Analyzing European Economies
As Greece teeters and economists worry about contagion, this year's annual debate for Europaeum students is on theme of Do we still need the € ? Four Europaeum graduates are invited to take part in the debate in front of 200 participants attending the Political Forum on Open Societies, Open Economies and Common Identities at the Institute of Political Studies at the Catholica University of Portugal (IEP-UCP). The Forum brings together distinguished speakers, scholars, policy-makers, businessmen, opinion leaders, journalists and a multi-national collection of students to engage in the most topical issues of the day. This year the Europaeum will also hold its annual Academic Council during the event so that more Europaeum academics can also take part. As usual it is chaired by Dr Paul Flather, the Secretary-General, who is also speaking at the Forum.
This year's topic on Open Societies, Open Economies and Citizenship promises to offer the same high quality programme, distinguished speakers, and multi-national collection of students and participants that have come to define this exceptional event. Many prominent speakers from across Europe such as Lord (Raymond) Plant (King's College London), Aleksander Smolar (President of Batory Foundation, Warsaw), Marc Plattner (Editor, Journal of Democracy) among many others. To browse a preliminary event Programme, please click here.
In a recent feature piece written for the Financial Times, veteran financier and philanthropist, George Soros, who has done so much to support scholars across the globe, enters the deepening crisis over the future of the Eurozone.
This group linked academics to assess the functioning of the Euro and the European Monetary System at both rhetorical and empirical levels,contributing to the understanding of the process of financial integration in Europe and to the analysis of currency consolidation processes at the world level. Four workshops and a linked Summer School (European Economic Integration, 2002) have taken place creating a network of linked faculty, young scholars and graduates.
First of all, I should like to express my sincere gratitude for honouring me with your invitation. I am delighted and indeed honoured to be here. Oxford: The University, its colleges and facilities stand, on the one hand, for achievement and competitiveness in the modern world and, on the other, for history, tradition and heritage. They are part of
The Univerzita Karlova V, Prague, hosted the sixth workshop of the Europaeum Research Project Group on European Economic Integration on The European Union: 50 Years On – Modelling Economics and Politics of European Integration , held from 5-6th October, 2007.
The 6th Europaeum Economic Workshop on European Union 50 Years After: Modelling Economics and Politics of European Integration was organized by the Institute of Economic Studies at Charles University, Prague. The event was supported by the Europaeum, the Czech Grant Agency, the CEZ Group, and Charles University, with participation from Europaeum partners including of the universities of Helsinki, Bologna and Paris I.
The Workshop sought to foster further joint research among Europaeum universities, for both PhD candidates and senior staff, through discussion on topics including: Trade integration; Economic institutions integration; Labour Markets integration; Monetary integration: Effects and perspectives; Future perspectives; The EU and the rest of the world; Environment – a new EU stance; and, Democratic governance of European Union.
The History of European Integration Society (HEIRS), part of the Institut Universitaire des Hautes Etudes Internationales, HEI, hosted its third annual Colloquium at the Department of International History and Politics, GIIS, Geneva
Current historiography on the process that led to the creation of the three European Communities widely acknowledges the role played by states, as well as by some of their major political leaders, diplomats, and civil servants (among them Monnet, Schuman, de Gasperi, Adenauer, Bevin.) Less attention has been given to non-state actors, to their visions of Europe, their stakes in the integration process, as well as the means at their disposal to voice their opinions and influence the process of European unification.
Globalisation is a key concept of our era. From the death of the sovereign state to social exclusion globalisation can provide explanations for very different phenomena. Signs of globalisation can be found everywhere in society. Almost any recent large-scale change in political, social and economic structures can be linked to the concept. It has also offered new perspectives for the academic disciplines, even functioning as a useful bridge between these disciplines – a real key to a multidisciplinary development.
However, this very flexible and multidimensional character of globalisation has also created risks, it perhaps ambiguous to be credible, too fluid to function as a proper conceptual instrument for academic studies.
Key questions addressed cover the state of affairs in the study of globalisation. What do we know about the concept and phenomenon this far? How had the study of globalisation contributed to structures and policies in both academic and real life? The conference brings together eminent scholars with different perspectives in the study of globalisation, together with ‘political and economic actors’ from public and private sectors. In this way, the conference formed a real meeting point for academic deliberations with practical assessments of the phenomenon of globalisation.
Game Theory and Applications in Problems of International Economics
The University of Helsinki, hosted the fifth workshop of the Europaeum Research Project Group on European Economic Integration.
Corporate governance remains high on the agenda. MARKUS PINS and PAUL FLATHER report.
Imagine every large European company given a Corporate Governance Rating. The idea of a European wide CGR index, perhaps equivalent to Transparency International's Corruption rating index for countries was one of a number of innovative ideas to emerge from a Europaeum-supported seminar held at the Saïd Business School last autumn.
The fifth meeting of the Europaeum's economic research project group, focusing on European economic integration, was held at the University of Helsinki last autumn.
Themes included citizenship policy as it related to processes of European financial integration; measures of transition, such as the privatisation process and political pressures on central banks; and the determinants of migration policies, such as brain drain and trade union monopolies.
The workshop was coordinated by Professors Tapio Palokangas (Helsinki), and Otto Toivanen (Helsinki), supported by Professor Gianfranco Rossini (Bologna), Hubert Kempf (Paris), and Frantisek Turnovek (Prague).