Conference "Highs and Lows of European Integration - 60 Years after the Treaty of Rome"

6 November 2017
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Venue: Sala Conferenze - Department of Economics and Management, via Inama 5 - Trento

The School of International Studies, with the financial support of the Autonomous Province of Trento, will organize a Scientific Conference for the celebration of the 60 Years of the Treaty of Rome that established the European Community.

The Conference will cover a range of issues related to the evolutionary process of European integration, starting from the original community Treaties up to the Lisbon Treaty, through an interdisciplinary analysis.

To this aim, researchers from different disciplines of the social sciences will convene, both from the School of International Studies and from other Faculties and Universities, as well as national and international research bodies.

This will lead to a comparison from an economic, legal, sociological, political and historical points of view, allowing a broad-spectrum analysis of the complexities of European integration.

Papers will focus on four main areas: the institutional reforms from the 1950's up to nowadays; the evolution of the relationships between Northern and Southern countries in Europe; nationalism and populism in Europe; EU external relationships.

In each session a discussant will offer a critical overview on the participants’ papers, fostering a debate with the audience. Nathalie Tocci, IAI Director, will deliver a keynote speech on the status of Europe.

Program

Morning Session

10.00 - 10.15

Opening remarks by Andrea Fracasso, Director of the School of International Studies
10.15 - 11.30

1st panel: The institutional metamorphosis of the European Union

Chair: Marco Dani (Faculty of Law - University of Trento, Trento)

  • Annegret Eppler (Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung Kehl, Kehl) - The "Rule of Law Crisis" of the EU as Disintegrative Phenomenon
  • Luisa Antoniolli (School of International Studies, Faculty of Law - University of Trento, Trento) - Enhanced cooperation, Multiple Speed, Variable Geometry: What’s in a Word? – Institutional Reform in an Ever Diverse European Union

Discussant: Francesco Palermo, Director - Institute for Comparative Federalism, EURAC Research, Bolzano

11.30 - 12.45

2nd panel: The Populist Turn in the EU: Causes and Consequences

Chair: Monika Papp (Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Faculty of Law - ELTE, Budapest)

  • Carlo Ruzza (School of International Studies, Department of Sociology and Social Research - University of Trento, Trento) - Populism and EU institutions
  • Louisa Parks (School of International Studies - University of Trento, Trento) - Brexit and Civil Society

Discussant: Emanuele Massetti, Department of Politics, University of Surrey, Guildford

12.45 – 14.00

Lunch break

Afternoon Session

14.00 - 14.15

Introductory remarks by Paolo Collini, Rector of the University of Trento
14.15 - 15.15

Keynote Lecture: “Framing the EU Global Strategy: a Stronger Europe in a Fragile World”

Nathalie Tocci (Director - IAI, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome, Italy; Special Advisor to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini)

15.15 - 16.45

3rd panel: The external dimension of the European Union

Chair: Paolo Foradori  (School of International Studies, Department of Sociology and Social Research - University of Trento, Trento)

  • Antonino Alì (School of International Studies, Faculty of Law - University of Trento, Trento) - The Challenges of a Sanctioning Machine
  • Sara Lorenzini (School of International Studies, Department of Humanities - University of Trento, Trento) - Framing European Exceptionalism – The Case of European Development Aid
  • Jens Woelk (School of International Studies, Faculty of Law - University of Trento, Trento) - From Enlargement Perspective to Waiting for Godot? Has the EU Lost its Transformative Power in the Balkans?

Discussant: Filippo Andreatta, University of Bologna, Bologna

16.45 – 17.00 Coffee break
17.00-18.15

4th panel: The evolution in the relationship between the North and South of Europe

Chair: Stefano Schiavo (School of International Studies, Department of Economics and Management - University of Trento, Trento)

  • Luigi Bonatti (School of International Studies, Department of Economics and Management - University of Trento, Trento) - Core-periphery imbalances, resource misallocation and expansionary fiscal policies
  • Timo Wollmershäuser (CESifo Institute - Center for Economic Studies, München)  - Understanding the glue that keeps the euro together

Discussant: Roberto Tamborini, Department of Economics and Management - University of Trento, Trento

Keynote Speaker

  • Nathalie Tocci (Director - IAI, Istituto Affari Internazionali, Rome; Special Advisor to EU HRVP Federica Mogherini)

Participants

  • Annegret Eppler (Hochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung Kehl, Kehl)
  • Emanuele Massetti (Department of Politics, University of Surrey, Guildford)
  • Francesco Palermo (Director - Institute for Comparative Federalism, Eurac Research, Bozen)
  • Monika Papp (Reseach Institute of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Faculty of Law - ELTE, Budapest)
  • Timo Wollmershäuser (CESifo Institute - Center for Economic Studies, München)
  • Antonino Alì (School of International Studies, Faculty of Law - University of Trento)
  • Filippo Andreatta (University of Bologna)
  • Luisa Antoniolli (School of International Studies, Faculty of Law - University of Trento)
  • Luigi Bonatti (School of International Studies, Dpt. of Economics and Management - University of Trento)
  • Marco Dani (Faculty of Law - University of Trento)
  • Paolo Foradori (School of International Studies, Dpt. of Sociology and Social Research - University of Trento)
  • Andrea Fracasso (School of International Studies, Dpt. of Economics and Management - University of Trento)
  • Sara Lorenzini (School of International Studies, Dpt of Humanities - University of Trento)
  • Louisa Parks (School of International Studies, Dpt. of Sociology and Social Research - University of Trento)
  • Carlo Ruzza (Schoolof International Studies, Dpt. of Sociology and Social Research - University of Trento)
  • Stefano Schiavo (School of International Studies, Dpt. of Economics and Management - University of Trento)
  • Roberto Tamborini (Dpt. of Economics and Management - University of Trento)
  • Jens Woelk (School of International Studies, Faculty of Law - University of Trento)
     

Scientific Committee

  • Luisa Antoniolli (School of International Studies, Faculty of Law - University of Trento)
  • Luigi Bonatti (School of International Studies, Dpt. of Economics and Management - University of Trento)
  • Andrea Fracasso (School of International Studies, Dpt. of Economics and Management - University of Trento)
  • Carlo Ruzza (School of International Studies, Dpt. of Sociology and Social Research - University of Trento)

Attendance will be free but registration (to be notified to sis [at] sis.unitn.it) is highly appreciated.

Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri - Dipartimento per le Politiche Europee