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Meet the members of the Jean Monnet NORTIA Network

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UACES is a member of NORTIA: the Network on Research and Teaching in EU Foreign Affairs. NORTIA is an Erasmus+ network, encompassing ten institutions. NORTIA fosters the debate between academics from different theoretical, methodological and geographical backgrounds through its annual research and teaching workshops, guest lectures, Master Classes, and Online Roundtables. NORTIA deepens the dialogue and interaction between academia and practitioners via carefully designed […]

Writers and Intellectuals on Britain and Europe, 1918–2018 | Event Report

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Writers and Intellectuals on Britain and Europe, 1918-2018 northumbria university 1st-2nd november 2018 Report by Ann-Marie Einhaus (Northumbria University) On 1 and 2 November 2018, an interdisciplinary gathering of thirty delegates – writers and academics based in the UK, Spain, Switzerland and Germany – met at Northumbria University to explore the contributions to, and reflections […]

Out of the LSE Bubble | NORTIA Fellow Irena Kahlousová

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Irena Kalhousová is currently a PhD student at the London School of Economics, working on relations between Central European countries and Israel. She is a Chief analyst and a member of the Program Committee at the Foundation Forum2000. Irena holds an M.Phil. degree in Contemporary European Studies from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor’s […]

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 […]

UACES Chair’s Message — November 2018

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Nicholas Startin, University of Bath It is a pleasure to be writing my first column for the newsletter as Chair of UACES. I would like to begin by saying a big thank you to Helen Drake for all of her efforts in the role over the last six years. Her excellent leadership skills and commitment […]

UACES European Energy Policy Research Network | Three Years in Review (2015-2018)

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After more than three years of very stimulating and productive research collaboration, the UACES funded Collaborative Research Network (CRN) on European Energy, established in 2015, held its final formal gathering at the UACES Annual Conference in Bath in September 2018. Since its launch, network members have delivered about forty-five research papers at various UACES Annual […]

Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy | UACES Research Network News

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The newly established UACES Research Network (RN) on Effective Enforcement of EU Law and Policy (2018-2021) has made an auspicious start with events at three international interdisciplinary conferences over the summer of 2018. In June, network co-ordinators, Sara Drake and Melanie Smith (Cardiff), and network members, Esther Versluis (Maastricht) and Judith van Erp (Utrecht), made […]

The Next Generation of European Studies | UACES Graduate Forum

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Dr Anna Wambach is the outgoing Chair of the UACES Graduate Forum, the international network of PhD and early-career European Studies scholars. Here, she reflects on how the Graduate Forum fosters collaboration, collegiality and interdisciplinarity in European Studies, and what she’s gained from being on the Committee.  In November 2014, I first stood for election to the UACES Student […]

The Limits of EUrope | Event Report

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LIMITS OF EUROPE Reading Room, Carlton House Terrace 1st-2nd October 2018 Conference by King’s College London and Lazarski University, Warsaw EUrope is changing, and in addition to critically asking why and how EUrope is changing, we need to investigate what epistemic and methodological advances can be made to better understand changes and challenges in EUropean […]

Researching Kin-Minority Parties in a (Dis)Integrating Europe | UACES/JMCT Scholar: Patrick Utz

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Report by UACES/James Madison Charitable Trust Scholar 2018, Patrick Utz (University of Edinburgh). Applications are now open for the 2019 UACES Scholarships. Kin-minority parties in a (dis)integrating Europe: Cross-border cooperation and irredentism in the European Union My PhD project explores how European integration modifies the territorial demands of kinminority parties in Western Europe. Kin-minority parties are […]

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