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January 2019 Chinese Social Credit System

30 January 2019: Digital Dictatorship or Digital Republic? Law and Ethics of China’s Social Credit System, workshop

China’s effort to build and implement its so-called Social Credit System is a fascinating case of a technological ecosystem designed for social control. It represents the attempt of the Chinese government to rate its citizens based on their good or bad behavior. But what does this mean for the Chinese people? Does the Chinese Social Credit System make for a digital republic or a digital dictatorship? Leading experts discussed these and more questions in a workshop hosted by the Global Governance Programme


December2018 MPM2017

7 December 2018: Monitoring media pluralism in Europe: between old risks and new threats, conference

The Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM) is a holistic tool to assess the risks to media pluralism in a given country. In 2017, the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom carried out the EU-wide implementation of the Media Pluralism Monitor (MPM2017), including three candidate countries. The results were presented and discussed at the conference that took place in Brussels. Moreover, a roundtable discussion featuring scholars, experts, stakeholders and policy-makers draw attention to more recent digital-related challenges.

November 2018 LIFE-SIDE-Conference

27-28 November 2018: LIFE SIDE Final Conference 

The final conference of the LIFE SIDE project, organised by FSR Climate in collaboration with DG Climate Action of the European Commission, provided the opportunity to present the conclusions of a literature-based report, assessing the performance of the EU ETS and to discuss some of the most pressing issues of the EU ETS post-2020. High-level policy makers and stakeholders, as well as representatives from the industrial sector, NGOs and academia attended the event. 

.September 2018 GGP WTO

28-29 September 2018: World Trade Forum 2018

More than 100 trade practitioners, and scholars, government officials, and representatives of international and nongovernmental organizations participated in the 2018 World Trade Forum. Sessions addressed a variety of issues, such as the state of play in the WTO and global trade policy trends, external trade strategies of the EU, China and the United States, measurement of sustainability and many more.


June2018 GGP terrorism

22 June 2018: Terrorism and Security Governance, forum

The Robert Schuman Centre, in line with its mission to promote policy dialogue with the world of practice, held a discussion titled ‘Terrorism and Security Governance’, organised by the Global Governance Programme. The aim was to feed academic reflection about the analytical problems we face in the study of terrorism, and at the same time, to frame and inform the public discussion on the security situation in Europe. 

June2018 GGP From data to decison

7-9 June 2018: Evidence-Based Policy-Making: from Data to Decision-Making, executive training seminar

This Executive Training Seminar, hosted by the Global Governanve Programme, aimed to contribute to a better understanding of different modes and instruments of evidence-based policy-making. The main purpose was to provide fresh ideas on how to develop a convincing toolbox for providing evidence for policy-makers, including critical assessments of the limits of empirical and data evidence in defining new policies. 


24-25 May 2018: NORFACE Welfare State Futures Final Conference, Final project event

The Welfare State Futures programme wass funded by 15 NORFACE partners and the European Commission, and financed 15 large research projects comprising 60 principal investigators and nearly 200 researchers.  The final conference of the Welfare State Futures Programme organised by Professor Ellen Immergut within the framework of the European Governance and Politics Programme provided a forum to present central findings of this research and discuss them with international experts from both scientific and policy perspectives. 


7-9 May 2018: Transatlantic Relations: Past, Present, and Future, executive training seminar

This Executive Training Seminar organised by the Global Governance Programme examined the current state of transatlantic relations. Topics included the future of US grand strategy and its implications for Europe, EU initiatives to build independent security and defense capabilities, transatlantic relations and Russia and transatlantic relations in the era of Donald Trump.

April 2018 GGP Antisemitism

23-24 April 2018: Addressing Rising Antisemitism in Europe, policy workshop

The policy workshop, organised by the Global Governance Programme, discussed the ways to increase the acknowledgment of Antisemitism as a societal problem. It included a visit to Synagogue of Florence where participants were informed about the very good relationship between the Muslim and Jewish community and how they had developed them.

April 2018_EGGP Election year

8-9 March 2018: 2017: Europe’s Bumper Year of Elections, launch conference 

The launch conference of the new European Governance and Politics Programme alternated a series of election country-specific panels with thematic ones, devoted to specific elements that characterised the political and electoral scenario of 2017. A roundtable, focusing on the outlook towards the 2019 European elections, concluded this two-day event.


26 February 2018: Regulation of Artificial Intelligence in Transport, Supply Chain Management and Logistics, workshop

The workshop organised by the Florence School of Regulation Transport focussed on the state of the art within the field of transportation, supply chain management and logistics as well as evaluating possible actions like regulation, agency- or industry-based approaches for establishing safeguards towards effective but risk-mitigating settings for this sector. 




26 September 2017: 'Europe’s Union in Transition: Coping with Change and Diversity', launch event of EUI in Brussels

The European University Institute (EUI) launched the EUI in Brussels programme to strengthen its engagement with the world of practice and bring the fruits of its research to a Brussels audience on a more regular basis. Given the presence of a large number of distinguished EUI alumni in Brussels, the launch of the programme is an event to connect with these highly valued alumni.

New Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration  OPAM  – Migration Policy Centre – MPC


20 September 2017: Launch of the Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM)

The Migration Policy Centre launched its Observatory of Public Attitudes to Migration (OPAM) on 20 September 2017 in Brussels. OPAM is the first Observatory dedicated to producing comprehensive, pan-EU data and accounts of public attitudes to migration in Europe. 

JMF 25 Alum

22-23 June 2017: 'Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme @25 Alumni Conference'

Since 1992, the Robert Schuman Centre has hosted a large number of scholars under the auspices of the Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme, which remains one of the EUI’s flagship programmes. The Alumni Conference was an opportunity to re-connect with our former fellows and to mark 25 years of the programme.


16 June 2017: Terrorism & European Security Governance, conference 

In line with the Robert Schuman Centre's mission to promote dialogue with the world of practice, the conference organised by the Global Governance Programme and co-funded by NATO involved both well-known academics in the field of terrorism and security as well as officials from NATO, Europol and the European Commission.

FSR transport

16 June 2017: Regulatory Challenges for Smart Cities. 6th Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures, annual conference

The Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures is the annual event that brings together all the areas of the Florence School of Regulation. This 6th edition aimed to taking stock of the major challenges infrastructure regulation is currently facing in the context of smart cities.



25-26 May 2017: 'The Dynamics of Regional Migration Governance', conference

The two-day event organised by organised by the Migration Policy Centre, welcomed 29 papers from around the world for analysing and discussing the present and future of migration governance in North America, South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific. Presenters and attendees debated on the drivers of migration, free movement of workers, shifting political paradigms in migration policies, and asylum seekers and securitisation, amongst other topics.


18-19 May 2017: 'EU International Cultural Relations: A Strategic Approach', high level policy workshop

Culture has an important role to play both internally and externally, helping improve social cohesion and strengthening the EU’s role in the world. Organised within the framework of the Global Governance Programme. The workshop tackled these issues over two days and developed in three panels, ending with a roundtable on how to implement the nascent strategy.

FBF Annual Conf 2017

27 April 2017, 'The Changing Geography of Finance and Regulation in Europe', annual conference 

The topics of this year's annual conference of the Florence School of Banking and Finance focussed on the profound technological changes of the financial world. The advent of innovative technologies is unsettling the industry’s modus operandi which will soon enough disrupt the current practices of both supervisors and central banks. As a result of this, the geography of finance is evolving at a rapid pace. 


26-27 January 2017: How National Referendums Are Challenging the EU, roundtable workshop

The roundtable workshop explored what we know and what we need to know about the way in which the round of national referendums from Greece and Switzerland to the UK are beginning to challenge the institutions and policies of the European Union. 


7 November 2016: EP-EUI Roundtable - Evidence and Analysis in EU Policy-Making: Concepts, Practice and Governance 

The EP-EUI roundtable was co-organised by the Global Governance Programme and the European Parliamentary Research Services (EPRS). It brought together practitioners and academics who discussed recent developments in evidence-based policy-making. 

World Trade forum 2016 - ggp

23-24 September 2016, World Trade Forum: Behind-the-Border Policies and Global Trade, annual conference

The World Trade Forum is an annual event organised by the World Trade Institute (Bern), the Robert Schuman Centre with its Global Governance Programme and the CEPR Trade Policy Research Network. In 2016, the conference focused on the state of play in negotiating so-called 21st century trade agreements such as TTIP, the trade implications of Brexit, and challenges confronting the WTO.  


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