The European Commission has set the priority to eliminate barriers that prevent Europe from fully reaping the benefits of the internet and digital technologies. As the Commission itself has stated, online barriers mean citizens miss out on goods and services, internet companies and start-ups have their horizons limited, and businesses and governments see immense foregone benefits in terms of competitiveness and productivity. The Competition Policy and High-Tech Markets course serves for participants to understand how competition policy can be an effective tool to further the objective of a Digital Single Market in the European Union, promoting competitive markets, fostering innovation and generally enhancing market efficiency to the benefits of European consumers. Lugar de celebración: Campus Colegio de Europa en Brujas. [+]

Understanding how the law governs business practices that may restrict competition in economic markets through private and public enforcement and analyzing how competition law can curb anticompetitive activities and facilitate free competition, are the raisons d’être of this training programme. The College’s EU Competition Law training programme provides its participants with a deep understanding of the latest developments on EU competition law and the essential tools necessary to master legal complexities and overcome challenges at work. Through detailed case studies and in-depth economic and legal analysis, this interactive programme aims at providing professionals with an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of EU competition law, focusing on practical aspects as well as substantive law. Lugar de celebración: Campus Colegio de Europa en Brujas. [+]

The aim of the seminar is to offer railway related organizations an annual seminar of two weeks on the latest developments within the railway sector on European level. Participants get the unique opportunity to work for two weeks in an international environment, to set up a network among colleagues from all European countries and think about the changes within their sector, as well on national as on international level. They get the opportunity to confront the changes they are working out at home with the solutions others have given to the same problems in the various European countries. Lugar de celebración: Campus Colegio de Europa en Brujas. [+]

This two-week executive training course wishes to embrace the logic of the Energy Union, thus putting energy consumers – i.e. businesses and households – at the centre of European energy systems and policy-making. The training course will therefore give participants the opportunity to analyse the current EU energy policies, governance and the basics of the energy mix, before delving into the various dimensions of the EU Energy Union: from energy efficiency and renewables, to the single energy market, and research, innovation and competitiveness. Additionally, wider energy policy concerns will be tackled, such as climate change,  energy security and the geopolitics of energy. The interactive lectures will be complemented with study visits, simulation games and case studies. By the end of the course, participants will have a full understanding of the different aspects to take into consideration when approaching the topic of energy and will possess the tools to be able to grasp and address the complex challenges ahead. The programme is the result of a complementary collaboration between the College of Europe, InnoEnergy and EDF, which brings together academic excellence, innovation, and private sector perspectives. Lugar de celebración: Campus Colegio de Europa en Brujas. [+]

The Intensive Seminar on the European Union is a three-, two- or one-week training programme providing professionals with in-depth knowledge and practical skills on EU decision-making and policies. Participants can choose between three different programmes, depending on their prior level and experience on EU affairs. The three programmes focus on the latest developments of the EU and are practice-oriented; the seminar aims to improve participants’ professional skills and performance when working on EU affairs. Lugar de celebración: Campus Colegio de Europa en Brujas. [+]

Domingo, 21 Marzo 2010 11:18

El despertar

Brujas,  21 de marzo de 2009.

La luz del sol, aún esquiva y distante, comienza a intuirse. La temperatura creciente se aleja ligeramente de los cero grados. El agua de los canales por donde los cisnes se deslizan a diario adquiere de nuevo su estado líquido. La vegetación desnuda de calles, plazas y parques deja ver sutilmente el tránsito a un nuevo ciclo; el despertar de una nueva primavera.

Vivo en la ciudad intacta. De centro de  intereses económicos y políticos de la región en el medievo al olvido del hombre durante los siglos de la modernidad y el desarrollo por un mero accidente geográfico que la hizo inaccesible y eterna. Vivo en la ciudad mística,  donde la niebla y el silencio suavizan y esconden la presencia de catedrales e iglesias, donde el sonido de sus campanas se funde con el de los carruajes de caballos  y el timbre de las bicicletas.

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