Events of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence


 

June 12 - 13, 2014

Conference "EU EASTERN PARTNERSHIP – FROM CAPACITIES TO EXCELLENCE: STRENGTHENING RESEARCH REGIONAL and INNOVATION POLICIES IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPE 2020 STRATEGY"

The Conference will be held at the UL and its agenda will be focused on interdisciplinary research results of the Thematic Research Teams of the Centre and other activities of the Centre during 2011-2014, such as Roundtable debates, Seminars and Workshops on topics related to the assessment of interrelated processes of legal and socio-economic processes in EU integration and its external dimension.

 

 

Workshop “EU Financial Assistance: Focus on Cohesion Policy and Development Cooperation” 

Attention will be given to the implementation of EU funded programmes and projects to Eastern partners. Workshop will promote the academic research on evaluation of EU Cohesion policy effectiveness as well as research on economic aspects of cooperation within Eastern partnership carried by Centre’s Thematic Research Teams. It will also have a practical component that will aim at exploring the business opportunities, in particular SME and initiating business cooperation in the framework of EU external co-operation. Consultation with stakeholders will play an incremental role.

 

Comparative Seminar “Social Policy, Human Dimension and Shared Social Responsibility in the Wider Europe” 

Comparative Seminar will give a thoroughly European focus reflecting on the themes of the Seminar and the results of the research done by the Centre’s Thematic Research Teams.

 

 

Series of Jean Monnet Doctoral Colloquia 

The Jean Monnet Doctoral Colloquium (DC) will be a research structure within the Doctoral School on European Integration and Baltic Sea Region Studies set up to support young researchers during their research training. Special attention will be given to the research of young scholars and doctoral students.

 

Series of Roundtables “The Eastern Partnership vis-à-vis Latvia`s Policy Towards the EU`s Eastern Neighbourhood”

Series of Roundtable debates with academic and social partners from EaP countries are planned to be organised in Moldova, Armenia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan and in Latvia including representatives from Russia, Georgia, and Belarus coinciding with official visits of high level state officials (President, Prime Minister, and Minister of Foreign Affairs). Events abroad will be arranged with the assistance of Latvian embassies and diplomatic representatives placed in these countries, as well as academia representatives.