Past Activities

NEW MASTER PROGRAM STARTS AT RUC, SEPTEMBER 2014

INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND POLITICS, STARTING SEPTEMBER 2014

 

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PANELS – DSE ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2014, AARHUS UNIVERSITY, 25-26 SEPTEMBER 2014

We are very pleased to announce the call for papers and panels for the annual DSE conference (ECSA-DK, European Community Studies Association: http://ecsa.dk). The DSE conference provides a unique setting for EU and European studies scholars from Denmark and beyond to discuss new research, meet colleagues and engage with the topic of Europe and European integration. The 2014 conference will be hosted by the Department of Political Science, Aarhus University on 25 and 26 September 2014.
Conference Theme: One Europe – Common Foreign Political Challenges?
In the current economic crisis and following the recent foreign political challenges facing the EU the public has begun to ask whether and how the EU can tackle the new challenges. Both internally and externally there have been renewed pressure on the EU to solve its internal and external problems. This is particularly the case for the foreign political area where there have been increased expectations for the EU to respond to the recent crises in its near abroad area. So far the EU has been slow to react on external challenges due to divergent national interests but the question is whether the new security threats will finally lead to a more coherent and coordinated foreign and security policy.
This year will feature a keynote address by Ambassador Michael Zilmer-Johns from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with a talk on the current challenges facing European security. Zilmer-Johns is currently working as special advisor on security and defense in the European External Action Service (EEAS), the EU’s diplomatic corps. From 1 August 2014, Zilmer-Johns will also serve as the new Danish NATO ambassador.  
We welcome panel and paper proposals from the broad range of EU and European studies across disciplines. Proposals for papers should include a short abstract (max 200 words), paper title, institutional affiliation and contact details of the author(s). Proposals for panels should include title of the panel and a brief synopsis (max 300 words), as well as information on the individual papers; abstract, paper title, institutional affiliation and contact details of the author(s).
The deadline for paper and panel submission is 15 May 2014. Proposals should be sent to Rasmus Brun Pedersen at: brun@ps.au.dk.
For further information please contact Rasmus Brun Pedersen.
Best wishes from your local organizers,
Rasmus Brun Pedersen

 

2ND ITEPE CONFERENCE, COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL, 19-20 JUNE 2014

“The role of competition in European and international integration”

Copenhagen Business School
Department of Business and Politics
Kilen, Kilevej 14
2000 Frederiksberg (Room K146)
19- 20 June 2014

Outline
Competition and competitiveness have become a catchword which is no longer restricted to the economy but also related to the provision of public services. Some consider competition as the panacea in the light of the current economic crisis and public budget constraints. Others fear a strengthening of the neo-liberal agenda and a further ‘hollowing out’ of the state. On analytical grounds, however, little attention has been paid so far to the societal implications of competition as ‘the most important organizing principle in the capitalist world’ (Cini and McGowan, 1998: 2).
What is lacking is a sociology of competition. The conference addresses this shortcoming. It intends to facilitate an interdisciplinary dialogue between legal scholars, sociologists and political scientists as well as between empirically and theoretically oriented research. Its overall aim is to set a new research agenda which strengthens a critical and sociological understanding of the role of competition and comparison in transnationalising society.

For full outline please click here: workshop-outline-CBSJune2014

For more information (including the list of abstracts) visit www.itepe.eu.

For registration contact Assistant Professor Eva Hartmann (eh.dbp@cbs.dk) by Friday the 13th June 2014.

Programme

Wednesday 18th June
20:00 Welcome gathering at the hotel bar.

Thursday 19th June

8 :30 Departure from the hotel
8 :45 – 9 :00 Registration & Coffee
9 :00 – 9 :10 Introduction Eva Hartmann

The societal dimension of competition

9:10 – 10:00 Poul F. Kjaer (Copenhagen Business School)
Context Construction through Competition: The Prerogative of Public Power, Intermediary
Institutions and the Purpose of Competition Policy
Discussant: Dietmar Wetzel

10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:20 Bob Jessop (Lancaster University)
The course, contradictions, and consequences of extending ‘competition’ as a
mode of (meta-) governance
Discussant: Christoph Hermann

11:20 -12:10 Ngai-Ling Sum (Lancaster University)
A Cultural Political Economy of Competitiveness, Competition and
Competition Law
Discussant: Eva Hartmann

12:10 – 13:10 Lunch
13:10 – 14:00 Tobias Werron (University of Lucerne)
Why do we believe in competition? A historical-sociological view of
competition as an institutionalized ideology
Discussant: Poul F. Kjaer

Competition and the European Integration

14:00 – 14.40 Hubert Buch-Hansen (Copenhagen Business School)
The neo-liberal turn of EU competition regulation

14:40 – 15:10 Coffee Break

15:10 – 16.00 Malcolm Ross (University of Sussex)
Promoting solidarity: from public services to a European model of competition? Discussant: Christiane Mossin

16:00 – 16:50 Wolf Sauter (Tilburg Law School)
EU competition and public services: building blocks or persistent irritant?
Discussant: Malcolm Ross

16:50 – 17:10 Coffee break

17:10 – 18:00 Christoph Hermann (University of Vienna)
Internationalization, liberalization and the precarization of work in European  postal markets
Discussant: Wolf Sauter

19 :00 Conference Dinner: Restaurant Frederiks Have Restaurant Smallegade 41 2000
Frederiksberg

Friday 20th June

8 :45 Departure from the hotel
9:00 – 9:10 Coffee and Registration

9 :10 – 10:00 Eva Hartmann (Copenhagen Business School)
European integration and competition: towards competitive solidarity?
Discussant: Bob Jessop

10:00 – 10 :50 Christiane Mossin (Copenhagen Business School)
Competition unfolded as a constellation of heterogenous logics. Tensions
between the economic and the legal subject seen through the prism of EU rights
Discussant: Judith Clifton

10:50 – 11:10 Coffee Break
11:10 – 12:00 Dietmar Wetzel (University of Berne)
Academic Education and Power – Competition as a mode of integration
in the EU?
Discussant: Tobias Werron

12 :00 – 12 :50 Lunch

Consequences for the nation-state: Towards self-debilitation?

12:50-13:40 Judith Clifton (Universidad de Cantabria)
Beyond Hollowing Out: The Self-Debilitating State
Discussant: Ngai-Ling Sum

13:40-14:00 Next steps for the publication
14:00 End of the conference

 

NEW GRANT TO CENTER FOR INTEGRATION STUDIES, CENTER FOR INTEGRATION STUDIES

The Obel Family Foundation has granted resources to the Centre for Integration Studies (Aalborg University) for a project on ‘Regional Integration and Emerging Markets’. For enquiries please contact professor Søren Dosenrode sd@cgs.aau.dk

 

NEW RESEARCH PROJECT: STYLE, MARCH 2014 TO SEPTEMBER 2017

STYLE – Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe, is a new large-scale integrated collaborative project under the EU’s FP7 programme. It is running from March 2014 to September 2017. The aim of this project is to provide a comprehensive understanding of the causes of very high unemployment among young people and to assess the effectiveness of labour market policies designed to mitigate this phenomenon. This aim will be achieved through 10 objectives organised around 12 research, dissemination and management packages (Figure 1).

STYLE is led by Jacqueline O’Reilly, University of Brighton and CBS is one of 25 research partners. There are also an international advisory network and local advisory boards of employers, trade unions, policy makers and NGOs. Janine Leschke, DBP, is involved in WP6 Mismatch: Migration & Mobility and WP10 Flexicurity and she is co-leader of WP11 International Handbook. Martin Bæk Carstensen, DBP, and Ove Kaj Petersen, DBP,  are involved in WP 4 Policy Transfer.

For more information refer to: http://www.style-research.eu

Contact person at DBP: Janine Leschke (jle.dbp@cbs.dk)

 

THE XXVI FIDE CONGRESS IN COPENHAGEN 2014, 28-31 MAY 2014

The prestigious FIDE Congress gathers renowned representatives from academia and judges from the Court of Justice of the European Union, national supreme courts and other courts, as well as officials and lawyers.

The XXVI FIDE Congress focuses on three topics of great public interest, which are treated in separate workshops:

1)      The Economic and Monetary Union: Constitutional and Institutional Aspects of the Economic Governance within the EU.

2)      Union Citizenship: Development, Impact and Challenges.

3)      Public Procurement Law: Limitations, Opportunities and Paradoxes.

Furthermore, a panel consisting of judges from selected European juridical institutions and leading academics will debate the relationship between the EU, national and international courts, and the interplay of the multiple sources of law in an era of legal pluralism.

To register and learn more about the XXVI FIDE Congress please visit the congress websitehttp://www.fide2014.eu/

 

 

INVITATION: THE XXVI FIDE CONGRESS, 28-30 MAY 2014

The Danish Association for European Law and the Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, invites you to participate in the XXVI FIDE Congress 28-31 May 2014 at the Tivoli Congress Center in Copenhagen, Denmark.

This year, the FIDE Congress focuses on three distinct themes:

1. The Economic and Monetary Union: Constitutional and Institutional Aspects of the Economic
Governance within the EU
2. Union Citizenship: Development, Impact and Challenges
3. Public Procurement Law: Limitations, Opportunities and Paradoxes

To participate, please remember to register at http://fide2014.eu/registration/.

 

EUROPOLITICS SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK, 27 MAY 2014

Christilla Roederer-Rynning presents ‘Trialogs as a layered policy-making institution’.

Euro-politics is a research group that adopts a transdisciplinary perspective to provide an analytical and informed insight into key areas of the European Union’s development. The group organizes activities that are open to all colleagues and master level students interested in discussing EU-related topics. See a list of current Euro-politics membershere or follow the link to the right. Key areas of interest of the group include: EU decision-making in regulatory and redistributive politics; the parliamentarization of EU politics; the Europeanization of public policy and administration; differentiated integration; EU democracy and public sphere; EU and trade multilateralism; comparative regional integration; the politics of Treaty reform.’ For further information, please contact the coordinator of the network Christilla Roederer-Rynning.

 

MEETING AND DEBATE ON EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AT CSS, 21 MAY 2014 FROM 3.00 PM TO 5.00 PM

For more information and registration, please follow the link:

http://www.cep.polsci.ku.dk/aktiviteter/arrangementer/europaparlamentsvalg/

 

 

EU PARLIAMENTARY DEBATE, COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL, 19 MAY 2014

CBS has a student-organised debate about the elections for the European Parliament from 5.30 PM to 7.00 PM

 

HIGHLIGHT: ‘THE ELECTIONS TO THE EP’: EVENTS ORGANIZED IN COLLABORATION WITH SDU STUDENTS, 13 MAY 2014

Student-event at University of Southern Denmark.

 

EVENT ON THE OCCATION OF THE EUROPE DAY, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, 9 MAY 2014

Marlene Wind will discuss the Patent Court and Rebecca Adler-Nissen will discuss Nationalism in the EU.

For more information:

http://www.cep.polsci.ku.dk/aktiviteter/arrangementer/europadag/

 

EUROPOLITICS SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SOURTHERN DENMARK, 6 MAY 2014, FROM 12.15 TO 13.00

Morten Kallestrup presents ‘Harmonization and Differentiation in Single Market Policy.  Countering differentiated integration through pragmatic regulation?’

 

Euro-politics is a research group that adopts a transdisciplinary perspective to provide an analytical and informed insight into key areas of the European Union’s development. The group organizes activities that are open to all colleagues and master level students interested in discussing EU-related topics. See a list of current Euro-politics membershere or follow the link to the right. Key areas of interest of the group include: EU decision-making in regulatory and redistributive politics; the parliamentarization of EU politics; the Europeanization of public policy and administration; differentiated integration; EU democracy and public sphere; EU and trade multilateralism; comparative regional integration; the politics of Treaty reform.’ For further information, please contact the coordinator of the network Christilla Roederer-Rynning.

 

CENTER FOR EUROPEAN POLITICS HAVE AN INTERN EVENT WITH ELLEN MASTENBROEK, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, 30 APRIL 2014

 

EUROPOLITICS SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK, 8 APRIL 2014

Arjen van Dalen presents ‘The Changing EU Presidency and the Media Agenda at Home: Coverage of the Danish 2002 and 2012 Presidency Compared’.

Euro-politics is a research group that adopts a transdisciplinary perspective to provide an analytical and informed insight into key areas of the European Union’s development. The group organizes activities that are open to all colleagues and master level students interested in discussing EU-related topics. See a list of current Euro-politics members here or follow the link to the right. Key areas of interest of the group include: EU decision-making in regulatory and redistributive politics; the parliamentarization of EU politics; the Europeanization of public policy and administration; differentiated integration; EU democracy and public sphere; EU and trade multilateralism; comparative regional integration; the politics of Treaty reform.’ For further information, please contact the coordinator of the network Christilla Roederer-Rynning.

 

EUROPOLITICS SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK, 19 MARCH 2014

MEP Christel Schaldemose: working lunch with the Europolitics staff. The topic is ‘the role and politics of trialogs under the ordinary legislative procedure’.

 

Euro-politics is a research group that adopts a transdisciplinary perspective to provide an analytical and informed insight into key areas of the European Union’s development. The group organizes activities that are open to all colleagues and master level students interested in discussing EU-related topics. See a list of current Euro-politics members here or follow the link to the right. Key areas of interest of the group include: EU decision-making in regulatory and redistributive politics; the parliamentarization of EU politics; the Europeanization of public policy and administration; differentiated integration; EU democracy and public sphere; EU and trade multilateralism; comparative regional integration; the politics of Treaty reform.’ For further information, please contact the coordinator of the network Christilla Roederer-Rynning.

 

LOBBYISM IN THE EP, RUC, 17 MARCH 2014

Christel Schaldemose from the Social Democrats (Klyngerum in building 25.1.).(European Parliament). (in Danish language).

 

EUROPOLITICS SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK, 10 MARCH 2014

Finn Laursen presents “The EU’s Transatlantic Trade Policy: Why the Move towards FTAs?”

Euro-politics is a research group that adopts a transdisciplinary perspective to provide an analytical and informed insight into key areas of the European Union’s development. The group organizes activities that are open to all colleagues and master level students interested in discussing EU-related topics. See a list of current Euro-politics membershere or follow the link to the right. Key areas of interest of the group include: EU decision-making in regulatory and redistributive politics; the parliamentarization of EU politics; the Europeanization of public policy and administration; differentiated integration; EU democracy and public sphere; EU and trade multilateralism; comparative regional integration; the politics of Treaty reform.’ For further information, please contact the coordinator of the network Christilla Roederer-Rynning.

 

EUROPOLITICS SEMINAR, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN DENMARK, 11 FEBRUARY 2014

Niels Lachmann presents “Playing the part of Brigitte Bardot?: the EU’s involvement in the Arctic”.

‘Euro-politics is a research group that adopts a transdisciplinary perspective to provide an analytical and informed insight into key areas of the European Union’s development. The group organizes activities that are open to all colleagues and master level students interested in discussing EU-related topics. See a list of current Euro-politics membershere or follow the link to the right. Key areas of interest of the group include: EU decision-making in regulatory and redistributive politics; the parliamentarization of EU politics; the Europeanization of public policy and administration; differentiated integration; EU democracy and public sphere; EU and trade multilateralism; comparative regional integration; the politics of Treaty reform.’ For further information, please contact the coordinator of the network Christilla Roederer-Rynning.

 

ITEPE CONFERENCE CORPORATISME, NEO-CORPORATISM AND GOVERNANCE RECONSIDERED: 30-31 JANUARY 2014, COPENHAGEN BUSINESS SCHOOL

Conference at the Department of Business and Politics, Copenhagen Business School
30 – 31 January 2014
Kilen, Kilevej 14, 2000 Frederiksberg. Room Ks.71

Speakers: Alfons Bora (University of Bielefeld); Hubert Buch-Hansen (Copenhagen Business School); Alexander Ebner (Goethe University Frankfurt); Sabine Frerichs (Helsinki University); Eva Hartmann (University of Basel); Martin Herberg (University of Bremen); Laura Horn (Roskilde University); Bob Jessop (Lancaster University); Poul F. Kjaer (Copenhagen Business School); Richard Münch (University of Bamberg); Grahame Thompson (Copenhagen Business School); Chris Thornhill (Manchester University); Geert Verschragen (Antwerp University); Angela Wigger (Nijmegen University).

The conference is part of the European Research Council Project ‘Institutional Transformation in European Political Economy – A Socio-Legal Approach (ITEPE)’. More info on ITEPE is available here: www.itepe.eu

For participation please register by contacting Mette Grue Nielsenmgn.dbp@cbs.dkbefore Friday 24th January 2014.

 

INVITATION: ECONOMIC GOVERNANCE IN THE EU, UNIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, 22 JANUARY 2014

Two leading law experts on the subject will visit the Faculty of Law at Copenhagen University and analyse the current situation. See further information below.

Time: 
Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 15:00-17:00

Place: 
Alexander Hall, Bispetorv Annex, Bispetorvet 1-3, DK-1167 Copenhagen K

Registration: 
Attendance is free of charge but please register using this registration form no later than 21 January 2014 24:00.

All questions concerning registration should be addressed toHeidi.Pedersen@jur.ku.dk.

PROGRAMME

15:00 Welcome by CESEL, Centre director, Professor Caroline Heide-Jørgensen.

Professor Ulla Neergaard, CESEL, will be chairing the seminar. The seminar will be in English.15:05-15:50Fabian Amtenbrink:Legal reflections on the new economic governance in the euro area and its implications for future integration“.

Fabian Amtenbrink is a professor at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam where he holds the Chair of European Law. He is also Visiting Professor at the College of Europe in Bruges (Belgium). His research focuses on constitutional and institutional aspects of European Union law, as well as legal issues of (European) economic and monetary integration.15:50-16:35Dagmar Schiek: “The New EU Economic Governance and Europe¹s societies”.

Professor Dr Dagmar Schiek, University of Leeds, Chair in EU Law. From 2008, Dagmar Schiek¹s research focuses on the tensions between the economic and social dimensions of European integration in two consecutive research projects funded by the EU Commission.16:35-17:00Discussion.17:00Reception.

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