Conversations for the Future of Europe 2020

A series of events tackling major EU challenges taking place from February to May 2020

Conversations on the Future of Europe 2020Objective: To guide the steps of the European Union and to mobilise its citizens so as to make policy change possible, it is not sufficient to analyse the past and criticise the present. It is necessary to develop concrete proposals for a better future and to subject them to critical multidisciplinary discussion. The Conversations for the Future of Europe aim to contribute to such discussion. The focus of our Conversations will be to consider concrete and politically feasible projects which may guide the future development of the Union. A concern for political applicability, however, is compatible with creativity and boldness. Indeed, it may require it.

Format: Each Conversation will focus on one issue manifesting as a major challenge to the EU. The issue will be briefly introduced by one or two speakers, presenting a brief proposal for how to address this challenge. Presentations will be followed by comments from one or two discussants after which, there will be a general discussion.

Output: The aim of the Conversations is to facilitate debate and inspire far-sighted, creative ideas for how to address current policy problems.

11 February 2020
The Future of Inequality in Europe
Conversations for the Future of Europe – 2020 #1
@ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

14 April 2020
Addressing the European Solidarity Crisis through Education
Conversations for the Future of Europe – 2020 #2
@ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

21 April 2020
A jump into the unknown: Exploring possibilities for the EU’s future relationship with the UK
Conversations for the Future of Europe – 2020 #3
@ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

28 April 2020
Constitutional Design of the European Union: Getting Rid of the Unanimity Rule
Conversations for the Future of Europe – 2020 #4 
@ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

4 May 2020
EU-level Instruments of Direct Democracy
Conversations for the Future of Europe – 2020 #5 
@ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

12 May 2020
“Whatever it takes”? How to move ahead in post-crisis Europe
Conversations for the Future of Europe – 2020 #6
@ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia

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Conversations for the Future of Europe events’ series 2019.

Conversations for the Future of Europe 2019