19 Mar 2018

Foresight on Differentiated Integration: A debate with practitioners and academics

From 15:30 till 17:30
Room G

Dijver, Bruges campus
Dijver 11
8000 Bruges

Dijver, Bruges campus

On Monday 19 March 2018, the European General Studies programme in collaboration and with the support of the Swiss Mission to the EU, organises a roundtable on "Foresight on Differentiated Integration: A debate with practitioners and academics".

The purpose of the roundtable is to discuss which of the different scenarios for the future of the EU include differentiated integration options and how the notion of differentiation relates to the very future of the EU in relation to institutional aspects, the organisation of the internal market, the euro, the relation with applicant countries, neighbours and third countries, the rights of citizens and a number of other important aspects.

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  • 15.30:  Welcome and introduction by Dr Luis BOUZA, College of Europe, and Mr Emmanuel BICHET, Mission of Switzerland to the EU;
  • 15.40- 16.15:  Keynote Speech by Ambassador Prof. Dr Michael AMBÜHL, Head of Chair of Negotiation and Conflict Management at ETH Zurich;
  • 16.15-17.00:  Panel comments and debate with Prof. Dr Frank SCHIMMELFENNIG, Professor of European Politics ETH Zurich; Dr. Pol MORILLAS, Senior Researcher for Europe CIDOB Barcelona; and Ms Kristel VAN DER ELST, CEO of The Global Foresight Group. Moderated by Dr Luis BOUZA, College of Europe;
  • 17.00-17.30:  Questions and debate with the public.

Contact person: Luis BOUZA

This conference is open to the public, but registration is required before Friday 16 March 2018, at 17.00. 

Related events: 

21 November 2017: Panel debate "Voluntary Return Policy as a Tool for Migration Management: Exchange of Best Practices
23 November 2017: Workshop "The Swiss Experience with EU Market Access: Lessons for Brexit"
25 January 2018: Conference “The EU’s ‘Privileged Partnerships’ with its Neighbours: An Institutional Perspective"

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