EUROPE IN THE WORLD

 

This course provides an interdisciplinary understanding of Europe’s role in the world and draws on a range of approaches in the social sciences and the humanities. The course assesses the international significance of European integration, the impact of global developments on Europe, and the changing role of Europe in the new world order.

Learning Community Activities

Coming up
  • Cross-campus Lecture Series on ‘Economic EU Policies’ –When? Feb-May 2022 – Where? Virtual – More info in this brochure and article
Past activities
  • Virtual Simulation Exercise on the EU Digital Services Act. When? February 10-11 2022. Where? Online. Access will be provided to a dedicated VUB course. More info in this brochure and the briefing note.
Discover the results of the exercise and student testimonials from the Brussels School of Governance and Warwick Department of Economics
 
  • EUTOPIA labeled LU ‘Europe in the world’ (sept-nov 2022), coordinated by L. Aggestam (UoG) including VUB-led guest lectures.
  • Virtual Simulation of Council negotiations on post-2020 EU budget – When? 28 June – 9 July 2021 – Where? Online – More info in this brochure
  • Cross-campus lectures series offered by UPF:
    • Lecture 1 – Wednesday, 5th of May (9,30 – 11.00 CET, online): ‘The future of the common security and defense policy: the EU as a global military actor’, by Professor LUIS SIMON, IR Professor at Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and Director of the Elcano Brussels Office
    • Lecture 2 – Wednesday, 19th of May (9,30 – 11.00 CET, online): ‘Jobs, economic growth and investment – The EU Horizon Programme’, by Dr. INGA ULNICANE, Research Fellow and DE Montfort University, UK – More info
  • Cross-campus Lecture series on ‘Economic EU Policies’ –When? Feb-May 2021 – Where? Virtual – More info in this brochure
  • Summer School on EU Policy-Making: EU policy-making: Analysing civil rights in today’s EU – When?5-16 July 2021 – Where? Brussels & Vienna – more info: https://www.eu-summerschool.eu
  • Winter School on EU Policy-Making: Analysing Digital Rights in Today’s EU –When? 1-12 Feb 2021 – Where? Virtual – more info: https://www.eu-winterschool.eu
  • Virtual Simulation Exercise on the EU Digital Services Act. When? February 4-5 2021. Where? Online. Access will be provided to a dedicated VUB course. More info in this brochure.
  • EUTOPIA labeled LU ‘Europe in the world’ (sept-nov 2021), coordinated by L. Aggestam (UoG) including VUB-led guest lectures.
  • EUTOPIA labeled LU ‘Europe in the world’ (sept-nov 2020), coordinated by L. Aggestam (UoG) including VUB-led guest lectures.

How to get involved?

(Students and educators)
Contact the EUTOPIA curriculum team: Jo Angouri (J.Angouri@warwick.ac.uk) and Karen Triquet (karen.triquet@vub.be).

Learning Community Members

Lead: Linda Berg (UoG). Email: linda.berg@pol.gu.se

Linda Berg is a senior lecturer at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg, and Director of Studies for the Centre of European Studies (CES). She is, together with Henrik E. Oscarsson, PI for the Swedish European Parliament Election Surveys 2014 and 2019. Her research interests include voter behaviour in European Parliament Elections and identity, political trust and EU Attitudes.

Partner: Andrea Noferini (UPF). Email: andrea.noferini@upf.edu

Andrea Noferini is an adjunct professor at the Department of Political Science, Universitat Pompeu Fabra and a member of the Jean Monnet Chair on EU Governance. His research deals with Public Policies and Institutional Reforms in Europe with a special focus on Governance, Territorial Cooperation, Cohesion policy, and Decentralized Cooperation.

Partner: Linda Benrais (CY). Email: benrais@essec.edu

Linda Benraïs is an adjunct professor of Comparative Law and Mediation at ESSEC Business School and Director of the Governance and Conflict Resolution Programs at the Institute for Research and Education on Negotiation (IRENE). Her research focuses on partnerships, mediation and human rights. She is an accredited mediator and judge at the National Court of Asylum.

Partner: Sven Van Kerckhoven (VUB). Email: Sven.Van.Kerckhoven@vub.be

Sven Van Kerckhoven is a professor of Business and Economics at Vesalius College and the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). He also serves as Vice-Dean for Education at both institutions. His research focuses on global economic governance.

Partner: Trisha Meyer (VUB). Email: Trisha.Meyer@vub.be

Trisha Meyer is a professor of Digital Governance and Participation at Vesalius College and the Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel). She is also the Director for the Research Centre on Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation at both institutions and the Academic Coordinator of the Jean Monnet Summer School on EU Policy-Making. Her research focuses on digital platform governance.

Partner: Christian Soegaard (UOW). Email: C.Soegaard@warwick.ac.uk

Christian Soegaard is a lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Warwick and Director of Student Engagement and Progression. He teaches the third year module EC307 Macroeconomic Policy in the EU. His research focus is international trade.

Partner: Mojmir Mrak (UL). Email: mojmir.mrak@ef.uni-lj.si

Mojmir Mrak is a professor at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana. He has also been a regular visiting professor at WU in Vienna (Austria) and at BSB in Dijon (France). His main research fields include national and EU Public Finances, EU accession as well as international capital flows. Mojmir Mrak is the author, co-author and editor of numerous books published by international publishers and leading international journals.

Partner: Vasja Rant (UL). Email: vasja.rant@ef.uni-lj.si

Vasja Rant is an associate professor at the School of Economics and Business, University of Ljubljana. He teaches Economic Policies of the EU at the master's level and International Finance at both undergraduate and master's levels. His research focus is EU Economic Integration, International Financial Issues and Banking. He has actively participated in multiple EU multi-annual financial framework negotiations and has acted as a consultant to the Western Balkan countries for the financial aspects of the EU accession process.