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HEARING - Democratising the way out if the economic crisis


26 Jun 2013 22:00



Event Type

L - Conference, forum

Organiser type

Federations / Associations


EU Priorities 2020
Euro & Finance
Science & Policymaking

Event Location


Event Description

Democratising the way out of the Economic Crisis
Constitutional and Institutional Challenges building up a social Europe

Brussels, 27 June 2013
European Parliament , ASP 1 G-2

09.00    Opening / welcome: Gabi Zimmer, GUE/NGL president

09:15 - 10:30  Panel 1:
The European Union post-Lisbon: where we are today and what should be the future of European integration
Chair:   Helmut Scholz
Speakers: - Guillaume Duval (Alternatives Economiques, France)
  - Andreas Maurer (Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Germany)
  - tbc (Vänsterpartiet, Sweden)
10:30 - 10:45  break

10:45 - 12:30 Panel 2
The European Union as a political project: if it is not democratic citizens will not accept further integration.
Chair:   Marie-Christine Vergiat
Speakers:  - Kenneth Haar (Corporate Europe Observatory) 
- Kolja Möller (University of Frankfurt/Main)
- Jean-Pierre Dubois (France) tbc

12:30   buffet lunch on 1st floor ASP balcony

15:00 – 16:30 Panel 3
The European Union must be social – or it will not exist
Chair:   Thomas Händel
Speakers:  - Finn Sørensen (MP Red-Green Alliance, Denmark)
  - Conny Reuter (Solidar)
  - Oliver Röpke (ÖGB, Austria)
16:30 – 16:45 coffee break

16:45 – 18:20 Panel 4

Conclusions: Involving the people of Europe
Chair:   Helmut Scholz
Speakers: - Thomas Falkner (DIE LINKE, Germany)
- José Castro Caldas (Centro de Estudos Sociais, Portugal)
- Giorgos Karatsioubanis (Syriza, Greece)
- Marie-Christine Vergiat
18:20 – 18:30

Conclusion(s) and end of debate

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