The Department of European Interdisciplinary Studies (EIS) is developing, since 2010, a new research program. The EIS research program aims to capitalize the expertise of the Natolin Faculty members, researchers and students in order to produce high-quality research. Two series of publications are now published on the College of Europe website: (1) The College of Europe Natolin Research papers; and (2) The Best Master Thesis.
The first semester of 2011 has marked a key turning point for the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP). The EU has undertaken a thorough review of the approach, instruments and funding for its cooperation policy with the neighbouring countries to the East and to the South. This review is marked by a stronger emphasis on democratic promotion and a reinforcement of the principles of conditionality and differentiation. The revolts experienced in North African countries in early 2011, with the regime changes in Tunisia and Egypt, civil war in Libya and extended repression in Syria and the pre-emptive reforms launched in Morocco, Jordan and Algeria forced the EU to react.
Summer Academy for future leaders
On Saturday 27 August in Bratislava, the Development Office of the College of Europe, together with the European Fund for the Balkans and the TRANSFUSE Association, officially opened the sixth edition of the "Southeast Europe and the EU – Leadership Development Programme".
It's all in the game
In October the "Parlementarium" will open its doors. The visitor's centre of the European Parliament will be one of the largest in its kind. It houses a closed area dedicated to a role-play game that was developed by a consortium of the Stavanger-based multimedia company Media Farm and the College of Europe, among others.