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Welcome to the blog of the White Rose Brussels Office's European Public Affairs Director, Dr Phil Holliday, who is capturing his thoughts and activities of running a university representative office in Brussels.
12th June 2020
Farewell to the Interns of 2019/20!

Farewell to the Interns of 2019/20!

12 June, 2020 The time has come, whereby in usual circumstances, the interns would be packing up their desks and leaving the White Rose Brussels office. Due to the unprecedented circumstances of 2020, the interns are already back in the UK, having completed the final months of their internship from home. Before we all finish, […]

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7th April 2020
White Rose Brussels’ Fourth Year Anniversary!

White Rose Brussels’ Fourth Year Anniversary!

White Rose Brussels Office Celebrates Four Years since Launch 7th / 8th April 2020 Four years since the official launch event of the White Rose Brussels Office, we sat down with its European Public Affairs Director, Dr Phil Holliday, who reflects on his highlights since then and gives his vision for the future of the […]

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6th April 2020
Engage with the White Rose Brussels Office

Engage with the White Rose Brussels Office

Are you an academic at one of the White Rose Universities? Would you like to engage with Brussels stakeholders such as the European Commission, the European Parliament or European universities as part of your research project outcomes? The White Rose Brussels Office could help you to organise and facilitate an activity in Brussels such as: […]

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15th January 2020
New European Commission President takes office

New European Commission President takes office

Ursula von der Leyen’s Commission took office on 1st December with the first woman Commission President and the largest number of female commissioners yet. The new Commission starts with the promise of a flagship European Green Deal. Other key areas of interest in 2020 will be the agreement on the European Union’s next seven year […]

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26th November 2019
Transforming higher education – is the future Europe?

Transforming higher education – is the future Europe?

Written by Callum Reilly, WroCAH Doctoral Student November 2019 European Universities will bring a ‘paradigm shift’ in higher education across the continent: this is the message from Themis Christophidou, Director-General of Education, Youth, Sport and Culture at the European Commission. If successful, the Commission’s flagship education initiative will help to create the European Education Area […]

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8th November 2019
Brussels: A Visit from the University of Leeds

Brussels: A Visit from the University of Leeds

8 November, 2019 This September, a group of students from the University of Leeds studying Politics and International Relations came to visit the European Quarter here in Brussels. This trip was made possible by the funding received from the European Parliament Multiplier Opinion, allowing 40 students to experience first-hand the work and the structure of […]

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11th October 2019
Meet the new interns of 2019/20

Meet the new interns of 2019/20

The new interns have arrived at the White Rose Brussels office, excited for the next 8 months of their internship having just completed a month training in York. Below you can read a little bit about each of them, and find out what each of their portfolios include during their time in Brussels. Catriona joined […]

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7th October 2019
Horizon Europe and Brexit: Latest Developments

Horizon Europe and Brexit: Latest Developments

Written by Scott Ramsay, WRoCAH PhD student. 7 October 2019 Horizon Europe and Brexit: Latest Developments We know roughly what Horizon Europe – the EU’s next funding programme for research and innovation – is going to look like. In March 2019, the Commission and the Parliament reached a provisional agreement on the budget, which the […]

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