Graduate Symposium on the Future of European Union Policies in Theory and Practice

Max Weber Programme, Department of Law, EUI
and James Madison University, 26-27 June, 2008

The Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute and James Madison University’s Master in European Union Policy Studies held the first graduate symposium on European policies in Florence, Italy, in June 2008.

The two institutions are pleased to issue a call for papers addressed to doctoral researchers and fellows at the European University Institute, from all departments, and to graduate students enrolled in the Master in European Policy Studies at James Madison University.

The aim of the symposium is to discuss the various policies adopted by the European Union, appreciate the effectiveness of these policies, analyze their impact in the field, evaluate if these policies respond to citizens’ needs and understand the European Union as a system of governance.

The dynamics of the symposium is built on the idea of comparing current research on the European Union to evaluate the success as well as the limits and failures of EU policies. The evaluation of EU policies will be at the core of the academic programme of the symposium.

The graduate symposium will pursue two goals: it will firstly promote the presentation and the critical discussion of current EU policies. Secondly, instruments of evaluation of these policies will be the focus of discussion.

This event is a unique opportunity for researchers, fellows and students working in same field and with similar interests to compare their approach, their research questions and their instruments. The rationale of this symposium will be built upon the idea of excellence in methodology and research.

Programme (.pdf) 

For information contact Anicee Van Engeland or Arthur Dyevre, Max Weber Fellows, EUI

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