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The Europaeum bulletin – September 2021

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September 2021


Crisis as an opportunity for Europe?
1-3 October 2021
Venue: Real Fundación de Toledo Pl. de Victorio Macho, Toledo
The Conference:
This High-level Conference is a joint endeavour of the EUROPAEUM and the Complutense University of Madrid, with the support of the Ortega y Gasset Institute and the Templeton World Charity Foundation. We are hosting the Conference as the culmination of the 2nd cohort of our Scholars Programme. This conference will be attended (both live and virtually) by many policymakers and scholars from the members of the Europaeum network and representatives of Spanish Authorities, international partners, and civil society. In addition to many special panels and lectures, this would be a great opportunity to meet the Europaeum Scholars and learn more about their unique projects.

Speakers include: Lord Chris Patten (Chancellor of the University of Oxford), José Manuel Barroso (former President of the European Commission), Javier Solana (Former EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy), Sally Mapstone (Principal of the University of St Andrews), Andrew Graham (Europaeum), Ben Hall (European Editor, Financial Times), Jürgen Großmann (Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH), Carlos Carnero, MEP (Foreign Affairs Committee), Maria Joao Rodrigues (President of Foundation for European Progressive Studies), Pascal Lamy (former Director-General of the World Trade Organization), Biliana Sirakova (EU Youth Coordinator), Jose Maria Lassalle (former Spanish Minister for Digital Technologies), Kevin Casas-Zamora (Secretary General International IDEA), Anthony Teasdale (Director General, European Parliamentary Research Service/EPRS), Günther H. Oettinger (President of United Europe), Roberta Metsola MEP (First Vice-President of the European Parliament), Andrew Serazin (President of the Templeton World Charity Foundation)

This conference marks the completion of the 2nd cohort of the Europaeum Scholars Programme, and the Scholars will present the fruits of their labour at this event. Four policy briefs will be presented by Europaeum Scholars:
InclusivEU – Advancing diversity in the European Commission’s workforce
Ashlee Beazley, Eduardo García Cancela, Riccardo Nanni, Thalia Ostendorf, Elena
Porter, Lewin Schmitt, Inga Steinberg, Sue Anne Teo, Mariana Vega Martinho
Lost in Transition? – Charting a course for Europe’s Automotive Industry workers
Nils Renard, Chiara Lovotti, Peeter Vihma, Antonio Leitão Amaro, Frederik Forrai Ørskov, Joshua Hill, Kateřina Chadimová, Christoph Semken, Alex Clark
Making Room for Mental Health – The Bloom Box
Tukkaa Brunila, Silke Creten, Ilana Hartikainen, Antonia Markiewitz, Arron McArdle, Ariadna Petri, Irene Soriano Flórez, Zea Szebeni
Unmute the Youth! A set of recommendations for policymakers regarding how to strengthen democracy by better engaging young people in e-democracy initiatives.
Alessandro Ambrosino, Simon Cecchin Birk, Carlotta Mingardi, Georgios Nikolou, Lukas Spielberger, Elodie Thevenin, Alice Trinkle

Our hybrid conference with live and digital elements should help to cross international borders. We will merge both the physical and virtual aspects of the Conference by streaming all the sessions using Zoom platform.
Registering for this Conference/Webinar is required with your institutional/university email address. This a closed webinar and any one coming from our partner organisations or any graduate who is currently enrolled on a course with one of our member universities can register.
If you’re interested please register here before 28th of September:
Register in advance for this webinar:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


University of Tartu and Estonian Business School invite PhD and MA students to the multidisciplinary conference on the economic relations and cultural influence factors between the EU and Japan on October 14-15, 2021.
The conference organizers invite post-graduate students to participate and to send abstracts addressing all the relevant themes, especially:
• European/Estonian trade and business relations with Japan
• Organizational governance/organizational culture in Japan
• Marketing in Japan and the EU trade with East Asia
• Role of culture in marketing and economic cooperation between the EU and Japan
• Understanding the Japanese culture and mindset in mutual relations
The abstracts should be at least 300 words but not exceeding 500 words, in English, and submitted by September 30, 2021. The organizers will provide certificates of attendance to all those who participate the full programme and is also seeking an opportunity to publish selected research papers based on the presented paper at the conference in a special edition of the peer reviewed journal.
Registration is open until October 5, 2021. University of Tartu students who participate in the full programme can gain 3 credit points.
For further information please refer to the conference web page:
For more information, please contact Elo Süld (

The event is organized in cooperation between University of Tartu Asia Centre, School of Economics and Business Administration, Graduate School of Cultural Studies and Arts, and Estonian Business School. The event is supported by the European Regional Development Fund (University of Tartu ASTRA Project PER ASPERA).

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