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Dr Eva Thomann to act as external advisor on a new project to be funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation

Project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation under their Healthy Nutrition and Sustainable Food Production programme

Professor Alison Harcourt running a conference on 15th Nov at the Houses of Parliament, Portcullis House

Alison Harcourt is organising an ESRC- funded stakeholder workshop in London for her internet professional fora project.

Sandra Kröger co-chairing at this year’s ECPR general conference

Dr Kröger is co-chairing a section on a ‘problem-driven approach to political representation’ at this year’s ECPR general conference

Research Session for the Regulatory Scrutiny Board of the Commission: A new format for engagement and co-production of knowledge

Professors Claire Dunlop and Claudio Radaelli brought together researchers from six European universities to present their most important inter-disciplinary findings and discuss challenging topics in the field of regulatory quality and EU law-making.

Alison Harcourt at APSA conference

Alison Harcourt is presenting at APSA on the panel 'Europe in a post-Brexit world' in San Francisco on 31 August 2017.

Event on Brexit for Exeter Alumni

"Exetra: How will Brexit affect London?" takes place in London on June 15th.

Symposium "Transparency: where art thou in consumer protection?"

Symposium "Transparency: where art thou in consumer protection?" organized on Tuesday, June 27th.

LSE Symposium ‘Media in Troubled Democracies'

Alison Harcourt presented at the LSE Symposium ‘Media in Troubled Democracies’ on 19 May 2017. 

Alison Harcourt interviewed by Slovenia Radio

Alison Harcourt was interviewed in April 2017 on Slovenia radio mainly on EU company law solutions to problems of media transparency.

Regulatory Scrutiny in the EU: RSB Brussels Conference, 20 March 2017

Claudio Radaelli will take part in a conference organized by the Regulatory Scrutiny Boardin Brussels on 20 March 2017

British Science Week and ERC Week event: "What did European research funding ever do for us?"

Claudio Radaelli will give a talk titled "Fixing regulations" during an event part of British Science Week and ERC Week in the Alumni Auditorium, Forum, University of Exeter Streatham Campus,  Monday 13 March 2017, 19.00 - 20.30

Dr. Baldoli honoured with the Hutton Prize

Dr. Baldoli honoured with the Hutton Prize on 23 Feb 2017 at 6 p.m, in Reed Hall, University of Exeter. 

Roundtable "The Future of Public Policy - Evidence-Based Policy and Public Policy Analysis" Milan, 17 March 2017

Claire Dunlop and Claudio Radaelli will be discussants at the roundtable: "The Future of Public Policy - Evidence-Based Policy and Public Policy Analysis" in Milan, 17 March 2017.

Claudio Radaelli chairs IPPA's first-ever Book Award for Public Policy and IPPA's Career Award

IPPA launches its first-ever Book Award for Public Policy. This award celebrates the best original public policy research in a volume-format published between 1 Jan 2015 and 31 December 2016. The award-winning volume will be celebrated with a dedicated panel at the ICPP in Singapore. Deadline: 15 February, 2017. The jury: Claudio Radaelli (Chair, University of Exeter, UK), Laura Chaqués-Bonafont (University of Barcelona and IBEI) and Chris Weible (University of Denver, USA). 

For the Career Awards, the jury is composed of Claudio Radaelli (Chair, University of Exeter), Susana Borras, Bryan D. Jones (University of Texas) and Brian Head (University of Queensland).

Call for abstracts: "The Jean Monnet Fellowship Programme@25" Alumni Conference, EUI Florence, 22-23 June, 2017

Claudio Radaelli (Exeter) and Michelle Cini (Bristol) are convening a panel on the theme "Public Policy, Institutions, Processes, and Practitioners" at the RSC Alumni conference for the 25th anniversary of the Jean Monnet Programme.

Inaugural Global Regulatory Impact Assessment Awards in cooperation with the World Bank

The World Bank Group announced the launch of their inaugural Global Regulatory Impact Assessment Awards a few days ago. This is a collaboration between World Bank and our Centre for European Governance. See their announcement here:

Talk on "Politicized Bureaucracy in a Merit-based System: Permanent Secretaries" by Dr Nick Petrovsky, University of Kentucky

The talk will look at the relationship between politicians and bureaucrats and consider the appropriate use of political appointment and neutral competence, which is highly topical in many countries’ public administration systems. The talk with draw on research as part of the Structure and Organisation of Government Project, illustrated by recent findings from UK central government.

Workshop on Learning in Public Policy at the British Academy on Thursday 19th January 2017

The workshop "Mechanisms and Outcomes of Learning in Public Policy" will take place Thursday 19th January 2017, at the British Academy, London, and is organized by Claire Dunlop and Claudio Radaelli (Exeter) and Philipp Trein (Lausanne) supported by Ed Page FBA.

Conference 'The relationship of the EU and UK in the Future of Data Protection and Privacy Policy', Portcullis House, London

This was the follow-up to the conference that took place at the House of Commons on November 11th.

Alison Harcourt ran a large conference at the House of Commons.

This was the first of two conferences covering the Digital Single Market.

University of Exeter academic appointed to prestigious project ahead of EU referendum

A University of Exeter researcher has been appointed to be part of a group of leading academics who will provide expert analysis ahead of the forthcoming EU referendum.

Setting the agenda for the right to know

A human rights conference held at the Italian Parliament at the end of July heard from Professor Claudio Radaelli, head of the Centre for European Governance, and Laura Harth, a PhD student at Exeter

New project to lift the lid on internet governance at the international level

Alison Harcourt has been awarded £462,921 by the ESRC for a new project on International professional fora: a study of civil society organisation participation in internet governance

Briefing regulators and decision-makers in Italy

Professor Claudio Radaelli, director of the Centre for European Governance, last week provided a briefing session at the Italian think tank ASTRID, where participants included members of the Italian government.

West Meets East in Policy Innovation

Politics Associate Professor Claire Dunlop recently helped organise the Social Innovation Research Conference (SIRC) at Fudan University in Shanghai.

Doctoral student, Jonathan Kamkhaji, has worked on a WB assignment in Botswana concerning regulatory reform and business climate.

The Centre has developed links with the World Bank over the years and produced scientific papers for their regulatory reform programmes – as evidenced by our REF-2014 submission.

Engaging the Public in Busting Euro-Myths

This public engagement event brought together Elisabeth Sweeney of the European Parliament’s Information Office and members of Exeter’s University of the 3rd Age (U3A) to explore situations where we wrongly believe that the European Union (EU) is responsible for initiatives that come from other places

Exeter academics win grant to lead public policy workshops in Kazakhstan

Politics academics from the University of Exeter were involved in leading a three day political science workshop in partnership with Nazarbayev University in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Politics undergraduates involved in a simulation on Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP)

The aim of the simulation is to work with real-life situations and to provide an opportunity for students to engage with and directly apply the materials they have learnt.

Study uncovers the reason behind health and safety myths

New research from the University of Exeter reveals some of the complex reasons why health and safety regulations are used incorrectly and blamed for over-the-top decisions. 

Engaging the public in busting Health and Safety myths

Dr Claire Dunlop hosted a public engagement event which brought together civil servants from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and members of Exeter’s University of the 3rd Age (U3A) to explore the roots of health and safety myths.

Professor of political science presents to Portuguese Parliament

Professor Claudio Radaelli will travel to Portugal to present a major report on lawmaking and smart regulation.

Researcher Links Workshop in Kazakhstan organised by Centre for European Governance.

20 October 2014
Call for participants will follow soon. Grants available for early career researchers.

Culture Secretary holds personal Question Time session with students

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media & Sport and Exeter graduate, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, returned to campus to discuss the top political issues with current students. 

Bulgarian elections given a platform in Exeter thanks to student involvement

A University of Exeter student enabled citizens and students from Bulgaria living in the South West to vote in the recent Bulgarian General Elections by creating a voting station in Exeter. 

New grant to support the development of new research trends in the area of media and communications policy

11 February 2014
Politics doctoral student, Veronique Wavre, has been awarded a "Rapid Response Grant" by the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) with the support of the Media Program of the Open Society Foundations (OSF).

EC Should Encourage Transparency and Co-ordination, not Duplication & Liberalisation

9 January 2014
Professor Harcourt argues that the European Commission should encourage transparency and Co-ordination in media ownership on LSE's media blog

Three ways to encourage policy learning

Guest post by Claire A. Dunlop and Claudio M. Radaelli on the Paul Cairney: Politics and Public Policy blog.