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issue 2 | June 2016
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Reboot euro: lessons learned from European Economic Governance

Lieven TACK is the course director of our new Executive Education Course on EU Economic Governance that will take place on the Bruges campus from 17 to 21 October 2016. In this column, he reflects on the economic and financial crisis affecting the eurozone and on challenges ahead towards a fully fledged Economic and Monetary Union.

 

For roughly half of its existence, the euro has been struggling to overcome the most serious financial and economic crisis since the establishment of the European Community in the 1950s. In particular, unemployment in the eurozone rose rapidly from 7.6 percent at the start of the crisis in 2008 to a record high of 12 percent in 2013. In addition, public debt grew from 70 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2008 to 94 percent last year. These record numbers will remain in our memory for a long time to come.

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The College of Europe has been awarded two framework contracts to support the learning and development of EU staff

The College of Europe is part of the consortium which has been awarded two framework contracts for the delivery of consultancy services to support the learning and development of staff employed by the institutions, agencies and bodies of the European Union.

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Several framework contracts awarded to the College of Europe in recent months

The College of Europe Development Office is proud to announce that it has been awarded several framework contracts (FWC) funded by the European Union.

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The College of Europe develops training on the Council of Europe’s Project Management Methodology

The College of Europe Development Office is proud to announce that it has been awarded a contract for the provision of training development and training sessions on the Project Management Methodology (PMM) of the Council of Europe.

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Course on project management for EU-funded projects at Luiss University

In the framework of a collaboration with the School of European Political Economy of Luiss University in Rome, the College of Europe organized for the second time a 20-hour course on project management.

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Five Vietnamese officials on a fellowship programme at the College of Europe

The College of Europe Development Office has hosted two Vietnamese officials during the month of May this year, and is currently hosting three more.

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EU-China Competition Cooperation project

The College of Europe is happy to announce that, together with AETS, it is managing a new EU-China Competition Cooperation project in the framework of FWC COM 2011 – Lot 1 (2016-2017).

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Certification programme – Trainers meeting in Brussels

The College of Europe and CLS are implementing the Certification programme for the third consecutive year.

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College of Europe Development Office 20th Anniversary Brunch

The College of Europe Development Office is celebrating its 20th anniversary and, to mark this occasion, organized a panel debate event on "The new cooperation agreement on migration issues between the EU and Turkey, and the Schengen Agreement".

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#CoEsummer2016 is coming!

Summer 2016 is around the corner and the College of Europe Development Office is preparing itself to implement all the Executive Education summer courses taking place in June and July at the College of Europe, Bruges campus.

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Intensive Seminar on the EU

Bruges & Brussels

27 June / 15 July 2016

All you need to know about the EU, its decision-making process and policies. Choose the one-, two- or three-week course tailored to your level of experience. Registrations are open until 13 June.

Energy Union Summer School

Bruges

27 June / 08 July 2016

This two-week interactive course will give participants the opportunity to assess the current EU policies and legislation in the fields of energy and climate. Registrations are open until 13 June. An additional 5% discount is offered on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the College of Europe Development Office.

EU Transport & Railway Affairs (ETCR)

Bruges

27 June / 08 July 2016

This annual summer seminar of two weeks on the EU Transport Policy and Railway Affairs (ETCR) presents the latest developments within the railway sector on a European level. Registrations are open until 13 June 2016.

EU Competition Law

Bruges

04 July / 08 July 2016

This advanced training course provides participants with a professional guide and the essential tools for mastering legal complexities and successfully facing the challenges in every day work. An Optional Course can be attended from 11 to 13 July 2016 on IT Markets and EU Competition Law. Registrations are open until 13 June 2016.

Towards EU Migration Management

Bruges

26-28 September 2016

This advanced course provides participants with a detailed presentation of the main principles and techniques of monitoring and evaluation of EU external cooperation projects. Early Bird discount when registering by 31 July 2016. An additional 5% discount is offered on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Development Office.

EU Diplomacy & Diplomatic Skills

Bruges

10-12 October 2016

Grasp the complexities of EU Diplomacy with a specialized programme designed for you to learn and better understand the EU external relations and to practise the skills required to communicate, report and negotiate across cultures. Early Bird discount when registering by 31 July 2016.

EU Economic Governance

Bruges

17-21 October 2016

This one-week interactive course is delivered by high-level professionals at the College of Europe’s Bruges campus in October 2016. Early Bird discount when registering by 31 July 2016. An additional 5% discount is offered on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the College of Europe Development Office.

Trade Policy and the TTIP

Bruges

24-27 October 2016

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. Early Bird discount when registering by 31 July 2016.

Negotiations in Practice

Bruges

14-18 November 2016

The principles and practice of EU decision-making including a two-day simulation exercise. Early Bird discount when registering by 31 July 2016.

EU Project Management

Bruges

14-18 November 2016

A one-week interactive journey along the life of EU projects, from programming to tender writing, project implementation and evaluation. Early Bird discount when registering by 31 July 2016.

Monitoring and Evaluation of EU External Cooperation

Bruges

Autumn 2016, dates to be confirmed

This advanced course provides participants with a detailed presentation of the main principles and techniques of monitoring and evaluation of EU external cooperation projects. Early Bird discount when registering by 31 July 2016. An additional 5% discount is offered on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the Development Office.

EU Fact Finding

Brussels

07 October 2016

A half-day fact finding mission to guide you through the 'labyrinth' of EU-related websites. Early Bird discount when registering by 31 July 2016.

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