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Programme 2014

Day 1 | Day 2



 Venues: European Parliament / European Commission
(directions and meeting points will be confirmed with registered participants)

9am - 12 noon


Student visit of European Union institutions

Academic seminars

 Venue: Committee of the Regions



Welcome address by Gerhard Stahl, secretary-general, Committee of the Regions and Simon Taylor, assistant editor, European Voice

1:30 - 3:30pm

Seminar One: European and international studies

The position of Europe in a changing world

 The EU and Africa: a changing relationship

• José-Fernando Costa Pereira, head of division, pan-African issues, European External Action Service;
• Brave Ndisale, ambassador of Malawi to the EU;
• Javier Pereira, Europe Advocacy Coordinator, ActionAid International;
• Dr San Bilal, head of the economic governance programme, European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM);
• Prof Dr Alexander Mattelaer, Assistant Director, Institute for European Studies (IES), Vrije Universiteit Brussel.

1:30 - 3:30pm

Seminar Two: Business and Law

Comparing business and regulatory environments in Europe, the US and Asia 

The EU and China: a blooming partnership?

 • Peter Berz, head of unit, trade relations with the Far East, DG Trade, European Commission;
• Dr. Xiang Yu, economic and commercial attaché, Mission of China to the EU;
• An Ting*, general manager, Hainan Airlines;
• Hosuk Lee-Makiyama, director, European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE);

Edwin Vermulst, founding partner, Vermulst Verhaeghe Graafsma & Bronckers Advocaten.

Moderator: Simon Taylor, Assistant Editor, European Voice

(* to be confirmed)




15th Annual EU Studies Education Fair

Venue: Hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels Le Palace


10am- 4pm

Academic institutions present postgraduate programmes in EU Studies, International Relations, Business, Law and MBA's.


Address by Jan Truszczynski, director-general for education and culture at the European Commission

Spotlight presentations 


11:45 am-3:30pm

Exhibitors get the spotlight in a series of interactive presentations. Hear more from:
GED Johns Hopkins University - SAIS (11:45am-12:00pm)
Logoreading University of Reading (12:15pm-12:30pm)
LogoUoSurrey University of Surrey (1:30-1:45pm)
LogoColEur College of Europe (2:00-2:15pm)
LogoCEU Central European University (3:15-3:30pm)
Logopekin Peking University HSBC Business School (3:45-4:00pm)

Special seminar


12:45pm - 1:30pm

The future of education: going digital

What role will MOOCs have in the future of higher education?

• Michael Gaebel, head of the higher education policy unit, European University Association - Download presentation

• Hannes Klöpper, co-founder and managing director, Iversity


Orientation seminars


11:00 - 11:45am

Seminar One: What is European studies'?

Organised by UACES (the academic association for contemporary European Studies)

This seminar helps you to find your way through the wide variety of european studies programmes on offer. It gives an overview of the types of programmes, their core characteristics, focus and differences. Some guidance is offered to select the programme which is the right one for you. Information is given on curricula, disciplinary focus and learning methods, but also on professional perspectives and student-related aspects.



- Prof.Helen Drake, professor of French and European studies at Loughborough University
- Dr Maxine David, lecturer in European politics at the University of Surrey
- Lena Sucker, postgraduate researcher at Loughborough University


2:30 - 3:15pm


Seminar Two: The European job market

Presentation of EU careers and recruitment procedures by Koen Hendrix, European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) - Download presentation

Presentation of opportunities in the private sector by Michael Freytag, EuroCIETT, the European confederation of private employment agencies



For information on the EU Studies Fair and advertising opportunities in European Voice, please contact:
Virginie Dandoy at or +32 (0)2 540 90 77
Alexandra Benard at or +32 (0)2 540 90 75


Partners for EU Studies Fair 2014

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