Seminar Series 2017-2018 – Semester 1







The Edinburgh Europa Research Group is pleased to present its


2017-2018 · Semester 1

Tuesday 26 September 2017 – 16:00-17:00 –  Venue: Chrystal Macmillan Building

What Triggers the Intention to Use the European Citizens’ Initiative? The Role of Benefits, Values and Efficacy

Sergiu Gherghina, University of Glasgow and Anna Kandyla, European Union Institute (EUI)

Friday 13 October 2017 14:00-15:00 – Venue: 50 George Square – G.06

Between Rhetoric and Practice: The EU’s Trade Policy in Situations of Contested Sovereignty

Dr Eva Kassoti, The Hague University of Applied Sciences

Tuesday 31 October 2017 – 15:30-16:30 – Venue: Chrystal Macmillan Building

The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention 

Dr. Marco Duranti, University of Sydney

Wednesday 22 November 2017 – 16:00-17:00, Venue: Seminar Room 4 Chrystal Macmillan Building

The sea-crosser’s paradox: how drowning at sea has become a crime control strategy and why human rights do nothing about it

Francesca Soliman, University of Edinburgh

Wednesday 13 December 2017 – 11:00-12:00, Venue, Seminar Room 5 Chrystal Macmillan Building

Strengthened operational powers conferred to the (new) European Border and Coast Guard Agency: Further straining Meroni or narrowing “sho”?

David Fernández Rojo, University of Deusto

All events are free and non-ticketed. All are welcome

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Cleo Davies & Mihail Vatsov, Europa Research Group Co-convenors

The Europa Research Group Seminar Series
is supported by the Edinburgh Europa Institute.