Participation in EU Politics
4 April 2023, 1:15 pm, online MS TEAMS
Od: CU External Relations Office
We would like to invite you to online lecture by Prof. Dr. Ulrike Liebert, Prof. em. from University of Bremen (Germany), who is also Visiting Fellow European University Institute, School of Transnational Governance in Florence (Italy).
In this session we will discuss opportunities for citizens to actively engage with EU politics that are essential for improving democratic legitimacy, equity and sustainability in decision making at the EU level.
The lecture will be held ONLINE and in ENGLISH.
Poster for download you can find HERE.
Date: 4. 4. 2023
Time: 13:15 - 15:00
Place: MS Teams (Click HERE to join the lecture)
INFORMATION ABOUT LECTURE
Synopsis: In this session we will discuss opportunities for citizens to actively engage with EU politics that are essential for improving democratic legitimacy, equity and sustainability in decision making at the EU level. After providing a brief overview of the existing participatory instruments, including European elections, the European Citizens Initiative, public consultations by the EC, petitions to the European Parliament or the European Ombudsman and other, often ad hoc, mechanisms, we will take a closer look at some less well-known transnational participatory and deliberative mechanisms that the "Conference on the Future of Europe" (2021/2) has recently experimented with. This session invites discussion on the viability of thinking of the EU as a participatory democratic system and the EU institutions as fostering this approach.
Recommended readings: Philippe C. Schmitter, Europolitan Papers, selection, drafts, not for circulation (please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to receive the drafts).