The recording of the webinar:
The debate on the future of Europe has gained a new momentum due to the Covid-19 pandemic and related recovery measures adopted by the EU. Against this backdrop, the importance of the Conference on the Future of Europe has been highlighted as a platform for much needed public discussion concerning the direction of the EU. While the support for the EU has remained relatively high among citizens, the recent recovery decisions have also empowered Eurosceptic and populist parties. Consequently, the debate has been often reduced to the simple choice of for or against the EU. What are the current political trends in debating the future of the EU? How to move beyond the populist framing of the EU affairs?
This event marked the publication of the book Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak and Paul Schmidt.
The webinar was organised in cooperation with the European Parliament and the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA). It is co-funded by the Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union.
Michael Kaeding, Jean Monnet Professor, University of Duisburg-Essen, and former TEPSA Chairman
Juha Jokela, Programme Director, FIIA, and member of the board of TEPSA
Othmar Karas, Vice-President, European Parliament
Heidi Hautala, Vice-President, European Parliament
Miapetra Kumpula-Natri, Member of the European Parliament
Jarmo Oikarinen, Head of the European Parliament Liaison Office in Finland
Registration by Monday 9 November to Leonard Wilhelmus, firstname.lastname@example.org.