United Europe’s 12th Young Professionals Seminar will take place in Freiburg/Breisgau from April 20 to 22, 2018. For this workshop, we will focus on: Understanding Europe Regulatory policy in the EU
United Europe’s 12th Young Professionals Seminar will take place in Freiburg/Breisgau from April 20 to 22, 2018. For this workshop, we will focus on:
Regulatory policy in the EU
The key to understand the EU lies in understanding its institutional structures and its decision-making processes. At our Young Professionals Seminar in Freiburg, we will focus on the question, how policy in the EU works: How laws are made in Europe, how contracts come into being and about the importance of a functioning regulatory policy.
We will therefore take a closer look at the main EU institutions, in particular the Parliament, the Council and the Commission. We will define their tasks, identify the institutional interests arising from their respective composition, explore the internal structures of the institutions, analyze the inter-institutional relations and discuss potential reforms. The seminar will also shed some light on the opaque process of adopting primary and secondary EU legislation. We will analyze the various stages of the law-making process, from the Commission’s proposal to the trialogue, consider the role of national parliaments and explore the relevance of comitology.
We are also discussing the Euro crisis and the economic impact of Brexit and will – as far as possible – provide clarity in the Brexit-Chaos.
The workshop takes place in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy (CEP) in the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg.
For this workshop, we will bring together 24 outstanding young professionals from across Europe, representing a wide array of professional backgrounds, to discuss these questions. Much of the debate will take place in seminars and working groups, but participants will come back together on day 2 to draw up a list of conclusions to be published by United Europe.
To get a better idea of this event, please have a look at the reports of our previous Young Professionals Seminars.
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20 (Friday) 13:00 - 21 (Saturday) 22:00
On May 22nd we are part of the We4Europe conference in Berlin. At 3:30 pm, UE President Dr Wolfgang Schüssel discusses Europe and a European identity with young people at
On May 22nd we are part of the We4Europe conference in Berlin. At 3:30 pm, UE President Dr Wolfgang Schüssel discusses Europe and a European identity with young people at the ESMT Berlin.
European identity is an elusive entity, no matter if it’s approached in terms of cultural policy, constitutional or international law or historically. According to Wikipedia, European identity is defined as part of the identity or consciousness of a person or group of people who enables them to understand themselves as Europeans and to adopt an affirmative attitude towards a common identity (“feeling of us”) and the coexistence of people and peoples in Europe in the sense of a community. In a broad discourse on identity, the term also refers to attitudes to the constitutionality of Europe, to the European public or to the role and self-understanding of Europe and Europeans in the world.
The European Commission has designated the year 2018 as the European Year of Cultural Heritage, which aims to strengthen relations among countries and cultures, also to strengthen a common European identity. In order to achieve this goal, for example, young Europeans will soon be able to travel through Europe with a free Interrail ticket, for which the EU Commission is providing 12 million euros.
But what does European identity actually mean? Is there an European identity at all? How is it defined from different geographical perspectives? What is it good for? At a United Europe Young Professional Seminar in Aix-en-Provence one year ago, we investigated the question of a common European identity. As a result, the participants compiled a list of measures to support the formation of a common European identity. At the We4Europe conference, United Europe President Dr Wolfgang Schüssel, former Austrian Chancellor, will discuss this issue with four young Europeans and explore the question of a “European identity” with the audience.
(Tuesday) 15:30 - 17:00
European School of Management and Technology (ESMT)
Schloßpl. 1, 10178 Berlin
In cooperation with the Franco-German Cultural Institute in Nice and the Institute for Media and Communication Policy in Cologne, we want to pool Europe’s creative forces and find new ways
In cooperation with the Franco-German Cultural Institute in Nice and the Institute for Media and Communication Policy in Cologne, we want to pool Europe’s creative forces and find new ways of telling the European community’s success in a two-day hackathon: “How to tell the EU’s Story“.
Far from mainstream stories in the media and social networks, we are searching for a positive narrative for Europe and the EU. We reach out for the young Europeans’ different, fresher view of the EU and try to find ways to promote it. The European elections 2019 only one year ahead, the seminar is supposed to be the starting signal for an annual, Europe-wide competition that will once again draw attention to Europe from a different angle and will hopefully inspire enthusiasm.
The seminar takes place in the Franco-German Cultural Institute in Nice.
june 8 (Friday) - 9 (Saturday)