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Debate: The rise of regionalism

Regional and Local Affairs
Date: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:30 - 21:00

Venue: AW1.121 at the ULB  |  City: Brussels, Belgium

SAIES - Students' Association of the Institute for European Studies along with our partners Eyes on Europe and Délégation Specque de l'ULB have the pleasure to invite you to their next conference: "The rise of regionalism: crisis or opportunity for the European Union?". 

When? On the 18th of April at 6.30pm
Where? AW1.121 at the ULB

> Chiaria Bellani (Policy officer in charge of the cultural policy at the European Commmission)
> Leonie Martin (Senior Vice-President at Young European Federalists [JEF])
> Aude Körfer (Permanent Delegate Brittany / Europe)
Moderator: Prof. Simon Toubeau (Invited professor from Nottingham University and expert of regionalism in Europe)

Registration >> https://bit.ly/2qa8dVz

Taking into account the recent news about regional autonomy and independencies in Europe, for instance in Catalonia, it is relevant to have a point of view from the inside about the regionalisation process.

The debate will be focused on the EU's position in facing the increasing importance of regional entities, particularly in the context of decentralization policies and wishes of independence of certain regions. Is Europe a loudspeaker for regions?
Does Europe make it easier for regions, guaranteeing a common currency and common commercial agreements, as well as providing structural funds? 
Is regional diversity an opportunity for a more representative and more integrated Europe, stemming from the necessity to go for a decision-making method less centered on unanimity?
Or, conversely, is regional selfishness a risk for the longevity of the Union? 

We hope to welcome you there numerously and to experience a lively debate together!




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  • Wednesday, 18 April 2018 18:30 - 21:00

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