EPIC - the European Policy Information
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London N10 3DD
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- CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
· 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.
EU Updates: New Developments
in the European Union
Starigrad Paklenica, Croatia
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
New EU budget 2021 - 2027
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.
MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CLICK ON 'EU SUMMER SCHOOL' IN THE TOP LEFT CORNER OF THIS PAGE.
Hotel Alan, Starigrad Paklenica
GET IN TOUCHfor any further information please contact: Dr Andreas
StaabManaging DirectorEPIC - the European Policy Information Centre7 Ellington RoadLondon N10 3DDUKphone: (+44) 20 888 7970email: firstname.lastname@example.org