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JCMS Asia trip report

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As part of their original bid to become editors of JCMS Michelle Cini and Amy Verdun set themselves a number of goals during their tenure. These included (amongst others) making JCMS into a truly interdisciplinary journal, increasing the economics ranking of the journal and turning the JCMS website into a unique resource for subscribers and […]

Crisis and Innovation in the European Union: Beyond Populism and Managerialism

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UACES supported the organisation of two interdisciplinary workshops on Crisis and Innovation in the European Union: Beyond Populism and Managerialism at Warwick Law School. The British Academy and the Society of Legal Scholars provided additional financial support. The workshop on the 13 May 2016 brought together experts working on institutional corruption, financial regulation, internal market […]

The Return of Spheres of Influence? Continuity and Change in Geopolitics

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This seminar was supported by UACES and was held at the Aleksanteri Institute, the Russian and Eastern European Studies centre of excellence at the University of Helsinki. The event was also supported with funding from the Aleksanteri Institute and The Finnish Centre of Excellence in Russian Studies. Presentations were given in two roundtables. In the […]

Post-referendum message from UACES Chair

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I’m writing in my capacity as UACES Chair on the day after the UK voted by referendum to leave the EU.  UACES began its life in December 1967 before the UK joined the then EEC, and I see no reason for us not to continue with our mission as the UK negotiates its exit, and thereafter. That mission […]

Chair’s message – March 2016

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UACES published its first ever newsletter – Number 0 – in July 1968, and the publication has been in continuous production ever since.  The first item in that initial number was a statement of the aims of the Association, which read as follows: To promote teaching and research in contemporary European Studies, in fields such […]

UACES Student Forum Seminars: Teaching European Studies

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Over 40 PhD researchers from all over the UK and Europe came to discuss the challenges around teaching European Studies. The aim of the seminar was to better comprehend the different teaching methods available for PhD students, early career researchers and postgraduate higher education teachers. The 2016 event picked up some of the discussions on […]

Health Systems and EU Law and Policy: the state of the art and direction of travel

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Over 130 people from 16 countries gathered to hear six keynote speakers, and policy responses from fifteen panellists. Panels covered Health systems and patient and professional mobility; Fiscal sustainability of health systems; and Global contexts. Respondents included policy makers from European Commission DGs; national health ministries; and professional and civil society networks and coalitions. The […]

A Narrative Turn in EU Studies

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The College of Europe organised a workshop with the financial support of a small events grant from UACES. The workshop focused on the increasing interest on narratives among European studies scholars and the institutions of the EU. In recent years there has been a tendency to explain the successes or mainly the failures in building and […]

A Balanced Data Protection in the EU: Conflicts and Possible Solutions

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The workshop brought together scholars of international standing and with a background stemming from different policy fields. The aim of the workshop was to reflect on the topic of data protection from various perspectives. The event was broadly advertised, open to the public and well attended. The audience was composed of members of the European […]

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