Sussex European Institute


The Future of Europe: Progress or Decline?

Sussex European Institute 20th Anniversary Conference

University of Sussex Conference Centre, Bramber House 27-28 September 2012

You can print a copy of the programme at: SEI conference programme [PDF 157.93KB]

Thursday 27 September 2012

12.00 - 13.00 Registration and Buffet Lunch
13.00 - 14.30 Welcome and Open Session
  Introduction: Professor Paul Taggart (Head of Department of Politics, Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex)
  SEI Annual Lecture
  Speaker: Lord Brittan of Spennithorne
  The European Union: is there Life After the Eurocrisis?
14.30 - 15.00 Refreshments
15.00 - 16.45 Session I: European Values
  Chair: Professor Susan Millns (Co-Director, Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex)
  Speaker: Professor Jo Shaw (University of Edinburgh)
European Citizenship in Times of Crisis
  Speaker: Professor Christian Joppke (University of Bern)
European Identity in the Face of Islam
17.00 - 17.30 Plenary Session
  Chair: Professor Aleks Szczerbiak (Co-Director, Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex)
  Speaker: Dame Helen Wallace
(Former Director, Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex)
The Future of Europe
17.30 - 19.00 Reception in Bramber House
  Address by: Professor Stephen Shute
(Head of School of Law, Politics and Sociology, University of Sussex)


Friday 28 September 2012

10.00 - 11.00 Plenary Session
  Chair: Professor Paul Statham (Director, Sussex Centre for Migration Research)
  Speaker Professor Loukas Tsoukalis (University of Athens, President of the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP))
  The Crisis of the Eurozone and the Prospects of Exiting in One Piece
11.00 - 11.30 Refreshments
11.30 - 13.00 Session II: The Future of the European Economy
  Chair: Professor Jim Rollo (Former Co-Director, Sussex European Institute, University of Sussex)
  Speaker Professor Paul de Grauwe (London School of Economics)
No End to the Eurocrisis - Can the Monetary Union Survive?
  Speaker Professor Peter Holmes (University of Sussex)
"Rebalancing in Trade" in the Eurozone
  Speaker Professor Alasdair Smith (Deputy Chairman, UK Competition Commission)
Competition, Structural Reform and Strategic Industrial Policy in the Union
  Speaker Mr Piotr Serafin (Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland)
Monetary Union and the Future of the EU: A View from a Non-Eurozone Europhile Member State
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 16.00 Session III: The Position of Europe in the World
  Chair: Professor Jorg Monar (Sussex European Institute)
  Speaker: Professor Michael Smith (University of Loughborough)
The EU's Position in the World Since 1992: Confidence, Challenge and Crisis
  Speaker: Professor Dr Wolfgang Wessels (University of Cologne)
The (Weak) Performance of CFSP after Lisbon: Internal (institutional) Challenges and External (Geo-Political) Pressures
   Speaker (Director of the EU Institute for Security Studies): Professor Antonio Missiroli (BEPA/European Commission)
16.00 - 16.30 Rapporteur and Closing Remarks
  Rapporteur: Professor Paul Statham
  Closing Remarks: Professor Susan Millns
16.30 - 17.30 Cocktail

This event is kindly sponsored by the European Commission Representation in the UK and the Higher Education Innovation Fund.