Conversations for the Future of Europe
Speaker: Miguel Maduro
Discussants: Jakob Kepeller & Mattias Kumm
Conversations for the Future of Europe feature one speaker and two discussants and will take place on Zoom.
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Conversations for the Future of Europe 2021
To guide the steps of the European Union and to mobilize its citizens so as tomake such steps possible, it is not enough to analyse the past and criticize the present. It is crucial to concoct concrete proposals for a better future and to subject them to a no-nonsense, multidisciplinary discussion. The conversations for the future of Europe aim to contribute to such a discussion.
A concern for concreteness and political feasibility should be present throughout, the aim being, as in Robert Schuman’s 1950 declaration, “des réalisations concrètes” rather than vague dreams. However, this should not prevent us from bearing in mind Max Weber’s warning at the end of
Politik als Beruf : Certainly all historical experience confirms the truth that man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible. A concern for feasibility is compatible with boldness. Indeed, it may require it.
Organised by the Swiss Chair with the Embassy of Switzerland in Italy and the Istituto Svizzero
Building on the insights of Professor Kreis’ book ‘Why Italy Was For Europe: On the History of the 1989 Advisory Referendum’ a roundtable discussion on the role of referenda in the European unification process.
What is the role of referenda in the advancement of the European unification process? Why do some EU member states employ them to decide about EU matters whereas others do not? Focusing on the case of Italy and its oft-neglected 1989 ‘Referendum for Europe, Professor Georg Kreis (University of Basel) delves into these questions in his last book titled ‘Why Italy Was For Europe: On the History of the 1989 Advisory Referendum’ (Publisher: Schwabe Verlag, Basel, 2021).
The event will start with a brief address by the Swiss Ambassador in Rome, the Honorable Rita Adam. The discussion will be moderated by Elias Dinas, Swiss Chair in Federalism, Democracy and International Governance.
The Swiss Chair – joint chair of the EUI Department of Social and Political Sciences and the Robert Schuman Centre – organises this event with the Embassy of Switzerland in Italy and the Istituto Svizzero, in collaboration with the European Governance and Politics Programme of the Robert Schuman Centre and the Cluster on Democracy in the 21st century.
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Ambassador Rita Adam (Swiss Embassy in Rome)
Prof. Georg Kreis (University of Basel (CH))
Francesca Piazza (Segretario della Commissione Affari esteri e comunitari della Camera dei deputati)
Prof. Daniele Caramani (European Governance and Politics Programme – EUI)
Prof. Lucy Riall (EUI – HEC)
Policy shift, legal engineering, and institutional transformation?
For this week’s EGPP Seminar Series, Prof. Bruno de Witte will discuss the Next Generation EU recovery plan as a major shift in EU economic policy, away from austerity and controls of national fiscal policy, towards the creation of a fiscal capacity at the European level through massive borrowing on the financial markets.
The adoption by the European Union of an economic recovery plan, amounting to 750 billion euro in direct subsidies and loans for all its member states, had the great merit of restoring confidence in the EU’s capacity to act in the face of major external challenges. The recovery plan (also known as Next Generation EU) is a major shift in EU economic policy, away from austerity and controls of national fiscal policy, towards the creation of a fiscal capacity at the European level through massive borrowing on the financial markets. The adoption of the programme required creative legal engineering, to exploit the available legal bases for EU action and comply with the legal constraints on EU public finances. Whether the recovery plan also causes a deep institutional transformation of the European Union, as is sometimes argued, is far less certain.
The presentation will be based on an article by the author that is forthcoming on 1 June in Common Market Law Review 2021, nr 3.
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Speaker: Bruno de Witte
Chair: Daniele Caramani
EGPP Seminar Series: Research Seminar
Speaker: Pierre Schlosser
More information coming soon.
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- InDivEU Stakeholder Forum VI | Spain on 2 February 2021
- InDivEU Stakeholder Forum V | Finland on 28 January 2021
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- Political Consequences of the Great Recession – Key Results of the POLCON Project, research seminar on 18 November 2020
- InDivEU Stakeholder Forum III | Netherlands on 5 November 2020
- Postfunctionalism Reversed: Solidarity and Rebordering During the Corona-crisis, research seminar on 4 November 2020
- InDivEU Stakeholder Forum II | Slovakia on 29 October 2020
- Europe’s Cold War Relations. The EC Towards a Global Role, book presentation on 23 October 2020
- Itinera Europea: Four Scenarios and their Plausibility, research seminar on 21 October 2020
- InDivEU Stakeholder Forum | Poland on 19 October 2020
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- (1) Failing Forward in Eastern Enlargement (2) EU Identity and the Limits of the Common Security and Defense Policy, EU Studies Group on 30 September 2020
- The Future of EU Unemployment Insurance: An Ethical Perspective, Conversations for the Future of Europe on 17 June 2020
- Integrating Diversity in the European Union, InDivEU project mid-term conference on 11-12 June 2020
- Constitutional Design of the European Union: Getting Rid of the Unanimity Rule, Conversations for the Future of Europe on 3 june 2020
- The Future of Direct Democratic Voting in the EU, Conversations for the Future of Europe on 22 May 2020
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- Addressing the European Solidarity Crisis through Education, Conversations for the Future of Europe on 14 April 2020
- A Differentiated Europe Facing Brexit – What Can We Learn from ‘the Norway Model’?, presentation on 24 February 2020
- The Future of Inequality in Europe, Conversations for the Future of Europe on 11 February 2020
- Eastern Europe 30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, conference on 8 November 2019
- The MFF and EU Policies 2021-2027: The EU towards 2030, workshop on 17 October 2019
- The State of the Union after the Juncker Years, EUI in Brussels event on 10 October 2019
- Europe in the New World (Dis)order, lecture on 5 September 2019
- Conversations for the Future of Europe: 5. Differentiated Integration, discussion on 4 June 2019
- ECPR 50th Anniversary: European Political Science at 50, workshop on 3-4 June 2019
- Bordering Europe, workshop on 30 May 2019
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- The Effects of Multilevel Governance, conference on 23-24 May 2019
- Conversations for the Future of Europe: 4. The Future of Social Policy: Can Social Investment provide the basis for a European Social Union?, discussion on 30 April 2019
- Differentiated Integration as a Fair Scheme of Cooperation, workshop on 15 March 2019
- Recasting the Welfare State 20 Years Later, conference on 14-15 March 2019
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- Germany and European (Dis?)Integration, book launch on 1 February 2019
- Democratic Backsliding and Public Administration, Workshop on 31 January 2019
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- NORFACE Welfare State Futures Programme Final Conference, conference held at the EUI on 24-25 May 2018
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- 2017: Europe’s Bumper Year of Elections, EGPP launch conference held at the EUI on 8-9 March 2018
- The Referendum Challenge to the European Union, conference held at the EUI on 25-26 January 2018