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October Workshop

Every October CERGU and CES co-organize a seminar which is open to the general public, called the October Workshop. This public event is held just before the European Studies’ annual graduation ceremony where the graduates receive their diploma, and where the director of CERGU presents the annual Rutger Lindahl Award for best master’s thesis within European Studies.

October Workshop 2019

Please join us for the annual CERGU October Workshop, followed by the Centre for European Studies (CES) graduation ceremony. All are welcome!

The Future of the Left and the Right in European Politics

Ettore Costa, Post-doc, CERGU and the Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion, University of Gothenburg

Ann Ighe, Senior Lecturer, CERGU and the Department of Economy and Society, University of Gothenburg

Jonathan Polk, Senior Lecturer, CERGU and the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

John D. Stephens, Director, Center for European Studies, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

All presentations will be held in English.

Torgny Segerstedtsalen, University Main Building, Vasaplatsen

11 October 2019, 13.15-15.00

October Workshop poster

October Workshop 2018

Please join us for the annual CERGU October Workshop, followed by the Centre for European Studies (CES) graduation ceremony. All are welcome! 

This year's title is True or False? On News Reporting in the EU Today. 

Disinformation as a political weapon
Jan Andersson, Journalist and former Brussels correspondent, Swedish Radio

Hitting the wall: How social media companies inhibit the struggle against political deception
Johan Farkas, PhD Fellow, Media and Communications Studies, Malmö University

EU vs. disinfo? The East StratCom Task Force and the EU’s efforts to counter disinformation
Elsa Hedling, Doctoral Candidate, Department of Political Science, Lund University

Moderated by Ann Ighe, Senior Lecturer, Department of Economy and Society, Deputy Director CES, University of Gothenburg

All presentations will be held in English.

Torgny Segerstedtsalen, University Main Building, Vasaplatsen

12 October 2018, 13.00-15.00 

October Workshop Poster

Please join us for the annual CERGU October Workshop, followed by the Centre for European Studies (CES) graduation ceremony. All are welcome, no pre-registration necessary.

This year's theme is Inclusion and Exclusion of Islam in Europe and will feature a number of expert researchers from the University of Gothenburg. 

Narratives of inclusion and exclusion: an introduction 
Göran Larsson, Professor in Religious Studies, Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion

Understanding Discriminatory Violence through the lens of narratives of inclusion and exclusion
David Brax, Dr in Philosophy, Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science

Interplay between museological narratives of inclusion and exclusion in Europe
Klas Grinell, Associate Professor in History of Ideas, Department of Literature, History of Ideas and Religion

Constructions of democratic values and practices
Ann-Kristin Jonasson, Senior Lecturer in Political Science, Department of Political Science

All presentations will be held in English.

Torgny Segerstedtsalen, University Main Building, Vasaplatsen

20 October 2017, 13.00-15.00 pm

Inclusion and Exclusion of Islam in Europe poster

October Workshop 2016

Please join us for our annual public workshop, and the following Graduation Ceremony organised by CES. All are welcome, no pre-registration necessary.

Theme: IMAGES OF REFUGEES IN EUROPE

Keynote: Prof Lene Hansen, University of Copenhagen

Moderator: Andrea Spehar, Associate Professor of Political Science & CERGU researcher

Panelists: Alexandra Bousiou, CERGU PhD-student
Video presentation from the Hasselblad Centre photo exhibition: Marco Poloni: 'Displacement Island' & James Bridle: 'Seemless transitions'

Torgny Segerstedtsalen, University Main Building, Vasaplatsen

14 October 2016, 1:00-3:00 pm

Program:Program October Workshop 2016

October Workshop 2015

Please join us for the annual CERGU October Workshop, followed by the Centre for European Studies (CES) graduation ceremony. All are welcome!

This year's title is Current Challenges for Linguistic Minorities in Europe

The workshop is organized by Johan Järlehed, the Centre for European Research (CERGU) and the Centre for European Studies (CES), University of Gothenburg

Location: Torgny Segerstedtsalen, University Main Building, Vasaparken
Friday 9 October, 2015

13:00-15:00 Panel Presentation
James Hawkey, Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics at the University of Bristol

Johan Järlehed, Senior Lecturer in Spanish Linguistics at the University of Gothenburg

Barbara Loester, Senior Lecturer in English Linguistics at the University of Winchester, member of CERGU International Advisory Board (IAB)

Gunnar Bolin, journalist and former cultural correspondent, Swedish Radio, member of CES Council for European Studies at the University of Gothenburg (REGU)

Moderator: Katharina Vajta, Senior Lecturer, Department of Languages and Literatures, University of Gothenburg


Theme

This workshop aims at discussing current challenges for minority languages and associated minority communities within Europe, with a particular focus on Western Europe. As grounds for the discussion, there will be presentations on the following cases: Scots and Bavarian (Loester), Occitan and Catalan (Hawkey), and Basque and Galician (Järlehed). Challenges comprise both affordances and possibilities, and the workshop addresses social, cultural, political, economic, technological and theoretical issues conditioning both the use and status of particular minority languages, and the way we understand and value notions such as ‘minority language’ and ‘linguistic minority’.
 

ProgramProgram October Workshop 2015

October Workshop 2014

The annual October Workshop organized by Lisbeth Aggestam, the Centre for European Research (CERGU) and the Centre for European Studies (CES) at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Location: Torgny Segerstedtsalen, University Main Building, Vasaparken

Title: Governing the Future European Union

Friday 10 October, 2014
10:00-12:00 Part I: Academic Panel Discussion
Linda Berg, Director of CERGU, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Daniel Naurin, Associate Professor, CERGU and the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Jonathan Polk, Research Fellow, CERGU and the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

13:00-15:00 Part II: Practitioners Panel Discussion
Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs and forthcoming EU Commissioner for Trade, member of REGU
Christian Leffler, European External Actions Service (EEAS), member of REGU 
Mikaela Kumlin-Granit, Head of the EU Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, member of REGU
Commentator Rolf Gustavsson, journalist and columnist, Svenska Dagbladet 

Moderator Lisbeth Aggestam, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Theme: At a challenging time of its existence, the chessboard of European Union politics is changing with a string of new actors selected to the top leadership positions of the EU. When Jean-Claude Juncker takes up his post as the next President of the European Commission, he will start working with a new team of Commissioners. Joining the leadership team of the European Union will be another two individuals, namely the new President of the European Council and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. These candidates will have to be approved by the European Parliament before they begin their work on 1 November 2014 –a parliament that now consists of new untested constellations of political parties after the EP elections in May. All these internal changes to the governance of the European Union take place against a backdrop of serious security challenges in the Union’s eastern and southern neighborhood and the continuing festering of the financial crisis. Are the governance structures of the European Union fit for purpose? Do the current changes in the top-leadership team represent a ‘window of opportunity’ for the European Union to organize its work in new ways? What are the main challenges for the European Union in its relations with member states at a time of increasing Euroscepticism?

All are welcome! No pre-registration necessary.

Program:Program October Workshop 2014

October Workshop 2013

The annual October Workshop organized by the Centre for European Studies (CES), University of Gothenburg

Torgny Segerstedt-rummet, University main building, Vasaparken,
11th October, 13.15–15.00 (followed by Coffee)

Central and Eastern Europe: Fully European or the European 'Other'?

Panelists
Cecilia Malmström, Dr., Dr.hc., EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, member of REGU – Council for European Studies, University of Gothenburg
Claes Alvstam, professor in Economic Geography, University of Gothenburg, member of CERGU Steering Group
Adam Cwejman, B.Sc. in International Relations, and graduating Master student in European Studies at University of Gothenburg
Mikaela Kumlin-Granit, Head of the EU Department (UD-EU), Ministry for Foreign Affairs, member of REGU – Council for European Studies, University of Gothenburg
Lenka Rovna, Professor and Jean Monnet Chair Ad Personam at the Department of West European Studies, Charles University, Prague, member of CERGU International Advisory Board
Oksana Shmulyar Gréen, Dr. and Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Gothenburg

Moderator
Ingmar Söhrman, Professor, Linguistics, University of Gothenburg, member of CERGU Steering Group


Theme
With the collapse of communism in Central and Eastern Europe hopes were running high that the division of Europe into two parts, the West and the East, would finally come to an end. Two decades later the dual framing of Central and Eastern Europe as simultaneously in Europe and not yet European still remains. This workshop will discuss this implicit opposition in Europe. The workshop will explore questions such as: What is Central and East Europe: as a region, as an area of studies? How were the concepts of Central and Eastern Europe historically constructed? What demarcations do they imply today? How is the concept of Europe used for “othering” central and eastern parts of Europe? Who are “the others” for the Central and Eastern Europeans themselves?

All welcome! No pre-registration necessary.

Program:Program October Workshop 2013

October Workshop 2012

Workshop organized by the Centre for European Research (CERGU), and the Centre for European Studies (CES), University of Gothenburg

What are the consequences of the economic crisis on European cooperation and integration?

Introductory address by Cecilia Malmström, Dr., Dr.hc., EU Commissioner for Home Affairs

Location and Time: 10:an, University main building, Vasaparken
13.15–15.00

Comments by the European Studies students organizers of Brännpunkt Europa, the participants in CERGU’s international Advisory Board, and by the participants in CES Council of European Studies (REGU - Rådet för Europastudier vid Göteborgs universitet)

Moderator:
Professor Rutger Lindahl, Jean Monnet Chairholder, Department of Political Science

Program:Program October Workshop 2012

October Workshop presentation