School of Transnational Governance

Past Executive Training Seminars

Learning from Conflicts: Approaches to Peace-Building and the Role of Europe

Date: 12-14 December 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators:  Luigi Narbone (EUI) and Saumitra Jha (Stanford University)

This Executive Training focuses on approaches to conflict resolution and peace-building and the role that Europe can play in these processes. The training will draw on practitioners’ experience and on the latest academic analysis and field-based research, examining three comparative case studies: Syria, Colombia and Ukraine.

Cultural Diplomacy 2.0: Transnational Cultural Relations in the Digital Age

Date: 28-30 November 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators: Anna Triandafyllidou (EUI) and Jeremie Molho (EUI)

The digital revolution has radically transformed the daily practice of international cultural relations. The goal of this training is to explore the possibilities that the digital era is opening in the field of transnational cultural relations; it will provide participants with a comprehensive overview of the new digital environment in which cultural organisations operate, and train them to make use of digital tools and face the new vulnerabilities. 

Transnational Regulation, Voluntary Standards, and Trade

Date: 24-26 October 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators: Bernard Hoekman (EUI) and Philip Schleifer (University of Amsterdam)

This executive training provides a comprehensive and practical discussion of standard setting in a rapidly changing global regulatory environment. Participants learn about the WTO's rules on product standards, the work of private standard setting bodies such as the International Standardization Organization, as well as the highly dynamic field of voluntary sustainability standards (VSS). While exploring these subjects and considering the associated policy challenges, participants will have the opportunity to interact with practitioners from relevant international organizations, such as the International Standardization Organization and the International Trade Centre.

Gender and Media

Date: 26-28 September 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator:  Ruth Rubio Marín (School of Transnational Governance)

This Executive Training Seminar brings together leading academics and practitioners from around the world to provide participants with an accurate analysis of gender-based discrimination in both traditional and digital media, as well as an comprehensive overview of the strategies and best practices to overcome it. Through a combination of theory-based sessions, training sessions and case-studies the seminar will cover a wide range of topics and domains, including journalism, publicity, media regulatory bodies and guidelines, sexism in the use of language and the representation of violence against women, (new) masculinities and LGBTQI communities in the media.

Counter-Terrorism and Transnational Security Governance: Actors, Strategies and Modus Operandi

Date: 20-21 June 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator:  Andreas Gofas (Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences and European Law and Governance School)

This Executive Training Seminar offers in-depth exposure to the major characteristics of modern terrorism, its actors, strategies and modus operandi. By bringing together the best of academic research and practical expertise, it constitutes a unique opportunity to come into contact with the latest developments, as well as to meet with some of the most distinguished scholars and practitioners in the field of counter-terrorism.

Welfare Motore di Sviluppo: Città e Periferie di Migrazione

Data: 18-19 Maggio 2018

 Luogo: European University Institute, Firenze

 Coordinatore Scientifico: Anna Triandafyllidou (EUI)

Una delle sfide delle società contemporanee, in particolar modo di chi le amministra, è rappresentata dalla gestione dello spazio pubblico e urbano, intendendo con esso un insieme di luoghi e relazioni. Lo spazio cittadino diviene centrale quando ci si occupa di amministrare i fenomeni migratori, sia in termini di accoglienza che d’integrazione. Durante il training approfondiremo con i partecipanti gli esempi di pratiche virtuose dove si è fatto delle migrazioni un valore aggiunto e riqualificante dello spazio urbano. Parallelamente analizzeremo i bisogni delle città coinvolte con i loro Sindaci, cercando di capire insieme possibili soluzioni ai problemi d’integrazione presentati negli spazi urbani specifici.

Is the EU Democratic Enough? Measuring the Health of EU Democracy

Date: 26-28 April 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Daniel Innerarity (EUI)

This Executive Training Seminar examines the health of European Democracy: how democratic is the European Union, and how democratic should it be? This will be discussed taking into account the EU’s specific complex context and, from a practical point of view, to what extent the management of the Euro crisis has jeopardized its democratic nature.

Leadership Challenged: Politics and Policy-Making in the European Union at a Time of Crisis

Date: 16-18 April 2018

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators: Kalypso Nicolaïdis (EUI), José Manuel Barroso (Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies), Emily Jones (University of Oxford)

The aim of this Executive Training Seminar is to discuss and analyse the tensions and challenges faced by EU politics and policy-making at a time of crisis. By sharing their experiences and analysing the issue, the speakers will provide their insights on Europe’s current predicaments connected to its on-going polycentric crisis.

Learning from Conflicts: Approaches to Peace-Building and the Role of Europe

Date: 13-15 December 2017

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators: Andrea Ichino (EUI), Luigi Narbone (European External Action Service), Saumitra Jha (Stanford University)

This Executive Training Seminar focuses on approaches to conflict resolution, peace-building and the role that Europe can play in these processes. Participants will learn the knowledge and practice of governance beyond the state by examining three comparative case studies: Syria, Colombia and Ukraine.

The Law, Economics and Practice of EU Banking Resolution

Date: 22-25 November 2017

Place: European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Bart Joosen (VU University, Amsterdam)

This joint course, organised with the Florence School of Banking and Finance, sought to intensify and strengthen knowledge on the part of public authorities, practitioners and academics as well as foster an in-depth dialogue on the merits and challenges in the implementation of the new EU resolution framework.

Protecting Liberal Democracy in Illiberal Times

Date: 15-17 November 2017

Place : European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinator: Carlos Closa (School of Transnational Governance)

This seminar drew upon policy experiences from Europe, Latin America and Africa, with in-depth analysis of how regional organisations have responded to the challenges of authoritarian governments and illiberal democracies in their member states.

Transnational Regulation, Voluntary Standards and Trade

Date: 16-20 October 2017

Place : European University Institute, Florence

Scientific Coordinators: Bernard Hoekman (EUI - RSCAS), Philip Schleifer (University of Amsterdam)

This seminar provided a comprehensive and practical discussion of how business actors and civil society attenuate negative spillovers, address emerging common problems and achieve regulatory objectives in today’s globalised economy.