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20 Oct
"Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals" is starting now!

#Zoom in now, or join us one Facebook to hear contributions from @MichaelKaeding, @_PaulSchmidt, @davferrari90, and @Poli_Eleonora

As always, we will be highlighting key quote here

.@SabinaKLange from @eu_eipa is moderating our event today

Given we have two of the editors with us, we have the fitting introduction from @unidue's @MichaelKaeding:

"The beauty of these books is that they zoom in on national perspectives: 'Views from the Capitals'"

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1 Oct
The 2nd day of the @aces_for conference organised with #InDivEU and @dice_h2020 is starting now!

#Zoom in to join our first panel of the day on experimentalist governance

As always, we'll be live-tweeting all the best bits below!

The first panel is an #InDivEU extravaganza! Jonathan Zeitlin, Bernardo Rangoni, and @Maria_Weimer are representing the project

Jonathan Zeitlin from #InDivEU is the first to present

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1 Oct
Our EU@Work Seminar on EU Affairs continues today!

Learn more about this week's seminar, and stay tuned for more information about our upcoming seminars

For this morning lecture, Professor @MichaelKaeding explains to the participants the strategic role of the European Council and the Council of the European Union in the policy-making process at European level.
This afternoon, the students exchange views with @MichaelKaeding and @JuhaJokela1 on the forms euroscepticism can take in European countries.
To learn more about Euroscepticism in the European Union: bit.ly/3j6uJZO.
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30 Sep
The @aces_for Annual Conference is beginning now!

#Zoom in to join us as Jonathan Zeitlin welcomes us to the conference

As always, we'll be live-tweeting the main takeaways

The @aces_for conference is organised with the TEPSA project #InDivEU 💪

Frank Schimmelfennig from #InDivEU is talking about #Differentiation from an intergovernmentalist perspective, where #DifferentiatedIntegration is a result of member states integrating according to different models (differentiated, uniform, regional) when preferences allow

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30 Sep
Second day of TEPSA EU work Seminar on EU Affairs: Professor @MichaelKaeding, academic coordinator of the seminar, is explaining to the participants the subtle equilibria at stake within the European Commission.
Participants of TEPSA EU Work Seminar on EU Affairs had the opportunity to hear an inspiring presentation on daily work in the institutions from Laia Pinos Mataro, policy coordinator in the Secretary General of the European Commission.
Professor @MichaelKaeding gives his second lecture today on European elections and the the balance of power between political parties within the European Parliament.
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24 Sep
As always, we'll be live-tweeting the best bits from the online conference, so stay tuned to hear more from our experts @katarinabarley, Robert Sermek, @_PaulSchmidt, Lucia Mokrá, and Ol'ga Gyárfáśová!

Robert Sermek from @EP_Bratislava is currently welcoming our audience in place and at home to the conference, and presents the perspective of the @Europarl_EN on the topic of Euroscepticism in Slovakia

"Over 70% of MEPs are pro-European, so the predicted Eurosceptic tsunami of 2019 did not occur as predicted. But this isn't to say it's not a problem we need to face"

- Robert Sermek from @EP_Bratislava

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21 Sep
And they're off!

Andrea Elteto has welcomed us to the Presentation of the Hungarian and Slovenian chapters of the upcoming TEPSA Book!

As ever we'll be live-tweeting the highlights of the event, but you can still #Zoom in and join us live!


Maja Bucar from @FDVLjubljana is giving her presentation first, on the changes to the political landscape since 2019, with a shift towards Visegrad prioritisation

Noting that the current Slovenian Prime Minister is a good friend of #Orban, Maja Bucar from @FDVLjubljana analyses the foreign policy of the new government

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7 Sep
🗓️We've got so much going on in the next month that it's hard to keep track of it all!

For those of you who need your TEPSA fix, he's a quick rundown💪

First off, WE'RE HIRING‼️

That's right, if you've been hankering to work in our dynamic office, where everyone has an important role and impact, then apply for our paid 6-month traineeship!

📨The deadline's on September 14th - that's next Monday!


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#VIADUCT_EU is holding its Teaching Award!

To recognize outstanding teaching in the fields of EU-Turkey relations and the Future of the EU, a €1500 prize will be awarded at the #VIADUCT_EU online final conference in October @viaduct_eu


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11 Aug
❓Did you miss the action at #PPCBerlin?
❓Do you still want to know all about #EU2020DE from the best experts in the TEPSA Network and @IEP_Berlin?

Well we've got you covered, because ALL the panels are online at the #PPCBerlin website ➡️ german-ppc-2020.eu/en/videos.html

We enjoyed words of welcome from the key players at #PPCBerlin

First up, here is what TEPSA Secretary-General Prof. Dr. Jaap de Zwaan had to say

From @IEP_Berlin's side, we were also welcomed by Frank Schimmelfennig

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10 Aug
This week, we're staring out with a #PublicationOfTheDay📚 every single day of the week!

To celebrate, we thought we'd collect some work from our newest Member Institute from 🇬🇪 @PMCGofficial, who've been doing some great work on relations with #China🇨🇳

First up, @PMCGofficial recently published the results of their research into Georgia's economic and political relations with #China


Mikheil Mgebrishvili from @PMCGofficial recently conducted an ex-post analysis on DCFTA and the FTA with China, to find out how these have affected Georgia’s economy


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5 Aug
Following on from our announcement that we'll be starting daily #PublicationOfTheDay📚 showcases, we'd like to present 5⃣ #Brexit-themed pieces from @FedTrust 💪

First up, how did #NoDeal become the bookies' favourite? @Brendandonn


Now that we know transition will end on December 31 after @BorisJohnson failed to meet the deadline to extend a few weeks ago, the question remains for London:

Will the financial sector get meaningful equivalence?


As we remember #JohnHume and his valuable contributions to establishing peace in Ireland, we can't avoid the obvious:

"No version of Brexit avoids disruption for Northern Ireland and the peace process", writes @DrAndrewBlick for @FedTrust


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3 Aug
From next week, we'll be giving you a #PublicationOfTheDay📚...

Every. Single. Day.

To celebrate, this week we'll be showcasing a whole bunch of publications based on topical interests: today, check out these great pieces on #ClimateChange and the #EuGreenDeal

First up, here's a great piece for @FedTrust by Bob Savic “The EU’s ambitious plans for a climate-neutral Europe”

It breaks down the details of what @vonderleyen called "Europe's 'Man on the Moon' moment"



.@IAIonline has started a quarterly report on the #EUGreenDeal: Green Deal Watch!

Read the first edition!⤵️


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14 Jul
Polish President Andrzej Duda won re-election this week. We thought we'd take a look through the timeline of the #RuleofLaw crisis that developed in particular through his first term presiding over the Law and Justice (PiS) government

Judicial reforms since 2015 put the Warsaw government on a collision course with the EU

This @rielcano paper analyses three aspects:

1⃣ the state of the rule of law
2⃣ the economic challenges
3⃣ the position of Poland among EU member states


The most recent Polish election in 2019 saw more gains for the populist right, exacerbating the rule of law crisis

@MarcoSiddi and Barbara Gaweda from @FIIA_fi examined this development as it happened


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1 Jul
Today is the first day of #EU2020DE 🇩🇪

The TEPSA Network always produces recommendations for the new Presidency - take a look!

This set was compiled by @FundaTekin17, @NicolePirozzi, and @ilketoygur

Here is @IEP_Berlin's Funda Tekin to explain more...


1⃣ Economic and Social Recovery - here's @michelemchang from @collegeofeurope to elaborate...

🗣️Support the proposed Recovery and Resilience Facility
💶Create a budgetary instrument for convergence and competitiveness
🏦Change the mandate of the @ecb

2⃣ To take you through our recommendations on #ClimateChange and #Sustainability, here's @gaby_um from @EuropeanUni:

🍃Implement the European #GreenDeal
🤝Engage in climate diplomacy
📜Push forward the new EU Climate Law

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26 Jun
Did you miss the action at #PPCBerlin? Don't worry, we've got you covered 💪

We joined @IEP_Berlin to organise this conference, the latest in a long history of these events where we advocate for our Recommendations directly to the incoming presidency #EU2020DE


An overview of the day's events, including the afternoon parallel roundtables 👉threadreaderapp.com/thread/1276078…

Our morning panel on Youth Ideas👉threadreaderapp.com/thread/1276082…

The #InDivEU panel👉threadreaderapp.com/thread/1276123…

The daily roundup of everything that happened👉threadreaderapp.com/thread/1276417…

Our morning panel on the EU's global role👉threadreaderapp.com/thread/1276420…

Our afternoon parallel roundtables👉threadreaderapp.com/thread/1276464…
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26 Jun
Here, we will be collecting some key quotes from this afternoon's parallel roundtables ⤵️

For our panel on "European Social Cohesion and Social Security", we welcomed four expert panellists from across Europe to give their insights

.@IainBeggLSE from @LSEnews started proceedings, contributing that "we expect and require cross-border solidarity, but social Europe is something the Member States have been reluctant to cede"

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26 Jun
The first panel of the day and third of #PPCBerlin is starting: "Must the EU Learn to Speak the Language of Power?", moderated by @SenemAydnDzgit from @ipc_ipm, featuring:

Stefan Frölich from @UniFAU
@planungsstab from @GermanyDiplo
@NicolePirozzi from @IAIonline

We start with @planungsstab from @GermanyDiplo, who opens his contribution by declaring that the EU is in the "Champions League of world powers"

"There is more work to do to make the EU a strong strategic power: #EU2020DE aims to improve CFSP and CSDP by introducing Qualified Majority Voting"

@planungsstab from @GermanyDiplo expands on the second point of his presentation

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26 Jun
We're about to begin #PPCBerlin Day 2, so #Zoom in while you still can!

Today we've got a great line-up of panels, on topics including the EU's global role, institutional reform, social cohesion, and youth ideas 💪

Follow along below for key quotes!⤵️

We're enjoying some words of welcome from @SenemAydnDzgit from @ipc_ipm before our first instalment of the day!

Before our first session, we invite you to join us via #Zoom for our welcoming message from @JohannesPollak from @IEP_Berlin

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25 Jun
The #InDivEU panel "The EU's Differentiated Future after Brexit" is about to start! 💪

🇩🇪 @GermanyonBrexit
🇪🇺 @BrigidLaffan
🇨🇭 Frank Schimmelfennig
🇩🇪 @FundaTekin17
🇱🇮 Christian Frommelt (Moderator)
Christian Frommelt from @LieInstitut is opening proceedings on the #InDivEU #Brexit panel at #PPCBerlin - tune in before you miss our great expert contributions!

@GermanyintheEU @parleu2020de @AuswaertigesAmt @EPinDeutschland @EUinDE @GermanyDiplo @EUCouncil @MercatorDE

"While the political declaration is not legally binding, it is the best basis to achieve agreement: it is disappointing to see the British government mover away from it"

Axel Dittmann (@GermanyonBrexit) breaks down the worries surrounding the #Brexit negotiations

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25 Jun
Our first panel at #PPCBerlin is opening: "Youth Ideas: Shaping the Future of Europe", featuring contributions from:

We welcome Werner Hoyer, President of the @EIB, to open proceedings on our first panel, who uses the opportunity to highlight our partners in #PPCBerlin:

@EU_H2020 #EuropeforCitizens @MercatorDE @GermanyDiplo #InDivEU @TRACK_EUCO

"The Green Recovery is the right way forward for Europe for several reasons: fighting #ClimateChange is an obligation, 93% of people want it, it makes sense economically: this market will grow 10% every year"

Werner Hoyer from @EIB outlines the importance of #GreenRecovery
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25 Jun
#PPCBerlin is about to start!

As always, we'll be live-tweeting the event with some great quotes from our expert panelists and contributors, so stay tuned!


@IEP_Berlin @GermanyintheEU @parleu2020de @AuswaertigesAmt @EPinDeutschland @EUinDE @GermanyDiplo @EUCouncil
We kick things of with a video message from Jaap de Zwaan, TEPSA's Secretary-General, and Frank Schimmelfennig, @IEP_Berlin's Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board

#PPCBerlin is our first ever virtual PPC because of #COVID19, which is why our cooperation with @IEP_Berlin has been valuable in taking this unexpected context into account 💪

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