On Thursday, 12 December 2019, New University hosted a second in a series of Academic Fora dedicated to the Future of the European Union. The series is conducted within a framework of the research project entitled “The Integral Theory of the Future of the European Union”.
Speakers of Academic Forum – dr. Matej Avbelj (research project leader), H.E. Florence Ferrari (French Ambassador to Slovenia), Ulla Hudina Kmetič (Acting Head at European Commission Representation), dr. Katarina Vatovec (Assistant Professor of European Law) – were talking about legacy of the Treaty of Lisbon, its strengths and weaknesses and the possibility of the Treaty change in the near future.
The two-day workshop entitled “Rethinking the European Framework”, organized by University of Udine, held on 11 and 12 October 2019 in Udine, offered very interesting discussions about the integration of the European Union. Speakers from different faculties and countries (Italy, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia) discussed the further development of the EU: Should the EU evolve towards a weaker or stronger political Union? In the direction of the united states of the EU or in the direction of a greater sovereignty of the Member States?
The first Academic forum was intended
for a discussion of the most imminent challenges of the future of the EU,
which, inter alia, include Brexit, new political directions of the
European Commission, Slovenian take on them and the background (academic) idea
of a new constitutional process for the European integration.
The chair, dr. Matej Avbelj, was
joined by three distinguished speakers:
H.E. Sophie Honey,
British Ambassador to Slovenia
Prof. dr. Peter
Jambrek, Rector of the New University
mag. Igor Mally,
State Secretary and Head of the Slovenian EU Presidency 2021
Academic forum was conducted within a
framework of the research project “The Integral Theory of the Future of the
European Union”, supported by the Slovenian Research Agency . It took place on Tuesday, 1 October 2019 in the Hall of Ivan
Hribar, at the New University in Ljubljana.
The Opening Ceremony and Academic Forum of the New University: The Future of the European Union – Challenges will take place on 1st of October at 6 PM. The event will be held at Ivan Hribar’s Hall at the New University in Ljubljana. The event will run in two parts. The opening ceremony to mark the beginning of the new academic year and the appointment of the new Rector of the New University will be followed by a round table discussion within the Academic Forum.
The chair, dr. Matej Avbelj, will be joined by three distinguished speakers:
H.E. Sophie Honey, British Ambassador to Slovenia,
prof. dr. Peter Jambrek, Rector of the New University,
mag. Igor Mally, State Secretary and Head of the Slovenian EU Presidency 2021 .