Call for Papers: University of Manitoba Geopolitical Economy of the 21st Century Conference

15 May, 2015 (All day)

The IES invites interested parties to submit an abstract for the conference: “From the Thirty Years’ Crisis to Multi-polarity: The Evolution of the Geopolitical Economy of the 21st Century World”, to be held at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, on 25-27 of September, 2015.


Job Opportunity: Interviewer(s) for EU emigration research project

10 April, 2015 (All day)

A research fellow at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy (currently seconded to Carleton University) is looking for interviewers in the Vancouver area for a project on EU emigration.

“EMIGRE – EU: Emigration Governance in Times of Crisis” focuses on the recent emigration, both permanent and temporary, from the EU to other developed countries – Canada in particular.

Three main case studies are covered by the project: French, Polish and Portuguese migrants to Canada post-2004.

The selection criteria for interviewers follow:

·      Some previous experience interviewing

2015 EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship

4 May, 2015 (All day)

The European Union Delegation to Canada and the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) are pleased to launch the 2015 edition of the European Union-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship.

The EU-Canada Young Journalist Fellowship aims to recognize outstanding journalistic talent among young Canadians. Since 2001, three candidates have been selected every year to participate in a week-long study tour of various EU institutions, the Canadian Mission to the EU, and media outlets in Brussels. Winners will also have the chance to attend a midday EU press briefing. All expenses are paid for by the European Union Delegation to Canada.

Ph.D. 'Summer School' in Poland, Israel and Palestine: Call for Candidates

10 March, 2015 (All day)

The IES would like to bring this two-week opportunity to the attention of Ph.D. students interested in the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP).


Participate in, and benefit from, a unique Ph.D. Summer School in Poland, Israel and Palestine. Study and experience the ENP and its eastern and southern neighbourhoods!


“The ENP under Pressure: The EU and the Eastern and the Southern Neighbourhoods”

To be held at

College of Europe, Natolin campus (Warsaw, Poland), 23 June - 28 June 2015

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Balkans Peace Program Summer 2015: Development in Post-conflict Societies, visit four Balkan countries

2 March, 2015 (All day)
The Balkans Peace Program (BPP) Summer 2015: International Development, Politics, and Post-Conflict Societies - Kosovo and the Balkans is an educational program that provides students enrolled in a university outside of Kosovo and the region with the opportunity to spend three weeks in Kosovo studying and learning about development in practice in a post-conflict area right in the middle of Europe.

DAAD Alumni May 2015 Meeting in Toronto

16 January, 2015 (All day)

The IES would like to highlight an outstanding opportunity for former scholarship holders of the German Academic Exchange Service, DAAD, to (re)connect with other DAAD alumni and contribute to the strengthening of an exemplary worldwide network.

In partnership with the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the DAAD has planned an alumni meeting at the University of Toronto’s School for Global Affairs from May 1-2nd, 2015.

The title of the meeting is: “Migration and Multiculturalism in Germany and Canada”, supported by the commentary of interdisciplinary German and Canadian scholars.

Attendees will be able to access subsidies to cover travel costs to and from Toronto, two nights of accommodation and meals during the meeting proper.


Call for Papers: Dalhousie University, EUCE Graduate Symposium - The European Union in Crisis

10 December, 2014 (All day)

The IES would like to invite graduate students to participate in a symposium organized by the Department of Political Science at Dalhousie University and The European Union Centre for Excellence titled: “System Breakdown? Critical Reflections on the European Union in Crisis”.

The symposium will take place on March 19-20th, 2015 at the Studley Campus of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Submissions of conference papers and poster presentations from a variety of disciplines and perspectives are welcome. For more information on suggested submission topics and the registration process, please read the Call for Papers attached below.


PhD Students: FULLY FUNDED 3-day Workshop @ Montréal on European Studies

30 December, 2014 (All day)

The IES would like to bring this exceptional, fully funded opportunity to the attention of PhD students whose research encompasses Europe and the EU.

Please read the submission process below and contact IES Director, Kurt Hübner (Kurt.Huebner@ubc.ca) if interested.

The Executive Board of the Young Researchers Network of the ECSA-C is organising a 3-days workshop from May 29th to May 31st, 2015, at the University of Montréal (Québec, Canada).

Students: Apply to the 2015, 12th Annual European Union Study Tour & Internship Program

The UBC Institute for European Studies is pleased to inform students about the 12th Annual European Union (EU) Study Tour & Internship Program, organized by the Network for European Studies (Canada). The Tour takes place from May 10, to May 30, 2015.

The EU Study Tour and Internship Program is a remarkable opportunity for students in diverse disciplines – political science, international relations, history, sociology, journalism, law and business – to immerse themselves in the institutions of the EU.

Undergraduates - Attend UW's 2015 West Coast Model EU in Seattle and enhance your skills, knowledge

21 November, 2014 (All day)

Undergraduate students: Expand your knowledge of the European Union and polish your public speaking, negotiation and organizational skills by participating in the 2015 West Coast Model EU, hosted by the University of Washington in Seattle.

The Model EU is a simulation of European Council (EC) summits that take place during a member state’s rotating presidency. EC summits allow member states to determine the EU’s political direction and priorities. The 2015 Model EU will take place on February 20-21 and will simulate the Council summit of Latvia’s upcoming presidency.

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