VISIONS OF EUROPEAN UNION’S FUTURE
(Warsaw, September 22-23, 2022)
The premise of the conference is to present the issues of the contemporary debate on the future of Europe and the European Union by a wide range of international experts, politicians and scientists. The idea of the conference is to show the dichotomy between the approach affirming the role of the nation-state (Europe of Homelands) and the approach aiming at its actual abolition and the creation of one large federal state in the European space (Federal Europe).
During the conference, speakers will pay attention to such problems as:
- the directions of changes in the EU – they will try to jointly answer the question of whether treaty changes are necessary or only postulated, and to what extent the practice of the Union’s activities forces a change in the approach to its future;
- the involvement and practice of the EU institutions, which often use the method of accomplished facts – in many cases – to force closer integration towards centralization (federalization);
- the clash of European values in the discussion of the future of the EU, including the principle of constitutional identity of member states;
- the role of individual states, especially Germany and France, in stimulating or even imposing directions for institutional change;
- the dichotomy between the EU establishment and the societies of member states, which clearly shows the gap between the level of the member state and the level of EU institutions;
- The place, importance and role of Ukraine in the future Europe.
The opening lecture will be given by Prof. Anne-Marie Le Pourhiet of the University of Rennes 1, a columnist for the popular magazine Le Figaro. Other speakers will also include Dr. Ghislain Benhessa (University of Strasbourg), Prof. Tanja Karakamisheva-Jovanovska (University of Skopje, former member of the Venice Commission of the Council of Europe), Prof. Volodymyr Kravchuk (University of Lutsk), Prof. Olha Oseredchuk (University of Lviv), Dr. Milos Stanić (University of Belgrade), Alvino-Mario Fantini (The European Conservatibe Mahazine), Attila Kovác (Center for Fundamental Rights), Simon Wunder (Renovatio Europa) or Mihály Rosonczy-Kovács (Nézőpont Intézet Alapítvány).