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Call for papers: The Future of EU Citizenship, Oct. 18-20, 2012

Posted June 12th, 2012 in Events

Support for a supranational European citizenship preceded integration and the political genesis of the key rights of EU citizenship was in the negotiations that established the foundations of European integration in the early 1950s. Since then, the concept of EU citizenship has hardened into law, most famously in the Maastricht Treaty’s declaration that “Citizenship of the Union is hereby established” and the Court of Justice’s oft-repeated assertion that “Union citizenship is destined to be the fundamental status of nationals of the Member States.” Today, as half a billion EU citizens worldwide enjoy a range of rights, the European ...

Call for Papers: Sixty Years of European Governance, Sept. 13-14, 2012

Posted May 16th, 2012 in Events

The European Union Centre of Excellence and Jean Monnet Chair at York will be hosting conference around the theme "Sixty Years of European Governance" at York University, Toronto, Canada on September 13 and 14, 2012. Conference organizers will accept proposals for original papers of roughly 8000 words in length, to be revised for publication following the conference, until June 26, 2012. Shared governance and policymaking have long played central roles in European integration. Some policy areas have had a strong European component since the 1950s but the importance of European coordination ...

Lecture: (De-)Constructing the Subject of Pornography in European Law, May 9th

Posted May 4th, 2012 in Events

Uladzislau Belavusau

Uladzislau Belavusau

EUCE York will present a lecture by Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau, an Assistant Professor at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam on Wednesday, May 9th from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm in room S536 Ross (building #28 on the map found here). Entitled "(De-)Constructing the Subject of Pornography in European Law", this lecture will be presented as part of the series EUCE Lectures on Law and Governance and is open to all. Dr. Belavusau is an assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands) with expertise in ...

Lecture: Fighting Hate Speech in the E.U., Thursday, May 10th

Posted May 4th, 2012 in Events

EUCE York Visiting Scholar Dr. Uladzislau Belavusau will deliver a lecture as part of the series EUCE Lectures in Law and Governance on Thursday, May 10th from 12:30 to 2:00 pm in room 305 York Lanes (building #24 on the map found here). Entitled "Fighting Hate Speech in the E.U.", this lecture will explore the latest developments on the controversial issue of hate speech in European law, both on the level of the Council of Europe and most recently in EU non-discrimination law. Dr. Belavusau is an assistant professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands) with ...

Call for papers: The European Union and World Politics Graduate Student Conference

Posted April 17th, 2012 in Events

The Institute for European Studies at SUNY (IEUSS), The University at Buffalo (SUNY) and Buffalo State College will be hosting a graduate student conference on the theme "The European Union and World Politics" on October 5-6, 2012. At present, conference organizers are currently accepting paper proposal and will be doing so until June 1, 2012. More details on the conference including the submission process, is found in the document found below: The EU and World Politics - International Graduate Student Conference

Streaming audio: Migration and Social Change in Greece at Times of Crisis – Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Posted March 30th, 2012 in Events

Panos Hatziprokopiou, Aristotle University

Panos Hatziprokopiou, Aristotle University

EUCE York was pleased to present a lecture by Prof. Panos Hatziprokopiou (Associate Professor, Department of Spatial Planning and Development, Aristotle University, Thessaloniki, Greece) on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012. His lecture entitled "Migration and Social Change in Greece at Times of Crisis" was presented in the context of  the series EUROPEAS: EUCE Lectures in History, Culture and Society and is available in streaming audio at: The PowerPoint presentation which Prof. Hatziprokopiou used to support his lecture is found ...

Call for nomination: 2012 EUCE York Award

Posted March 27th, 2012 in News

EUCE York is pleased to announce that it is accepting nominations from York graduate students for the 2012 EUCE York Award. This year, EUCE York will present up to two awards of $2,000 each to York graduate students working on a research topic related to the European Union and/or the Canada-E.U. relationship. Details on how to apply are found in the link here: 2012 EUCE Award Call The deadline for submissions is 4:30 pm on Friday, April 13, 2012. Questions regarding the award can be submitted to Mr. John Paul Kleiner, EUCE York Coordinator, by phone at (416) 736 5695 or email ...

Lecture: Germany’s Transformed Multilateralism – European Security and the Transatlantic Relationship, March 31, 2012

Posted March 26th, 2012 in Events

EUCE York is pleased to be facilitating the participation of Peter Schmidt (Honorary Professor, University of Mannheim/Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute, Berlin) in 2012 Glendon Germany Symposium which will take place on Saturday, March 31, 2012. This annual symposium is overseen by students in the International Studies Program at York University's Glendon College and each it takes a close look at a particular country or region. The 2012 Germany Symposium will consider a number of themes relevant to contemporary Germany including:

  • the euro crisis
  • security and the German Basic Law
  • Germany's place in Europe.
Peter Schmidt will take part in a panel entitled "Germany's Transformed ...

Streaming audio: Polish graduate migrants in the U.K., March 29, 2012

Posted March 25th, 2012 in Events

Aga Szewczyk

Aga Szewczyk, Loughborough University, U.K.

EUCE York along with the Centre for Refugee Studies and CERIS - Ontario Metropolis Centre was pleased to present a lecture by Aga Szewczyk (PhD candidate, Geography, Loughborough University, U.K.) on Thursday, March 29th, 2012. For those unable to attend, we are pleased to make this lecture available in streaming audio format at: Entitled “Polish graduate migrants in the U.K.”, this talk will address issues of career trajectories of Polish ...

Lecture in streaming video: On Sovereign Debt Crisis and Sovereignty – A Constitutional law perspective, March 8, 2012

Posted March 20th, 2012 in Events

Nikos Skoutaris, University of Maastricht

Nikos Skoutaris, University of Maastricht

EUCE Visiting Scholar Prof. Nikos Skoutaris (Assistant Professor, International and European Law, Maastricht University) delivered a lecture in the series "Whose (De)Fault is it Anyway? - The E.U. Crisis in Historical and Comparative Perspective" on Thursday, March 8th. Entitled "On Sovereign Debt Crisis and Sovereignty: A Consitutional law perspective", this lecture was the fourth contribution to a highly-successful lecture series which is intended to explore the intimidating dimensions of the European financial ...