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2012-2013

Vade Mecum


Euro Master 2012-2013

The Institute for European Studies Vrije Universiteit Brussel Pleinlaan 5 1050 Brussels EuroMaster Secretary: Marleen Van Impe Tel : +32-2-6148051 Fax : +32-2-6148050 E-mail : Marleen.Van.Impe@vub.ac.be Room : Pleinlaan 5, -1

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Dear EuroMaster Student, Welcome to the IES! We’re delighted to welcome you to the 2012-13 academic year, whether as a full- or parttime student, and glad to welcome back part-time students from 2011-12 for your final year. The MSc in European Integration and Development – affectionately known as the EuroMaster - has become recognized as one of the most challenging and high quality Masters degrees on offer. Tackling studies at the ‘master after master’ level is not always easy, especially with the demands of work and home. The following Vade Mecum contains practical information on most aspects of the EuroMaster, to guide you in your studies. It is not designed to be exhaustive, because there is plenty of information available on both the IES/EuroMaster and the VUB websites, but it does provide a practical guide to help answer the most commonlyasked questions.

Prof. Dr. Amelia Hadfield and Prof. Dr. Marc Jegers

 

EuroMaster Programme Directors


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EUROMASTER ORIENTATION WEEK 24-28 September 2012 Location: IES, Rome/Lisbon Room (Level -1) unless otherwise noted Monday, 24 September 14.00-17.00: Brussels Bus Tour for both EuroMaster and LLM students (Pick up and Drop off at IES, 5 Pleinlaan, Etterbeek, B1050 Brussels) 17.00-17.30: Formal welcome by IES Management (Bart de Schutter, Anthony Antoine, Sebastian Oberthür), Programme Directors (Amelia Hadfield and Marc Jegers), and 2011 Alumni President (Eileen Larkin) 17.30-18.00: Reception (IES: Event Space, Level -1), Tuesday, 25 September 18.00-18.45: Introduction to the EuroMaster: Programme Director Amelia Hadfield 18.45-19.00: A Brief Introduction to Research Methods: Dr Manuela Alfe 19.00-19.15: VUB Procedures: Marc Janssen and Peter Libert 19.15-20.00: Introduction to MA Thesis Promoters & Co-promoters (Woodward, Kalimo, Liberatore, Lewis, Mattelaer, Sapala, Van Dijk, Kaminska, confirmed) Wednesday 26 September 18.00-19.00: Introduction to MA Thesis Promoters & Co-promoters (Mairate, Buts, Oberthür, Geeraerts, Van Hove, Scholliers, confirmed) 19.001 -20.30: European Monetary Policy Lecture (EI students), Prof. Dr. Leo Van Hove (F4.113), and European Cultures and Mentalities Lecture (EPSI students), Prof. Dr. Peter Scholliers (F5.206) Thursday 27 September 18.30-19.30pm: Institutional & Political Aspects of European Integration Lecture, (EI and EPSI students), Prof. Dr. Angela Liberatore (B.0.31) Friday 28 September: IES 10th Anniversary 12.00: Book Launch (Ben Van Rompuy) ‘Economic Efficiency: The Sole Concern of Modern Antitrust Policy?’ 17:00 Official opening of the academic year for IES Masters (VUB room D.002) - with guest speaker Mr. Allan Rosas (judge at the European Court of Justice): ‘The EU Constitutional Order, plus Minister for Education, Pascal Smet (tbc) 18:00: No EuroMaster Class for EI students; No EU Foreign Policy lecture (Hadfield) for EPSI students (this module commences Friday 5th October).

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From 1 October onwards, ALL EuroMaster classes commence at 18.00 promptly.

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Contents The Institute for European Studies 7 Introduction to the EuroMaster

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Tuition Fees 8 EuroMaster Streams 9 Staff 9 Student Input: Getting the Most Out of the EuroMaster

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Online Student Portal 11 EuroMaster Timetables 12 Term 1 Room Locations 14 Part-time Studies 14 Research Methods 15 VUB Online Learning Platform (PointcarrÊ) 16 Who’s Who in the EuroMaster Programme 19 Thesis Promoters & Co-Promoters 21 EuroMaster Thesis 26 Exams, Grading & Plagiarism 30 Access to VUB Electronic Journals 31 On-campus parking 32 Exam Regulations 33 Thesis Approval Form 36 Key Dates 37 Academic Calendar 2012-2013 38 Keeping in Touch & Alumni 40 Campus Map 41

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THE INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES HOME OF THE EUROMASTER “As a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the IES is committed to providing research, education and academic services that are focused on the European Union in an international setting and recognized for their quality, multi-disciplinarity and policyrelevance.”

 

The Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) is an academic Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence and a policy think tank that focuses on the European Union in an international setting. The Institute advances academic education and research in various disciplines, and provides services to policy-makers, scholars, stakeholders and the general public. While promoting European Studies in general, the IES specifically explores EU institutions, policies and law within the context of globalization and global governance, including a focus on the EU in international affairs and institutions. The disciplines applied at the IES include law, social/political sciences, economics and communication sciences, and the Institute’s activities focus on the various ways in which institutions, law and politics intersect with each other in the EU, its member states and at the international level. The IES has a threefold mission: 1. Providing advanced education through the MSc in European Integration and Development (EuroMaster), the LLM in International and European Law, its annual Summer School on European Decision-Making, its Postgraduate Certificate in European Decision-Making, and its series of online EU Modules. 2. Carrying out research: research is coordinated by the IES Academic Director and conducted by PhD researchers as well as post-doctoral Senior Research Fellows that lead research clusters. 3. Providing academic services in the field of European Studies: organising annual conferences, regular training workshops and repeated lecture series, and by conducting commissioned research. The Institute collaborates closely with numerous universities and research institutions in Belgium, Europe and internationally. These partnerships and the continuous exchange of new ideas with practitioners and scholars allows the IES to strengthen its research goals and produce a high-level blend of conceptual and practical expertise on all major EU policies.

EUROMASTER

A Brief Introduction

The Master of European Integration and Development (‘EuroMaster’) is an advanced programme in the study of European integration process, organised by the Faculty of Economics, Politics and Sociology and the Institute for European Studies. It is an interdisciplinary programme taught in English, all of whose modules are taught in the evening, and is geared towards an international range of young and mid-level professionals as well as advanced students from across the political sciences. The programme counts for 60 ECTS, with courses ranging from 3 to 6 ECTS, and a 15,000 word thesis of 15 ECTS. As either a one-year full-time, or two-year part-time offering, the

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EuroMaster operates as a ‘Master after Master’, requiring students to have a strong and consistent marks across a minimum of 4 years of study for admission. • EuroMaster Objective: to provide students with an advanced academic training across a wide range of EU policies and associated concepts in order to gain a thorough understanding of the process of European integration in both its economic and political dimensions. • Why? A focus on European integration is required because the European Union has an increasing impact on a wide variety of public and private actors and policies within and beyond its borders. Given the EU’s influence on domestic and international contexts, an analytic understanding of the concepts and policies that underwrite the functioning of the EU is critical. At the end of the 2012-2013 academic year, the degree of Master (MSc) in European Integration and Development will be awarded to full-time students (2012) and part-time students (2011) upon the decision of the Academic Board, provided the following requirements have been successfully satisfied: • • • •

regular attendance of all classes completion of all forms of assessment in all classes a final examination of sufficient level in all subjects a presentation of the Master’s thesis

The EuroMaster commences at the beginning of Orientation Week (24-28 September, 2012) which is compulsory for both full-time and part-time students so please: • activate your VUB e-mail address • get familiar with the Pointcarre system • start preparing for classes (ensure you have all the readings for Week 1) • read through the Vade Mecum and all EuroMaster info on the student portal (http://www.ies.be/euromaster/students-portal) • start to think about a suitable a thesis topic, and a suitable thesis promoter / co-promoter

TUITION FEES • •

2012-2013 Full-Time Fees: €3500 2012-2013 Part-Time Fees: €500 annual registration fee + €50/Study Point (30 study points per year

Students who fail to submit their thesis in the May (first) or July (second) submission deadlines, as well as students who have failed key exams and/or modules, will be required to re-register for the following academic year (€500 annual registration fee) AND pay the €50/ Study Point fee in order to retake the required modules and to submit the thesis.

Quality Assurance The EuroMaster Board and Management are fully subject to control mechanisms that exist at three levels: • the programme -- The students are invited to anonymously evaluate the teaching staff and their courses in writing after each semester. • the university - The programme actively encourages its students to participate in the VUB’s internet base system of teacher evaluations, • the government - The Programme is reviewed by an external accreditation committee of the Flemish gov- ernment every five years. The renewal of the Programme’s accreditation in 2008 followed a very positive evaluation.

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EUROMASTER STREAMS The EuroMaster is divided into two streams, of which students choose one: 1.

European Politics and Social Integration (EPSI)

http://aiv.vub.ac.be/opaweb/index?page=onderwijsprogramma&omaNummer=790&doelgroep=TS&language=en 2.

Economic Integration (EI)

http://aiv.vub.ac.be/opaweb/index?page=onderwijsprogramma&omaNummer=789&doelgroep=TS&language=en Each stream has 5 SHARED Compulsory Courses: • • • • •

Institutional & Political Aspects of European Integration (Liberatore; Term 1) Theory of European Economic Integration (tbc; Term 1) The Rule of Law in the EU (Tanasescu; Term 2) Research Methods (Alfé, Terms 1 & 2) The EU and the Stakeholders of the Economy (Kalimo; Term 1)

EPSI Stream •5 SHARED Compulsory Courses •3 EPSI-specific courses: EU Foreign Policy (Hadfield, Terms 1 & 2) European Culture and Mentalities in Historical and Comparative Perspective (Scholliers, Term 1) Civil Society Representation and Diversity in the EU (Woodward, Term 2) • • •

All taught courses are 6 ECTS Research Methods (compulsory): 3 ECTS Master Thesis in European Integration and Development: 15 ECTS

EI Stream •5 SHARED Compulsory Courses •3 EI-specific courses: European Monetary Policy (Term 1, Van Hove) Competition Policy and State Aids (Hildebrand, Term 2) Regional Development (Mairate, Term 2) • • •

All taught courses are 6 ECTS Research Methods (compulsory): 3 ECTS Master Thesis in European Integration and Development: 15 ECTS

STAFF The EuroMaster teaching staff is a unique mixture of renowned EU scholars, and top level EU practitioners who together combine academic excellence with the latest practical insights on EU policy-making. The key to the EuroMaster is a concrete matching of conceptual and practical, theoretical and policy-based understandings of the EU. Drawn from across east and west Europe as well as North America, the EuroMaster faculty is international indeed, giving students a great opportunity to experience a range of different academic traditions.

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STUDENT INPUT Getting the Most Out of the EuroMaster Attendance Whether full-time or part-time, students need to commit keenly and whole-heartedly to EuroMaster. Evening classes, particularly taken in tandem with full- or part-time work, means some serious time management skills. Your EuroMaster requirements must come first, if you are to succeed in the degree. As a Master student, you are expected to attend all classes, visit the VUB library regularly, attend the IES’ own lecture series, and keep in contact with your professors, and in particular your thesis promoter (and co-promoter). You are required to prepare classes and read relevant materials so as to enable an active participation in class discussions. Your attendance and level of participation may be taken into account by both professors and the programme directors in the course assessments in assessing final marks and the deliberating on the degree. Protected course material Courses and course materials are for the exclusive personal use of the selected students. It is strictly prohibited to audio or video tape the lectures or to otherwise copy the course content or materials without the explicit written authorisation of the Professor concerned and the Director.

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Online Access to EuroMaster Info Students will receive information directly from the VUB regarding the EuroMaster; however all information related to the programme is also available from the comprehensive and frequently updated “EuroMaster Webapge” of the IES: http://www.ies.be/euromaster/ (including Programme Overview and Content):

 

Students are particularly encouraged to access the EuroMaster Student Portal (http://www.ies.be/euromaster/ students-portal) that includes access to the VUB’s online platform Pointcarre, webmail, VUB library access, the 2012-2013 VUB academic calendar, the specific EuroMaster timetables for terms 1 and 2, the Orietnation week schedule (24-28th September):

 

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EUROMASTER TIMETABLES The timetables for both EPSI and EI EuroMaster streams are available at the following URL: http://locus.vub.ac.be/20122013/studsetgrES_1213_Master_in_European_Integration_and_development_euromaster.html as well as on the IES EuroMaster webpage: http://www.ies.be/euromaster/students-portal Scheduling and Timetables All questions with regard to the scheduling of classes, exams, or other activities need to be directed to - Mr Peter Libert Peter.Libert@vub.ac.be (Tel: +32-2-6291324) - Ccing Programme Director Amelia Hadfield: Amelia.hadfield@vub.ac.be) The following screenshot shows you the method by which to select your timetable:

European Political and Social Integration Timetable 2012-2013: Autumn Term 2012 (Full-time)

 

 Locations for Term 1: Bottom left-hand side of the listed square: the letter represents the VUB building letter; the first number is the floor, the

final number is the room number.

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European Political and Social Integration Timetable 2012-2013: Spring Term 2013 (Full-time)

 

Economic Integration Timetable 2012-2013: Autumn Term 2012 (Full-time)

Locations for Term 1: Bottom left-hand side of the listed square: the letter represents the VUB building letter; the first number is the floor, the  final number is the room number.

Economic Integration Timetable 2012-2013: Spring Term 2013 (Full-time)

 

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TERM 1 ROOM LOCATIONS • • • • • • •

Theory of Economic Integration (Buts): G6.308 Stakeholders of the Economy (Kalimo): D2.10 European Monetary Policy (Van Hove): F.4.113 Institutional and Political Aspects of European Integration (Liberatore): B.0.31 European Culture and Mentalities (Scholliers): F5.206 European Foreign Policy (Hadfield): D.3.04 Research Methods (Alfé): E0.06

*Term 2 available on pointcarré as of December 2012*

PART-TIME STUDIES: EPSI YEAR 1 • • • • •

Institutional & Political Aspects of European Integration (Liberatore; Term 1) Theory of European Economic Integration (Buts; Term 1) The Rule of Law in the EU (Tanasescu; Term 2) Civil Society Representation & Diversity (Woodward, Term 2) The EU and the Stakeholders of the Economy (Kalimo; Term 1)

YEAR 2 • • • •

European Cultures (Scholliers, Term 1) EU Foreign Policy (Hadfield, Term 1 & 2) Research Methods (Alfé, Terms 1 & 2) 15,000 Word Thesis

PART-TIME STUDIES: EI YEAR 1 • • • • •

Institutional & Political Aspects of European Integration (Liberatore; Term 1) Theory of European Economic Integration (Buts; Term 1) The Rule of Law in the EU (Tanasescu; Term 2) The EU and the Stakeholders of the Economy (Kalimo; Term 1) Regional Development (Mairate, Term 2)

YEAR 2 • • • •

Competition Policy & State Aids (Hildebrand, Term 2) European Monetary Policy (Van Hove, Term 1) Research Methods (Alfé, Terms 1&2) 15,000 Word Thesis

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Research Methods: (Compulsory Course: 3 ECTS, 2 terms)1 The role of the Research Methods course (taught by Dr Manuela Alfé), is to substantively and practically support students in developing the tools and research methods needed to more strongly produce their thesis. All students require a clear idea of the tools and methodology that they will use in their thesis (theory-based, qualitative, quantitative, discourse analysis, comparative etc), and this is provided via the Research Methods course. Promoters and Co-Promoters should be aware that this 2-term OBLIGATORY course provides students with several key occasions to learn about generic research methods, and publicly present on the application (and justification) of the relevant method to THEIR thesis. They also need to firmly encourage their students to make the best possible use of the forms of written and oral assessment in the Research Methods course to refine and strengthen the question and structure of their thesis.

Autumn Term: Saturday, 10.00-13.00 Month October

Day (Saturday) 6th 13th 20th 27th

November

10th 17th

December

1st 8th

 

Spring Term: Thursdays, 18.00-21.00 Month

Day (Thursday)

February

21st

April

18th

 

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EuroMaster Modules and the VUB Online Learning Platform (Pointcarre)

Pointcarré is an e-learning platform used at the VUB, and online location for all electronic aspects of the EuroMaster   modules. It has the tools for exchanging course materials, organising group work, sending announcements and to make use of discussion forums. In short, it is an indispensable tool for studying. Available at: http://pointcarre.vub.ac.be To login: click login, login = your VUB-network user ID (for example: jsmith), your password = password of the VUB account) Problems? There is also a VUB Support Centre at the service of students, in case you have specific questions or problems. The Centre is situated at Building F, Floor 1 (just opposite of the Restaurant). The Centre is open every working day between 09:00-18:00 (Friday 9:00-16:00) Tel: 02/629 35 89. Helpdesk: icts@vub.ac.be EuroMaster Modules and Pointcarre All EuroMaster Modules are located on Pointcarre, the VUB’s online learning platform. The following screenshots indicate the ‘look’ of Pointcarre and the module content found there:

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Pointcarre

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Module Page

 

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Module Description & More

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Downloading Documents

 

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Keeping in Touch with your lecturer: ‘Announcements’

 

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Professor

Professor

Professor

Professor

Professor

Professor

Angela Liberatore

Irina Tanasescu

Harri Kalimo

Peter Scholliers

Alison Woodward

General CoDirector CoDirector IES Academic Director IES Executive Director Faculty Secretary IES Secretariat IES

Position

TEACHING Caroline Buts

Photis Schurmans

Marleen Van Impe

Marc Janssen

Anthony Antoine

Sebastian Oberthür

Marc Jegers

Amelia Hadfield

MANAGEMENT

Name

VUB

VUB

European Commission/VUB European Commission/VUB VUB/IES

VUB

IES

IES-VUB

VUB

IES

IES

VUB

VUB-IES

Affiliation

Harri.Kalimo@vub.ac.be

irina.tanasescu@vub.ac.be

aliberat@vub.ac.be

caroline.buts@vub.ac.be +32 2 629 13 99

Marc.Janssen@vub.ac.be +32(0)2/629.3600 Marleen.Van.Impe@vub.ac.be +32 2 614 8051 photis.schurmans@vub.ac.be

Anthony.Antoine@vub.ac.be

academic.director@ies.be

Marc.Jegers@vub.ac.be

Amelia.Hadfield@vub.ac.be

Contact

European Cultures and Mentalities in Historical and Comparative peter.scholliers@vub.ac.be Perspective Civil Society Representation and Diversity in the EU Alison.Woodward@vub.ac.be

The EU and the Stakeholders of the Economy

The Rule of Law in the EU

Institutional and Political Aspects of the European Integration

Theory of European Economic Integration

Fee Payment / Accounts Coordinator

Program Admissions

Student administration

Managerial support

Academic Support

Director, Economic Integration (EI)

Director, European Politics and Social Integration (EPSI)

Function

  WHO’S WHO IN THE EUROMASTER PROGRAMME

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Professor

Professor

Professor

Professor

Doris Hildebrand

Andrea Mairate

Leo Van Hove

Manuela Alfé

Professor

Peter Scholliers

Professor

Professor

Harri Kalimo

Amelia Hadfield

Professor

Irina Tanasescu

Professor

Professor

Angela Liberatore

Alison Woodward

Professor

IES Academic Director IES Executive Director Faculty Secretary IES Secretariat IES

TEACHING Caroline Buts

Photis Schurmans

Marleen Van Impe

Marc Janssen

Anthony Antoine

Sebastian Oberthür

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European Commission/VUB

European Commission/VUB VUB

Law Firm/VUB

IES/VUB

VUB

VUB

European Commission/VUB European Commission/VUB VUB/IES

VUB

IES

IES-VUB

VUB

IES

IES

Harri.Kalimo@vub.ac.be

irina.tanasescu@vub.ac.be

aliberat@vub.ac.be

caroline.buts@vub.ac.be +32 2 629 13 99

Marc.Janssen@vub.ac.be +32(0)2/629.3600 Marleen.Van.Impe@vub.ac.be +32 2 614 8051 photis.schurmans@vub.ac.be

Anthony.Antoine@vub.ac.be

academic.director@ies.be

Research Methods

European Monetary Policy

Regional Development

Competition Policy and State Aids

Multi-Level Governance in the EU

Manuela.ALFÉ@ec.europa.eu

Leo.Van.Hove@vub.ac.be

Andrea.Mairate@vub.ac.be

DHildebrand@ee-mc.com

amelia.hadfield@vub.ac.be

European Cultures and Mentalities in Historical and Comparative peter.scholliers@vub.ac.be Perspective Civil Society Representation and Diversity in the EU Alison.Woodward@vub.ac.be

The EU and the Stakeholders of the Economy

The Rule of Law in the EU

Institutional and Political Aspects of the European Integration

Theory of European Economic Integration

Fee Payment / Accounts Coordinator

Program Admissions

Student administration

Managerial support

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THESIS PROMOTERS & CO-PROMOTERS 1. Professor Leo Van Hove

SPECIALTY: Monetary policy in the eurozone (and elsewhere)

ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND CO-PROMOTER Pre-requisite: Students with a BA/Ma in Economics

• Is the foreign exchange market an efficient market? • Clearing of forex transactions • Coordination of fiscal policy in the eurozone: the SGP and beyond • Economic convergence between eurozone countries and the ‘one size fits all’-problem • How to control inflation in China? • How transparent should a central bank be?

 2. Professor Marc Jegers

SPECIALTY: Economics of competition and competition policy

ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND CO-PROMOTER

 Financial and Social Disclosure

 3. Dr Caroline Buts

SPECIALTY: Economic Integration  Economic aspects of convergence within the EU  Economic analysis of European defence policy  Sports economics  Effects of State aid

ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND CO-PROMOTER   Professor 4. Angela Liberatore

SPECIALTY: Citizenship in the EU n EU citizenship, legal basis and Treaty evolution n EU citizenship and policy making n Rights of citizens and non-citizens in the EU n Citizens’ initiative n Citizenship and democracy in the EU n Comparison with other experiences outside EU n EU Neighbourhood Policy (Southern and Eastern neighbourhoods) n ENP & Enlargement

ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND COPROMOTER 3 Students Maximum

5. Doris Hildebrand ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND CO-PROMOTER 4 students   6. Harri Kalimo

ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND CO-PROMOTER

SPECIALTY: EU Competition Policy AND EU State Aid  EU Governance  Eurozone Crisis  Competition between Member States  Funding, Approval, Management of state aid  Conditional approval  Negative decisions

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EU internal market EU interest representation EU environmental policy Information society

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7. Irina Tanasescu ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND/OR CO-PROMOTER

3 students   8. Alison Woodward ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND CO-PROMOTER

 Civil Society Representation and Diversity in the EU  EU and European Identity  Socialisation

4 students   9. Andrea Mairate Andrea.Mairate@ec.europa.eu ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND CO-PROMOTER 3 students

  10. Amelia Hadfield ROLE: MA PROMOTER AND CO-PROMOTER 4 Students   11. Peter Scholliers ROLE: MA COPROMOTER

SPECIALTY: The Rule of Law in the EU  EU Law  EU policy-making  EU decision making  EU institutions  The deliberative dimension of EU public consultation mechanisms  EU governance instruments and impact assessments

SPECIALTY: European Regional Development • Evaluation of structural policies • Evaluation of impact of structural policies on economic and social cohesion • Evaluation of impact of structural policies on macroeconomic and budgetary issues • Fevelopment of evaluation methodologies and tools • Dissemination of evaluation results to the Member States

SPECIALTY: EU Foreign Policy  European Neighborhood Policy  Eastern Partnership  EU-Russia Strategic Partnership  EU-Russia Energy Dialogue  European energy security  CFSP in evolution: Maastricht – Lisbon SPECIALTY: European Culture and Mentalities in Historical and Comparative Perspective  The history of the standard of living  European labor history  Wages and prices  Material culture  Industrial archaeology  The history of food

 

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THESIS PROMOTERS & CO-PROMOTERS

13. Professor Gustaaf Geeraerts <Gustaaf.Geeraerts@vub.ac.be>

SPECIALTY: EU-CHINA RELATIONS

14. Profesor Sebastian Oberthür <soberthu@vub.ac.be>

 European environmental/climate policy in an international context the role of the EU in international environmental/climate negotiations and agreements  EU implementation of international environmental/climate agreements  Sub-sectoral EU climate/environmental policies (including energy), etc.  Global environmental governance

 16. Dr Ilke Adams

Migration  Immigration policy  Immigrant integration policy  Europeanization of federal states

  17. Dr Alexander Mattelaer <Alexander.Mattelaer@vub.ac.be>

EU Foreign Policy:  European defence policy / NATO / CSDP  European integration & foreign policy  Conflict studies (general + Africa)

 

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CO-PROMOTERS

Richard Lewis (IES)

Migration Studies

richard.lewis@telenet.be

Dr Magdalena Sapala (IES Associate) magdalena@sapala.pl 4 Students Maximum

SPECIALTY: The EU cohesion policy and funds – how much, what for and how? • Principles, legal and institutional framework (e.g. Multi-level Governance and partnership in cohesion policy) • Economic justification and results • The future of cohesion policy after 2013 (e.g. the cohesion policy contributing to achievement of the Europe 2020) • Structural funds management process • The implementation of projects • Pre-accession funds (Instrument for PreAccession Assistance) • Monitoring and evaluation SPECIALTY: Budget of the EU • Institutional aspects, e.g.: o The role of the European Parliament o Democracy in budget procedures o Decision-making procedures (negotiations, adoption, management) o Budget and the EU priorities (The European Added Value, Europe 2020) o Transparency, monitoring and discharge (the role of the European Court of Auditors and the EP; fighting fraud) • Financial aspects, e.g.: o Reform of the own resources system (the issue of the EU tax) o Member States’ net positions (net contributors vs. beneficiaries; juste retour vs. solidarity) • Sectoral aspects (the role of the EU budget in energy policy, SMEs development, research policy) • The Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020 (development and evolution of the budget)

  Joanna Kaminska (IES Associate) Joanna.KAMINSKA@ec.europa.eu 3 students

 

SPECIALTY: European Union Foreign Policy  CFSP  Europeanization of foreign policies of EU MS  Foreign policies of EU MS  EU relations with Eastern neighbours  European energy security  European integration: theory and practice  EU integration and IR Theory  EU Decision-Making: European Commission

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CO-PROMOTERS Gosia Gorska

(European Commission) Malgorzata.Gorska@ec.europa.eu

 EU Common Foreign and Security Policy  European Convention on Human Rights/Human Rights  EU Enlargement  EU-UN Cooperation

 

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EUROMASTER THESIS Thesis Support • • • •

Manuela Alfé’s Introduction during Orientation Week Term 1 of Research Methods; Term 2 of Research Methods; VUB Support: E0.06, 10am-1pm.

SUPERVISION OF THESIS Length of the thesis The thesis should have the form of a scientific journal article and count 15,000 words, excluding footnotes, endnotes, annexes and the bibliography. It may deviate by only 500 words above or below the word 15,000 limits. If you deviate significantly from this limit you must ask permission from both the supervisor and the programmeme director, otherwise marks will be deducted. Structure of the thesis The thesis must have the following required elements: Cover page Abstract (500 words) Table of Contents Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Chapter 3 etc Final Chapter: Conclusions Bibliography (divided into primary, secondary and online sources) Annexes Cover Page The title page should include the following elements: a) Name of the university b) Academic year c) Title of the thesis seminar d) Name of the promoter/co-promoter e) Name of the author f) Title of the thesis g) Note at the bottom of the page: “Master Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master after Master in European Integration and Development” Abstract The abstract is a 500-word text that summarizes succinctly the key questions and findings of the thesis. Table of contents The table of contents must be placed right after the cover page. It contains the part titles, chapter titles and subheadings and must mirror them as they appear within the text. Try to formulate short and crisp titles. Chapter 1 Introduction The purpose of the introduction is to give the reader a clear idea about what is the point of the thesis, how you intend to argue that point, and why it is relevant to know. Apart from answering the classic questions—What, How, and Why—the introduction includes a brief road-map and delimitation of the thesis.

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Chapters In tandem with the supervisor, the author decides both the number of parts and chapters, although there must be clear in-build logic in the choices made. Chapters are the building blocs of the thesis. Each chapter deals with an aspect of the overarching question of the thesis. They must be coherent and logically solid in order to fit in the thesis as a whole. There must be a logical link and sense of progression between the different chapters in order to build a well-structured thesis. Chapters should be approximately the same length, and have the same conceptual ‘weight’ in order to ensure the flow and coherence of the thesis. Conclusions The purpose of the conclusion is to revisit and contrast the research question and the findings discussed in the analysis. In a first instance, the conclusion confronts the question with an answer and its theoretical and practical implications. The conclusion can also include speculations about the likely course of a development, suggestions for future research and/or policy recommendations. Bibliography and referencing All consulted material must be listed alphabetically in the bibliography at the end of the thesis. There are different ways to refer to sources: chose one and stick to it throughout the thesis. Preferably, use the Harvard author-year style. When referring inside the text: General rule: (name author(s), year of publication, page) Example: (Alvarez 2005, 50) When noting sources in the bibliography: Books:

Alvarez, José E (2005) International Organizations as Law-makers. Oxford, Oxford University Press, 660 p.

Articles: Moravcsik, Andrew (2000) “The Origin of Human Rights Regimes: Democratic Delegation in Postwar Europe”. International Organization. Vol. 54, No. 2, p. 217-252. Follow the same logic for other sources, such as newspaper articles, official documents etc. In you are unsure of how to refer to a particular source, ask your supervisor. Failure to acknowledge correctly the sources used to write the thesis can be seen as plagiarism. If confirmed, you risk being expelled from the university for academic fraud. Formatting requirements Language The thesis must be written in English. Page size and specification The thesis should be printed in standard paper size A4. With the exception of the title page, all pages must be numbered bottom-centered. Use Arab numbers, instead of roman ones. Font and spacing The thesis must be written in 12-point font. A single font must be used throughout the thesis, with the exception of footnotes or endnotes. The thesis should be 1.5-spaced. Single spacing may be used for block quotations or footnotes. Margins Use consistently the following margins: Margin left: 3.5 cm

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Margin right: 2.5. cm ORGANISATION OF SUPERVISION Promoters Each EuroMaster student must have a thesis supervisor, known at the VUB as a ‘promoter’. EuroMaster students operate with a promoter in the following 2 circumstances: - when the nature of the Research Question falls entirely within the expertise of the Promoter; - if the promoter feels that they alone can competently supervise the student given their expertise and supervising schedule. VUB promoters possess PhDs, are entitled to supervise at the Master level, including: - All EuroMaster professors teaching a course - Post-PhD VUB permanently within the POLI department - Post-PhD staff at the IES Co-promoters All promoters can also act as co-promoters, in conjunction with another promoter. Additionally, co-promoters not drawn from the above categories include individuals who possess PhDs and, have a formal association with the VUB and/or the IES (e.g. as a Senior Associate Fellow), provide ad hoc guest lecturers or training with the IES, but do not formally teach a course, as they are generally employed on a full- or part-time basis (e.g. with an EU institution, based in Brussels). Promoter & Co-Promoter ‘Team’ supervision: EuroMaster students operate with both a Promoter and a Co-Promoter in the following 2 circumstances: - when the nature of the Research Question falls beyond within the specific expertise of the Promoter and requires the academic expertise of a Co-Promoter - if Promoter feels that they alone cannot competently supervise the student given their own expertise and supervising schedule. Selecting a promoter and co-promoter The deadline for students to figure out a rough Research Question and formally have acceptance from a Promoter (and if necessary a Co-Promoter) is 1st December every year. Autumn Preparation Students are strongly advised to think swiftly and clearly from October onwards as to the Research Question suitable for their thesis. In early November Dr Hadfield circulates a ‘Table of Expertise’ (see above) designating the names, profiles and contact details of all Promoters and Co-promoters, which assists students in selecting their Promoter, or the ‘Pro-Co’ team (Promoter & Co-Promoter). Students use the month of November to contact, and preferably meet with Promoters to introduce themselves, and their proposed Research Question. Promoters then decide whether the student requires a single Promoter, or a ‘Pro-Co’ team. The student, in agreement with the Promoter and/or the ‘Pro-Co’, decides upon a topic, a deadline (May or July), and obtains the signature of the Promoter for the ‘Master Thesis Subject Approval’ Form. Promoter and Co-promoters are encouraged to require students to dedicate the Term break of December- January to preparing a bibliography, table of contents, 3-page overview and basic research on the Research Question. Spring Responsibilities Once the Term 1 exams are underway (mid-January to mid-February), students must contact the Promoter and/or Co-Promoter to update them on their research, their working schedule, anticipated outputs and foreseen difficulties. Thus February-May sees the student meeting with their Promoter or ‘Co-Pro’ team a minimum of once a month, and being in email contact a minimum of once every 2 weeks. Responsibilities for the Promoter -

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- Suggesting conceptual and practical frameworks and structures suitable for the Research Question. - Suggesting primary and secondary documents as necessary. - Ensuring clarity, logic, and high level analysis throughout. - Ensuring no unprofessional practices, from plagiarism to persistent tardiness or absence of writing take place. - Discusses / reviews proposed changes. - As appropriate, ensuring that the student meets with and understands the advice given from the Co-Pro moter clearly. - To remain in email contact with the Co-Promoter to ensure that both understand the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s require- ments and provide advice that is complementary, not conflictual in nature. - As agreed with the co-promoter, to review the complete draft of the thesis at least once before the final submission. Role as Co-Promoter: in cooperation with the Promoter - Reading and providing written and/or feedback to the student on a regular basis. - Suggesting conceptual and practical frameworks and structures suitable for the Research Question. - Suggesting primary and secondary documents as necessary. - Ensuring clarity, logic, and high-level analysis throughout. - Ensuring no unprofessional practices, from plagiarism to persistent tardiness or absence of writing take place. - Discusses / reviews proposed changes. - As appropriate, ensuring that the student meets with and understands the advice given from the Promoter clearly. - To remain in email contact with the Promoter to ensure that both understand the studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s requirements and provide advice that is complementary, not conflictual in nature. - As agreed with the promoter, to review the complete draft of the thesis at least once before the final sub mission. Evaluation, grading and jury For each thesis the supervisor prepares an evaluation report and sends it to the Faculty Secretariat. This report is made available to the student. The grade of the thesis is sent separately to the Faculty Secretariat. There is no oral defense foreseen. However, the supervisor might ask for an oral defense if there are doubts about the authorship of the thesis. As a general rule, the jury consists of the supervisor and a second reader who is designated by the faculty. In case a thesis is supervised by both a supervisor and a co-supervisor, then a third person must be chosen to complete the jury. Deadlines and Submission 30 November 2012: EuroMaster students must complete and submit the thesis selection form, stating their Research Question, and identifying both their promoter and co-promoter. There are two deadlines when the EuroMaster Thesis can be submitted: 1) 2)

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 (First session) Thursday, 25 July 2013 (Second session)

Students who fail to submit in either of these two sessions are afforded one final opportunity to submit, on Tuesday 17 December 2013, (in order to complete for February 2013 graduation), but in order to do so, must pay a second registration fee AND thesis fee of EUR 1250. Students are thus STRONGLY advised to aim for either the May or July submission date within their academic year of registration (or the subsequent year for part-time students).

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Thesis Submission The master’s thesis may be submitted on May 15 for the first session OR on July 25 for the second session of the academic year in which the student graduates. For students in final year in application of Article 32 wish to graduate at the end of the first examination period, the thesis must be submitted no later than December 17 to the faculty office. The student must submit four hard copies of the thesis to the IES Reception, Pleinlaan 5, 1st floor, c/o Hilde Vanderheyden (five copies if they have a co-supervisor). In addition they need to upload an electronic copy to the online Turnitin system. Thesis submission: - Four bound hard copies (five if you have a co-promoter) -

One Electronic submission through Turnitin

1. Website of Turnitin: https://turnitin.com/static/index.php 2. On the upper right-side “Create account” 3. Complete your personal information, choose for a student account 4. Enroll in the class “European Integration and Development 2012-2013”, class ID: to be provided by Marc Janssen (emailed to the whole EuroMaster cohort), and password “Euromaster”. 5. Submit your thesis by pressing “submit paper” 6. Please make sure you submit in the correct category e.g. “Master thesis December” if you are handing in in December 7. After the submission, you have to take a print-out of the confirmation (as prove of the online submission). You have to bring this print-out when you hand in your copies at the IES Secretariat, Pleinlaan 5, 1st floor, c/o Hilde Vanderheyden.

EXAMS, GRADING AND PLAGIARISM There are two exam periods in the first session, which take place at the end of the first (January) and of the second (June) semester. The second exam session (June) concludes with a deliberation and a public proclamation. For each course, marks are awarded on a basis of 20 points. To successfully complete the EuroMaster programmeme, the student must obtain an average of at least 50 percent (10/20) for each and every course. The awarded grades are provisional and indicative, and must be confirmed during the deliberation process, whereby the college of professors discuss and formalize the grades that have been awarded to each student. Once the final results of each student are confirmed they are subsequently made public during the proclamation. The individual grades are also sent by email to each student individually. If the student fails in the first exam session he/she has the right to participate in the second exam session. All marks of 10/20 and more, obtained during the first exam session will stand for the second exam session. If the student fails the Master Thesis in the first exam session, a new thesis on the same topic must be submitted by 25 July 2012. When the student fails the thesis in the second exam session and re-enrolls in the Master Programmeme, he/she will choose a new topic and make the necessary arrangements as to the supervision. As a general rule, professors receive the exam schedule and the list of students for each examination at least three weeks before the exam takes place. After the exam, the list of students with their exam grades is sent back to the Faculty Secretariat: Marc Janssen at marc.janssen@vub.ac.be & Tel: +32-2-629 36 00. Results and Graduation The results of exams are deliberated and proclaimed twice during the academic year. The first deliberation and proclamation of results takes place in July, at the conclusion of the first and second blocks of exams. The second one takes place in September, after the resit examination period.

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Marksheet Student marksheets are available after the proclamation at the Faculty secretariat (2C105). It will also be sent by email afterwards to your VUB email account. Please note that your marksheet is personal and will only be given to you in person. If somebody wants to collect it, this person needs a written authorization from you. Students can obtain their Graduation Certificate‚ from the registrar’s office after proclamation. (info@vub.ac.be or 02/629 20 10). The official diploma will be ready beginning November 2012; students are informed by email when they may pick it up from the Faculty secretariat. Re-Registration Students who fail to submit their thesis in the May (first) or July (second) submission deadlines will be required to re-register for the following academic year (€500 annual registration fee) AND pay the €50/ Study Point fee in order to retake the required modules and to submit the thesis. The cost for submitting the thesis in the following academic year is substantial: €500 + €50 x 15 ECTS (the thesis) = €1,250. Students who have failed key exams and/or modules may be required to repeat a course, which may entail re-registration. (With the exception of the Research Methods module (3 Study Points), all other EuroMaster modules are 6 Study Points. Repeating a 6 Study Point course would thus entail a fee of €500 + €50 x 6 = €800.) Students who fail their exams in the First Session (e.g. Exam session January + June) can resit the exams of the courses they failed in 2nd session (August - September). If students do not succeed in passing the the second session of exams (August-September), they must enroll again for next academic year, and pay the tuition fee accordingly, as well as the per Study Point cost of each module to be repeated. Students who submit their Master thesis in May and fail, can only submit the thesis for 2nd session (deadline July 25), and don’t have to pay for second session. Students needing to re-enroll must contact Marleen Van Impe of the EuroMaster Secretariat: . . . . .

Tel : +32-2-6148051 Fax : +32-2-6148050 E-mail : Marleen.Van.Impe@vub.ac.be Campus : 1050 Elsene Room : Pleinlaan 5, -1

Access to VUB Electronic Journals The VUB-library provides a very useful service of off campus access to e-sources via EZproxy, which can be found at: http://www.vub.ac.be/cgi-bin/ezlogin. After identification (your VUBnet username and password) and authentication you will get access to the licensed information source.

 

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http://www.vub.ac.be/BIBLIO/ubwebsite_database_subj.htm

  VUB On-campus parking Students can make use of the parking space in the VUB-campus. To enter the campus you need to register your car number plate. To register your number plate, please go to staff intranet: http://intranet.vub.ac.be/ Once inside, you need to click on ‘Registratie nummerplaat ‘ (bottom, right). Then you can add your license plate.

  New from 2012 Student representative: in October, the students must elect from amongst themselves two Student Representative for the Programme’s main decision-making body, the Academic Board (‘EuroMaster Board’), one representing the 20122013 full-time students, the other representing the part-time students 2012-2014. Both student representatives will keep in regular communication with the Prof. Dr. Amelia Hadfield, Programme Director. This enables student suggestions about the content and organisation of the EuroMaster to be heard and taken into account at any time. In addition, the Alumni President of the preceding year (2011-2012) will also join the EuroMaster Board, when it convenes.

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EXAM REGULATIONS In what follows you will find a number of relevant provisions from the exam regulation of the faculty Examination Regulations 2012-2013. Chapter II: ORGANISATION OF EXAMS Article 3 (division of the academic year and exam procedures)
 §1 An academic year is divided into two semesters, followed by the summer holidays and the resit examination period: Week 18 – 20: first examination period: first block of exams Week 39 – 42: first examination period: second block of exams plus period in which examiners’ meetings take place Week 49 – 52: resit examination period and resit examiners’ meetings Article 4 (tests or interim exams)
 §1 Tests may only be held during the first block of exams of the first examination period for year-spanning course units which form part of the first year of a full-time standard learning path in a Bachelor’s programme. §2 The faculties shall determine the necessary procedure guidelines in their supplementary faculty examination regulations. §3 The manner in which the test results are incorporated in the end results for the course unit in question shall be included in the course unit content description. Article 5 (number of exam opportunities)
 §1 Students are entitled to two exam opportunities for each course unit for which they are enrolled. In view of the nature of a course unit the number of exam opportunities (also at the exam unit level, if need be) may be limited to one. This shall be indicated in the course unit content description. §2 Under no circumstances may students present themselves more than twice for the same exams or exam units in the course of one academic year. Article 5 (number of exam opportunities)
 §1 Students are entitled to two exam opportunities for each course unit for which they are enrolled. In view of the nature of a course unit the number of exam opportunities (also at the exam unit level, if need be) may be limited to one. This shall be indicated in the course unit content description. §2 Under no circumstances may students present themselves more than twice for the same exams or exam units in the course of one academic year. Article 7 (resitting exams) 
 Exams taken in the first block of exams of the examination period may not be resat until the resit examination period.
 Article 8 (scheduling of exams)
 §1 Exams may not be scheduled on Sundays or on public or academic holidays. 
 §2 No exams or tests may be held outside the periods specified in article 3§1. Article 9 (exam schedule)
 §1 The exam schedule for both the first and second blocks of exams of the examination period must be posted a minimum of four weeks before the exams on the official notice boards and/or communicated by email at students’ VUB email addresses. For the resit examination period this term is reduced to a minimum of two weeks. CHAPTER IV: TAKING EXAMS Article 11 (taking exams)
 §1 Students shall only be permitted to take exams if they are properly enrolled for the academic year concerned. CHAPTER V: EXAM PROCEEDINGS Article 13 (force majeure)
 §1 Students shall observe strictly the timetable and location set for an examination. In the event of circumstances beyond their control students may ask for an exam to be rescheduled, provided that the necessary proof can be pro-

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duced.
Any incidence of Force Majeure and a request to re-schedule the exam as a result thereof, must be reported by the student in writing by e-mail to the lecturer and faculty secretariat at the latest on the day of the exam. To this end the student must duly and correctly complete the appropriate form. The various faculties shall indicate in their faculty regulations where the form can be obtained.
Original documentation to substantiate Force Majeure shall be submitted to the faculty secretariat within three calendar days of the exam date and, where applicable, at the latest on the day of the exam in the new exam regulations. In cases of “force majeure” during the first block of exams of the examination period where it is not possible to reschedule an exam during the same exam period, the Dean may decide in extraordinary circumstances and on the basis of the evidence submitted, to extend the period of the first block of exams or to grant permission to sit exams in the course units concerned during the second block of exams of the examination period. §2 The examiner shall decide whether a re-scheduled exam is organisationally possible and in the event of a positive decision shall set a new exam schedule. The decision shall be reported to the student within 3 calendar days of receipt of the request to re-schedule the exam. §2 Examiners shall observe strictly the timetable and location set for an examination.
In cases of examiner absence and where examiners fail to send notice of their absence the exam schedule is cancelled upon completion of a onehour waiting period. Students shall report these circumstances without delay to the Dean who, without prejudice to the provisions of article 9 § 4 and following consultation with the students concerned, shall draw up a new exam schedule. Article 14 (medical certificates) In the event that the substantiation document as outlined in article 13 is a medical certificate it must be noted that the following medical certificates shall not be accepted: - Incomplete certificates or certificates containing contradictory information; - “Dixit” certificates (a “dixit” certificate is a doctor’s certificate based on a patient’s health claim rather than a medical examination or diagnosis);
 - “Post factum” certificates (which are issued after an illness or when the medical consequences of an accident are no longer apparent). A medical certificate shall be issued on the first day of an illness or accident. Article 15 (examiner replacement) 
§1 An exam is held by the lecturer responsible for a course unit or by the person who as a replacement lecturer has taught the course unit in question in that particular year. The examiner shall keep an attendance list of all the students who have taken an exam with him. §2 In the event of circumstances beyond his control or legitimate cause for his absence, an examiner may address a request to the Dean, stating full reasons, to be wholly or partially relieved of his assignment as an examiner.
In consultation with the Chairman of the Examination Board the Dean shall submit a proposal to the Rector nominating a replacement examiner, a senior academic staff member (“ZAP”) or a doctoral assistant. Article 17 (exam format)
 §1 Exams are either oral or written. §2 Students shall be given educationally adequate feedback upon their request. Students are entitled to feedback on their test and written exam results from the end of the exam period to five days after the formal announcement of results at the most (expiry date). Article 19 (failure to report or termination of participation) If a student fails to report for an examination period or ceases participation he shall inform the Faculty Administrative Secretary in writing and without delay who shall subsequently inform the Chairman and members of the examination board. Article 20 (irregularities)
 §1 In the event that an examiner suspects a student of having committed an irregularity during a test, exam or other form of assessment, the academic staff member shall report this to the Dean in writing and without delay. When an examiner, or other individual with supervisory authority, notes that a student is involved in irregular activities during

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an exam, they will inform the student accordingly and may interrupt the current examination of the student in question, where applicable following confiscation of the contested material and previously produced copy.

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Faculteit Economische, Sociale en Politieke Wetenschappen en Solvay Business School Pleinlaan 2 1050 Brussel EuroMaster Thesis Subject Approval Form Master of Science in European Integration and Development Deadline: Friday 30 November at the Faculty ES secretariat (Building C, 2nd floor Room 2C105) Student First Name (please print): _________________________________________________________________ Student Surname Name (please print): _________________________________________________________________ EuroMaster Specialization: ô&#x20AC;&#x201E;ż Economic Integration ô&#x20AC;&#x201E;ż European Politics & Social Integration Proposed EuroMaster Thesis Subject : _________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________ Name, Date and Signature of Thesis Promoter (to be filled out as agreed with your promoter): _________________________________________________________________ Name, Date and Signature of Thesis Co-Promoter (to be filled out as agreed with your co-promoter) as necessary: _________________________________________________________________ To be signed by the student: I am aware of the regulations concerning plagiarism and the sanctions linked to Plagiarism, as per Chapter VI of the Faculty ES examination regulations, VUB Student Signature: ______________________________________________________ Date: _______________________


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EUROMASTER KEY DATES 2012-2013 • • • • • • • • •

EuroMaster Orientation Week: 24-28 September, 2013 Location: IES 1 October, 11:00-12:00: VUB Information Session for English-speaking/international VUB stu dents (part of the student ‘Kick Off Week’ organised by the Department of Student and Alumni Relations (SAR) Location: tbc November 2012: Meet with proposed promoter / co-promoter to agree supervisory team and thesis topic (2013 for part-time students beginning 2012) Location: IES, or promoter’s place of work. 1 December 2012: Deadline for students to hand in their thesis research question form to VUB ES Secretariat, signed by promoter, co-promoter and student (2013 for part-time students be- ginning 2012) (see appendix) Mid-January to mid-February: Exam session for Term 1 modules May 2013: 1st of two thesis submission deadline (2014 for part-time students beginning 2012) June: Exam session for Term 2 modules / resits for Term 1 modules July 2013: 2nd of two thesis submission deadline (2014 for part-time students beginning 2012) August: Exam resits for Term 2 modules

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VUB ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2012-2013 Week 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21

From Till 17/09/12 23/09/12 24/09/12 30/09/12 01/10/12 07/10/12 08/10/12 14/10/12 15/10/12 21/10/12 22/10/12 28/10/12 29/10/12 04/11/12 05/11/12 11/11/12 12/11/12 18/11/12 19/11/12 25/11/12 26/11/12 02/12/12 03/12/12 09/12/12 10/12/12 16/12/12 17/12/12 23/12/12

Activities No courses this week ** Welcome week for first year students Mon 24/09/12 Start of courses Tue 25/09/12 Academic Opening (3 pm)

Thu 01/11/12 Fri 02/11/12 Sun 11/11/12

Bank holiday Academic holiday Bank holiday

Tue 20/11/12

Academic Holiday, Verhaegen commemoration

Winter holiday from 24/12/12 until 06/01/13 07/01/13 13/01/13 14/01/13 20/01/13 21/01/13 27/01/13 28/01/13 03/02/13 04/02/13 10/02/13

Week for studying* Mon 14/01/13

Start first semester exams

Mon Closing 1st semester exams for all 04/02/13 faculties No courses this week **

 

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11/02/13 17/02/13 18/02/13 24/02/13 25/02/13 03/03/13 04/03/13 10/03/13 11/03/13 17/03/13 18/03/13 24/03/13 25/03/13 31/03/13

Start classes second semester Start teacher evaluation 1st semester

Sun 31/03/13

Bank holiday

Spring holiday from 01/04/13 until 14/04/13 15/04/13 21/04/13 22/04/13 28/04/13 29/04/13 05/05/13 06/05/13 12/05/13 13/05/13 19/05/13 20/05/13 26/05/13 27/05/13 02/06/13 03/06/13 09/06/13 10/06/13 16/06/13 17/06/13 23/06/13 24/06/13 30/06/13 01/07/13 07/07/13

Wed 01/05/13

Bank holiday

Thu 09/05/13

Bank holiday

Mon 20/05/13

Bank holiday

Tue 28/05/13 Dies Natalis VUB Week for studying* Week for studying* Mon 10/06/13 Start exams second semester

Sat 06/07/13 Closing exams 2nd semester for all faculties END SECOND SEMESTER Start teacher evaluation 2nd semester Summer holiday from 08/07/13 until 18/08/13

* No courses during this period. Students have time to prepare for the exams. The personnel remains available for students. ** No exams, courses or other obligatory activities for students. This week is used for administrative tasks and deliberations. Except for BRUFACE-students.

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KEEPING IN TOUCH AND ALUMNI EuroMaster graduates are typically employed by a wide range of international organisations and European institutions. Of the non-European graduates, many return to their countries of origin where they have taken up middle to higher positions in, for example, universities and research institutes, Ministries, as well as corporations, law firms and consulting companies. On the other hand, many graduates from EU Member States stay in Brussels to work for the European institutions or consultancy firms in the area. When interviewed, EuroMaster graduates invariably indicate that the EuroMaster represented a positive turning point in their private and professional lives. The legacy of this highly qualified staff is one of the key reasons for the high level of applications received each year. The contact between the Master Programme and its alumni is actively encouraged. The IES keeps an alumni database. The EuroMaster alumni receive the IES newsletter and are regularly invited to attend EuroMaster lectures, other alumni events, and ‘reunion cafés’.

Keeping in Contact Facebook group:

IES Twitter:

http://www.facebook.com/groups/164963863587986/

https://twitter.com/IES_Brussels

IES Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/IESBrussels

EuroMaster Alumni 2010 - 2011 President: Stella Willborn 2011 - 2012 President: Eileen Larkin “As a European civil servant I have benefitted immensely from the Master in European Integration and Development. The two year part –time evening class option made it possible to combine effectively work and study. The modules covered in this comprehensive programme gave me valuable insights into the functioning of the EU institutions and its policies and enabled me to make connections with my everyday working environment. I particularly appreciated the high quality EU foreign affairs module. I would highly recommend this masters to civil servants working for the institutions who are looking for a comprehensive and up-to-date masters to enhance their knowledge of the many facets of EU integration and/or in preparation for Administator (AD) competitions.”

EuroMaster Alumni LinkedIn group: http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=4182514&trk=hb_side_g

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