This year, the Utrecht School of Governance (USG) celebrates its tenth anniversary. As part of the festive programme which has been taking place throughout 2010, the USG will hold a conference synthesising past interests and achievements of the department, while also looking into future fields of research. All of this will take place on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 November of this year, under the suitable and multi-interpretable name of “Public Matters”.
From 24-26 June, two of our project’s team members, prof. Deirdre Curtin and dr. Gijs Jan Brandsma, will be attending the 5th Pan-European Conference on EU Politics in Porto, Portugal. This conference is co-hosted by the University of Oporto and the University Fernando Pessoa and discusses research progress in a wide array of policy- and politics-related subjects in the context of the EU. Prof. Curtin and and dr. Brandsma will here be presenting some of the progress made by the Open Government in the EU project.