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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, […]

Chair's Message - July 2017

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Helen Drake, Loughborough University 28 June 2017 It would be fair to say that my time as UACES Chair has coincided with much change within the Association and also in our external environment. This shows no sign of abating as I prepare to enter the final year of my mandate. In the UACES office, we […]

The European Parliament in the New Europe: Institutional Power and Policy Influence?

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King’s College London | 26 May 2017 View photos on Flickr (high quality) | View photos on Facebook Is the European Parliament (EP) an influential actor in the more intergovernmental, politicized and contested Union? How have the crises of the EU impacted its decision-making process and the role of the EP within it? To what […]

“Money Can’t Buy Me Love”: Countering Euroscepticism through Currency Reform

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“Let us be honest in our diagnosis,” said EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker at the September 2016 Bratislava Summit, “our EU is facing, at least in part, an existential crisis.” Since September 2016, Juncker’s words have become even more pertinent. Austria may have voted against its far-right presidential candidate and the Netherlands may have returned […]

TEF – what is it, where did it come from and how it might develop?

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In the past 18 months a new acronym has been added to the higher education landscape in the UK – TEF. The TEF is the Teaching Excellence Framework, introduced by the UK Government in 2015 to “recognise and reward excellence teaching” and to balance the incentives offered to universities through the longstanding Research Excellence Framework. […]

Chair's Message - February 2017

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As UACES enters its 50th year, our golden anniversary celebrations are already underway.  Thanks to our ongoing European Commission funding and in conjunction with our partners at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy, we have set the wheels in motion for a conference at the EUI on 12-13 October 2017. At that event […]

EU’s climate change and energy cooperation: moving towards mutual learning?

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The second international workshop of the UACES CRN on the European Energy Policy was held at the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Initiative (UCCRI) in the David Attenborough Building. The event brought together scholars from across three continents (Europa, the Americas and Asia) in order to discuss the EU’s climate change and energy cooperation strategy […]

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