A differentiated future for the European Union?: InDivEU final conference @ Fondation Universitaire
Dec 2 @ 9:15 am – Dec 3 @ 4:30 pm
In this conference, academics and EU practitioners will discuss the causes and consequences of Differentiated Integration and its application in concrete policy areas

The Trans European Policy Studies Association, the European University Institute and ETH Zürich are organising the concluding conference of the Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU) project coordinated by Brigid Laffan (EUI) and Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich). The event will bring together leading European academics and EU practitioners to discuss Differentiated Integration as one of the possible scenarios for the Future of Europe. We will discuss the causes and consequences of differentiated integration, its application in concrete policy areas such as the EMU and the EU’s relations with neighbouring countries, member states’ integration preferences, as well as policy and regulatory alternatives to differentiated integration.

The conference will take place in Brussels (Fondation Universitaire, Rue d’Egmont 11) and be livestreamed. You can register to attend the on-site event or to follow the livestreaming before 21 November – please find the programme as well as more information on how to register here.

Theories of the contemporary divide in Western society @ Online
Dec 15 @ 2:30 pm – Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm
A conference organised by Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks

How do influential approaches in political science shed light on the contemporary political divide in Western societies? This conference asks prominent researchers to probe the power and limitations of a key theory/approach for explaining political polarization in Western societies.

The conference will take place over three afternoons, with five plenary sessions each devoted to a particular theoretical perspective.
Day 1: Cleavage Theory (Liesbet Hooghe and Gary Marks); Political Economy (Torben Iversen and David Soskice).
Day 2: The Politics of Space (Catherine De Vries); Social Identity Theory (Leonie Huddy).
Day 3: Worldview Politics (Marc Hetherington and Caroline Lancaster).
Each session is introduced by the author(s) followed by two commentaries. We then open to discussion from the floor.


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