Dr Xosé Uxío Rey of the European Veterinary Federation gave us some first hand insights about the role of interest groups in EU policy making at Universidade da Coruña's summer school on The future of the European Union 3: in search of peace and prosperity.
On 12 May I gave a lecture on human capital policy in the European Union entitled 'Building Europe's Human Capital' at the University of Suceava (Romania). The lecture was part of a two-week intensive course funded by the European Union's education programme, which brings together students from Romania, Slovakia, Germany, Italy and Spain.
On 22 May 2013 I gave a lecture on the Economics of Education to graduate students of the Faculty of Economics and Public Administration of the 'Stefan cel Mare' University of Suceava. The lecture dealt with information asymmetry and the adverse selection of Erasmus students.
On 20 May I gave a second lecture on Population Policy at the University of Suceava. This time I focused on population policies based on economic incentives to motherhood and immigration. Students came from 6 different countries.
On 16 May 2013 Diego Varela gave a lecture on Population Policy to graduate students of Social Policy at the 'Alexandru Ioan Cuza' University of Iasi. This is the oldest university in Romania, and one of the leading universities in the country. My lecture covered the main types of population policies, from those based on restrictions to contraception and abortion, to those based on economic incentives to motherhood or immigration.
On 14 May 2013 I gave a lecture on Population Policy at the University of Suceava, covering an introduction to population policy, as well as a number of topics related to population policies based on restrictions to contraception and abortion, including avoidance and evasion, and exemptions from these restrictions.