Rights and Citizenship in Europe: are we really equal?
The event kicks off on September 2nd, with 28 graduates already confirmed as participants from nine Europaeum universities. Key themes will include human rights, minority rights, mobility and migration, environmental rights and national identities. Experts taking part include Professor Jaume Casals, Professor of Philosophy and Rector of UPF Barcelona, Professor Aida Torres and Professor Josep Ferrer at UPF Barcelona, Professor Hartmut Mayer from Oxford, and many practitioners including speakers from Greenpeace and SOS Racism, Ada Colau, and Alain Servantie, former head in DG Enlargement at the European Commission. Click here. for the draft programme. Click here for a current list of participants. This summer school – the 20th in our series - will bring together experts from law and justice, think tanks, NGOs and universities, to discuss key questions over five days of talks, panels, working groups, debates role-playing and discussions.
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2013 Annual Conference European society and social solidarity: Is Europe fragmenting?
June 12th-14th, 2013: The University of Paris 1 - Panthéon - Sorbonne
The Europaeum will host our annual international conference with a linked graduate seminar organised by the Europaeum consortium. This conference will set out to explore the nature of current “cracks” and divisions in European society, in European civic and urban life, and in European culture. Questions will include: What did Europe stand for and what does it stand for today? What shadows do our memories cast today? What does the post-War, post Cold War generation believe in? How and why have faith based controversies emerged again? How has migration led to cultural controversies and clashes? Is the rise of the right a symptom of anxiety and fear of change?
As the debate over the right economic strategy to resolve the economic crisis across Europe and in the UK rages, the Europaeum supported a major public debate on Austerity. This event was organised by the New York Review of Books with support from St Antony's College and also the Fritt Ord Foundation. It was held at Oxford University on May 13th from 5-7pm at the Sheldonian Theatre, with key note speakers Meghnad Desai, emeritus professor of economics and global governance at LSE who has spoken at several Europaeum events; Martin Wolf distinguished columnist from the FT, who spoke at our Federalisms international conference in 2010; Sir John Redwood, a Conservative MP, and Robert Skidelsky, an active Lib Dem peer and biographer of Keynes.
Professor Margaret Macmillan who is also Warden of St Antony’s College, Oxford, was the keynote speaker at the Europaeum’s recent workshop in Oxford starting on May 16th on Europe in a Globalised World: What has changed ? - exploring Europe's rise to dominance from the Middle Ages, to its rivalry with the US, and eventual decline of the so-called ‘West’, and now the anticipated rise of the ‘East’.
Applications are now being accepted for the Europaeum’s 2013-2014 MA programme in European History and Civilization with terms spent at Leiden, Paris and Oxford. This programme offers graduate students a special opportunity to deepen their knowledge of European history and institutions, their philosophical and historical backgrounds and underpinnings, and their social and economic contexts, through the lens of three different university worlds. This knowledge plays an increasingly crucial role in practical decision-making and strategic planning, where Europe-wide and global contact and negotiation is required. For further information, see Application details on our website.
An important Europaeum Lecture on Overcoming the Legacy of the 20th century: Protecting Minorities in Modern Democracies, by Emeritus Professor Vernon Bogdanor has been published online at the Europaeum website. The lecture is timely and picks up important issues facing democracies in Europe today. Professor Bogdanor remains an Emeritus Professor at Oxford, but is now based at King’s College, London. Click here to read the pamphlet
The Europaeum is organising a Spring School on Europe in a Globalised World: What has changed ? - exploring Europe's rise to dominance from the Middle Ages, to its rivalry with the US, and eventual decline of the so-called West, and now the anticipated rise of Asia - notably China and India, but also Japan and South Korea. The workshop will be linked to the Europaeum's new joint MAs - the newly launched Europaeum MA Programme in Prague, Paris and Leiden, and the MA in European History. The event will particularly explore historical roots and political themes, but will also explore economic, trade and economic factors, and processes of 'globalisation', including innovation, migration, mobility, the circulation of ideas and so forth.