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Outreach, Reconciliation and Conflict Sensitivity: The War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo

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The UACES Collaborative Research Network ‘Europe and the Everyday’ organised a workshop ‘Europe and the Politics of Crisis’  at the War Childhood Museum in Sarajevo in July 2017. The experience of the museum is examined in a paper on conflict sensitivity by Simona Guerra (University of Leicester), Jasminko Halilovic (War Childhood Museum) and Amina Krvavac […]

Europe After Brexit: New Opportunities for Democratic Politics? | Event Report

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What might Brexit mean for the rest of Europe? That was the heart of a conference hosted by ESPOL – the European School of Political and Social Sciences – in the Catholic University of Lille on 9-10 November. The conference – convened by Julien Navarro of ESPOL and Michael Holmes of Liverpool Hope – drew […]

Europe at a Crossroads | UACES Graduate Forum* Conference 2017

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*Formerly known as the UACES Student Forum “A fascinating and challenging debate” – Chi Onwurah MP On 3-4 July 2017, thirty postgraduate and early career researchers gathered at the Newcastle University Politics Department to hear and discuss each other’s work on the current challenges facing Europe, the historical developments which have led to these challenges, […]

Brexit: Europe’s Awkward Questions about its Awkward Partner

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A UK in-out referendum will soon be upon us. How the rest of the EU responds will be crucial to shaping the outcome in the UK and shaping the future of Europe.

Power shift? The EU’s pivot to Asia

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Over the last two decades, the world has witnessed the economic resurgence of Asia and the region is now a top priority in all global players’ agenda. In 2011, the US made official their strategic pivot to the Asia-Pacific, and decided to strengthen their trade relationships and their diplomatic presence with a heightened security presence. […]

Premature donors? Development aid from Central and Eastern Europe ten years on

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When they joined the EU Central and East European states committed themselves to meet EU norms on international development aid. Small budgets, weak social support and limited political commitment have so far limited the impact of aid from CEE. However, it is too early to dismiss them as ‘premature donors’ argue Simon Lightfoot and Balazs Szent-Ivanyi.

EU-Israel relations: Everything is economic

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The EU should focus more on its relations with the private sector in Israel, and forget to a certain extent the politics, in order to strengthen its position as an influential external actor – argues  Shelly Gottfried.* The EU’s economic strength and active involvement in national and regional processes is a well-known fact; however, it […]

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