The MFF and EU Policies 2021-2027: The EU towards 2030 @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – Oct 18 @ 6:00 pm

LogoIn this crucial period of the future of the European project, the definition of the financial and political priorities after 2020 will be one of the major challenges of the EU Institutions and the Governments of the Member States.
The outgoing Commission has left its legacy of proposals to renew the Multiannual financial framework (MFF) for the period after 2021 and all the EU legislation with a financial impact. Some consider the legislative package presented by the Commission a step towards a more ambitious reform, while others deem that the proposals are only a cosmetic change in the continuity of the past.
The Workshop, organised by the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, will take place after the new Commission and the new Parliament have taken office.
The aim of the workshop is to assess which policy options could contribute to shape the EU policies for the next decade.
The outcome will constitute a source of inspiration not only for the stakeholders during the negotiations but also after the approval of the package for those who are interested in renewing the EU policies as part of the relaunching of the European project.



Eastern Europe 30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall @ Sala del Capitolo, Badia Fiesolana
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – Nov 9 @ 6:00 pm

30 years after the Fall of the Berlin Wall, there is widespread disillusionment with the outcomes of the transformation in the East. Public distrust in democratic institutions and political leaders, perception of widespread corruption, limited economic and social convergence with the West, and recurrent East-West conflicts attest to this. Consequently, political liberalism and European integration are being contested; economic nationalism has re-emerged, and historical memories are being re-written to idealise Europe’s dark 1920s and 1930s. However, disillusionment has varied across countries and over time.
The conference seeks to confront the hopes raised in the early years of transformation with the outcomes 30 years later.


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