The Future of the Enlarged European Union

The Future of the Enlarged European Union

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The Hungarian Europe Society organised an international workshop entitled "The Future of the Enlarged European Union" at the Central European University on November 29, 2002.

Program:

Venue: CEU - Budapest, 1051 Zrínyi 14., room #412

10 a.m. Welcome Speeches

István Hegedűs, Chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society
Dorothee Bohle, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Central European University

10.15-12.30 First Session: European Identity - the Boundaries of the European Union
Péter Kende, External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the 1956 Institute Public Endowment: Bigger and Smaller Nations in Europe - To What Extent Can They Identify Themselves with the “Whole”?

George Schöpflin, Jean Monnet Professor of Political Science, Director of the Centre for the Study of Nationalism, University College London: Towards a European Identity?
József Péter Martin, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the weekly Figyelő, Vice-Chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society: Are We Afraid of the European Union? The European Union as a Reference Point in the Hungarian Public Discourse.

Prof. dr. Marc Maresceau, Director of the European Institute, University of Gent: The Relations of Proximity of the Enlarged European Union

12.30.-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-16.00 Second Session: European Ideas - National Interests
Rafa³ Wi¶niewski, Ambassador of the Polish Republic to Hungary: Poland and the European Union.
Zoltán Gyévai, Founder-Editor of the Internet Portal Bruxinfo in Brussels: {ln:reportingontheeu 'Reporting on the European Union - European and National Approaches.}
Dr. Martin Brusis, Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich: Solidarity in an Enlarged European Union: How To Reconcile Legitimate Diversity and Intentional Convergence?

16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.45 Third Session: The New Europe
Fraser Cameron, Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre in Brussels: Can an Enlarged European Union of 25 Member States Really Function?
Dr. Erhard Busek, Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe in Vienna: European Integration: Economic, Political or Cultural Unity?

17.45-18.00 Closing Remarks
István Hegedűs, Chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society

The organisers welcome everybody who is interested in the event. Registration and information: Kinga Szántó at kingaszanto@hotmail.com.
The workshop is sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Open Society Foundation. The Internet partner of HES is KonTextus (www.kontextus.hu).

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