Upcoming Events

21 Nov 2018 - 12:00
Participation is by invitation only. The workshop will take place at the premises of the Institute for European Studies, VUB. The study aims to contribute to the body of research examining how well countries are preparing for the deep socio-economic changes that climate change and low-carbon transitions present, and how foreign policy can adapt to best support these transitions and the achievement of the Paris Agreement goals.
27 Nov 2018 - 12:00       Research Colloquium
28 Nov 2018 - 14:00       Lecture Series
The IES-UPV lecture series will take place from 10 October 2018 until May 2019. The complete programme is available below. Please note: the lectures will be held in dutch.
4 Dec 2018 - 15:00       Other
The Institute for European Studies and Rhea Centre of Expertise on Gender, Diversity and Intersectionality at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) cordially invite you to a book presentation on ‘Citizen Outsider: Children of North African Immigrants in France’ by Prof. dr. Jean Beaman (Purdue University, USA). The presentation will be followed by a discussion with commentary from Prof. dr. Iman Lechkar (VUB) and a Q&A session with the author.
5 Dec 2018 - 09:30       Other
In the realm of the fact that the EU funds hundreds of projects under different financial frameworks, with overlapping scopes and themes, often there is no dialogue and open exchange between project actors involved in similar exercises. This, on the one hand, leads to redundancy in project outputs, inefficient dissemination, or skepticism from the community of practice to be involved in another similar initiative, and, on the other hand, vague prospects for the future use of the project deliverables.
5 Dec 2018 - 18:00       Other
In June 2000, the European Council adopted the Racial Equality Directive 2000/43/EC in a record tempo (Geddes and Guiraudon, 2004; Givens and Evans Case, 2014). Next to the efforts of anti-racist activism, it was the government participation of the radical right-wing populist party FPÖ in Austria that played an important role in the genesis of the Directive. The Directive stemmed racial equality activists hopeful, as it covered both direct and indirect discrimination and allowed scope for positive action. Researchers quickly warned however that, although the Directive introduced big changes in national legislation, this only concerned policy on paper as the new anti-discrimination legislation in Europe was poorly implemented on the national level (Bell, 2008; Möschel, 2011).