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The European Union's economic and social model - still viable in a global crisis?

Thursday, 8 December 2011

09.00-09.15   Registration

09.15-09.30   Opening (Professor Dagmar Schiek)

First Panel: Tension between the economic and the social in the EU model

Chair: Professor Ulla Neergaard (University of Copenhagen)

09.30-11.10   Part 1

  • Welfare states and market integration – the EU as a good model? (Dr Charlotte O'Brien, University of York)
  • The EU’s economic and social model – at odds with a variety of capitalisms in Europe? (Professor Jukka Snell, University of Swansea)
  • EU Macroeconomic governance and corporate bargaining (Dr Michael Galanis, University of Leeds)
  • Comment (Professor Dagmar Schiek, University of Leeds) and discussion 

11.10-11.25   Coffee Break

11.25-13.20   Part 2

  • Embedding Employment Rights in Europe: Second Installment (Franck Lecomte, Labour Studies Institute Lyon/European University Institute, Florence)
  • The Contested Scope of Labour Law Requirements in Public Procurement – a Multi-Level Analysis (Julia Vinterskog, Öberg & associés)
  • Harmonisation under the Directive on Patients Rights to cross-border healthcare (Kyriaki Raptopoulou, King's College).
  • Individual freedom, citizen well-being and social justice (Floris de Witte, LSE)
  • Comment (Thomas Biermeyer, Maastricht University) and discussion

13.05-14.05   Lunch

Second Panel: The EU’s economic and social model in a changing global landscape

Chair: Professor Ulrike Liebert (University of Bremen)

14.05-15.15   Part 1: The first part of panel 2 is a Jean Monnet panel and thus open for the public

  • The European currency in turbulent times – austerity policy made in Brussels as the only way out? (Professor Amy Verdun, University of Victoria, Canada)
  • The Dysfunctional Nature of the Economic and Monetary Union (Professor Malcolm Sawyer, University of Leeds (presenter), Professor Philip Arestis, University of Cambridge/University of the Basque Country and Professor Giuseppe Fontana, University of Leeds/University of Sannio)
  • Comment (Professor Tamara Hervey, University of Sheffield) and discussion

15.15-15.30   Coffee Break

15.30-16.30   Part 2

  • EU internal and external social policy in times of global crisis (Dr Rebecca Zahn, University of Stirling)
  • The EU as ‘Virtuous International Actor’: Rights, Governance and Global Governmentality (Dr Bal Sokhi-Bulley, Queen’s University Belfast)
  • Comment (Pieter van Cleyenbreugel, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven) and discussions

16.30-17.30   Drinks Reception

From 19.00   Dinner at University House (not included in the conference fee)

Friday, 9 December 2011

Third Panel: How to shape the EU's economic and social model – modes of 'governance'

Chair: Dr Jen Hendry (University of Leeds)

09.00-10.10   Part 1

  • Economic rights and "governance" through case law between economic and social models at EU and national levels (Professor Hans-Wolfgang Micklitz, European University Institute (EUI), Florence)
  • Classical social policy at EU level without classical law – the OMC in social inclusion (Bart Vanhercke, European Social Observatory, Brussels)
  • Comment (Professor Dora Kostakopoulou, University of Southampton) and discussion

10.10-10.25   Coffee Break

10.25-12.05   Part 2

  • Empowering consumer-citizens: changing rights or merely discourse? (Dr Annette Schrauwen and Dr Kati Cseres, University of Amsterdam)
  • Inequalities and the governance of the EU (Dr Charles Dannreuther, University of Leeds)
  • The Politics of Inclusion: Comparing the Contribution of Civil Society Actors to EU Legitimacy (Dr Petra Guasti, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic / University of Würzberg, Germany)
  • Social Solidarity and Participation in the European Union (Dr Daniela Obradovic and Nicole Cox, University of Amsterdam)
  • Comments (Janna Koeke, University of Bremen) and discussion

12.05-12.20   Closing remarks (Professor Dagmar Schiek, University of Leeds)

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