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TARN lecture at ARENA, University of Oslo, 30 May 2017
Sara Connolly and Hussein Kassim presented a paper ‘One civil service or many’  -- this paper compared the backgrounds and beliefs of staff working at the GSC and the European Commission.

Publication of the final report, 17 May 2017
The Secretary General of the Council published ‘Understanding the EU Civil Service: The General Secretariat of the Council’ and its statistical appendices on 17 May 2017. The report, authored by Sara Connolly, Hussein Kassim, and Francesca Vantaggiato, addressed the main themes covered in the research and was written for an internal audience. The research will inform a series of conference papers and publications.

The European Union Studies Association Conference, 4-6 May 2017
The third presentation of work based on the research – Francesca Vantaggiato, Sara Connolly and Hussein Kassim ‘Putting silos to the test. The case of the EU civil service’ -- was made at this major international gathering of EU scholars.

Presentation, SAIS Europe, Johns Hopkins, Bologna, 13 March 2017
At the kind invitation of Erik Jones, we presented ‘One EU Civil Service or Many?’, comparing the background demographics and values of personnel from the Commission and the GSC as a special guest lecture.

Presentation, UCD, 15 February 2017
At the kind invitation of Niamh Hardiman, Hussein Kassim presented ‘One EU Civil Service or Many?’, which compares the background demographics and values of personnel from the Commission and the GSC, to the School of Politics and International Relations research seminar.

Presentation of findings to staff, 17 January 2017

Professors Hussein Kassim and Sara Connolly discussed the overall findings of their research at an open meeting of Council Secretariat staff in the Justus Lipsius building on 17 January 2017. Their presentation was followed by a lively Q&A. The event was attended by 300 members of staff and livestreamed to a further 500 at their desks.