December 5th, Antoaneta Dimitrova associated with the Institute of Public Administration, was one of the main guests at the conference "25 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain". The conference was held by the European Commission and European the Economic and Social Committee to mark the historic event of the of the fall of the Berlin wall and the Iron Curtain.
The G.A. van Poeljeprijs is presented yearly by the Dutch Society for Public Administration for the best dissertation of the previous year. The jury has selected three dissertations for the shortlist from a total of 16 theses defended in 2013. The winner is Toon Kerkhoff.
On Thursday October 30th Brendan Carroll successfully defended his PhD dissertation entitled: "Adaptation, Discretion, and the Application of EU Animal Welfare Legislation".