This page contains news and interesting features around the InDivEU project and the latest research on Differentiated Integration in the European Union.
‘Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe’ panel at TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Lisbon
On 27 November 2020, TEPSA organised in cooperation with Portuguese Institute of International Relations (IPRI) a panel on ‘Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe’ in the framework of the project ‘InDivEU – Integrating Diversity in the European Union‘. Moderated by Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich), the panel featured presentations by
Stefan Telle (European University Institute), Katrin Auel (Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna), Ramūnas Vilpišauskas (Vilnius University), Maja Bučar (University of Ljubljana), Gunilla Herolf (Swedish Institute of Intl. Affairs).
Stakeholder Forum Videos
The InDivEU Stakeholder Forums videos are an introduction to the topic of Differentiated Integration. Their aim is to give background information to national stakeholders across Europe before their participation in the series of interactive workshops in 2020-2021. To learn more, please visit our website.
Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe: Promises, Pitfalls, Pathways
ACES Annual Conference 2020
This year’s ACES Annual Conference was organised around the topic of differentiated integration. The conference examined the development of differentiated integration within the EU, focusing on both its promises and its pitfalls. Speakers covered internal and external dimensions of differentiation, including Brexit, linking academic research to current political debates about the future of European integration.
This conference brought together researchers from three Horizon2020 projects:
Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU), EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy (EU3D), and EU Integration and Differentiation for Effectiveness and Accountability (EU IDEA), linked together in the Differentiation: Clustering Excellence (DiCE) network
Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU) Online Mid-term Conference
On 11-12 June 2020, the Schuman Centre of the European University institute organised the InDiVEU project mid-term conference. The teams of each of the eight substantive work packages (WP) that compose the project’s research blocks gathered together to present and discuss the results achieved so far. A programme of the event can be found here.
The ‘Future of Europe’ panel at TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Berlin
On 25 June (14:00-15:00) 2020, TEPSA organised in cooperation with its German member Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) a panel on ‘The EU’s differentiated future after Brexit’ in the framework of the project ‘InDivEU – Integrating Diversity in the European Union‘. Moderated by Christian Frommelt (Liechtenstein Institute), the panel featured presentations by Brigid Laffan (EUI), Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zürich), Funda Tekin (IEP) and Axel Dittmann (German Federal Foreign Office).
The ‘Future of Europe’ at the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Zagreb
On 29 November 2019, on the occasion of the incoming Croatian Presidency of the Council of the EU a panel on ‘Future of Europe: Is differentiated Integration a Good Answer to Euroscepticism?’ was orgnised in the framework of the InDivEU project, which took place at the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Zagreb.
Moderated by Paul Schmidt (Secretary General of the Austrian Society for European Politics – ÖGfE, Vienna), the panel involved outstanding academics on differentiated integration: Frank Schimmelfennig (Member of the TEPSA Board, Professor and Head of European Politics Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology – ETH, Zürich); Funda Tekin (Member of the TEPSA Board, Director of the Institut für Europäische Politik – IEP, Berlin); Juha Jokela (Member of the TEPSA Board, Programme Director, Finnish Institute of International Affairs – FIIA, Helsinki); and John Stevens (Chairman of the Advisory Council of the Federal Trust, London).
What is Differentiated Integration?
What do we mean when we talk about Differentiated Integration? Sandra Kröger, University of Exeter and Robert Schuman Fellow, provides an in-depth insight into the concept of Differentiated Integration. The video was filmed during the workshop ‘Differentiated Integration as a Fair Scheme of Cooperation’ in March 2019.
Why is Differentiated Integration important for Europe?
Why is Differentiated Integration important for Europe? Richard Bellamy (EUI) provides the answer in this video and gives an outlook on why Differentiated Integration is likely to become more prominent in the future.
The video was filmed during the workshop ‘Differentiated Integration as a Fair Scheme of Cooperation’ in March 2019.
The ‘Future of Europe’ at the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Helsinki
On 6 June 2019, on the occasion of the incoming Finnish Presidency of the Council of the EU, a ‘Future of Europe‘ panel was organised in the framework of the InDivEU project, which took place at the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference in Helsinki. It featured a keynote speech by Michel Barnier, Chief Negotiator of the EU Task Force on Article 50 negotiations with the United Kingdom, followed by a panel discussion on the Future of Europe in light of the results of the European elections held in May 2019. Watch the recording of the event.
This section features news and information on the topic of Differentated Integration in the European Union beyond the InDivEU project.
Conversations for the Future of Europe
On 4 June 2019, the concept of Differentiated Integration was discussed at the 5th ‘Conversations for the Future of Europe‘ seminar. This seminar series is organised by the European Governance and Politics Programme (EUI) and aims facilitate debate and inspire far-sighted, creative ideas for how to address current EU policy problems.