Europaeum events & events at member Universities


7 May

Centre for Political Philosophy Colloquium (Leiden)

A talk by Bas van der Vossen

10-12 May

Europaeum Workshop; Co-hosted with Maison Francaise d’Oxford, University of Oxford

The mob, the crowd, the people, the union – what roles has it played in turning points in Europe’s history ? This workshop will aim to explore the role played by ‘people’ in protest, in uprising, in disobedience, even in revolution, seeking underlying factors and themes to help us study and explain such phenomena in our politics and history. It will also mark the 50th anniversary of a year deemed politically, socially and culturally significant across Europe for different reasons, from Paris and London to Warsaw and Prague, with dramatic popular protests, and 100 years after the suffragette protests brought votes for women. It will also explore populist movements on both Left and Right – including the new wave of populist movements across Europe today, including Podemos, the Front Nationale, En Marche, Fidesz, UKIP, Syriza, Five Star Movement and many others.

Applications for participation has now closed

Europaeum Trinity Term Seminar

Before War, After War

Tuesdays 10am | Gerry Martin Room | History Faculty | Oxford


1st week (24th April)
Dr Rowena Archer | When did the Hundred Years War End?

2nd week (1st May)
Dr Tracey Sowerby | War by other Means? Values and Practices in European Diplomacy c1500-c1600

3rd week (8th May)
Professor Peter Frankopan | Europe and the West – Past, Present and Future

4th week (15th May)
no seminar

5th week (22nd May)
Dr Paul Flather | Europe’s World Wars, the British Raj and the Arrival of Indian Independence

6th week (29th May)
Professor Mike Broers | Visions of Empire: Napoleonic Europe when the War is Over

7th week (5th June)
Dr Gabriela Frei | Visions of World Orders after the First World War

25-27 June

Estoril International Graduate Debate

International Graduate Debate, hosted by the Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal. The 26th annual edition of the Estoril Political Forum will focus on the relationship between the national sentiment and cosmopolitan views – a crucial question that has recently returned to the centre of political and academic debates. Refusing the unfortunate dichotomy between nationalism and internationalism, we will encourage a civilised conversation between different views on patriotism and cosmopolitanism, as well as on the contribution of both to modern democracies.

More info and how to apply for a place by 14th May:

2-13 July

Summer course Romani Identities and Antigypsyism

Central University, Budapest

19-24 August

Leiden University: International Cyber Security Summer School

Deadline 31 May

27 August – 1 September

Helsinki Summer School


Reshaping the meaning of work in the future society

The time of lifelong careers in professions and fields of work requiring particular training and skills is over. Not only have professions and labour markets changed, but the very nature of work is changing, placing public finances and European welfare states under pressure. Ideas such as universal basic income are being explored and experimented. Technological change creates opportunities as well as risks in the form of platform jobs and the sharing economy.

The Europaeum Summer School 2018, hosted by the University of Helsinki, explores the changing nature of work and its effects to the life of an individual in the society. The students of the Summer School will explore the theme through four different approaches: the pressure on the welfare state, technological opportunities and risks, changing education systems and finally equalities and inequalities formed in the future. How will the welfare state be maintained with a narrowing tax base? What kind of ethical questions does the technological opportunities present? Will the education system adapt to these changes? Who will benefit and who will lose from the fragmented nature of work?

Europaeum Summer School will provide a comprehensive course on the future of work and the changes that individuals in societies will face. Students of the Summer School will study the theme in classes, workshops and discussions. Each student will choose their own approach and prepare a presentation by the end of the course.

The Europaeum Summer School is aimed at advanced graduate students from the universities within the Europaeum network. All local costs will be covered (apart from travel).

Application deadline 25th May, how to apply

19-21 September

Conference, Law & Development Research Network (Leiden)

Third annual conference of the Law and Development Research Network at Leiden. Theme ‘Interfaces’.

24-25 October

International Rector’s Conference

‘The University and the Republic: 100 Years of Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic – Legacy of Democracy, Humanism and Responsibility’ (Charles University, Prague)

26-28 October

Europaeum Classics Colloquium

The annual Europaeum Classics Colloquium is taking place in Munich this year, and we are currently preparing for this. Watch this space!

21-23 November

Conference ‘Nationalism and International Order’ (Leiden)

22-24 November

Security Workshop, Jagellonian University, Krakow

details to come