2010 - 7TH EDITION - SUMMER SEMINARS ON THE EUROPEAN UNION: POLICIES, GOVERNANCE AND CHALLENGES

Rome,  21 June - 9 July 2010

The University of Rome Tor Vergata and the Italian School of Public Administration organized the SUMMER SEMINARS ON THE EUROPEAN UNION.

The summer seminars made up by three different modules each taken individually.

1) EU INSTITUTIONS AND DECISION MAKING AFTER THE LISBON TREATY

The 1st module was focused on the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty in the EU institutions and decision making procedures. It was held in Rome from the 21th to 25th of June. It will also perform a first assessment of the new EU High Representative and the EU President. It will be an exciting hands-on course analyzing the changes introduced by the Lisbon Treaty both from a theoretical and practical point of view.
Among the themes treated:
- The Council and the European Council
- The EU President and the European Council after Lisbon
- Cooperation and Rivalry in the EU Internal Dynamics
- EU Governance
- The EU Multilevel Governance after the Lisbon Treaty
- The EU Regions in the EU after the Lisbon Treaty
- EU Parliament
- Regulatory Policies and Regulatory Institutions in Europe
- Is European Parliament the Looser after Lisbon?

2) THE EU FOREIGN AND DEFENCE POLICIES UNDER THE LISBON TREATY

The second module was focused on the EU Foreign and Defence Policies under the new Lisbon Treaty. It was held in Rome from the 28th of June to 3rd July 2010. As usual, it had a hands-on approach thanks to the participation of the best scholars and decision makers in the field.
Among the themes treated:
- The EU Foreign Policy
- The EU Defense Policy
- The EU, the US and Russia
- The State of the Union after Lisbon

3) THE FRONTIERS OF EUROPE

The third module was titled "Frontiers of Europe". It was held in Rome from the 5th to the 9th of July 2010 . It focused on the debated question of the frontiers and the border regions of Europe (Mediterranean and Nordic dimensions included); such issues analyzed by the top international scholars and decision makers in a challenging thematic way.
Among the themes treated:
- The State of EU Negotiation and Enlargement Prospects
- A New Security Architecture?
- Sustainable Economy and Development
- Energy Policies: Between Environment and Power Politics
- Immigration
- Democracy and Rule of Law
- Where does Europe end? A view from the outside

TUITION FEES: The tuition fee was of 600€ per week..

SPONSOR & PARTNERS
The Seminars was organized with the financial support of the European Commission, Jean Monnet Action,.

CONTACTS: For further information email us to eu.summer.seminar@uniroma2.it (for PhD researchers) and Internazionali@sspa.it (for civil servants)


WHY THE ROME EU SUMMER SEMINARS ARE UNIQUE?
The Summer Seminars are unique not only for the venue - why spend the summer in rainy Brussels when the best specialists are in sunny Italy? - but also for the way they are thought and organized. Some 50 world class speakers - scholars and decision makers - are foreseen at the sessions. Among them: Giuliano Amato, Former Italian Prime Minister and former Vice President of the European Convention; Franco Frattini, Italian Foreign Minister and former EU Commission Vice President, Andrew Moravcsik, Professor, Princeton University; Martin Holland, Jean Monnet Chair University of Canterbury New Zeland; Simon Hix, Professor, London School of Economics; David Andrews, Professor, Scripps College, Cleremont CA; ; Amy Verdun, Jean Monnet Chair University of Victoria Canada; and many others, including diplomats, academicians, journalists, EU officials....

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