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New year's wishes from the rector

Professor Paul DEMARET, Rector of the College of Europe, presents you his very
best wishes for this year.

Le professeur Paul DEMARET, recteur du Collège d’Europe, présente ses meilleurs vœux en ce début d’année.

ENP scholarships for university graduates – Deadline 15 March 2012

ENPflyer2012.jpgThe EU (European Commission/DG Education and Culture) offers a large number of scholarships to university graduates coming from European Neighbourhood Policy countries for post-graduate studies at the College of Europe (Bruges or Natolin (Warsaw) campus) during the academic year 2012-2013.

Opening ceremony:
Natolin (Warsaw) campus
José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission

Mr José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission delivered the opening address to the students and guests of the sixty-second academic year of the College of Europe Natolin (Warsaw) campus which took place on Thursday 29 September 2011.

Cérémonie d’ouverture:
campus de Bruges
Giorgio NAPOLITANO, Président de la République italienne

Monsieur Giorgio NAPOLITANO, Président de la République italienne, a prononcé le discours d'ouverture de la soixante-deuxième année académique du Collège d'Europe, campus de Bruges, qui a eu lieu au Concertgebouw ('t Zand, Bruges), le mercredi 26 octobre 2011.


24 February 2012, Conference: "Understanding Political Islam in Arab Mediterranean Societies: Challenges
and Prospects for EU Foreign Policy"

One year after the start of the "Arab Spring", the TOTAL Chair of EU Foreign Policy of the College of Europe (Bruges) will organize on Friday 24 February 2012 a conference on "Understanding Political Islam in Arab Mediterranean Societies - Challenges and Prospects for EU Foreign Policy". Following the changes in the Arab world, the EU has to deal with important movements and political parties which claim an Islamic identity and agenda.The conference intends to gather Arab and European practitioners as well as experts on political Islam in order to discuss the position of Islam in the Arab political space and thus clarify the context in which the European Union implements its foreign policy.

The conference is organized by Prof. Dr. S. KEUKELEIRE (TOTAL Chair, College of Europe / Jean Monnet Chair, University of Leuven), C. THEPAUT (TOTAL Chair, College of Europe) and Prof. Dr. E. LANNON (College of Europe / Ghent University).
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Latest news from the Development Office
Two training seminars

In the framework of the project "Strengthening Capacities of Serbian Administration for EU Accession" implemented by the EU Integration Office of the Serbian Government and the Belgrade Open School, the Development Office of the College of Europe is organizing two training seminars (January/February 2012) on Project Cycle Management in EU Funded Projects for representatives of local and regional public administrations. The objectives of the training are to provide participants with a practical knowledge about project management, to develop their skills for planning, programming, monitoring and reporting on EU funds, and provide them with the ability to become trainer themselves on this topic.

Each Seminar will last 5 days and will take place at the Belgrade Open School.

This is an example of the professional trainings organised by the Development Office. For more information on our activities, please visit the website.
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