Date: 8th October, 2018
Venue: Wrocław Academic Hub, Rynek 13 (1st floor), Wrocław, Poland
The European Union appears to go through a period of instability and stress. There has been a surge of nationalism, populism and Euroscepticism in Europe. A number of crises including the financial crisis, the refugee crisis and the rule of law crisis challenge the institutional set-up of the EU, its ability to act collectively and its legitimacy among some of the citizens. Against this background, during this event of the Academia Europaea/Knowledge Hub Wroclaw the current challenges to European integration were discussed and viewed from the perspective of three social science scholars from Austria, Poland and Sweden.
The discussion of Professors Ayse Caglar, Gunnel Gustafsson and Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski (Academia Europaea Members) took on the current challenges to Europe, their research foci with regard to Europe as well as possible solutions to the problems at hand.
17:00-17:20 Ayse Caglar (University of Vienna) “Through the looking glass of cities: challenges and opportunities for rethinking common futures in Europe”
17:30-17:50 Gunnel Gustafsson (NordForsk) “Lessons Learned from the Nordics – European / EU integration at risk?”
18:00-18:20 Ireneusz Paweł Karolewski (Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies, University of Wrocław) “How to understand Europe with the help of theories of European integration?”
The event was open to the public.
The meeting was financed within the grant received from Riksbankens Jubileumsfond.