Year: 2019


Conversations for the Future of Europe 5. Differentiated Integration

The last installment of this year’s Conversations on the Future of Europe addressed the question whether some of the European Union’s current problems could be alleviated, or indeed resolved, if the union shifted more towards differentiated integration. Under differentiated integration the traditional model of homogenous integration amongst member states is supplemented, and in some areas […]

Solidarity: Its Nature and Value

EUSOL hosted its first international workshop in Florence 16-17 May 2019. In order to lay the theoretical groundwork for subsequent research on European Solidarity, the topic of this philosophically-minded conference was “Solidarity: Its Nature and Value.” We were most fortunate to be able to welcome some of the foremost scholars that have contributed to the […]

Conversations for the Future of Europe: 4. The Future of Social Policy: Can Social Investment provide the basis for a European Social Union?

The Conversation for the Future of Europe series continued this week with the topic of European social policy. More specifically, we asked whether Social Investment can provide the basis for a European Social Union. Our speakers on this topic, Anton Hemerijck (EUI) and Chiara Saraceno (University of Turin), could each draw on extensive expertise in this area and […]

Conversations for the Future of Europe: 3. The Future of European Monetary Union

In the latest Conversation for the Future of Europe, we welcomed Waltraud Schelkle (Professor of political economy at the LSE) and Eloïse Stéclebout-Orseau (European Fiscal Board). The topic of each of their contributions was the timely issue of Eurozone reform: what realistic policy proposal could ensure the monetary union’s stability and proper functioning as well […]

Conversations for the Future of Europe: 2. Free Movement and Social Rights Conditionality

In our second Conversation we turned to one of the most hotly debated topics in EU politics, namely the conditionality of access to social rights by EU citizens living and working in other member states. Our first speaker, Martin Seeleib-Kaiser, Professor of comparative public policy at the University of Tübingen, situated the challenge of social rights […]