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EU in Close-up

Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 - 09:30 to Friday, 28 March, 2014 - 17:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Karel Van Miert Building
Lisbon
Institute for European Studies
Training

Intensive seminar on EU institutions and policy process

Concept:  an intensive training seminar on the EU institutions and the EU policy process offered twice a year (spring and autumn sessions)

What is EU in Close-Up training?:

  • A 3-day intensive programme designed for both new and seasoned professionals seeking an advanced understanding of the EU institutions and decision-making

EU in Close-Up training offers you:

  • In-depth analysis of each institution, with a special focus on its functioning and role within the EU structure overall
  • A detailed insight into the various types of decision-making methods, according to the field of EU action
  • Choice between two comprehensive case studies on specific EU policies in practice
  • A hands-on guide to various types of EU information sources in the form of an online module

Practical information

  • The course takes place at the Institute for European Studies, Pleinlaan 5, Brussels.
  • The registration fee includes: course materials, access to the online module on EU information sources, lunches and refreshments at the IES, welcome dinner and cocktail reception.
  • At the end of the seminar, all participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance issued by the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).

Fees

  • Regular fee: 750€
  • Reduced fee: 375€
  • Student group: 750€/group
  • Group discount: 10% discount for groups of minimum 3 people

Reduced fees are available for participants from NGOs and students. Business and student cards are accepted as proof. The special 'Student group' offer is a reduced price when 5 students enroll together as a group (750€ for 5 students).

 

Programme

DAY 1
09:30 - 10:00 Introduction
10:00 - 11:15 History and institutional structure of the EU (Dr. Magdalena Sapala, IES)
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 13:00 The European Commission: role, composition, functioning (Alexandra Mihai, IES)
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break
14:00 - 15:30 The Council of Ministers and the European Council  (Dr. Alexander Mattelaer, IES)
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
15:45 - 17:30 The European Parliament: powers, structures and functioning (Dr. Magdalena Sapala, IES)
18:00 - 20:00 Dinner with keynote speech: "EU2020 and the European Semester: crisis management or long-term strategy?" (Dr. Steven Engels, European Semester Officer - Belgium, European Commission)
   
DAY 2
09:00 - 10:30 Inter-institutional decision-making procedures (Alexandra Mihai, IES)
10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break
10:45 - 12:15 Policy implementation: comitology (Inge Depoorter, VUB) 
12:15 - 13:15 Lunch Break
13:15 - 14:30 Lobbying in the EU (Prof. Dr. Alison Woodward, IES, VUB)
14:30 - 17:30 Simulation game on EU Multiannual Financial Framework
(Dr. Magdalena Sapala & Alexandra Mihai, IES)
   
DAY 3
09:30 - 11:00 EU Law and the relations with national legislation (M. Kritikos, EIPA)
11:00 - 11:15 Coffee Break
11:15 - 12:45 EU Internal Market (Max Salomon Jansson)
12:45 - 13:45 Lunch Break
13:45 - 15:30 Choice between:  EU in the World (Daniel Fiott)
Environmental Policy (Lisanne Groen)
15:30 - 17:00 Reception
   

Registration & Venue

The training will take place at the premises of the Institute for European Studies from 26 March until 28 March. Please click here to register.

Venue:
Karel Van Miert Building
Conference Room Lisbon
Pleinlaan 5
1050 Brussels
[Map & Directions]

Contact

Should you have any questions or remarks, please click here to fill in the contact form.