Upcoming events

Advanced Community Law Training (ACLT) Programme

Start of the second edition, Spring 2006

Organised at weekends in Brussels for experienced EU Affairs professionals, the programme covers the most recent developments and practice in key domains of EC Competition Law, the Internal Market, and the EU institutional reform process. Registration deadline: 19 December 2005. 10% discount for early registration until 15 November 2005.
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1st 'EU Policy Workshop' on External Relations, Security Policy and Development Cooperation

21-24 November 2005, Brussels

The College of Europe is organising the first of a series of four "EU Policy Workshops", developed under the guidance and coordination of Prof. Carol Cosgrove-Sacks.
The first workshop will focus on the EU's External Relations, Security Policy and Development Cooperation, and will be held in Brussels at the premises of the Madariaga Foundation from 21 to 24 November 2005. A few places are still available before the deadline for registration, which is 30 October 2005.
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EU Fact Finding - the EU at Your Fingertips

23 November, Brussels

The last session of the year of the successful EU Fact Finding short seminar will be held on 23 November in Brussels, at the premises of ULB. This seminar will enhance your capacity to quickly find targeted internet sources of EU-related information to fine-tune your knowledge and expertise.
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Conference on Ukraine

Bruges, 28 November 2005
This one-day conference will review the first year of the "post-orange revolution" era: have the expectations been fulfilled? Top-level policy makers, academics and experts from the EU institutions, international organisations and interested centres from all over Europe will participate.
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Recent events and projects

Strengthening the capacity of Mauritius to participate effectively in WTO negotiations and to implement WTO Agreements

The College of Europe, contracted by the Brussels-based law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, provided services for a trade capacity-building project in Mauritius, in the framework of the 'Programme to support the integration of ACP States into the Multilateral Trading System', managed by a specific Programme Management Unit based in Brussels.
A team of 6 highly specialised experts assisted negotiators in Mauritius in building the capacity of a multidisciplinary team that would engage in negotiations at the multilateral level, and elaborate trade policy reforms with a view to implementing WTO commitments.
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'EU negotiations in practice', 10-14 October 2005

The third edition of this highly practical training seminar was attended by officials from EU member and candidate states, willing to learn how to negotiate effectively with and within the EU. This programme is organised twice a year at the Bruges campus of the College.
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6th Bruges Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law- Current Challenges of the Law of Occupation

20-21 October 2005

The College of Europe and the delegation of the International Committee of the Red Cross in Brussels jointly organised the 6th edition of the Colloquium on International Humanitarian Law, which takes place annually on the premises of the College of Europe in Bruges. Each year the Colloquium emphasises a specific aspect of international humanitarian law, bringing together experts, both academic and practitioners, and non-specialists interested in the subject.

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Staff news

The Development Office welcomes Marie-Hélène Cussac, who took up a position as Project Manager on 10th October 2005. She will replace Matteo Fumerio, who leaves the College of Europe at the end of November. We wish them both luck in their new positions.

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