International conferences organised by the Department
To complement the academic programme, the Department organises lectures and conferences on a broad range of topics relevant to the study of EU International Relations and Diplomacy.
Practitioners and academics come to the College in order to present and discuss their views on current European and international affairs with the students. Guest lectures are either conducted within the framework of a specific course or are open to students from all departments.
International conferences organised by the Department:
- International Conference "The ENP in a Comparative Perspective: Key Challenges and Major Lessons" (20-21 March 2014)
- International Conference "The ENP in a Comparative Perspective: Mapping the EU’s Wider Neighbourhood Relations" (14-15 November 2013)
- International Conference on “The EU and the Emerging Powers”, co-organised with, European Parliament, Brussels (29-30 April 2013)
- International Conference on “EU-China Soft Diplomacy”, co-organised with the Committee of the Regions, Brussels (18-19 April 2013)
- International Conference on "The Neighbours of the EU's Neighbours: Legal, Political, Security and Socio-Economic Challenges beyond the ENP" (21-22 March 2013)
- Seminar on "Mass Communication and EU-China Relations", co-organised with Xinhua News Agency Europe Regional Bureau and Madariaga-College of Europe Foundation, Brussels (18 December 2012)
- International Conference on "The Neighbours of the EU's Neighbours: Diplomatic and Geopolitical Dimensions beyond the ENP" (15-16 November 2012)
- International Workshop on "EU-China Relations in a Globalised World" (26 October 2013)
- International Conference on “The EU and China – Partners for a Green World” (19-20 April 2012)
- International Conference on Understanding political Islam in Arab Mediterranean societies: Challenges and Prospects for the EU Foreign Policy (24 February 2012)
- International Conference on "Challenges Facing the 21st Century Diplomat: Representation, Communication, Negotiation and Training" (25-26 October 2011)
- International Conference on “The EU, the US and China: Towards the New International Order?” (22-23 April 2011)
- International Conference on “The EU and China: Partners or Competitors in Africa?” (4-5 February 2010)
- International Conference on "The Power of Europe: Affirming the EU as a Global Actor" (7-8 May 2009)
- International Workshop on "Prospects and Challenges for EU-China Relations in the 21st Century: The Partnership and Cooperation Agreement" (3-4 April 2009)
- International Forum on Diplomatic Training "New Challenges to Diplomatic Training", 36th Meeting of Deans and Directors of Diplomatic Academies and Institutes of International Relations (24-26 September 2008)
- International Workshop on "Transatlantic Relations" (26-27 October 2007)
Recent Speeches at the Department
- 11 November 2013, Mr Jeffrey PIPER, International Relations Officer, International Relations and Enlargement Unit, DG Energy, European Commission "The External Dimension of the EU Energy Policy" (Prof. Damro’s course).
- 11 November 2013, Mr Leonard MIZZI, Head of Unit, Africa, Caribbean and Pacific, South Africa, UN/FAO and G8, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, European Commission "The External Dimension of the EU Agriculture Policy" (Prof. Damro’s course).
- 6 November 2013, Mr George CUNNINGHAM, Deputy Head of Division - China, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan, Mongolia, European External Action Service, “The European External Action Service : Its Purpose, Work and Making a Diplomatic Career” (Prof. Hocking’s course).
- 30 October 2013, Prof. Hua XIN, Centre for EU Studies at Shanghai International Studies University (SISU) and visiting scholar at the College of Europe for the academic year 2013-14, “Comparative Assessment of European and East Asian Regional Integration”.
- 4 October 2013, Dr Frank HOFFMEISTER, Deputy Head of Cabinet, European Commission, Cabinet of Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht, “The Free Trade Agreements of the European Union – legal and policy aspects” (Prof. Gstöhl’s course).