Young Researchers Symposium on ”The Future of Europe”


Tuesday, May 8


8.00-8.45                     Registration/Coffee

8.45-9.00                     Opening remarks

9.00-11.00                   1st session

11.00-13.00                 2nd session

13.00-14.00                 Lunch

14.00-16.00                 Keynote Speech- Prof. JHH Weiler

16.00-16.30                 coffee break

16.30-18.30                 3rd session

18.30                            Cocktail/Reception


Wednesday, May 9


8.30-10.30                   4th session

10.30-11.00                 coffee break

11.00-13.30                 5th session

13.30-14.30                 Lunch

14.30-15.00                 Concluding observations


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1st session (Freedoms, Sovereignty and the Rule of Law) 

(Chair: Prof. P. Minkkinen)


Eduardo Gill-Pedro  (Lund)                           


Anna Wennakoski (Helsinki)  

How to Regain Momentum? Revisiting Sovereignty and Legitimacy in the EU

Maria Varaki  (Helsinki)          

Revisiting the Rule of Law concept inside the EU 

Walter Rech (Helsinki)            

Beyond Dichotomies: Reconfiguring the EU’s Rule of Law and  Democracy Challenge in Hungary and Poland             

Vesa Heikkinen (Helsinki)     

The inadequacy of liberal citizenship


2nd session (Governance, Regulation and Crisis)

(Chair: Prof. P. Leino)


Edoardo Fragale (Pescara)     

Overcoming the EU crisis by governing the market                                                                 

Birgit Aasa (EUI)              

Trust as a New Governance Method of European Integration – Some Theoretical and Empirical Insights

Paul Dermine  (Maastricht)        

The Future of Fiscal Governance in the Eurozone            

Giacomo Tagiuri    (Bocconi)

Market Change and Cultural Insecurities in the EU: Understanding and Revising Narratives of Crisis


3rd session (Withdrawal, Secession and Integration)

(Chair: Prof. J. Shaw)


Adrienne Yong (City, London)        

A “Just” Brexit for EU Citizens?

Oliver Garner (EUI)          

Brexit and Constitutional Amendment: The Future of Europe and the United Kingdom

Andrea Romano (Barcelona)      

The reconceptualization of constituent power in independence processes: which lessons from the recent Catalan experience?

Kamal Makili-Aliyev (Lund)          

Case of Catalonia: a return of the issue of self-determination to the European context?

Claudia Bianca Ceffa (Pavia)        

The European integration project and the problem of democratic legitimacy in the European legislative decision-making process: the role  of European regional parliaments and the case study of Italian Lombardy Region


4th session (The economic and social dimension)

(Chair: Prof. J. Raitio)


Maria Wasastjerna (Helsinki)

EU competition policy and privacy in the 21st century digital economy

Jussi Jaakkola (Turku)        

European Tax State between Competition and Solidarity: towards European Fiscal Settlement?

Egle Dagilyte   (Anglia Ruskin University)                    

Posting of workers and cross-border workers' solidarity in the EU: the law is not enough

Maria Schmidt-Kessen (EUI)      

The Future of IP-competition Conflicts in EU Law

Ondrej Svoboda  (Charles University)     

The Common Commercial Policy after Opinion 2/15: What next?


5th session (Courts and Fundamental Rights)

(Chair: Prof. T. Ojanen)


Mirka Kuisma (Turku)         

Future directions of the Court of Justice

Yann Lorans  (Paris/Leuven)           

Fundamental rights review of EU legislation as a vector for politicization

Marco Bassini (Bocconi)        

Constitutional pluralism and fundamental rights protection in the last chapter of the Taricco affaire. Revirement or threat to the  primacy of EU law?

Monica Parodi (Florence)      

The ECJ Taricco II Decision and its potential influence on the relationship between the EU and the ECHR system

Siina Raskulla (Tampere)         

Corporate Constitutional Duties in Post-Crisis EU, and the Future of Fundamental Rights in European Union

Minni Peltonen (Turku)      

The Importance of Police Ethics for Future European Policing