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Where is Europe Headed? And Who Decides?

28 februari 2024, 19:30–27 maart 2024, 21:30
Student Services Centre, Bonnefantenstraat 2, Maastricht Laatste wijziging: 29 januari 2024, 16:03

In June, Europeans will take to the polls to elect their representatives in the European Parliament. Nationalist sentiments may be rife, but the themes that are likely to feature in the upcoming European elections are more prescient than ever. What will be the future of the Green Deal, how should the EU operate in an increasingly insecure geopolitical environment and how should the arduous question of migration be dealt with?

The answers to these questions will determine the future of European member states, as well as that of Europe as a whole. However, the democratic structure of Europe is one of a kind. This means that at the European level, it is not always clear where the power is located. We should therefore ask ourselves: who decides on the future of Europe?

In this lecture series, we explore the most pressing issues faced by Europe today. We will examine the EU’s history, current affairs and possible futures. Each week, a renowned expert will shed light on the EU’s role in their field, and on how European elections are likely to shape its course in years to come.

The individual lectures
1. Introduction on the EU and its Institutions: How Democratic is the EU? (Van Zon / 28 Feb)
2. Migration (De Haas / 6 Mar)
3. Climate: Can the EU Lead the Fight Against Climate Change? (Prins / 13 Mar)
4. Geopolitical Europe (Vanhoonacker / 20 Mar)
5. The European Economy in a New Era of Superpower Rivalry (Tordoir / 27 Mar)

Cost of the whole series
UM students €10 / UM employees and students from other schools €25 / Others €50

You can register here


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