Reports from Unique Europaeum Events
> updated 30 Nov 2017 [SH]
Connecting Europe through History: Human Rights in Europe?
EUROCLIO – European Association of History Educators – and The Europaeum – an association of leading European Universities – were awarded a grant by the European Union Education and Culture DG ‘Europe for Citizens’ Programme to help support a series of events and workshops across Europe on the theme “Human Rights in Europe? Tolerance, Democracy, Citizenship, Critical thinking and Multi-perspectivity as European Values” during the 2007-2008 academic school year. This project is in line with the objectives of the EU-Programme ‘to bring Europe closer to its citizens’ and to involve them in transnational cooperation activities, to develop a sense of belonging to common European ideals and achievements and to promote further European integration. Therefore the project is designed to run for several years within the Europe for Citizens-Programme, so that it may tackle other themes and reach higher sustainability. Full report
The Other – Studies in Comparative History
The Other, based on an international workshop in 2002, backed by the Europaeum and held at Charles University, Prague, dissecting the concept of “The Other” and its impact on globalisation, diversity, pluralism, equality, migration and refugees.
On 21/22 September 2001, the Club of Three hosted a conference looking at Federalism and the Future of Europe. The event included expert participants and practitioners drawn from academe, politics, public life, business, think-tanks, and technology companies, from the three main partners of the Club of Three, Germany, France and the UK, and the host country, Switzerland. The aim of the event was to identify and discuss underlying characteristics of Europe’s federal landscape. The conference was divided into three sessions. A working dinner was hosted by the sponsors Baklin Ltd on the evening of the first day. Baklin Ltd. generously supported the conference and travel costs were subsidised by Crossair Ltd. We are grateful to these, as well as to other sponsors for their generous support. The event was organised by Peter Arengo-Jones, supported by his assistant, Ursula Minder.
Federalisms – East and West – India, Europe and North America (2011)
The final report of the Europaeum international conference on Federalisms – East and West – India, Europe and North America, which took place on last September in Oxford with top figures in European policy-making, media, and academia has been published. This conference compared and contrasted federalist ideas and structures across three continents, bringing a wide range of perspectives from our diverse speakers. The event was run with generous support from the Friedrich-Ebert Stiftung and the James Madison Trust in Brussels.
Participants: Our keynote speaker Peter Sutherland, Chairman of Goldmann Sachs, now a UN representative on Migration and Chair of the LSE, spoke on the theme ‘Common Values and Federalism in Europe’. Other speakers and participants included Professor Lord Meghnad Desai of the LSE, Lord Hannay, former US Senator Gary Hart, Professor Yves Meny (former director of the European University Institute, Florence), Lord Liddle (former advisor to President Barroso), Anthony Barnett (founder of opendemocracy.net), John Palmer (former Guardian Europe-correspondent), Martin Wolf (the brilliant FT Columnist), and many many more.
Follow-up Reports for both Federalism events: Contributions are coming in for our ‘Federalisms East and West – India, Europe and North America’ conference have been coming in:
- an article from Sunanda Datta-Ray, a prominent Indian journalist and former distinguished Editor of The Telegraph (Calcutta);
- a report from former Guardian’s Europe correspondent, John Palmer;
- an overview comes from Vinita Deshmukh, who is a correspondent based in the city of Pune in India;
- a very telling and moving address, given at the conference from Sir Michael Palliser, former senior British diplomat, who has give us permission to put his statement up on our website;
- a transcript of the talk given by former Cabinet Minister with four different portfolios – Panchayati Raj; Petroleum and Natural Gas; Youth Affairs and Sports; Development of North East Region – Mani Shankar Aiya
Elitism, Populism and European Politics, report of the 1993 Europaeum conference, edited by professor Jack Hayward, was published by Clarendon Press. [ISBN 0-19-828035-1]