social media channels. We will inform you about all relevant news and updates on the conference!
16 May 2018 - 10:00       Conference
The ‘European Union in International Affairs’ (EUIA) 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 sixth edition of this event will take place from 16 to 18 May 2018 and focus on the theme ‘Protecting and Projecting Europe’. #EUIA18 will be the single major stopover of the academic conference circuit in Brussels.
24 May 2018 - 17:30       Policy Forum
In the digital age, almost every sphere of our lives becomes influenced by algorithms. The way in which firms compete and set prices in digital markets is no exception. One of the challenges that has recently attracted the attention of the competition enforcers and the legal community in relation to Article 101 TFEU is how firms may use algorithms to better monitor each other’s conduct and embark on interdependent pricing without concluding an agreement.
29 May 2018 - 12:00       Research Colloquium
12 Jun 2018 - 12:00       Research Colloquium
21 Jun 2018 - 09:30       Other
VUB-IES is involved in the EU-funded H2020 Mindb4Act research project targeting, among other, at creating innovative solutions for tackling radicalisation and violent extremism in Europe. On 21 June 2018 we are organising a kick-off meeting for launching the collaborative ecosystem - a Living Lab. We would like to bring together multispectral Belgian stakeholders (LEAs, local administration, NGOs, researchers, educators and other) dealing with various aspects of radicalization. Altogether we will discuss how we can all do better in jointing our mutual efforts from early prevention to intervention in diverse societal settings.
26 Jun 2018 - 12:00       Research Colloquium