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Crises in the European Union

This one-day event considers central themes in contemporary EU governance, especially in relation to the consequences of the economic and financial crisis. It does so by focusing on three central cross-cutting themes that allow for a direct conversation between ENLIGHTEN and TransCrisis research that will generate forward-looking insights for the worlds of practice and research.

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Resilience: a documentary by H2020 project Enlighten

  The 2010 economic crisis rocked the European project to its core, testing the resilience of its institutions to their limits. The crisis challenged the EU institutions’ capacity to absorb disturbance and reorganize while undergoing change so as to still retain essentially the same function, structure, identity, and responsiveness. This documentary explores how European institutions …

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ENLIGHTEN organises its final Agora Forum to discuss research findings

Next October 9th and 10th, international academics, researchers, policy makers and civil society representatives will gather at the Institut d’études européennes of the Université libre de Bruxelles for a series of roundtable discussions on the findings of the Horizon 2020 project “European Legitimacy in Governing through Hard Times: the role of European Networks” (ENLIGHTEN). Over …

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#EUEA17 Closing Panel | What Future for Transatlantic Solidarity?

Professors Mario Telò, Richard Higgot, Anne Weyembergh, Karel de Gucht and Alexander Mattelaer shared the panel “What Future for Transatlantic Solidarity: from Geostrategic Partnership to Competition?, a lively discussion on the US-EU relationship in the age of Donald Trump.  

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#EUEA17 Professor Vivien Schmidt discusses European solidarity in challenging times

Professor Vivien Schmidt, from Boston University and ULB, discusses European solidarity in challenging times as the opening keynote speaker for the first European Union in European Affairs conference on the topic “Controversial Approaches towards European Solidarity.” Here’s the full version of her talk: “Varieties of the Welfare States over Time and the Impact of the …

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