The second networking workshop of OpenEUdebate was meant to be celebrated in April 27-28 2020 at SNSPA in Bucharest to gather academics, journalists and practitioners in 5 panels and representatives of civil society, EU institutions and politics in the plenary; as well as writers, diplomats and general public. The event had to be cancelled due to the COVID19 crisis and lockdowns. Instead, the events were moved to an online format and the COVID19 crisis was turned into a real-time case study on the politics of the fragmented public sphere.
Europe after coronavirus podcast series
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.
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