Cities and asylum seeker integration

Written by Jasper Chalcraft. Posted in Current opinions, Opinions, Uncategorised

Is the EU serious about helping migrants and asylum speakers settle within its borders? Writing for EUI Times, Jasper Chalcraft points out that the experiences of asylum seekers arriving in the EU differs hugely between cities and countries.

Jasper Chalcraft is a Jean Monnet Fellow at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies. He will chair a panel at The State of the Union 2018 dealing with ‘Cities and Asylum Seeker Integration: Innovative Practices and (Trans)national Approaches’.

A ‘magnificent achievement,’ imperilled

Written by Henry Goodwin. Posted in Current features, Features, Uncategorised

As dignitaries gathered in Belfast last week to commemorate twenty years since the Good Friday agreement was signed, ending over three decades of bloody sectarian conflict on the island of Ireland, a Brexit-shaped shadow loomed large. According to Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, London’s apparent reluctance to take the Irish problem seriously could lead to the unravelling of Good Friday and the reappearance of violence on the border.

Building South Sudan

Written by Henry Goodwin. Posted in Current profiles, Profiles, Uncategorised

South Sudan is the world’s youngest country. After nearly 99% of eligible voters opted to secede from Sudan in 2011, people like William Lochi set about putting in place the building blocks that he and many others hoped would lead to South Sudan becoming a successful democracy. Progress has been fitful thus far, marred by on-off civil conflict and political upheaval. However Lochi, the Deputy-Secretary General of the South Sudanese government, remains optimistic that South Sudan’s future is bright. In Florence to undertake a Young Policy Leader fellowship at the School of Transnational Governance, Lochi hopes to return to Juba with a fresh perspective on governing and policymaking in his fledgling home country.

Terror and counter terror: Europe’s security dialectic

Written by Ellen Halliday. Posted in Current features, Features, Uncategorised

The landscape of terror and counter-terrorism in Europe is changing fast. There is innovation on both sides, with extremist and security measures evolving in turn. But a recent spate of attacks suggests that security services are struggling to keep up with the quantity of information on threats in a digital age. At a recent conference at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, security experts reflected on the challenges of twenty-first-century counter-terrorism.

Will Brexit be a ‘game-changer’ for the EU?

Written by Author. Posted in Current opinions, Opinions, Uncategorised

Professor Brigid Laffan, Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Director of the Global Governance Programme at the EUI and Professor Ramon Marimon, Pierre Werner Chair at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Joint Chair in Economics and the RSCAS, give EUI Times brief opinions on what Brexit would entail.

Why a State of the Union on Women?

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Ruth Rubio Marin

Women are half of the population in the world. 94% of Europeans agree that equality between men and women is a fundamental right and, I would even say, a distinctive feature of the philosophical understanding of European citizenship. In spite of this, in many ways the objective of gender equality in Europe remains largely unachieved.

EUI Podcast: Women in Europe and the World

Written by Olivia Arigho-Stiles. Posted in Uncategorised

This year the State of the Union will address the theme of Women in Europe and the World. In a special podcast for International Women’s Day, Professor Brigid Laffan and PhD Law researcher Dieneke de Vos debate the challenges faced by women across the world today.
They discuss gender disparities in boardrooms, continuing sexual violence and where the future lies for the feminist movement. The podcast is moderated by Olivia Arigho-Stiles.