Reports from Unique Europaeum Events

The Europaeum publishes occasional special reports arising from its international conferences. You can download these reports using the links below, or contact the Europaeum Office to order printed copies.

Experiences and Perceptions of Migrants (Connecting Europe Through History)The Europaeum has partnered EUROCLIO – an association of European history teachers in two special EU-funded programmes on Connecting Europe through History, allowing  History teachers and Historians and policy-makers to explore and share new ideas and themes for teaching in classrooms. Following the success of our initial series on Human Rights in Europe (2007-2008), we embarked on an another series of lectures, conferences, and workshops at Europaeum partner institutions at Oxford, Bologna, Leiden, Helsinki, Paris, and Krakow, as well as other universities in Berlin, Vienna, and Nijmegen, on the theme Experiences and Perceptions of Migrations (2010-2011) with similar goals.


Liberalism in East and WestIn January 2009, scholars from Europe, the Americas, India, China and Japan came together at Oxford University to participate in a Europaeum co-sponsored conference on Liberalism in West and East. This stimulating conference looked at the extraordinarily diverse usages of the term and asked what justified means we have (if any) of determining or prescribing its contents. Working together with the speakers and contributors to the conference, the Europaeum helped produce a transcript which runs to 176 pages and includes contributions from Timothy Garten Ash, Michael Freeden, Sir Samuel Brittan, Rajeev
Bhargava, Ronald Dworkin, and many other top scholars and contributors.


America and Europe: Moving Towards 2020These essays and commentaries were prepared as part of an international conference held in Washington, DC on February 22nd – 24th, 2007, organised by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, the Weidenfeld Institute of Strategic Dialogue, and the Europaeum. The conference was on Does the ‘West’ still exist? – America and Europe moving towards 2020. Europaeum participants were invited from the universities of Oxford, Bonn, Krakow, Bologna, Geneva and Leiden.


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


Restructuring Corporate Governance: The New European AgendaThis report has been published based on the Europaeum Symposium Restructuring Corporate Governance: The New European Agenda, organised as part of Leiden-Oxford Programme. It includes talks from Sir Ronald Grierson, European Chairman of the Blackstone Group; Colin Mayer, new Dean at the Saïd Business School, Alastair Ross Goobey, Chairman of the International Corporate Governance Network, and Senior Advisor at Morgan Stanley; and Guy Jubb, Head of Corporate Governance at Standard Life Investment.


Whose Europe? National Models and the Constitution of the European Union (European Studies at Oxford)This small volume collects papers presented at a conference entitled “Whose Europe?: National Models and the Constitution of the European Union”, held in Oxford on 25-27 April 2003. The event brought together scholars involved in the field of European Studies at Oxford University, scholars from outside Oxford and participants in the Convention on the Future of Europe.


Democracy and the Internet: New Rules For New Times: from the 2001 Europaeum Policy Forum, was published by the Europaeum in 2002, with contribution from UK Prime Minister e-Envoy Andrew Pinder. Copies are available from the Europaeum office, priced €8 (£5).




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.





The Future of European Universities

An international investigation into how European universities can – and must – operate at the forefront of the Knowledge Revolution in the 21st century. Conferences 2001 – 2003

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Federalism and the Future of Europe:
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, 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);
  • 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]



> updated 13 July 2018 [SH]