Europeanization and the Roots of Modern Europe Today
The Europaeum organised another graduate workshop on Europeanization and the Roots of Modern Europe Today that took place in Oxford from May 27-29th, 2011. Today we speak about Europeanization as a process of ‘change’. But what does this process actually mean and how does it work? This three-day workshop aimed at analysing the process of Europeanization from different perspectives, including theoretical approaches and various case studies. The participation of graduates from different Europaeum universities will allow for the exchange of experiences and encounters of Europeanization across Europe.
Questions to be covered include: Can we speak of a process of Europeanization? What do we mean by a European Project? When did Europe start to integrate? What changed after the end of the Second World War? Are these processes threatening national characteristics and national cultures? What is actually happening as Europe integrates? Can we control it? How are different national, ethnic, regional, migrants, religious and sexual minorities groups influenced by the process? Has there been interplay between the process of Europeanization and democratic transformations? What is the relationship between the European Union, Europe and Europeanization?