Debates on the future of Europe 2017-2018
Crisis of the European political and economic governance, Brexit and breakaway tendencies of federated states and regions on nation –states culminating in the case of Catalonia, nationalist populist governments in EU member states, the refugee crisis, the rise of extreme right-wing and Islamic terrorism as well as islamophobia, a shift in the US foreign policy under President Trump.
The challenges the European Union faces are many and great, as great as the worry among its citizens for its future. How can the European project gain a new dynamic while preserving its cohesion? How can the united Europe continue to materialize the promise it gave 60 years ago with its founding declaration, to provide for prosperity, peace and freedom for all its citizens? How can it protect and deepen the model of liberal democracy now under fire? How can Europe play a pivotal role in peaceful settlement of international disputes, become a more open and hospitable continent?
These matters will be discussed and evaluated in depth within the auspices of the series of lectures and seminars “Debates on the future of Europe” jointly organized by Heinrich Boell Foundation Greece, the Jean Monnet Chair on European Constitutional Law & Culture of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki as well as the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Macedonia.
We call upon scientists whose works and publications look for paths and suggest solutions to the democratic evolution of the European Union. The invited scientists will give a public lecture and will participate in a 3-hour seminar, with a limited number of participants and especially academic researchers and graduate students who work on European issues through various viewpoints, sciences and Faculties.
Subject: Democratization in the framework of the multilevel European governance
Lecture & Debate
Monday, 23/10/2017 19:00, Lecture Hall, Thessaloniki Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Tsimiski 29
Keynote Speaker: Professor Ulrike Liebert, Jean Monnet Centre of the University of Bremen
- Ioannis Papadopoulos, Associate Professor Department of International & European Studies, University of Macedonia
- Despoina Anagnostopoulou, Associate Professor Department of International & European Studies University of Macedonia
- Giorgos Andreou, Assistant Professor Faculty of Political Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
- Lina Papadopoulou, Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Moderation: Olga Drossou, Heinrich Boell Foundation Greece
The speech and the interventions will be in English coupled with simultaneous interpretation in Greek.
Tuesday, 24.10.2017 16:00-19:00, Conference Room, Faculty of Law, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Room 319, 3rd floor
In continuation of the public debate, a 3-hour seminar is organized where the speakers of the previous day will provide their input. A limited number of academics, researchers, and graduate students working on European issues through various viewpoints, sciences and Faculties will participate.
The seminar will be in English with no interpretation provided.
Expression of interest with a CV up to the 16 of October at the Heinrich Boell Foundation Greece:
Τ: 2310 28 28 29
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