THESEUS Conference 2010

    Entering the New Decade: New Challenges and Priorities of the EU under the Hungarian Council Presidency

    TEPSA-IWE-THESEUS: Hungarian Pre-Presidency Conference

    Budapest 02/12 - 03/12/2010


    With the upcoming Hungarian Council presidency starting in January 2011, the Institute for World Economics, the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and THESEUS organised the pre-presidency conference in cooperation with the European Commission, which took place in Budapest on 2nd and 3rd December 2010.


    The conference contributed to a multidisciplinary, transeuropean and informed debate on key issues and provides the opportunity to interact with EU policy makers in defining priorities. This conferencewas dedicated to the most important issues on the EU agenda during the Hungarian Council presidency as well as to the Hungarian priorities for the six-month period following January 1, 2011. The related topics were discussed in an international circle by involving decision-makers, civil servants, researchers, professors and representatives of the civil society from Hungary and from all over Europe.


    Award Ceremony 

    In the evening of 2nd December 2010 THESEUS has remitted the Awards for Outstanding and Promising Research on European Integration 2010. The first THESEUS Award for Outstanding Research on European Integration has been discerned to Professor Helen Wallace from the London School of Economics. She has been selected for her outstanding academic record in the field of European integration. Her work contributed substantially to the progress of the state of the art. The award which is endowed with 5000 EUR has been remitted by Alfred Grosser.

    This year’s THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration has been discerned to Virginie Van Ingelgom (Université catholique de Louvain) and Mareike Kleine (London School of Economics). The award distinguishes excellent pieces of research by a junior researcher in the field of European integration, which analyses an ongoing challenge for the European Union and its member states. The award is endowed with 3000 EUR.



    Conference report

    Award speech by Helen Wallace