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RSCAS Seminar Series: The European Commission: Facing the Future

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  • Tue 12 May 2015 16.30 - 18.00
  Add to Calendar 2015-05-12 16:30 2015-05-12 18:00 Europe/Paris RSCAS Seminar Series: The European Commission: Facing the Future

The past decade has been an eventful period for the Commission. Since 2004, it has absorbed a wave of recruits from the ‘new’ member states, continued to centralise its internal operation, and been severely tested by the financial and economic crisis. In this seminar, Hussein Kassim and Sara Connolly present for the first time results of a large-scale project conducted in 2014 that examined the views of Commission staff across the organization to these changes and challenges, assessed the extent to which ten years after the ‘big bang’ enlargement the Commission has a common culture, and evaluated staff experience of the Commission as a workplace.

Hussein Kassim is Vincent Wright Chair 2015, Sciences Po Paris and Professor in Politics in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication, University of East Anglia. His research interests lie in EU institution, EU policy and relations between the EU and the member states, on which subjects he has published widely. He is currently working on projects on the European Commission, the European Competition Network, and the regulatory state.

Sara Connolly is Reader in Personnel Economics in the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. She is an economist, specialising in gender in the labour market, including the effect of part-time employment on women’s careers. She was a co-investigator for ‘The European Commission in Question’ and co-convenor of the ‘European Commission: Facing the Future’. She is also co-investigator in an ERC funded project which explored the careers of scientists across the EU and investigated the extent to which non-standard careers and limited geographic mobility contributed to the gender gap in rates of application and grant success with the ERC, and an ESRC funded project exploring fatherhood in the 21st Century.

Seminar Room, Villa Malafrasca DD/MM/YYYY
  Seminar Room, Villa Malafrasca

The past decade has been an eventful period for the Commission. Since 2004, it has absorbed a wave of recruits from the ‘new’ member states, continued to centralise its internal operation, and been severely tested by the financial and economic crisis. In this seminar, Hussein Kassim and Sara Connolly present for the first time results of a large-scale project conducted in 2014 that examined the views of Commission staff across the organization to these changes and challenges, assessed the extent to which ten years after the ‘big bang’ enlargement the Commission has a common culture, and evaluated staff experience of the Commission as a workplace.

Hussein Kassim is Vincent Wright Chair 2015, Sciences Po Paris and Professor in Politics in the School of Politics, Philosophy, Language and Communication, University of East Anglia. His research interests lie in EU institution, EU policy and relations between the EU and the member states, on which subjects he has published widely. He is currently working on projects on the European Commission, the European Competition Network, and the regulatory state.

Sara Connolly is Reader in Personnel Economics in the Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia. She is an economist, specialising in gender in the labour market, including the effect of part-time employment on women’s careers. She was a co-investigator for ‘The European Commission in Question’ and co-convenor of the ‘European Commission: Facing the Future’. She is also co-investigator in an ERC funded project which explored the careers of scientists across the EU and investigated the extent to which non-standard careers and limited geographic mobility contributed to the gender gap in rates of application and grant success with the ERC, and an ESRC funded project exploring fatherhood in the 21st Century.


Location:
Seminar Room, Villa Malafrasca

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Seminar
 
 

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