The Jean Monnet Centre invites paper proposals (abstracts) for its conference that will take place in Kristiansand, 1-2 June 2022! Please see here for the full call. The submission deadline is 31 January 2022. We are looking forward to hearing from you.
Call for papers for the
Interdisciplinary Trans-Nordic Conference on
European Differentiated Integration
1-2 June 2022, University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence invites UiA students to its next film event ! Stefan Gänzle will introduce the film “One Day in Europe” and discuss it with the audience after the screening. For more information see here.
The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence invites UiA students to a film event on current developments in Hungary. PhD candidate Laszlo Bugyi will introduce the film “Hello, Dictator” and discuss it with the audience after the screening. For more information see here.
In cooperation with the Embassy of Sweden in Oslo, Jean Monnet Group member Lars Oxelheim has organized a webinar on Europaperspektiv: Vägar till ett uthålligt EU. Hur påverkas Norge av EUs vägval (in Swedish/Norwegian). For the programme and registration, please see here.
Join our panel debate on the Nordics in the UiA tent or via live stream on 17 August, 12:15. Academics and practitioners will discuss about: “Norden – en arena for felles politikkutvikling eller prateklubb i skyggen av EU?”. For the programme see here.
Thierry Béchet, EU Ambassador to Norway, will give an online lecture on the topic of “Norway and the European Union” on 10 June 2021, 14:00-15:30. Please register here for this public event. You will receive a zoom link prior to the talk.
Anne Elizabeth Stie and Jarle Trondal have edited a Special Issue on “Rediscovering Nordic Cooperation” in Politics and Governance, Vol. 8, No. 4, 2020, with contributions from various members of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.
Anne Pintsch, the coordinator of the Centre, has been granted a research project within the UTENRIKS programme of the Norwegian Research Council
Lowering the bar? – Compliance Negotiations and the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement
The project’s primary objective is to map and explain the occurrence and unfolding of compliance negotiations between Ukraine and the European Union on provisions of the 2014 Association Agreement (AA) and their results. At the end of the project, we expect to understand how states facing serious problems fulfilling obligations stemming from international treaties try to reduce these obligations through post-agreement negotiations and how other parties to the treaty react to such attempts. To achieve these objectives, the project will develop the first comprehensive theory of compliance negotiations. It will also present a novel set of original and objective compliance data related to the AA. Other secondary objectives are the strengthening of research capacity at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv) and the contribution to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in Ukraine, in particular peace, strong institutions, growth and multi-stakeholder state-society cooperation.