International Graduate Debate ‘Patriotism, Cosmopolitanism and Democracy’
Estoril Forum, near Lisbon
Application deadline: 14th May – places are very limited, we can only offer a few!
The Institute for Political Studies of the Catholic University of Portugal is hosting its annual major international summer school and conference in Lisbon, at the end of June, bringing together policymakers and academics from the US, UK, Portugal and the rest of Europe. Keynote speakers will include: David Goodhart (Founder, Prospect and Head of Demography, Immigration and Integration Unit, Policy Exchange, London), William Galston, (The Brookings Institution, Columnist, Wall Street Journal, Washington D.C), José Manuel Durão Barroso (Former President of the European Commission; Director, Centre for European Studies, IEP-UCP, Lisbon), Andrew Roberts, King’s College London; International Churchill Society Academic Advisers, Wilhelm Hofmeister (Director for Spain and Portugal, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Madrid)
The motion to be debated will be: “Should we support our nations and/or should we support internationalism?”
It will be in the form of a public Oxford Union-style event led by Europaeum graduate students. This will involve four research graduates- each speaking for or against the given proposition, with expert commentators on hand, and a final open vote on the proposition taken.
Board and accommodation costs (including three special conference dinners) for this significant three-day conference, based on the Lisbon coast, will be covered for the selected graduates, and a grant towards travel will be given. Interested candidates are asked to submit a note (max. 2 pages) explaining why they should be chosen, including issues they consider significant and relevant to the debate theme, plus a short CV and a note of support from their professor, to the Europaeum Office.
People, Protest and Populism in Europe’s History : marking 50 years after the 1968 protests and 100 years after some women won the vote in the UK
May 10th – 12th , 2018
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.
This workshop is aimed at doctoral or advanced graduates from the universities within the Europaeum network. All local costs will be covered (apart from travel). Applications in the form of a CV (max. 2 pages), one or two letters of recommendation, a letter of motivation, and a brief abstract of a proposed paper (optional) should go to the Europaeum Office (firstname.lastname@example.org). Deadline April 9th,2018
Brussels Policy Making Workshop – applications for this are now closed
The EUROPAEUM is pleased to invite applications from graduates for our policy making seminar in Brussels. A special three-day programme includes visits to the European Parliament, the Portuguese Permanent Representation as well as talks, discussions, and interviews with those at the sharp end of policy and decision-making in Brussels. It is being organised with our colleagues from the Institute of Political Science in Lisbon and will focus on how key areas of European policy are made. This year we will our core themes include: Energy policy; the future of the Euro; EU-Russian relations; Eastern Europe; regulation of the digital economy; and Migration. There will also be chances for more detailed discussion in working groups. The accent is on discussion and understanding.
The event will start on the morning of Monday 19 March and will end at lunchtime on Wednesday 21 March
Successful applicants from members universities will receive free accommodation and reimbursements for reasonable travel expenses. To apply, please send your completed application form (see at the top of this page), your CV, a statement of no more than 1,000 words about your research interests, your reasons for applying and what you envisage gaining from participating in the event.
We would also like to receive two references.
Deadline: 18 February 2018
This programme is made possible thanks to the generous support from the European Parliament, Federation for European Progressive Studies, the Institute of Politics, Catholic University of Portugal, and the EUROPAEUM association of universities.
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