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The Europa Institute organises its annual PhD Day in a new online format

On Friday, June 12th, the Europa Institute held its annual PhD Day.

For the first time, the event was organised online which allowed for an introduction of a new format. Instead of a live presentation followed by a discussion, a selected number of PhD candidates recorded two videos prior to the event: a short “elevator pitch” and a more detailed presentation of their research project. On the PhD Day itself, the main focus lay on discussing the candidates’ findings over the past academic year and providing valuable feedback.

The PhD Day 2020 was again a success and it has shown once more the broad variety and topicality of doctoral research conducted at the Europa Institute.

First, Wolf Zwartkruis, a new PhD candidate at the Europa Institute, discussed his research on “International economic power politics and the EU Regulation on screening of foreign direct investment” and Valentin Vandendaele shared his findings on the topic of “Price regulation in EU digital commerce”. After a break, Barbora Budinska presented her PhD project “Judicial supervision of the ECB’s new supervisory powers” and Frederik Behre discussed his research entitled “A European Ministry of Finances? Charting and Testing the Legal Limits to European Fiscal Integration.” Finally, Elise Filius, also a new PhD candidate at the Europa Institute and the Institute of Criminal law and Criminology, introduced her research on “De Europese rechtszaal als politieke arena? Rechterlijke bemoeienis in politiek beladen zaken in het Europees asiel- en strafrecht.”

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