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Forthcoming Events

Productivity takes 'Leave'? The effect of maternity and paternity leave policy on our lives and the economy

Wednesday 11 July 2018, 16.00 - 17.30 (followed by Networking Reception), Brussels

Join the University of Warwick and the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE), where Professor Vera Troeger (Professor of Quantitative Political Economy) and a select panel of experts will look at the implications for individuals, families, society and the economy of maternity and paternity policies.

Past Activity

Innovation in FP9: Empowering Europe's R&I Ecosystems (hosted by the Guild)

Monday 26 March 2018, 14.30 - 17.00, Brussels

Which types of innovation should the European Innovation Council (EIC) support, and at which stage of technological maturity? How can the EIC stimulate venture capital and encourage investors to take the necessary risk? How can the European Institute of Innovation and Technology maximise its effectiveness as a meeting point of academia and industry? What role do universities play as knowledge generators, educators, business partners, and actors in civil society?

As the EU prepares for the next Framework Programme (FP9), join us to discuss these questions with experts from some of Europe’s leading universities, and with representatives of the Commission and EIT.

Our discussions will build on the policy paper "Bolstering Europe's innovation ecosystems: Research, creativity, and co-creation", which we published on 22 February.


Refugee resettlement, Access to work, and Populism: From Migration to Integration in Europe

Thursday 1 February 2018, 16.00 - 17.30 (followed by drinks reception), Brussels

Join the University of Warwick in a policy debate to discuss the experience and research conducted by senior academics in three different European countries (Austria, Sweden and the UK) and aims to bring together researchers, policy makers and international bodies to address the issue and ways to develop practical recommendations.


The Future of Trade and Sustainable Development (TSD) Chapters in EU Trade Agreements (FTAs): Perspectives from Labour Voices in Trade Partner Countries

Tuesday 19 December, 12.45 - 14.45, Brussels

Join Queen Mary University of London and the University of Warwick in a policy seminar which will discuss: What is the future of the TSD agenda in the European Union and in the EU’s trade partner countries? How should TSD chapters in EU FTAs be reformed? What do labour representatives from the EU’s trade partners think about the current ideas for reform?

Rethinking EU Equality Law: Towards a More Coherent and Sustainable Regime - Exploring the Alternatives

Tuesday 17 October - 08.45 - 13.15, Brussels

Join the University of Warwick and University of Southampton Law Schools, in a seminar which seeks to explore the past, present, and future of EU equality law by focusing on its internal (in)coherence, and its, at times, uneasy articulation with related policy fields.

The seminar will be a forum to discuss specific policy proposals for adapting the current legislative and policy framework, to improve their feasibility and encourage their adoption.


Crossing the Mediterranean Sea by Boat: Mapping and Documenting Migratory Journeys and Experiences

Thursday 4 May, 16.00 - 17.30, Brussels

The University of Warwick would like to invite you to a policy discussion organised with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy - ELIAMEP (Greece) and the University of Malta that will present findings from this research, carried out across three Mediterranean island arrival points (Greece, Italy and Malta), as well as key migrant routes, including Athens, Berlin, Istanbul and Rome.

We aspire that these findings will serve as a basis for discussion with EU policymakers and non-governmental organisations regarding recent policy developments, as well as, steps that can be taken to improve policy responses over the coming months.


Global Diaspora Mobilisation: Understanding how EU Member States can Engage Refugee and Migrant Diasporas

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 16.00 - 17.30, Brussels

Our seminar seeks to enhance the conversation between academics and policy-makers in European institutions by focusing on lessons learned from diaspora mobilisations and their management, and to bring their implications for policy areas such as: conflict and security, state-building, economic and social development, migration governance, transitional justice and democratisation.

Trade and Sustainable Development Chapters in EU Trade Agreements: Can current limitations be overcome?

Thursday 2 March 2017, 16.00 - 18.00, Brussels

This policy seminar presented recent research findings which highlight the limitations in the functioning of labour provisions in trade and sustainable development chapters (TSD chapters) in EU trade agreements. The researchers set out the aims of the TSD chapters and explained the key problems in achieving them. This provided the basis for a discussion between all seminar participants about possible ways of overcoming the limitations that have been identified.

Crisis and Everyday Personal Finance: Lessons from Behavioural Science and Political Economy

Wednesday 15 February 2017, 16.00 - 17.30, Brussels

In moments of crisis, we are often required to make difficult and quick decisions relating to our personal finance. These decisions can have far-reaching consequences: in some cases, they can quite literally make or break a person’s livelihood. Clearly, therefore, it is important to understand the cognitive processes and pressures that lie behind our decisions.

WMS event brings together European healthcare leaders

December 2016, London

Warwick Medical School has hosted two high-profile events on patient data management, bringing together policymakers and industry leaders from across Europe.

Can universities bridge the gaps within Europe? How higher education institutions can keep people, ideas and innovation moving across Europe – now and into the 2020s

November 2016, Brussels

Professor Stuart Croft (Vice-Chancellor) and Professor Simon Swain (Pro-Vice-Chancellor for External Engagement) attended an event, jointly held with Science|Business, to discuss the practical steps Europe’s leading universities can take to ensure academia, industry and NGO’s continue to partner and collaborate into the 2020s.

Cyber Security Engagement

June 2016, Brussels

A delegation of academics visited Brussels to discuss Cyber Security EU Policy.

Energy Research Accelerator

June 2016, Brussels

Academics from the three universities (Warwick, Birmingham and Nottingham) leading the ERA visited Brussels for a series of networking meetings to establish a first channel of communication and to initiate engagement with key EU decisionmakers.

Brexit? Economic Perspectives on Britain’s EU Membership

March 2016, Brussels

A debate which considered several important economic aspects in this regard: what can we learn from Britain’s experience as an EU member over the last 4 decades? Which role does Britain’s choice not to adopt the Euro play? Is EU regional policy as one major part of the EU budget giving value for money?

Crossing the Mediterranean sea by boat: Mapping and documenting migratory journeys and experiences

February 2016, Brussels

A symposium organised by the University of Warwick with the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) and the University of Malta at which the first phase findings of the project were presented and discussed.