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Nov
27
Mon
2017
Varieties of Citizenship in a Globalised World @ Theatre, Badia Fiesolana
Nov 27 – Nov 28 all-day

 

Citizenship laws and policies form a resilient core of state sovereignty. International legal norms have emerged to avoid conflicts between states and to secure basic human rights in matters of nationality law. Yet states have remained largely free to choose their own rules for determining who are their citizens and under which conditions citizenship can be granted or lost. And still, state citizenship policies are influenced by what other states are doing, by migration flows across international borders, and by the development of new technologies.

This event seeks to understand the varieties of citizenship in a globalised world. It celebrates the continuous geographical and thematic expansion of GLOBALCIT, the successor of EUDO Citizenship since 2017, and creates synergies with the Global Citizenship Governance Project based at the EUI and the WZB Berlin. Discussing new findings and evolving research agendas, the conference explores: (a) patterns of variation and clustering among countries with regard to their citizenship regimes; (b) global trends in citizenship reform and diffusion processes of citizenship policies; and (c) opportunities that new emerging technologies create to existing frameworks of citizenship. Papers will offer explanatory hypotheses, interpretive accounts or normative evaluations about convergence, domestic policy reforms, progressive development of international legal norms in nationality law, and new technologies and the future of citizenship.

The core funding for this conference comes from the Global Governance Programme and the EUI’s Research Council. The conference is co-financed by the MiLifeStatus project which has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No 682626).

 

PROGRAMME

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Globalcit Lecture on the Citizenship Consequences of Brexit @ Theatre, Badia Fiesolana
Nov 27 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

This lecture considers some of the implications – in relation to legal status of EU citizens and their families (and UK citizens resident in other Member States) – of the UK’s referendum of 23 June 2016, which resulted in a vote to leave the EU.

The focus is on three main sets of issues: the types of solutions that are being explored by the UK and EU in the context of the withdrawal negotiations under Article 50 TEU to deal with the acquired rights of “free moving” individuals and families; changes to legal status and citizenship laws resulting from Brexit; and the character of the referendum (and the subsequent debates) as an exercise in democracy for the UK.

Jo Shaw, co-Director of GLOBALCIT, holds the Salvesen Chair of European Institutions at the University of Edinburgh. In 2017-2018, she is a EURIAS Fellow at the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, working on a number of projects in the field of citizenship, details of which can be found here: https://medium.com/@userjoshaw

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Nov
28
Tue
2017
Migration Working Group – Migration and Labour Markets @ Sala Belvedere, Villa Schifanoia
Nov 28 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Convenors: Anna Triandafyllidou | European University Institute and Andrew Geddes | European University Institute

14.00-15.30

Migration, Labor Tasks and Production Structure in Europe
Giuseppe De Arcangelis | Sapienza University of Rome

Migration, Shadow Economy and Immigrant Integration in Russia: A Socio-Legal Ethnographic Study of Central Asian Labour Migrants in Moscow
Rustamjon Urinboyev | Lund University

15.30 – 15.45 Coffee break

15.45 – 17.00

Ethnic Penalty to Occupational Mobility: Evidence from England and Wales
Ivelina Hristova | London School of Economics

Income Redistribution and Self-Selection of Immigrants: Evidence from Administrative Data
Guido Neidhöfer | Free University of Berlin

 

 

Nov
30
Thu
2017
European Blockchain Workshop @ Cappella, Villa Schifanoia
Nov 30 – Dec 1 all-day

The first European workshop of COALA LEX is jointly organised by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and the Law Department of the European University Institute. This workshop will convene the leading technical and legal experts in blockchain technologies together with a small group of key stakeholders across government, academia and tech industry. Participants will engage in five focused working group in order to examine the future impact and implications of blockchain technologies on existing governance structures and regulatory regimes.

Programme

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Europe in the World Research Seminar – The EU as a Global Regulatory Power in the Area of Environmental Protection @ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia
Nov 30 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Europe in the World Research Seminar Series 

Organised by Ulrich Krotz, Federico Romero and Richard Maher

30 November 2017 @ 16.00 – 18.00
Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

THE EU AS A GLOBAL REGULATORY POWER IN THE AREA OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Ioanna Hadjiyianni 
 Max Weber Fellow

Alongside the EU’s extensive environmental action in the realm of public international law through bilateral and multilateral agreements, the EU is increasingly extending its domestic legislation beyond its borders through Internal Environmental Measures with Extraterritorial Implications (IEMEIs). IEMEIs unilaterally regulate trade by conditioning access to the EU market on the basis of processes or conduct that takes place partly in third countries. The EU increasingly resorts to IEMEIs in regulating transboundary environmental problems, including climate change issues, when they are inadequately addressed at the international level. The presentation will examine various examples of IEMEIs as manifestations of EU global regulatory power, in a field where the EU has been considered a global leader. Examples of IEMEIs include the sustainability criteria for biofuels, the regulation of ship recycling, the inclusion of aviation emissions in the EU Emissions Trading System, and the regulation of imports of timber. While the extension of EU domestic environmental regulation beyond EU borders may provide a novel governance mode that can fill regulatory gaps at the international level, it raises significant legitimacy concerns from the perspective of third countries affected by EU measures. The presentation will assess IEMEIs from a legitimacy perspective and examine mechanisms that can legally control and ‘discipline’ the EU’s global regulatory power in the legal orders of EU and WTO law. 

Chair: Robin Markwica, Max Weber Fellow 

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Dec
11
Mon
2017
China’s Prospects after the 19th Communist Party Congress: Envisioning Multiple Scenarios @ Villa Schifanoia
Dec 11 @ 9:00 am – Dec 13 @ 1:00 pm

ACADEMY OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

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Application deadline: 12 November 2017

APPLICATION CLOSED

 

PROGRAMME

 

 

Scientific Coordinators

Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute & University of Florence

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino and Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai)

 

 

Description

This Executive Training Seminar brings together European and Chinese scholars with robust experience in strategic foresight to explore the most salient political and socio-economic trends currently defining China’s domestic transformations and her increasingly high-profile international posture. It offers outstanding international students, young scholars and professionals an intimate setting that encourages informal interaction and hands-on learning through scenario analysis.

Over the first two days of training participants will be exposed to a variety of perspectives on the strategic outcomes of the 19th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, on Beijing’s evolving foreign policy, and on the latest cycle of domestic reforms envisaged to adjust China to a ‘new normal’ phase of growth, including their impact on world trade, on regional and global macro-economic stability, and on international development. The increasingly ambitious economic, foreign and security policies pursued by the Chinese government will be examined in the context of the ‘One Belt, One Road’ initiative and the ‘Made in China 2025’ programme, President Xi Jinping’s signature propositions to enhance Eurasian connectivity and achieve the ‘Chinese dream’ of national rejuvenation.

In order to maximise the applied nature of this learning experience, the Executive Training Seminar then culminates in a half-day scenario-building exercise. In a very interactive session with all faculty members participants identify and assess relevant macro-variables, isolate megatrends and critical uncertainties, articulate alternative ‘futures’, and discuss appropriate policies to steer from the ‘official future’ to their preferred scenario.

Speakers:

Giovanni Andornino – The Political Topography of the Chinese Party-State after the 19th CCP Congress

Fang Jin – China’s Domestic Economic Reforms: What Paths to Sustainable ‘National Rejuvenation’?

Giorgia Giovannetti – The BRI, Trade and China’s Sustainable Development Goals

Andrea Goldstein – China’s FDIs in the EU: Trends, Strategies, and European Reactions

Men Honghua – The Security Implications of China’s more ambitious Foreign Policy Posture

Katherine Morton – Can China Lead? Governing Security Risks along the Belt and Road

 

 

 

Logistics

Training courses offered by the Academy of Global Governance are generally free of charge. Admission, though, is granted only on the basis of a successful application (APPLY HERE). Confirmed participants are expected to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves.

 

Scholarships

There is a limited number of scholarships available, designed as contribution to the coverage of a participant’s travel and accommodation costs. These scholarships are strictly reserved to people from the least developed countries as defined by the United Nations. Application deadline for scholarships: 30 October 2017.

Dec
13
Wed
2017
The resilience of Russia’s global outreach: challenges and opportunities @ Villa Schifanoia
Dec 13 @ 2:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 6:00 pm

ACADEMY OF GLOBAL GOVERNANCE

in co-operation with the t.wai Torino World Affairs Institute Image result for t.wai logo

 

 

 

Application deadline: 12 November 2017

APPLICATION CLOSED

 

FINAL PROGRAMME

 

 

 

Scientific Coordinators

Giorgia Giovannetti | European University Institute and University of Florence

Giovanni Andornino | University of Torino and Torino World Affairs Institute (T.wai)

 

 

Description

This Executive Training Seminar brings together scholars and policy analysts from key Russian, European, and American institutions for an intensive program combining insights into Russia’s current socio-political dynamics, foreign policy, and international political economy.

Over the first two days of activities, participants will be exposed to multiple perspectives on the state of the Russian economy and industrial sector, Russia’s relations with major powers and its regional role in Central Asia and the Middle East, the political economy of sanctions, and the evolution of the official rhetoric of Russia as a civilizational state with a distinct system of cultural values.

The Executive Training Seminar then culminates in a half-day-long scenario-making exercise. Participants are led to identify and assess relevant macro-variables – chiefly of political and economic nature –, isolating megatrends and critical uncertainties in order to articulate alternative “futures” and discuss appropriate policies to steer from the “official future” to the preferred scenario.

 

Speakers

Giovanni Andornino, University of Torino and Torino World Affairs Institute

Amb. Elisabetta Belloni, Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of the Republic of Italy

Giorgia Giovannetti, European University Institute and University of Florence

Serena Giusti, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa

Andrey Kortunov, Russian International Affairs Council

Alexander Gabuev, Carnegie Moscow Centre

 

 

 

Logistics

Training courses offered by the Academy of Global Governance are generally free of charge. Admission, though, is granted only on the basis of a successful application (APPLY HERE). Confirmed participants are expected to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves.

 

Scholarships

There is a limited number of scholarships available, designed as contribution to the coverage of a participant’s travel and accommodation costs. These scholarships are strictly reserved to people from the least developed countries as defined by the United NationsApplication deadline for scholarships: 30 October 2017.

Jan
31
Wed
2018
The Future of Europe as a Cultural Fact @ Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia
Jan 31 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

In his 2013 book The Future as Cultural Fact, Arjun Appadurai was writing that we need to understand better the interactions between three notable human preoccupations: imagination, anticipation, and aspiration. Appadurai pointed out that the capacities to aspire, anticipate and imagine are recognizably universal but culturally defined; they take their force within local systems of value and meaning. In exercising our capacities to imagine, anticipate and aspire, Appadurai argues that we need to adopt an ethics of possibility (of building a better, more equitable world for ourselves and our children) against an ethics of probability (of risk, disaster and privately created security). Thinking about the future of Europe today one wonders what is the balance of forces between a transnational ethics of possibility (and responsibility) and a national or regional ethics of probability. This workshop will critically discuss how the concepts outlined above have played out in recent European crises (the Eurozone crisis, the refugee emergency) and how they can help us rethink the future of Europe.

Arjun Appadurai is the Goddard Professor in Media, Culture and Communication at New York University, where he is also Senior Fellow at the Institute for Public Knowledge. He serves as Honorary Professor in the Department of Media and Communication, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Tata Chair Professor at The Tata Institute for Social Sciences, Mumbai and as a Senior Research Partner at the Max-Planck Institute for Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Gottingen. Appadurai is world renowned expert on the cultural dynamics of globalization, having authored numerous books and scholarly articles. The nature and significance of his contributions throughout his academic career have earned him the reputation as a leading figure in his field. 

Programme

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Feb
7
Wed
2018
Citizenship in Regional Organisations: Comparing European, Latin American and African Experiences @ Cappella, Villa Schifanoia
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm

Several regional organisations across the globe have advocated the granting of rights to the citizens of their member states. EU citizenship often emerges as a paradigm and has also attracted a significant degree of attention, but this should not blur the fact that other organisations have followed a similar path. In Latin America, for instance, the Andean Community, Mercosur, Unasur or the Central American Integration System (SICA) have granted rights comprising freedom of movement and residence, but also political rights (in the election of the respective regional parliaments). In Africa, ECOWAS has adopted similar measures which other regional groupings also have in their agenda.

This executive training seminar aims to discuss the rationale behind the creation of various forms of citizenship that extend beyond the nation state, as well as the difficulties and limitations in the implementation of these rights, and the prospects for future development. The seminar seeks also to compare experiences and practices between regional organisations. By bringing together practitioners and academics, and offering a policy-oriented training dimension, this seminar will provide the participants with solid foundations for understanding the development of various forms of regional citizenship across the world.

 

DRAFT PROGRAMME

Speakers (TBC):

Giovanni Agostinis | Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Chile
Rainer Bauböck | European University Institute, Italy
Louali Chaibou | ECOWAS, Nigeria
Carlos Closa | European University Institute, Italy
Florisvaldo Fier | MERCOSUR, Uruguay
Marcelo Mondelli | MERCOSUR, Uruguay
Ernesto Samper | UNASUR, Ecuador
N’Faly Sanoh | ECOWAS, Nigeria
Jo Shaw | University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Daniela Vintila | Université de Liège, Belgium
Allan Wagner | Comunidad Andina, Peru

 

Apply before 13 January 2018

APPLICATION FORM

 

Attendance

Training courses offered by the Academy of Global Governance are generally free of charge. Admission, though, is granted only on the basis of a successful application (APPLY HERE). Confirmed participants are expected to bear the costs of their travel and accommodation themselves.

 

Scholarships

There is a limited number of scholarships available, designed as contribution to the coverage of a participant’s travel and accommodation costs. These scholarships are strictly reserved to people from the least developed countries as defined by the United NationsApplication deadline for scholarships: 6 January 2018.