RECON Midterm Conference

RECON events

Prague, 9-10 October 2009

 

Venue: Hotel Diplomat, Prague

Organisers:

 

Institute of Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

 

ARENA - Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo


RECON’s midterm conference in Prague will aim at engaging participants in a constructive discussion on the theoretical models underlying the project, as well as taking stock of RECON’s research halfway through the project. The first day of the conference will be devoted to one keynote speech on each of the three RECON models, as well as one roundtable on each model to allow for more in-depth discussions on the models and on preliminary findings from the project. The broader academic community as well as policy makers, civil society actors and the wider public will be invited to this session.

The second day will be devoted to parallel work package sessions for the discussion of ongoing research, status of work and plans for the remainder of the project. At a concluding plenary session, summaries of the previous parallell sessions will be presented, and general findings and plans ahead will be discussed and drafted.

Read more on the overall research objectives of RECON.

 

Conference summary (D58) (pdf)

 

Registration for the conference is now closed. For any quieries, please contact the organisation team in Prague: recon(at)soc.cas.cz or the ARENA coordination office: admin(at)reconproject.eu.

 

Practical information

Overview of conference rooms

 

Programme

Thursday 8 October 2009, 20:00: Welcome cocktail (Foyer Loreta)

 


 

Friday 9 October 2009


08:30
09:00

Registration and coffee

Opening speech

Vladimír Špidla, EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Download Vladimír Špidla's opening speech (pdf version) 

09:30

Welcoming remarks

Zdenka Mansfeldova, Institute for Sociology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Angela Liberatore, European Commission, DG Research 

Erik O. Eriksen, RECON Scientific Coordinator, ARENA, University of Oslo

10:00

Keynote speech: EU as a regulatory regime (RECON model 1)

Giandomenico Majone

Discussant: Deirdre Curtin, University of Amsterdam

10:45

Coffee 

11:00

Keynote speech: EU as a multinational federal state (RECON model 2)

Rainer Schmalz-Bruns, University of Hannover

Discussant: Ulrike Liebert, University of Bremen

 

11:45

Keynote speech: EU as a cosmopolitan order (RECON model 3)

Hauke Brunkhorst, University of Flensburg

Discussant: Agustín José Menéndez, University of León

12:30

13:30

Lunch (Foyer Loreta)

Introduction

John Erik Fossum, ARENA, University of Oslo

13:45

Roundtable on RECON model 1: The problem of delegation/Democracy and accountability

Chair: Christopher Lord, ARENA, University of Oslo 

 

Christian Joerges, ZERP, University of Bremen
Berthold Rittberger, MZES, University of Mannheim
Vivien Schmidt, Boston University
Wolfgang Wagner, VU University Amsterdam/Peace Research Institute Frankfurt

15:00

Roundtable on RECON model 2: Identity, community and justice

Chair: Hans-Jörg Trenz, ARENA, University of Oslo 

 

Yvonne Galligan, Queen's University Belfast
Zdzislaw Mach, Jagiellonian University, Krakow
Agustín J. Menéndez, University of León
Jana Reschova, Charles University/University of Economics, Prague 

16:15

Coffee

16:45
 

Roundtable on RECON model 3: The state/non-state dimension

Chair: John Erik Fossum, ARENA, University of Oslo 

 

Rainer Forst, Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Beate Kohler-Koch, University of Mannheim
Claire O’Brien, Danish Institute for Human Rights
Philippe C. SchmitterEuropean University Institute

 

18:00

19:30

20:00

Coffee

Common departure for dinner (hotel reception)

Dinner at Letenský zámeček (Chateau Letna)

 

Saturday 10 October 2009


 

09:00

Parallel work package sessions

WP 2 - Constitutional Politics  (Vienna)
Chair: John Erik Fossum

WP 6 - The Foreign and Security Dimension  (Prague D)
Chairs: Helene Sjursen and Wolfgang Wagner

WP 4 - Gender, Democracy and Justice  (Prague D)
Chair: Yvonne Galligan

10:30

11:00

Coffee

WP 9 - Global Transnationalisation and Democratisation Compared  (Vienna)
Chairs: John Erik Fossum and Christian Joerges

WP 3 - Representation and Institutional Make-up  (Prague D)
Chair: Christopher Lord

WP 8 - Identity Formation and Enlargement  (Prague C)
Chair: Zdzislaw Mach

12:30

13:30 

Lunch (Foyer Loreta)

WP 1 - Theoretical Framework  (Vienna)
Chairs: Erik O. Eriksen and John Erik Fossum

WP 7 - The Political Economy of the EU  (Prague C)
Chairs: Agustín José Menéndez and Raul Letelier

WP 5 - Civil Society and the Public Sphere  (Prague C)
Chairs: Ulrike Liebert and Hans-Jörg Trenz

15:00

Coffee

 

15:30

Plenary session

Roundtable on 'EU with Lisbon: From a RECON perspective'
Open discussion

17:00

End of conference

 

17:15

 

 

19:30

20:00

RECON Scientific Advisory Committee meeting (Vienna)

RECON Gender Assessment Panel meeting (Prague D)

 

Common departure for dinner (hotel reception)

Dinner at Plzeňská Restaurace (Pilsner Restaurant at the Municipal House)
 

Sunday 11 October 2009


08:45

Meeting point in the hotel reception for optional activities (registered participants):

A) Guided walking tour of Prague (09:00-12:00, approx. 3 hours)

B) Half-day trip to Karlovy Vary/Carlsbad (09:00-15:30, approx. 6-7 hours)

 

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