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Reform Implementation during Austerity: Explaining the Greek and Irish Cases | Nüve Yazgan, UACES Scholar 2019

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UACES Scholar 2019, Nüve Yazgan (University of Surrey), spent four weeks in Greece to conduct PhD fieldwork. Here, she reports on her experience.  Outline of the research The UACES bursary enabled me to spend four weeks in Greece to conduct a series of interviews with political actors relevant to my doctoral thesis. The purpose of […]

EU Foreign Policy 10 Years After Lisbon

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Perspectives on European Foreign Policy in the Context of Current EU-Russia Relations 1 Day Workshop – Friday 11 January 2019 – Leiden University, Netherlands In the kick-off session, three distinguished speakers share their assessment about the state of European foreign policy cooperation. We asked: What are the most pressing challenges facing the EU and its […]

Visiting the Historical Archives of the European Union

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      Cleo Davies, University of Edinburgh Thanks to the UACES scholarship to visit the Historical Archives of the European Union (HAEU) in Florence, I spent ten days in June 2018 working in the archives to consult both EU institutions’ holdings and individuals’ holdings. As I approach the end of my PhD thesis, this […]

Researching EU Foreign Policy | NORTIA Fellow Irina Petrova

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Irina Petrova is a PhD fellow at the Leuven International and European Studies (LINES) Institute at the University of Leuven. Her dissertation (under the supervision of Professor Stephan Keukeleire) focuses on the comparison of different types of power exercised by the EU and Russia in their shared neighbourhood.     Synergies between NORTIA and projects […]

Researching the Multidimensionality of Sanctioning Policies | UACES Scholar: Martina Fürrutter

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Report by UACES Scholar 2018, Martina Fürrutter (University of St. Gallen). Applications are now open for the 2019 UACES Scholarships. Outline of the project My PhD project explores the multidimensionality of sanctioning policies. Existing research has highlighted the ineffectiveness of sanctions as an instrument of foreign policy. However, most studies tend to base their results on a […]

Researching the Emergence of Inter-Firm Cooperation in Unfavourable Settings | UACES Scholar: Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni

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Report by UACES Scholar 2018, Kira Gartzou-Katsouyanni (European Institute, London School of Economics), on her fieldwork in Greece and Southern Italy.  Overview of my PhD The aim of my thesis is to explain why intense inter-firm cooperation sometimes emerges in unfavourable settings, notably in Greece and Southern Italy. The starting point of my argument is that […]

Researching the Development of Regional Parliaments in Europe, South America & Africa | UACES Scholar 2018

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Report by UACES-James Madison Charitable Trust (JMCT) Scholar 2018, Bruno Theodoro Luciano (University of Birmingham).  Thanks to the UACES/JMCT scholarship I was able to conduct a research fieldwork in South Africa for the purposes of my PhD research, which aims to investigate the development of regional parliaments in Europe (European Parliament), South America (Mercosur Parliament) […]

A Re-Nationalisation and De-Europeanisation of EU foreign policy? | 1st NORTIA Conference

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Paula Lamoso (Autonomous University Madrid) This report was originally published on the NORTIA website NORTIA celebrated its First Network Conference at IBEI Barcelona (hosted by Dr Robert Kissack and his team) during 6-8 June 2018. It was my first time participating in a NORTIA event, and the assessment cannot be better.  We enjoyed three days of colloquium about teaching […]

External Perceptions of the EU after Brexit | Event Report

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Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz 28-29 June 2018 On the second anniversary of the British referendum and the “Leave” vote, this international workshop hosted at the University of Mainz addressed the impact of Brexit on external partners’ perceptions of the EU and, by extension, on EU foreign policy. The event was supported by a UACES Small Event […]

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 2017. The conference – convened by Julien Navarro of ESPOL and Michael Holmes of Liverpool Hope – […]

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