Upcoming events

May
25
Wed
Energy Dependence and Transition. EGPP Special Seminar series on Ukraine and Europe @ Sala del Capitolio, Badia and Zoom
May 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join Ilaria Conti who will discuss the strong dependence of many European countries on Russian gas and oil exports.
Given the strong dependence of many European countries on Russian gas and oil exports, the war in Ukraine has created fundamentally new conditions for the European energy policy leading to calls and first steps (such as the scrapping of the North Stream 2 pipeline) to reduce this dependence. The seminar addresses dependence issues, as well as debates on the impact of the war to the transition to renewable energy sources, the redirection of trade from Russia to other providers, and the role of nuclear power (with potential divisive effects both between and within member-states).
Jun
8
Wed
Security politics and European defense. Special Seminar series on Ukraine and Europe @ Sala Triaria, Villa Schifanoia and online
Jun 8 @ 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Join Stephanie Hofmann for another of the EGPP special series on the Ukraine crisis
EU and NATO member states have made big announcements after the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Some who are not members of NATO, debate whether to join the military alliance. Others declare a significant increase in their defense budget and yet others again, who had opted out of the EU’s security policy, now will hold a referendum to join it. And the EU has converted institutional structures to provide lethal weapons to Ukraine. In this session, we will discuss these initiatives and asses what kind of change they signify and to what possible effect.