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European Labyrinth: How the EU works and how to work with Europe
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Event Type: Public Lecture/Forum/Seminar/Workshop/Conference/Symposium
Event Nature: Law and Politics

Event Details

Centre for Comparative and Public Law
Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong

European Labyrinth: How the EU works and how to work with Europe

Dr. Adam Steinhouse
International EU lecturer, MiB Faculty Professor
IÉSEG School of Management

Thursday 12th January 2017, 18:30 – 20:00
Room 319, 3/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus
The University of Hong Kong

In recent years, the European Union has undergone significant institutional changes, even as political and economic pressures on members and EU institutions have mounted, threatening the very integrity of Europe. Brexit, Britain’s decision by referendum to exit the EU, is the biggest challenge to the European project since its creation. For practitioners working in the EU and with EU institutions, the EU can be a puzzling labyrinth, a bureaucracy in triplicate. In this workshop, EU governance expert Adam Steinhouse will take participants through the European labyrinth and offer insights into how Europe works, how to work with Europe and the prospects for change in Europe’s political, legal and economic framework.

Dr. Adam Steinhouse is an international EU lecturer and MiB Faculty Professor at IÉSEG School of Management, France. He was formerly Head of the School of European Studies at the UK National School of Government and taught European Politics at the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and the LSE, and was a commentator for the BBC and CNN on European and North American affairs. His book, Workers’ Participation in Post-Liberation France, was published by Lexington Books. Born in Montreal, Adam graduated with a BA from Harvard University and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. Adam is a leader in delivering training on the negotiation, influencing and understanding of EU policy making. He has shadowed UK ministers and senior officials on EU policy and is an expert on the EU legislative process. He continues to support UK and other EU civil servants involved in all aspects of EU legislation by drawing on his considerable experience and expertise and close contacts with key players in government and parliament.

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Date/Time12/01/2017 18:30-20:30
VenueRoom 319, 3/F Cheng Yu Tung Tower, Centennial Campus, The University of Hon

Registration Instruction

Registration is open from 03/01/2017 15:00(HKT) to 12/01/2017 20:00(HKT) on a first-come-first-served basis. The registration quota for this event is 60. Registrants will be placed on a waiting list if the registration quota is reached.

* Registration is now closed.

Contact Information

Should you have any enquiries, please feel free to contact Joyce Fung by email at or by phone at 3917 4238.