Economic & Monetary Union & Social Justice (26 January 2018)

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This interdisciplinary research seminar addresses whether the legal frame of Economic and Monetary Union is in irreconcilable tension with the EU’s renewed social agenda, also questioning whether the Pillar of Social Rights is sufficient to revive the EU’s original socio-economic model in the face of ongoing global economic distortions. Speakers include Prof Ulla Neergaard (Copenhagen), Prof Fabian Amtenbrink (Rotterdam) and Dr Bart Vanhercke (OSE, Brussels). To view the programme, click HERE.   To register, click HERE. The call for papers is now closed (for the text click here).  

The European Union in the Wider Europe: Still a Force for Europeanization?

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 Venue: Queen’s University Belfast, Senate Room

 Date and time: 3 November 2017, 1230-1745

This workshop assesses the extent to which the EU is able to promote effectively its norms and constitutional values in neighbouring countries. In exploring the mediating influences over the EU’s Europeanization impact, the presentations and discussion will consider the effectiveness of current mechanisms and strategies for promoting core EU values (e.g. rule of law, human rights, democracy) and consider the future prospects for Europeanization.

The full programme can be viewed HERE

The seminar report can be viewed HERE

Sustainable Development in Trade Agreements (11 October 2017, Queen’s University Belfast, 2 pm)

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This seminar focuses on the interaction between trade liberalisation and sustainable development in the framework of EU trade agreements, discussing the impact of the ECJ’s ruling on the Free Trade Agreement with Singapoor (presentations by I-Ju Chen,University of Birmingham, Prof. Marc Bungenberg and Angshuman Hazarika, both Saarland University, Germany, and Dr Billy Melo-Araujo, Queen’s University Belfast) as well as options to promote the energy Union strategy (Dr. Ilaria Espa, World Trade Institute), experiences with the Energy Charter Treaty (Ces Verburg, University of Groningen, Netherlands) and the EU China Investment Agreement (Dr Federico Lupo Pasini, Queen’s University Belfast). Full programme here. The summary report here.

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Innovative Approaches to Ecological Sustainability in the European Union: Challenges and Opportunities in a global economic crisis

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Friday 26th May 2017, 12.00- 17.00 , Queen’s University Belfast School of Law

This half day event focused on the concept of ecological sustainability, identifying barriers that European Union policy makers face in seeking to achieve this core goal as well as the opportunities for innovative solutions. A report can be viewed HERE