A IEP@BU Webinar Series: The Future of the EU Institutions

EU Institutions

In view of the European Parliamentary elections IEP@BU is launching a series of webinars on the future of the EU institutions.

Whereas, there has not been any Treaty change since the Lisbon Treaty (2007), the role of the European Council, the European Commission and the European Parliament have evolved considerably in the past 15 years or so. 

In particular, the role of the European Council has become more prominent, arguably at times going beyond the function allocated to it by the Treaties (providing political impetus to the European Union).

The role of the European Commission has also evolved significantly: in terms of formal powers (e.g. economic governance); informal and soft powers (e.g. immigration); external influence. 

The European Parliament, on the other hand, has seen at times its powers limited (e.g., Governance of NGEU), whereas it has also sought to assert and carve new prerogatives for itself (e.g., Spitzenkandidaten). 

The webinars then seek to take stock of those developments, inviting leading academics from the social sciences (politics, law and economics) and policy makers to share their reflections on these issues.

The series will include a kick-off event on the future of EU institutions, followed by one event for each of the major institutions (European Parliament, European Commission. 

The inaugural digital event will take place on March, 25, 12.30-14.00 with the following speakers: 

Giuliano Amato is a President emeritus of the Italian Constitutional Court. Member of Parliament for 18 years, as well as Minister of the Interior, he served two terms as Minister of the Treasury and two terms as Prime Minister. He was also Chairman of the International Commission on the Balkans from 2003-2005, and Vice President of the Convention on the Future of Europe from 2002-2003.

Sylvie Goulard  is President of the Deutsch Französisches Institut and Vice President of the Institute for European policy making at Bocconi University.

Mario Monti is the honorary president of the Institute for European Policymaking at Bocconi University. He is a former Prime Minister of Italy, a former European Commissioner, and he is also a Senator for life. He has been Rector and President of Bocconi University. 

Eleanor Spaventa is Professor of European Union Law at Bocconi Law School. She is a member of the managing board of the Institute for European policy making at Bocconi University.

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A IEP@BU Webinar Series:​The Future of the EU Institutions​

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