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Dec
1
Tue
What Role for the European Parliament in the COVID-19 Crisis? @ Zoom
Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

The COVID-19 crisis poses a particular problem for parliamentary democracy: internally, the European Parliament needs to adapt to a sudden process of digitalisation and remote participation; externally, the crisis disrupts legislative processes and the capacity to shape policy. Therefore, the COVID-19 crisis is a test to the institutional resilience of the European Parliament and its capacity to play a relevant role. This webinar offers an opportunity to discuss how the digitalisation of the EP has affected internal procedures and the role of different actors – from MEPs to EP staff. It also offers an opportunity to reflect about how the lockdown has shifted the position of the EP in the inter-institutional triangle and how it might affect its parliamentary role in the long term. This is particularly important in view of the upcoming Conference on the Future of Europe.

Co-Chairs: Ariadna Ripoll Servent and Alfredo de Feo

Speakers:

Klaus Welle – Secretary General of the European Parliament

Jan Olbrycht  – Member of the European Parliament, European People’s Party, Poland, co-rapporteur for the Multiannual Financial Framework for the years 2021 to 2027

Adrienne Héritier – Emeritus Professor, EUI

Olivier Rozenberg – Associate Professor, Science Po Paris

This event will be online. Registered participants will receive the meeting ID and password on the day of the event.

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Dec
2
Wed
Political Entrepreneurs: The Rise of Challenger Parties in Europe • Catherine E. De Vries and Sara Hobolt @ Zoom
Dec 2 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

A Book Presentation organised in the framework of the European Governance & Politics Programme Seminar Series.

Challenger parties are on the rise in Europe, exemplified by the likes of Podemos in Spain, the National Rally in France, the Alternative for Germany, or the Brexit Party in Great Britain. Like disruptive entrepreneurs, these parties offer new policies and defy the dominance of established party brands. In the face of these challenges and a more volatile electorate, mainstream parties are losing their grip on power. In their recent book, Catherine De Vries and Sara Hobolt explore why some challenger parties are so successful and what mainstream parties can do to confront these political entrepreneurs. Drawing analogies with how firms compete, De Vries and Hobolt demonstrate that political change is as much about the ability of challenger parties to innovate as it is about the inability of dominant parties to respond.

SpeakersProf Catherine E. De Vries and Prof Sara Hobolt

ChairProf Daniele Caramani

The Zoom link and password will be circulated to registered participants on the day of the event.

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Dec
16
Wed
Towards a segmented European political order: The European Union’s post-crises conundrum • John Erik Fossum & Jozef Bátora @ Zoom
Dec 16 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

A Book Presentation organised in the framework of the Seminar Series of the European Governance and Politics Programme.

The book is directed at the debate on the European Union (EU)’s present and future development. It takes as its point of departure how the range of crises and challenges over the last decade have transformed the EU and relates those findings to the discussion of an increasingly differentiated EU. It argues that the post-crises EU shows clear signs of becoming a segmented political order with in-built biases and constraints. The book spells out the key features of such an order in ideational and structural terms and shows how it more concretely manifests itself in the EU’s institutional and constitutional make-up and in how member states constrain and condition EU action.

Speakers: Prof John Erik Fossum and Prof Jozef Bátora

Chair: Prof Daniele Caramani

The Zoom link and password will be circulated to registered participants on the day of the event.

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Jan
27
Wed
EGPP Seminar Series: Research Seminar with Diane Stone
Jan 27 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Programme coming soon.

The EGPP hosts a Seminar Series fortnightly on Wednesdays at 12.30-2pm in Villa Schifanoia or in Badia Fiesolana. The series covers the following types of seminars:

For more information see the events webpage here.

Feb
10
Wed
EGPP Seminar Series: Research Seminar
Feb 10 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Programme coming soon.

Speakers: Claire Dunlop, Jonathan Kamkhaji, Claudio Radaelli & Gaia Taffoni

The EGPP hosts a Seminar Series fortnightly on Wednesdays at 12.30-2pm in Villa Schifanoia or in Badia Fiesolana. The series covers the following types of seminars:

For more information see the events webpage here.

Feb
25
Thu
2020 Annual Conference ‘Europe’s Changing Political System and Issue Space. What Lessons from the 2019 European Elections?’ @ Sala Teatro, EUI
Feb 25 @ 9:00 am – Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm

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