The adoption of a European Pillar of Social Rights in November 2017 constitutes a unique opportunity to launch a debate on ESU. The Pillar has marked a point of no return: either it will be a sufficiently convincing and recognizable success, or it will be a high-profile failure. Given the political cost of an eventual failure, those of us who care about the social dimension of European politics should now work on an interpretation of the Pillar that maximizes its positive potential. The idea of a European Social Union can provide a fertile context for the search and specification of such raison d’être, by pointing to both possible justifications and practical opportunities. Programme and Registration
- When Wednesday, 20 February 2019
- Where European Parliament, Room A3H1, Brussels Belgium
To mark the 19th edition of their flagship publication, the European Social Observatory (OSE) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) are holding a presentation-debate. Confirmed speakers: Anne Bergenfelt, EC, DG for Climate Action; Liina Carr, ETUC; Maxime Cerutti, BusinessEurope; Dalila Ghailani, OSE; Maurizio Ferrera, University of Milan; Max Koch, University of Lund; Vasiliki Kokkori, Cabinet of Commissioner Marianne Thyssen; Philippe Pochet, ETUI; Slavina Spasova, OSE; Sebastiano Sabato, OSE; Bart Vanhercke, OSE; Mathijn Wilkens, EUROFOUND. A dominant issue in this annual review is the way in which the European Pillar of Social Rights has influenced EU policy making even before it was politically endorsed. The book examines the impact of the Pillar’s new ‘rights-based social investment approach’ while also questioning if the Pillar could encourage a fully-fledged ‘European Social Union’. But will it also be able to steer the EU’s macroeconomic policies? This volume looks at social protection of the self-employed, recent progress in occupational health and the impact of the digital transition on job quality. Eco-social policies need to be put on the agenda urgently – but at whose expense? Programme Registration
- When Tuesday, 11 December 2018
- Where The International Auditorium, Boulevard du Roi Albert II, 5 – 1st floor – 1210 Brussels
- When Friday, 24 November 2017
- Where Collegio Carlo Alberto, Torino
The conference is organized jointly by REScEU and S&D group at the European Parliament on 10 November in Sala Lauree, via Conservatorio 7 at 15.00. The title is "Quo Vadis Europa? Economic governance and social convergence in the EU". The aim of the event is to bring academics and policymakers together, debating on the future challenges of the European Union and the appealing scenario of a European Social Union. Participation is free upon registration, here’s the link to register.
- When Friday, 10 November 2017
- Where Università degli Studi di Milano, Facoltà di Scienze Politiche, Sala Lauree
On 24 May Maurizio Ferrera gives a public lecture at The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. Since Italy’s entry into the ERM in 1978, the strategic goal of the country’s center-left elites has been to firmly anchor Italy’s unstable and weak political economy within “Europe.” Pursuing this goal has been a balancing act: molding an external constraint in Brussels to make it domestically “manageable”; forcing compliance at home through structural and institutional reform. Admission into the EMU with the first group of countries in 1998 was an emblematic sign of success: Italy was able to become a “pupil” of the top league of Europe. But it remained an (increasingly) bad pupil, especially under Berlusconi. When the crisis hit in 2008, Italy’s political economy quickly became a shambles again. The risk of being downgraded to a “program country” under Troika surveillance loomed on the horizon. As in the early 1990s, a technocratic government, led this time by Monti, adopted a harsh reform package and tied the country’s hands with a much stricter external constraint: the Fiscal Compact. In 2014, Italy exited the EU’s EDP and MIP procedures: back to the classroom. Under Letta and, more openly, under Renzi, Italy has also become more assertive, in an attempt to re-mold the external constraint in a more favorable direction. It remains to be seen whether the country’s political economy will be able to fully overcome the crisis and sustain the European political ambitions of the Renzi government.
- When Tuesday, 24 May 2016
- Where Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung
The team of EUVisions will be present at the Festival dell'Economia in Trento on 3-4-5 June 2016. Come find us at our booth in Piazza Cesare Battisti, we will be delighted to share with you the latest news on our project!
- When Friday, 03 June 2016
- Where Piazza Cesare Battisti, Trento
REScEU, together with the Hertie School of Governance, has organised a conference in Berlin to discuss Ordoliberalism in Europe. The aim of the conference is to bring together the distinguished scholars that have, in the past, contributed to the debate on Ordoliberalism, Germany and Europe and offer them a forum of two days in which to go into deeper, theoretical, historical and sociological reasoning on the genealogy and contemporary development of Ordoliberalism. The agenda is attached
- When Friday, 13 May 2016
- Where Hertie School of Governance, Berlin
The conference has taken place on 1 April 2016 in London. the presentations delivered at the conference are available below: Prof. Ferrera, The political production of organized (transnational) solidarity in the European Union Prof. Nicolaidis, Europe’s Solidarity Compass in a Demoicratic Perspective Prof. Strumia, Eu citizenship as a vehicle for transnational solidarity?
- When Friday, 01 April 2016
- Where Center for Transnational Legal Studies 37-39 High Holborn – London WC1V 6AA