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EPIC - the European Policy Information Centre
7 Ellington Road
London N10 3DD
phonefax: +44 0208 888 7970
mobile: +44 7968 109574 

  • EDUCATION
  • CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
  • CONSULTING
  • TRAINING, SHORT COURSES AND CONFERENCES
  • EPIC draws on the insider knowlege of practitioners and scholars from across Europe. We bring together experts with those keen on furthering their understanding of the EU.

EPIC is an independent network of over 100 consultants and trainers. Founded in 1999 by a group of academics within the London School of Economics and Political Science, EPIC does not act on behalf of any governmental office or European institution. We therefore 'tell it as it is' and point to the strengths but also to the shortcomings of the European project.

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Dr Andreas Staab, Managing Director
Andreas is a former lecturer in European Integration at the London School of Economics. Having left the LSE in 2000, he founded EPIC together with a group of colleagues. Over the years, he has trained over 5000 people - from journalists and business people, to public officials, NGO representatives as well as high school and university students. He worked mainly in accession and candidate countries, including Croatia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Turkey or Cyprus. Andreas is also the author of a textbook on the EU, called 'The European Union Explained'; the third edition of which was published in June 2013. 

EDUCATION

EPIC has worked with prime ministers and high school students, supreme court judges and post graduates, journalists, governmental officials and lawyers, business executives and NGO representatives from all parts of the world. We apply innovative teaching methods that encourage creative thinking. Our courses accommodate different levels of knowledge and different professional backgrounds and our teaching style is proactive with the emphasis on practise-oriented exercises and problem-solving learning experiences. 

CONSULTING

Our ever expanding team of experts addresses the broadest range of issues related to Europe and the European Union, whether from an economic, business, social or political perspective. ln addition to our strong academic foundation, we also count practitioners as our members who work for business associations, international organisations, in the legal sector, in the media, in public administration and in the non-governmental field. Over the years we have been particularly active in the following areas: 

                    

·         Agriculture and rural development

·         Cohesion and Regional Policy

·         Energy

·         Economic governance

·         Police and judicial co-operation

·         Legal Harmonization

·         Citizenship, youth and civil society

For further information please click on the link 'CONSULTING at the top of this page.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL

EU Updates: New Developments in the European Union   

Starigrad Paklenica, Croatia 

May 2019 


 
  
 
 
In May 2019, EPIC held its 16th annual summer school, organised in collaboration with Croatia's Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (MFEA), as well as GIZ - the Gesellschaft fuer internationale Zusammenarbeit. The seminar took place at the Hotel Alan (www.hotel-alan.hr) in Starigrad Paklenica, located on the Dalmatian coast close to the beautiful town of Zadar. The course was supervised by Dr Andreas Staab with additional contributions from Tony Bass (Netherlands Institute for International Relations/Clingendael), as well as from a host of regional experts including Dinka Krčelić, (Projectus grupa), Ivan Crnčec, (Croatian Ministry of Justice), and Danijel Mondekar (EuroNavigator). The course offered a precise and in-depth update on recent EU developments, while also integrating a range of organisational and administrative skills that are vital when interacting with the EU polity. The course covered the following topics: 
 
  • Brexit: What's it like to leave the EU? 
  • Populism and the EU's Democratic Deficit
  • The Euro: Greek Lessons for future Eurozone members
  • How to prepare for the introduction of the Euro
  • Working in the EU: Coreper, negotiations, working groups, interest representation
  • The New EU budget 2021 - 2027
  • EU Enlargement, EU Accession and the Rule of Law 
  • Change Management and EU Communication
  • The new composition of the Commission and the Parliament
  
FOR 2020, WE ARE PLANNING TO RETURN TO OUR USUAL VENUE - THE SENSES RESORT IN VORBOSKA ON THE ISLAND OF HVAR. AS A PRELIMINARY DATE, WE HAVE IDENTIFIED SEPTEMBER 14 - 18, 2020. WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO CONFIRM DATES, TOPICS AS WELL AS SPEAKERS BY THE END OF FEBRUARY 2020.
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON 'EU SUMMER SCHOOL' IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER OF THIS PAGE. 

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Hotel Alan, Starigrad Paklenica

 

GET IN TOUCH

for any further information please contact:
Dr Andreas Staab
Managing Director
EPIC - the European Policy Information Centre
7 Ellington Road
London N10 3DD
UK
phone: (+44) 20 888 7970
email: staab@epicseminars.com