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October Workshop 2014

The annual October Workshop organized by Lisbeth Aggestam, the Centre for European Research (CERGU) and the Centre for European Studies (CES) at the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Location: Torgny Segerstedtsalen, University Main Building, Vasaparken

Title: Governing the Future European Union

Friday 10 October, 2014
10:00-12:00 Part I: Academic Panel Discussion
Linda Berg, Director of CERGU, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Daniel Naurin, Associate Professor, CERGU and the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg
Jonathan Polk, Research Fellow, CERGU and the Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

13:00-15:00 Part II: Practitioners Panel Discussion
Cecilia Malmström, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs and forthcoming EU Commissioner for Trade, member of REGU
Christian Leffler, European External Actions Service (EEAS), member of REGU 
Mikaela Kumlin-Granit, Head of the EU Department, Ministry for Foreign Affairs, member of REGU
Commentator Rolf Gustavsson, journalist and columnist, Svenska Dagbladet 

Moderator Lisbeth Aggestam, Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Gothenburg

Theme: At a challenging time of its existence, the chessboard of European Union politics is changing with a string of new actors selected to the top leadership positions of the EU. When Jean-Claude Juncker takes up his post as the next President of the European Commission, he will start working with a new team of Commissioners. Joining the leadership team of the European Union will be another two individuals, namely the new President of the European Council and the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy. These candidates will have to be approved by the European Parliament before they begin their work on 1 November 2014 –a parliament that now consists of new untested constellations of political parties after the EP elections in May. All these internal changes to the governance of the European Union take place against a backdrop of serious security challenges in the Union’s eastern and southern neighborhood and the continuing festering of the financial crisis. Are the governance structures of the European Union fit for purpose? Do the current changes in the top-leadership team represent a ‘window of opportunity’ for the European Union to organize its work in new ways? What are the main challenges for the European Union in its relations with member states at a time of increasing Euroscepticism?

All are welcome! No pre-registration necessary.

Program: Program October Workshop 2014

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