For those of our readers who are in the Netherlands and understand Dutch, an invitation to a debate we organize in the framework of the Jean Monnet centre of Excellence: (for registration details, please go to the link to the Jean Monnet Centre)
On 27 April, 2012 the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence in cooperation with the Montesquieu Institute and the European Parliament Office organize a debate (in Dutch) on ‘The New Europe after the Crisis’:
Currently the Euro crisis is dominating the public debate in the Netherlands and in the rest of Europe. While politicians are bargaining for a solutions to this crisis, we already have to think about how we see a role for the Union after the crisis. Several questions come to mind, such as whether the EU is more than an intergovernmental cooperation in support of an open market? Or what is European solidarity? And can it exist without a shared European identity?
These and other questions will be discusses between two panels: a panel of MEP’s and a panel of academics:
Members of European Parliament:
– Thijs Berman, MEP PvdA (Labour Party)
– Wim van der Camp, MEP CDA (Christian Democratic Appeal)
– Bas Eickhout, MEP Groenlinks (Greenleft)
– Wim Voermans, Professor of Constitutional and Administrative Law
– Bernard Steunenberg, Professor in Public Administration
– Richard Griffiths, Professor of Social and Economic History
Roel Janssen, financial-economic journalist and author of several books, will moderate this debate.
Time and Location:
The debate will take place on 27 april, from 15.00 to 17.00. It will take place in ‘Het Huis van Europa’ , the European Parliament Information Office (Korte Vijverberg 5/6) in The Hague. After the discussion there will be an opportunity to discuss in an informal setting with drinks.