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Conversations for the Future of Europe: 3. Why and how must the physical protection of European citizens be enhanced?

Dates:
  • Tue 29 May 2018 13.00 - 14.45
  Add to Calendar 2018-05-29 13:00 2018-05-29 14:45 Europe/Paris Conversations for the Future of Europe: 3. Why and how must the physical protection of European citizens be enhanced?

The third meeting will focus on two distinct dimensions of the physical protection of European citizens. It will be introduced by Francesca Galli on whether and how the sharing of information can enhance the security of European citizens without violating their rights, and Cyrille Thiébaut on why the future of European defence should take the form of a European army. The discussion will be opened by Richard Maher. Objective: To guide the steps of the European Union and to mobilise its citizens so as to make such steps possible, it is not enough to analyse the past and criticise the present. It is crucial to concoct concrete proposals for a better future and to subject them to a no-nonsense, multidisciplinary discussion. The Conversations for the Future of Europe aim to contribute to such a discussion. A concern for concreteness and political feasibility should be present throughout, the aim being, as in Robert Schuman’s 1950 declaration, des réalisations concrètes rather than vague dreams. However, this should not prevent us from bearing in mind Max Weber s warning at the end of Politik als Beruf: Certainly all historical experience confirms the truth that man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible. A concern for feasibility is compatible with boldness. Indeed, boldness may be required to move forward. In order to foster uninhibited common thinking, participants are invited to regard these encounters as if they were private conversations rather than public events. Format: In this series, each meeting will focus on one issue. It will be briefly introduced by two members of the EUI community or visitors, each with a proposal relating to the issue, and followed by a general discussion.

Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana

The third meeting will focus on two distinct dimensions of the physical protection of European citizens. It will be introduced by Francesca Galli on whether and how the sharing of information can enhance the security of European citizens without violating their rights, and Cyrille Thiébaut on why the future of European defence should take the form of a European army. The discussion will be opened by Richard Maher. Objective: To guide the steps of the European Union and to mobilise its citizens so as to make such steps possible, it is not enough to analyse the past and criticise the present. It is crucial to concoct concrete proposals for a better future and to subject them to a no-nonsense, multidisciplinary discussion. The Conversations for the Future of Europe aim to contribute to such a discussion. A concern for concreteness and political feasibility should be present throughout, the aim being, as in Robert Schuman’s 1950 declaration, des réalisations concrètes rather than vague dreams. However, this should not prevent us from bearing in mind Max Weber s warning at the end of Politik als Beruf: Certainly all historical experience confirms the truth that man would not have attained the possible unless time and again he had reached out for the impossible. A concern for feasibility is compatible with boldness. Indeed, boldness may be required to move forward. In order to foster uninhibited common thinking, participants are invited to regard these encounters as if they were private conversations rather than public events. Format: In this series, each meeting will focus on one issue. It will be briefly introduced by two members of the EUI community or visitors, each with a proposal relating to the issue, and followed by a general discussion.


Location:
Sala del Capitolo - Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Workshop

Organiser:
Prof. Brigid Laffan (EUI - Director of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)
Prof. Philippe van Parijs (Robert Schuman Fellow and Université Catholique de Louvain)

Discussant:
Richard Maher (EUI - RSCAS)

Contact:
Julia Maria Magdalen Hiltrop (EUI - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies) - Send a mail

Speaker:
Cyrille Thiébaut (Max Weber Fellow)
Francesca Galli

Attachment:
Programme

Links:
http://europeangovernanceandpolitics.eui.eu/

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