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Dissemination AGORA Forum & Final Conference

08:30 - 19:00
Université libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

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The final GEM-STONES conference and AGORA Forum brought together the project’s 15 ERS, partner organisations, senior academics, experts and policy-makers to discuss and disseminate key results of the project. The EU-funded Early Stages Researchers had a chance to present key findings of their individual research, while joint research efforts were highlighted at public panels organised around publications by the project’s four Work Packages.

You can find below more information about the conference’s activities, with a full program here (PDF).


Keynote by Prof. Michael Zürn

In collaboration with GEM-STONES, a public academic keynote was hosted at the Royal Academy of Science, Letters and Fine Arts of Belgium. The keynote was organised as part of the Academy’s series of lectures on “Rencontres internationales: Visions du Monde/Reading the complexity of the World”.

Thursday 5th of March 2020, 18:00-20:00

  • 30 Years after the Fall of the Wall: Germany, Europe and Global Governance” By Professor Michael Zürn, Director of the Research Unit Global Governance at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)

Location: Auditorium Albert II, Palais des Academies. Rue Ducale 1, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. A reception will be hosted at the Academy after the keynote. Please register online here

Book Presentations

Parallel panels were organised around four edited volumes to be published within the framework of the GEM-STONES programme. The panels were chaired by one of the books’ editors, with participation by contributors as well as experts external to the book.

Friday 6th of March 2020, 9:15 – 10:30

  • Supranational Governance at Stake. The EU’s External Competencies caught between Complexity and Fragmentation More
  • Global Networks and European Actors. Navigating and Managing Complexity More

Friday 6th of March 2020, 10:45 – 12:00

  • Unraveling Ties? The Unintended Consequences of Interregionalism More
  • Framing Power Europe? EU External Action on Democracy and Human Rights in a Competitive World More

Location: Insitut d’études Européennes of the ULB. 39 Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Coffee and tea will be offered before and between the panels. Please register online here.

Concluding Panel

Friday 6th of March 2020, 18:00-19:30

  • “Global Health Governance, the EU and the unfolding Coronavirus Crisis”
  • With Prof. Véronique Dimier (ULB), Prof. Marius Gilbert (ULB) and Dr. Sameea Ahmed Hassim (EHESS)

Location: Insitut d’études Européennes of the ULB. 39 Avenue Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1050 Brussels, Belgium. Refreshments will be offered before the panel. Please register online here.

During the event, IEE-ULB staff and/or external providers will take photographs and film participants and speakers. These photos and videos may be used to promote the IEE. For more information, do not hesitate to check the ULB’s page on the protection of private data.


This project receives funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement No 722826.