Danube University Krems organizes together with the Jagiellonian University Kraków, Institute of European Studies, in cooperation with the European Democracy Lab at the European School of Governance the digitally held conference "Parliamentary Voices on the Future of Europe". Renowned experts from science and politics will participate in the English-language conference on 28 and 29 May 2020.

Against the backdrop of the ongoing debate on the future of the EU, the digital conference will focus on the role of parliaments at all levels (European, national, regional) in the EU multi-level system and discuss what contribution they can bring to the EU debate on the future. Interested parties are invited to participate in the conference; the required registration is available on the conference website.

Perspectives on European parliamentarianism

The three keynotes are scheduled to be given. Prof Peter Bursens (University of Antwerp), Karolina Borońska-Hryniewiecka (Sorbonne University / University of Wrocław) and Prof Zdzisław Mach (Jagiellonian University Kraków) will shed light on the role of national parliaments in the European context, provide theoretical and empirical considerations on regional parliaments and present the Polish view on the future of the EU. After each keynote, questions can be put to the keynote speakers.

Two panel discussions will explore the importance the debate on Europe's future for parliaments in the EU has and what inter- and intra-institutional perspectives exist. Discussants are, among others, Prof Ulrike Guérot (Danube University Krems), Daniel Freund, (Member of the European Parliament) and Karl-Heinz Lambertz (President of the Parliament of the German-speaking Community of Belgium and former President of the Committee of the Regions).

The two Academic Roundtables on 29 May will focus on the Europeanisation of national and subnational parliaments to examine the question how national and subnational parliaments are able to serve as legitimators of EU processes and outcomes. Among the participants in the roundtables are Prof Gabriele Abels (University of Tübingen), Prof Andreas Maurer (University of Innsbruck), Prof Eric Miklin (University of Salzburg) and from Danube University Krems Ass. Prof Elisabeth Donat, Sarah Meyer and Daniela Ingruber .

Parliamentary Voices on the Future of Europe

Date: 28 - 29 May 2020

Begin: 10:00 am

Conference language: English

Online registration & information: http://www.regioparl.com/parliamentary-voices-on-the-future-of-europe

The digital conference’s participation is free of charge.

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