In collaboration with the Netzwerk Europäische Bewegung Deutschland e.V. (European Movement Germany)
Continuing the tradition of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence to regularly organize public discussions of recent questions on the European Union, this round table was a special opportunity to discuss the centre's major concern: the changing relationship between the EU and its citizens. JMCE Academic Coordinator Prof. Dr. Tanja A. Börzel presented introductory observations and moderated the discussion with the following participants:
The discussion was mainly concerned with the chances for the EU-democracy and for civic participation in Europe based on the legal and institutional changes the Lisbon Treaty brought with it. The panellists discussed the different components of the EU-democracy model (representative, associative, deliberative) and anlysed the problems and challenges within the relationship between the EU and its citizens.
The discussion was preceeded by an opening statement by Prof. Dr. Calliess, in which he outlined the current situation from a legal point of view.
After the opening statement by Prof. Dr. Calliess and a discussion between all panellists on stage, the audience had the word for questions and comments. The following issues were of most interest to th people:
The event was opened with a reception at which the audience had the possibility to engage with the discussants directly and in an informal atmosphere.
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