[ENLIGHTEN AGORA© Fora]
16 June 2015 – “Are Hard Times the Mother of Invention? Enlightening European Responses to Fast and Slow Burning Crises”
ROUNDTABLE “EU GOVERNANCE AND THE TWIN NECESSITIES OF DEFICIT REDUCTION AND CONTINUITY OF PUBLIC SERVICES”
This roundtable’s central objective was to go beyond existing knowledge of the general trends of public services’ restructuring before and during the financial crisis by exploring the emerging multilevel governance of public services within the EU and its differential impact on: (1) core and peripheral EU members; (2) countries within and outside of the Eurozone; and (3) the concrete links between public services and political legitimacy.
ROUNDTABLE “EU GOVERNANCE AND THE TWIN NECESSITIES OF YOUTH EMPLOYMENT AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH UNDER DEMOGRAPHIC CHANGE”
This roundtable’s central objective was to explore policies and debates in relation to employment and related social policies on the EU’s agenda. It will assess the links between national employment levels, the geography of skilled work for those with no work experience or in early career and policy coordination at the national and EU levels including the role of the EU social partners.
ROUNDTABLE “THE LEGITIMACY OF EU MODES OF GOVERNANCE AFTER THE CRISIS: IMPERATIVES, PROCESSES AND RESULTS”
This roundtable’s central objective was to examine input, output and throughput processes in European institutions and the role of expert networks in EU modes of governance in light of fast and slow burning crises.
ROUNDTABLE “EU GOVERNANCE AND THE TWIN NECESSITIES OF TACKLING THE BANKING CRISIS AND ENSURING FINANCIAL SUSTAINABILITY”
This roundtable’s central objective was to identify the modes of governance, institutional assemblages and expert networks that condition and drive the policy innovations and legitimacy of the governance of the fast burning crisis of the banking crisis and the slow burning crisis of financial sustainability.