What is Left of European democracy?

RECON concluding conference


Oslo, 25-26 November 2011

Venues: Ingeniørenes Hus, Kronprinsens gate 17 (Friday) and Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26 (Saturday)

RECON events

RECON’s concluding conference discusses key findings from the 5-year long project (2007-2011), which has focused on the conditions for democracy in Europe. The greater, more overarching implications that this collective research effort has generated will be discerned at this academic conference. But due attention will also be paid to the most pressing issue currently facing the EU, namely the financial crisis. The first part of the conference is thus devoted to discerning the main lessons from the financial crisis and the likely implications for the EU.

 

Conference summary and photos

 

Practical information (hotel accommodation, conference venues, restaurants etc.)

The conference is open to everyone, but only a limited number of places are available. There is no conference fee.

 

Prior to this academic conference, on Thursday 24 November, RECON will organise the half-day outreach event 'Europe's Democratic Challenge', to be opened by Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs Jonas Gahr Støre. RECON's findings will be presented at Litteraturhuset to a broad audience a s part of the University of Oslo's 200 years celebration.

  

Programme (download pdf)

 

Friday, 25 November 2011



08:30
Registration and coffee
09:00
Welcome

Erik O. Eriksen, RECON Scientific Coordinator, ARENA, University of Oslo
Angela Liberatore, European Commission, DG Research (tbc)

 

Europe in the time of crisis

09:15

Political and normative limits to regional integration: Rethinking the European project after the crisis of the monetary union (paper)
Giandomenico Majone, European University Institute, Florence

10:00

Discussant
Cathrine Holst, ARENA, University of Oslo

10:20

Prepared comment
Stefan Collignon, Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies, Pisa

10:40

11:00

Coffee break

Europe in crisis - what type of crisis is this? (paper) (more elaborated version in Spanish)
Pedro Teixeira, European Central Bank

Discussant
Michelle Everson, Birkbeck, University of London
 

11:45
12:30

Discussion

Lunch


RECON findings and discussion I

13:30

Problems of compound representation after Lisbon? (paper)
Christopher Lord, ARENA, University of Oslo

Discussant: Carlos Closa, Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), Madrid

14:30

The politicization of Europe: Trend or episode? (paper)
Hans-Jörg Trenz, ARENA, University of Oslo/University of Copenhagen
Paul Statham, University of Bristol

Discussant: Cathleen Kantner, University of Stuttgart

15:30

16:00

Coffee break

European identity in flux? The EU and Turkey (paper)
Meltem Müftüler-Bac, Sabanci University, Istanbul

Discussant: Helene Sjursen, ARENA, University of Oslo

 

19:00

20:00 

Guided tour of the Oslo Opera House (limited number of places available upon registration)

Dinner at Argent Fine Dining, Opera House 

 

Saturday, 26 November 2011


08:30 

Registration and coffee

 


RECON findings and discussion II

09:00

Deliberating difference: Gender and EU decision-making (paper)
Sara Clavero, Queen's University Belfast

Discussant: Anne Maria Holli, University of Helsinki

10:00

Parliaments in European security politics (paper)
Wolfgang Wagner, Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

Discussant: Christopher Lord, ARENA, University of Oslo

11:00

11:30

Coffee break 

The future of integration through law (paper)
Christian Joerges, ZERP, University of Bremen

Discussant: Inger Johanne Sand, University of Oslo
 

12:30

Lunch
 

13:30

Panel debate: The future of European democracy

Introduction, Erik O. Eriksen and John Erik Fossum, ARENA, University of Oslo

Prepared comment, Hauke Brunkhorst, University of Flensburg

Panel participants

Ben Crum, VU University Amsterdam
Rainer Forst, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt a/Main
Yvonne Galligan, Queen’s University Belfast
Agnès Hubert, European Commission, Bureau of European Policy Advisers
Helene Sjursen, ARENA, University of Oslo

15:30

16:00-18:00

Coffee break

Parallel work package sessions 

WP sessions:

WP 1 - Theoretical Framework
WP 4 - Justice, Democracy and Gender
WP 8 - Identity Formation and Enlargement 

 

19:00

Dinner at Kunstnernes Hus Bar og Restaurant

 

 


 

The conference is organised by RECON coordinator ARENA - Centre for European Studies at the University of Oslo.  

For more information, please contact Marit Eldholm: marit.eldholm(at)arena.uio.no