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ENP scholarships from the EU (European Commission/DG Education and Culture) for graduates coming from ENP countries and coming from EU Member States

ENPflyer2012.jpgThe EU (European Commission/DG Education and Culture) offers full scholarships (academic year 2012-2013) to university graduates from European Neighbourhood Policy countries and to university graduates from EU Member States who demonstrate a specific interest in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) wanting to study at the College of Europe.

Thursday 1 March: Conference on "Redefining European Economic Governance"

On 1 March 2012 the Department of European Political and Administrative Studies of the College of Europe will host the conference, Redefining European Economic Governance, in the Verversdijk Auditorium in Bruges. This initiative supports a major research project of the European Union Studies Association and brings together scholars from Europe and the US to consider the many changes in European economic governance in the last few years.

The conference is open to the public but registration is required by 24 February, please contact Hilde Baeke at

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The EU and China – Partners for a green world

On 19-20 April 2012, the InBev-Baillet Latour Chair of European Union-China Relations in the Department of EU International Relations and Diplomacy Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges will be organising its fourth annual international conference on the following theme: "The EU, and China – Partners for a Green World" in Brussels. The conference venue is: Rue Belliard 99-101, 1040 Brussels, The Committee of the Regions.

This conference will focus above all on the latest efforts in the EU-China cooperation to make the world economy greener. The necessity for close collaboration between these two global players stems from their combined economic weight and their benchmarking roles in addressing the issues of climate change and resource scarcity. This conference is open to scholars, policy practitioners, researchers, students, journalists, members of civil society organisations, members of the business community or any other interested parties. Attendance of this conference is free of charge and an online registration can be found on the conference's website.

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20 March 2012, third "Bruges European Business Conference": "Trade and Investment Challenges for European Business"

The College of Europe, in partnership with Deloitte, is pleased to host the third Bruges European Business Conference "Trade and Investment Challenges for European Business", to be held on Tuesday 20 March 2012 at the College's campus in Bruges.

Speakers of unrivalled quality will debate global trade and investment issues from a European perspective. EU Commissioner for Trade, Karel De Gucht; the CEO of FIAT / Chrysler, Sergio Marchionne; and TABD co-chair James Quigley of Deloitte will deliver keynote contributions.

The morning will be dedicated to a series of plenary debates, including the opening keynote session and two panels with policy and business focus. In the afternoon, three sectoral workshops will deal with specific business issues of global trade and investment in the financial services, automotive and pharmaceutical industries.

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EU Diplomacy

Bruges & Brussels, 23-27 April 2012

Grasp the complexities of the EU diplomacy with a specialised training programme designed to learn and better understand the EU external relations after the launching of the EEAS.

Register by 15 February 2012 to receive a 10% reduction on the registration fee.
Registration is open till 2 April 2012.
10-15% discounts for groups, former participants and College of Europe Alumni.
Trade Policy

Bruges, 21-23 May / 3-5 September 2012

Improve, extend and update your knowledge and understanding of the EU's trade policy and international trade law through an innovative and interactive training programme.

e-Learning Modules

Study and learn online – Full access 24/7
up to 1 year

In less than one hour, the e-Learning modules provide an interactive, dynamic and intuitive way of improving your knowledge of the following topics:

  • EU competition law;
  • WTO law;
  • The role of the EU delegations;
  • Migration and visa facilitation;
  • Legal aspects of EU external relations;
  • EU in multilateral fora; and
  • Development aid and cooperation.

Register for one, two, three or all seven modules.
10-15% discounts for former participants and College of Europe Alumni.

2012 Training Programme

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