Deliberative fora on the Future of the EU
The Conference on the Future of Europe is an initiative that seeks a new agreement on the future of European democracy by engaging a two-year inter-institutional discussion and a citizens debate during 2020–2022. According to both the Parliament and the Commission’s timeline, the Conference is to be launched the 9th May 2020 (in the 70th anniversary of the Schuman Declaration), with a view to completion thereof by summer 2022. This blog will be updated with news related with the Conference on the future of Europe. The aim of this is to have all the information of this Conference gathered and updated to engage a discussion.
Europe after coronavirus
A series of ten podcasts by the Jean Monnet OpenEUdebate network. Each podcast features debates among experts from academia, civil society and politics on the effect of the pandemic on different scenarios for the future of the European Union.
This podcast series has been made with the financial support of the European Union Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The podcasts only reflect the views of the speakers and the Commission and the Agency cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.
The increasing references to European values in politicised debates about Europe has been a novelty during the past decade, that has now been normalised. However, what does this say about the future of Europe? Do Europeans have a common understanding of what European values mean in practice?
Some governments in the EU have used the COVID-19 as a way to implement policies that have been criticised as authoritarian and undemocratic. Has the EU played a constructive role in making sure that EU values are respected across its member states?
Listen to the debate with:
Oriane Calligaro, Associate Professor at the European School of Political and Social Sciences, Lille.
Miriam Lexmann, Member of the European Parliament, from Slovak party KDH, in the European People’s Party.
Elisabetta Nadalutti, Post-doctoral researcher at the Université Grenoble Alpes.
Moderation: Carlos Carnicero Urabayen.
Technical production and edition: Franco Delle Donne.
An OpenEUpodcast produced by Agenda Pública.
Stay tuned to find out more on these scenarios and visit openeudebate.eu or connect on Twitter or Facebook to follow up the debates and find out on next activities.
After the failure of the European Council, a dynamic compromise between Germany/The Netherlands and the 8 states advocating «coronabonds» is urgently needed.
23.03.2020. Pau Torres Menéndez, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid