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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.
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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1st October 2019
Social Sciences and Humanities Integration in the European Research Funding Frameworks

Social Sciences and Humanities Integration in the European Research Funding Frameworks

Written by Katherine Calvert, WRoCAH PhD student. 1 October 2019 Since the introduction in 2014 of the current European research funding framework, Horizon 2020, integration of the Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH) has been the subject of ongoing discussions, monitoring reports, lobbying and conferences. Interdisciplinarity is promoted strongly in Horizon 2020 and the European Commission […]

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28th June 2019
Horizon Europe: Mission development gets underway

Horizon Europe: Mission development gets underway

Joel Baker 14 June 2019 From January 2021, the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation framework programme will be replaced by the successor programme, Horizon Europe One of aspect of Horizon Europe which has attracted most discussion in Brussels is the implementation of a ‘Mission-oriented’ approach. Missions will be initiatives which aim to achieve concrete, […]

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17th June 2019
What are the key issues of the current housing situation in Europe?

What are the key issues of the current housing situation in Europe?

This report provides an overview of the current housing challenges in the EU and examples of policy responses to these challenges, focusing primarily on Northern and Western European nations. The report aims to provide UK housing researchers, policy makers and practitioners with a resource that situates the UK in a wider comparative European context. The […]

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18th January 2019
Article Competition Winner Announced: Declan Sean Kenny

Article Competition Winner Announced: Declan Sean Kenny

We received many excellent entries for our first article competition and would like to thank everyone that took the time to submit an entry. The runners up are Juliet de Little, from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning, with her piece Climate change and policy: opening the floodgates of opportunity and Chris Smith, […]

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