You want to know what it is all about the upcoming European parliament elections? Discuss with scientists and policy makers current hot EU topics during the Magdeburg Symposium, taking place from 9. – 11. May at the Otto-von-Guericke University. On the agenda: Asylum Policy, Lobbyism and the role of German within the EU. The conference language will be German.
The International Network for European Studies is proud to be a project partner to this conference and invites all interested young people from age 16-30 to register now on http://www.symposium-magdeburg.ovgu.de/Symposium+Magdeburg.html
INES organizes a workshop on the European elections on Friday afternoon – learn about the different parties, their candidates, their history, their programme and about their vision for Europe. We hope to see you there!
A lot of inspiring discussions and ideas came up during the annual members’ meeting in February: organize networking evenings, prepare for the European election and engage with this years’ Magdeburg Symposium in May. Moreover, the relocation from Bremen to Berlin has to be formally implemented.
The INES board is looking forward to new projects in 2014 and encourages its members and friends to raise awareness about European topics and – of course – the European election. Why not conducting a poll at your university and publish your own election forecast on our facebook page?
After due consideration and some discussions the INES board decided that the International Network for European Studies will be moving to Berlin soon! This decision comes along with a couple of changes with regard to administrative formalities. Of course, no changes will be made regarding our aims and our mission – which still is to bring the European Union closer to its citizens and its youth. Our new address can be found in the website’s section Contact Us soon.
INES had a great time in the beautiful city of Bremen during the last 7 years. However, we are also very excited about our new future home and the upcoming possibilities for INES to get active in the German capital.
At the same time, we’re using this opportunity to update and to revise not only our website – which was attacked by hackers some time ago. Hopefully very soon you will be able to have access to all information and sections again. Moreover, we’re working on some new features for our website. Check us out!
On July 14th, a number of INES members came together in Berlin for another INES meeting this year. The main focus was put on the discharge of the board’s liability for the year 2011 which was granted by the present members at last. Apart from that, a thorough discussion on the proposed relocation of INES to Berlin took place and different channels of information such as the website and the Facebook profile were talked over and reorganized. Moreover, the postponement of the Green Economy project was announced and, finally, possible projects and initiatives for INES were discussed.
We thank all participating members for a productive and pleasant meeting!
On February 2nd, the INES Annual Meeting 2013 took place in Berlin. Instead of conference rooms, the INES board had chosen a small Italian bistro with a very pleasant environment as the suitable venue. The first main item of the agenda was a report by managing INES board director Tina Kortsch on recent activities of the network. This includes, for example, the very successful project on the financial crisis in 2012, comprised of a 5-day seminar in Frankfurt and the follow-up event in Berlin with more than 20 participants in total; the participation of INES at a Universal Peace Foundation event in January 2013, and INES participation at a workshop on youth training, organized by Youth in Action. Following an overview on the financial situation of INES, the current board was discharged of liability of the business year 2012.
As the most important administrative agenda item, the members elected the new INES board. Tina Kortsch was officially elected board director of INES. Moreover, INES is especially pleased to welcome Ekaterina Ananyeva and Amy Gustafson as new members of the board! The last main item on the agenda was an outlook on planned activities of the newly elected board. INES vice chair Katharina Ewert presented an update on the preparation for this year’s planned seminar on Green Economy in Brussels. Similar to the seminar on the financial crisis, this project will bring together young students from across Europe to consider sustainability and the approach of a Green Economy to overcome the current EU financial and economic crisis and analyze its potential for European Integration from a social, economic and political perspective. The Annual Meeting agreed to put forward the effort to finalize a project proposal for funding over the next weeks. As the concluding agenda item, Anna Brüning, a young researcher on Green Economy and sustainability, outlined her views on the topics in a short presentation to the INES members.
As the project planning for the Green Economy seminar is ongoing, we would be happy for any input. If you are interested to be involved, send us an email: network(a)ines-online.eu.