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The Simone Veil Centre's Cultural & Academic Events

Alongside its research activities, CSEPS is also active in bringing to life various of cultural and academic events, with the aim of enriching it's students, as well as the rest of BGU's students' academic and cultural experience during their studies. These activities range from workshops and conferences, through cinema and 'knowledge on the bar' evenings, to outdoor tours exploring the European context in Israel.


International Conferences and Workshops 

Cultural Events

HIghlights of last years' events (2015 - 2016 Academic Year) - 

The conference, in association with the Department of Politics and Government at Ben Gurion University, the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Tel Aviv - Yaffo Academic College, aims to bring together young researchers with a special interest in European politics and society. 

Tuesday, 31 May, 2016

Visit by the Swedish Ambassador to Israel

H.E. Carl Magnus Nesser will visit CSEPS for a talk about diplomacy

Monday, May 16, 2016

Europe Day!

On Monday the 16th of May, The Centre for the Study of European Politics and Society at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev held their Europe Day celebrations! The day began with a European embassy fair in which many embassies showcased the various options that they offer for studying in their country. Hundreds of students came to ask questions and inquire about studying in Europe. The day continued with a "Round Table" event in which six different Ambassadors and Deputy Ambassadors, including the Head of the EU Delegation H.E. Lars Faaborg Andersen, met with small groups of students for insightful discussions. H.E. Andersen also presented the prizes to the winners of the photography contest "Imagine, Discover, Explore" in which participants had been asked to send in photographs that they took during trips to Europe. Click here to see the pictures that capture the events

Monday, May 16, 2016

As part of the Europe Day celebrations, participants were invited to enter their best European photographs and stand the chance of winning a prize worth over 400 NIS! Click here to see the photographs that were in the competition. Which one is your favourite?

Wednesday, 13 April, 2016

The Politics behind the Eurovision

Israel's most experienced Eurovision publicist shared his fascinating stories of what really goes on backstage at Europe's most prestigious singing competition

3-7 April, 2016

"Uneasy Neighbours" International Seminar

Young European researchers from Germany, Poland and Greece participated in a seminar aimed at presenting certain aspects of Europe's neighbourhood policies while offering the chance to view Israel as a fascinating case study. The seminar invloved the student's presenting their research, international guest speakers and visits to Eastern Jerusalem, Nachal Oz, Ein Ovdat and more.

Wednesday, 9 March, 2016

International Women's Day

The event began with a fascinating lecture on the subject of "Women's Rights Today" and was followed by the screening of the movie "Suffragettes"

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Previous Events (2014-2015 Academic Year) - 

We are marking the International World Pride with a lecture by Atalia Israeli-Nevo and the screening of the movie "Pride".

The conference is part of CSEPS' Europe Day which would be preceded by the Embassies & exchange students' fair and followed by the BGU UN Model.

Monday, May 18, 13:30-18:45

Europe Day!

We are celebrating Europe Day with an Embassies & Exchange students' fair, an International conference dedicated to the "Contribution of Minorities to the EU", and with our Yourope Photos contest!

Monday, May 11, 07:30-16:45

European Traces in Israel - The Battle of Beer-Sheva in WW1

A day tour in the old city of Beer-Sheva, tracing the 'Great Flanking' and the remaiders of the battles that took place in the area during World War 1.

A lecture from Prof. Ovidiu Ivancu on the construction of Romanian identity, from the fall of Communism to the accession to the European Union. 

Sunday, April 26, 13:00

The Third International Comics Conference - Antisemitism and Hatred of the Other in Caricatures and Comics.

The conference will host academics, artists and media figures to deal with antisemitism, racism and hatred of 'the other' in caricatures. In association with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Israeli Cartoon Museum. 

Monday, April 13, 21:00

Cinema Europe - The Counterfeiters (Marking Holocaust Memorial Day)

A lecture from Prof. Renee Poznanski, head of the cathedra for Holocausrt studies at the department of Politics and Government- On the French colective memory of it's past, and the screening of the movie "The Counterfeiters".

A lecture from Dr. Yizhak Chen on alcohol an the European Middle-Ages and group tasting of traditional European beverages.  

The perceptions, the work and the life of a foreign freelance journalist in the midst of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. A talk with the juralist Jan Franke

A discourse conference at the Israeli Cartoon Museum, following the Charlie-Hebdo events.  

A tour to the Israeli Foreign Ministry and a talk with the Polish Ambassador to Israel. 

The nature of the European media coverage during times of crisis. 
A talkwith journalist Eldad Beck.

Israeli-German relations, has anything changed?
A talk with the journalist Eldad Beck.

A day tour, Tracing the European roots in the city of Ramla and meeting the Irish Ambassador in Israel.

A talk with Dr. Sharon Pardo about Europe and it's relation with it's immigrants and the screening of the French movie "Serial (Bad) Weddings". 

The mix of Nationalism, Football and Immigration in Europe. A talk with Dr. Ido Nevo.

A talk with Michael Mertes, former Secretary of State and Political Advisor of the German Chansellor- on the European Spring and the German reunification, and the screening of the movies "Goodbye Lenin"

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