Fifteenth anniversary of the Jean Monnet Summer School on EU Policy Making

5 Jul 2018 12:00
5 Jul 2018 13:30

On occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Jean Monnet Summer School on European Union Policy Making, the Institute for European Studies of the Vrije Universiteit Brussels, the Diplomatische Akademie Wien-Vienna School of International Studies and the University of Vienna invite you to a keynote lecture in Brussels and a policy debate in Vienna.

Thursday 5 July, 12:00-13:30

  • Keynote lecture: Where are you going Europe and how will you get there?

In May 2017, the European Commission published a White Paper on the Future of Europe. The question of where Europe is headed (‘Quo vadis Europa?’) is high on the political agenda. Against the background of the White Paper and recent political speeches, Prof. Christine Neuhold will deliver a keynote lecture probing into different scenarios where Europe might be going in the future. She will reflect in particular on implications for democratic legitimacy and EU policy.

  • Lecturer: Christine Neuhold 

Professor of Political Science at Maastricht University. Since September 2015, she is Head of the Department of Political Science. Her research focuses on issues of accountability within networked systems of governance.

Venue: The keynote will take place on the premises of the Institute for European Studies, Pleinlaan 5, floor -1.

To attend the event in Brussels, registration is necessary.

Tuesday 10 July, 17:00-18:30

  • Policy debate: The European Union as a strong global actor?

In July 2018, Austria takes over the Presidency of the Council of the EU. The motto of the presidency is ‘A Europe that protects'. In the old centre of diplomacy in Europe, a panel of experts will reflect on the Austrian presidency’s priorities for the months ahead, focusing in particular on the EU’s positioning as a global power.

Opening remarks / Welcome:

  • Werner Neudeck, Professor of International Economics, Diplomatische Akademie Wien-Vienna School of International Studies

Moderator:

  • Paul Schmidt, Secretary General at the Austrian Society for European Politics

Panelists:

  • Rachel Johnston-White, Postdoctoral Fellow at Department of Contemporary History, Diplomatische Akademie Wien-Vienna School of International Studies
  • Gregor Schusterschitz, Austrian Ambassador to Luxembourg, Austrian Brexit-Delegate

  • Karel De Gucht, President of the Board at the Institute for European Studies, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Venue: The policy debate will take place on the premises of the Diplomatische Akademie Wien-Vienna School of International Studies, Favoritenstrße 15a, 1040, Vienna.

To attend the event in Vienna, you can register via the following link.
More information about our summer school can be found here.