News & Events

2020
Nov
20

Britain and the EU in the World after Brexit

Join us for the closing lecture of this edition, to discuss about Britain and the EU in the World after Brexit

Anand Menon, Director, UK in a Changing Europe; King's College, UK.

2020
Nov
19

Europe from the Outside and the China-Africa Connection

The lecture will explore China’s expanding economic activities in Africa in the context of the EU’s relations with China and Africa. The EU has developed policy frameworks involving China and Africa. This includes engaging China on African issues through the joint EU-China Strategic Partnership (2003) and engaging Africa on Chinese issues through the Joint Africa-EU Strategy (2007). The lecture will provide critical perspectives on the dynamics of this trilateral engagement.

Garth Le Pere, University of Pretoria, South Africa

2020
Nov
18

From Role Model to Economic Partner? The Image of the European Union in Member Nations of the Pacific Alliance

When the Pacific Alliance was established, it was the first regional group that deviated from the general landscape of Latin American integration because it did not follow the institutional model of the EU and its evolutionary stages. What are the exogenous and endogenous factors that explain that change? Join us to address this and more issues

Rita Giacalone, Universidad de Los Andes, Venezuela

Civil Society Power and Engagement with EU Development Policy

The lecture will explore how European civil society organisations (CSOs) influence EU development cooperation policy. It will present examples of the key policies, targets, and tactics development CSOs focus on in their influencing. The lecture will demonstrate that despite facing a number of challenges, civil society in this sector has the power to influence EU development policy and contributes to the democracy of the EU institutions

Céline Mias, Director, CARE International’s EU Office; Vice-President, Concord Europe

2020
Nov
12

An Externally Constrained Hybrid Regime: Hungary in the European Union

The lecture will discuss three broad issues: The types of democratic backsliding, the characteristics of hybrid regimes, and particularly, the curious role of the non-democratic Orbán regime in the European Union. First it discusses routes of de-democratization from traditional breakdown of democracy to hollowing out democratic institutions from inside. Secondly, it covers the social and political characteristics odf the emerging grey zone between liberal democracy and full authoritarianism, that we can call by using the umbrella concept, "hybrid regimes". The novelty of hybrid regimes is the "uneven playing field" which means that governing and opposition parties competing within a vastly unequal ground, and the governing party uses illegal means to maintain its power. This is not new globally, in comparative politics, but it is new within the European Union, which is supposedly based upon countries that share the same values of liberal democracy. Viktor Orbán's successful attempt for the destruction of Hungarian democracy therefore has a larger meaning and significance: It can have a major impact on the EU either positive or negative ways. In the final part of the lecture the ambiguous role of the EU is investigated, to measure its constraining, enabling and legitimizing functions vis-a-vis a politically deviant member state.

András Bozóki, Central European University, Hungary

2020
Nov
11

The Belarus Crisis, Implications for the EU and Its Neighbourhood

Belarus is living through the most dramatic political crisis in its post-Soviet history, which has thrown the country's future into the unknown. While the Belarusian strongman Aliaksandr Lukashenka is facing the biggest challenge to his 26-year long authoritarian rule, he continues to control the government and is not likely to step down under the pressure of the mass protests. Hence, in all likelihood Belarus is set for a long-term political confrontation, which will have serious implications for the EU and regional security in Eastern Europe. In particular, the Belarus crisis puts to the test the EU's diplomatic ability to manage crises in its Eastern neighbourhood and poses numerous questions as to its broader geopolitical relevance.

Yauheni Preiherman, Director, Minsk Dialogue Council on International Relations, Belarus

2020
Nov
10

European Union, Normative Power and Planetary Politics

The lecture will reflect on the past and future of the EU and it’s normative power in planetary politics, where ‘planetary politics’ are characterised by truly planetary relations of causality that can only be understood and addressed holistically. The three decades of European union, 1990-2020 have seen the increasing interdependence of planetary economy, society, ecology, conflict, and politics leading to the realisation of the growing symbiotic relationships between humans and the rest of the planet. Within this context, it is argued that normative power, as empowering actions in concert for the planetary good, provides a means of thinking about a future that addresses the planetary organic crisis rather than simply reacts to growing international competition

Ian Manners, University of Copenaghen, Denmark

2020
Nov
4

Internal, External Norms and China-EU Normative Engagement

Norms for states could be differentiated into an internal-external dichotomy. While internal norms define what is regarded as appropriate behavior of nation states in domestic governance, external norms define that in the international sphere. China and the EU are different international actors. In terms of internal and external norms, their normative power resources, their efforts on norm diffusion, and their normative influence in the international arena, all constitute a big contrast. Their normative divergence is more evident and severe on internal norms, with human rights and sovereignty most remarkable, than on external norms, such as China’s multipolarity versus the EU’s multilateralism. Despite the fact that the normative dimension has been increasingly irritating in China-EU relations, their normative engagement has some positive impacts on the making of China-EU strategic partnership

Pan Zhongqi, Fudan University, China

2020
Nov
3

The EU, Trade Unions and the European Job Market Challenges: the European Trade Union Confederation Perspective

What is the role and relevance of the EU for trade unions, and how it interacts with the European Trade Union Confederation? What are the contemporary challenges in the job market for the EU? Luca Visentini, General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation, guest of Region Europe's EU Voices Seminars will address these and more issues during his lecture.

General Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation

2020
Nov
2

Sustainable Development: A Paradigm Shift for the Future of Europe and Its International Role

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015, has given a new impetus to global efforts to achieve sustainable development. The EU has been a leader in drafting and implementing the SDGs and has fully committed itself to delivering on the 2030 Agenda. Can sustainable development be a paradigm shift for the EU, its identity and its international role? And can the EU become a global leader in this respect?

Enrico Giovannini, Spokesman, Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development; Former Italian Minister of Labour and Social Policies

2020
Oct
29

Can Germany Make the EU Strong Again?

Eric Bonse, Political Journalist and Senior Eu Correspondent in Brussel will be our guest in the second EU Voices Seminar "Can Germany Make the EU Strong Again?" : how is the EU perceived by Germany, and what is its relevance for it today? Is Germany willing to lead the advancement of European integration and what are the prospects after the next national elections? What is the debate on European integration within the country, and what role do mass media play in it?

Eric Bonse, Political Scientist and Journalist, Senior EU Correspondent in Brussels

2020
Oct
28

Observing the EU from Southeast Asia: Perspectives from ASEAN Countries

The European Union (EU) and the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are two longest operating regional institutions in the word nowadays. The two, however, have had divergent paths of regional integration. ASEAN countries have perceived the EU as inspirations but they have no intention to duplicate the institution design as well as the political, economic and social-cultural arrangements. ASEAN closely watches the EU’s development and dynamics, including-among others- the painful phenomenon of Brexit, the EU economic integration and the promotion of EU normative powers. How ASEAN countries perceive developments and problems in the EU and EU as an international actor? What are their positions on those issues? Because of their internal diversities, ASEAN countries generally have no single perceptions to any issues, including those related to the EU.

Evi Fitriani, Universitas Indonesia.

2020
Oct
22

"Je t’aime, moi non plus”. 40 Years of an Uneven Relationship between Europe and Greece

Our honored guest prof. Giannis Papageorgiou in his lecture is going to identify from a historical and political aspects the evolution of the relationship between Greece and the EU. Starting from Greece’s accession to the EEC in 1981, the lecture looks into the main points of concurrence and friction between the two sides, misunderstandings and misconceptions as well as mutual benefits. The seminar will delve in the main areas of discrepancies in recent years, in particular the Eurozone crisis and its impact on Greece as well as the implications of the migration crisis of 2015-6. Finally it makes an attempt to predict the impact of the covid-related EU developments for Greece and its participation in the EU

Giannis Papageorgiou, University of Thessaloniki, Greece

2020
Oct
21

What Do Russians Think of the EU as a Partner and as a Role Model?

"How did the Russian attitude to Europe changed after the end of the Cold war? Why is the European identity still important to Russians? Is there a path to a Russian-European reconciliation?" Join us to discuss these and other aspects of EU-Russian relations with our honoured guest dr Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council in the second Europe from Outside Seminar of this 2020 edition, "What Do Russians Think of the EU as a Partner and as a Role Model? "

Andrey Kortunov, Director General, Russian International Affairs Council

2020
Oct
14

(North) Macedonia's EU Integration Path: Is 2020 the Breakthrough Year?

Why is (North) Macedonia EU's longest standing candidate? What does the EU signify for the macedonian public? What are the prospects for the Western Balkans' EU integration? These are some of the questions our guest speaker Simonida Kacarska, Director, European Policy Institute, North Macedonia, will address in the First Europe from Outside Seminar of this edition: "(North) Macedonia's EU Integration Path: Is 2020 the Breakthrough Year?"

Simonida Kacarska, Director, European Policy Institute, North Macedonia

2020
Oct
12

The Prospects of European Integration after Covid-19

"Why is European integration a stop-and-go process? What are the main decision linked to the Covid-19 pandemic with regards to European integration? What are the prospects for European integration in the middle-term?" These are some of the questions Professor Castaldi, (Director, EurActive Italy;eCampus University) will address during the Opening Lecture of this year's edition of Region Europe: "The Prospects of European Integration after Covid 19"

Professor Castaldi, Director, EurActiv Italy; eCampus University.

2020
Oct
6
Aula Magna della Cavallerizza Reale, Via Verdi 9, Turin; Online, • Conference Number: 121 078 2526 • Password: iHiMvS2NM69 • Mobile Access: +39 0230410 440 Call-in toll number (Italy) • Access Code: 121 078 2526
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Artifical Intelligence for European Integration

AI4EI si costituisce intorno a un gruppo multidisciplinare di esperti allo scopo di coordinare una ricerca e avviare un’attività di dibattito e confronto circa l’impatto dell’intelligenza artificiale (IA) sull’integrazione europea (EI). In particolare,intende riflettere sui problemi sollevati dall’IA rispetto ai valori europei, volgendo in chiave positiva le conseguenze che l’IA ha sull’integrazione europea riguardo alla natura della democrazia, allo stato di diritto, all’ etica e ai diritti umani, senza trascurare gli effetti sul multilinguismo, sull’ informazione, sulla comunicazione politica e sulla cyberdefence. La conferenza si terrà sia in presenza che online.

Umberto Morelli \ University of Turin - In charge of Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

Guido Boella \ University of Turin - Head of Computer Science Department

Massimo Gaudina \ Head of Representation in Milan, European Commission

Natural and artificial intelligence for the future of Europe

Matteo Fornara \European Commission - Joint Research Centre, Interinstitutional, International Relations and Outreach

The Joint Research Centre of the European Commission and the challenge of Artificial Intelligence

9:30 - Panels presentations

Marinella Belluati, Cristopher Cepernich, Massimo Durante, Giovanni Finizio, Corrado Malandrino, Umberto Morelli, Rachele Raus

University of Turin and University of Eastern Piedmont

10:50 - Keynote Speaker - Ciro Cattuto \ University of Turin

Data Science in Society: Trends, Opportunities and Challenges

11:10 - Discussion I discussant - Viviana Patti

11:30 - Keynote Speaker - Ivana Bartoletti \ Technical Director - Privacy, Deloitte Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network

AI: Innovation or Amplification of Inequalities?

11:50 - Discussion I discussants - Marinella Belluati, Mia Caielli

12:10 - Keynote Speaker - Laurent Romary\ INRIA, Centre March Bloch (Berlin), ISO

Gestion des contenus multilingues et normalisation à l’aune de l’Intelligence artificielle

12.30 - Discussion I discussants - Rachele Raus, Micaela Rossi, Maria Teresa Zanola

14:30 - Keynote Speaker - Giuseppe Cannatà \ Capitano di Vascello - Capo Ufficio CERT del Comando per le Operazioni in Rete

La cyberdefence nel Dominio Militare

14:50 - Discussion I discussant - Umberto Morelli

15:10 - Keynote Speaker - Erica Palmerini \ Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna di Pisa

Artificial Intelligence and Law: Regulatory Challenges

15:30 - Discussion I discussants - Andrea Cofelice, Giovanni Finizio

15:50 - Keynote Speaker - Ugo Pagallo \ University of Turin

Legal and Ethical Issues of AI in the era of Big Data

16:10 - Discussion I discussants - Massimo Durante, Giovanni Ferrero

16:30 - Keynote Speaker - Serena Quattrocolo \ Università del Piemonte Orientale

AI, Rule of Law and Democracy: New Scenarios Ahead?

16:50 - Discussion I discussants - Giorgio Barberis, Stefano Quirico, Giuseppe Sciara

2019
Nov
22
Room Einaudi 5
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Attraction and Resistance: Israel and the European Union

Sharon Pardo, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

2019
Nov
20
Room Einaudi 4
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China’s Global Rise and the Impact on the Existing World Order - Rethinking for Europe

Li Xing, Alboorg University, Denmark

2019
Nov
12
Room Einaudi 5
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Can the EU Help Solve the Palestine-Israeli Conflict?

Lily Habash, Governance and International Relations Expert, OPT

2019
Nov
4
Room Einaudi 6
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Looking at Transatlantic Relations in a Critical Perspective

Markus Thiel, Florida International University, USA

2019
Oct
30
Room Einaudi 4
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Far Away Friends: Australia’s European Entanglements in a Time of Global Flux

Nicholas Farrelly, Australian National University

2019
Oct
23
Campus Luigi Einaudi
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Europe from Outside Seminars

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd, 2 PM (Room Einaudi 4)

Russia and the EU: Is It Possible to Combine Cooperation and Containment?

Nikolay Kaveshnikov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, Russia

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30th, 2 PM (Room Einaudi 4)

Far Away Friends: Australia’s European Entanglements in a Time of Global Flux

Nicholas Farrelly, Australian National University, Australia

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th, 2 PM (Room Einaudi 6)

Looking at Transatlantic Relations in a Critical Perspective

Markus Thiel, Florida International University, USA

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th, 2 PM (Room Einaudi 5)

Can the EU Help Solve the Palestine-Israeli Confl ict?

Lily Habash, Governance and International Relations Expert, OPT

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th, 2 PM (Room Einaudi 4)

China’s Global Rise and the Impact on the Existing World Order - Rethinking for Europe

Li Xing, Alboorg University, Denmark

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 2 PM (Room Einaudi 5)

Attraction and Resistance: Israel and the European Union

Sharon Pardo, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

2019
Oct
23
Campus Luigi Einaudi, Lungo Dora Siena 100; Room Einaudi 4
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Russia and the EU: Is It Possible to Combine Cooperation and Containment?

Nikolay Kaveshnikov, Moscow State Institute of International Relations

2019
Oct
14
Aula Magna della Cavallerizza Reale (Via Verdi 9 Torino)
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Region Europe 2019 Opening Lecture: What Can We Expect? Human Rights, Democracy, and the EU in 2030

Gerald Knaus,Founding Chairman, European Stability Initiative

2019
Sep
25
Fondazione Luigi Einaudi – Torino
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International Workshop on Regional Multilateralism in a Disintegrating World Order

Global Trends

Chair: Francesco Tuccari; Speakers: Vittorio Emanuele Parsi, Luigi R. Einaudi, Mario Telò

Some Regional approaches, 1

Chair: Matthew Evangelista; Speakers: Umberto Morelli, Sandra Honoré

Some Regional approaches, 2

Chair: Matthew Evangelista; Speakers: Giovanni Finizio,Serena Giusti, Giuseppe Gabusi, Marina Calculli

What can we conclude?

Discussion coordinated by Maurizio Molinari with: Pier Virgilio Dastoli, Viviana Mazza, Ugo Panizza, Fabio Armao, other participants and the public.

2019
Apr
15
Campus Luigi Einaudi - Lungo Dora Siena 100, Torino
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The EU and ASEAN: Real Partners or Summit Friends?

Keynote Speaker:

Mark Gallagher (European External Action Service)

Chair:

Giuseppe Gabusi (University of Torino & T.wai)

Discussants:

Giovanni Finizio (University of Torino)

Nicola Casarini (IAI)

Room Einaudi 6
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Looking at Transatlantic Relations in a Critical Perspective

Markus Thiel,Florida International University, USA