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Final Conference of the ERC PanEur1970s Project

Dates:
  • Mon 02 Dec 2019 10.00 - 18.00
  • Tue 03 Dec 2019 09.00 - 18.00
  • Wed 04 Dec 2019 09.00 - 13.00
  Add to Calendar 2019-12-02 10:00 2019-12-04 13:00 Europe/Paris Final Conference of the ERC PanEur1970s Project

Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community (PanEur1970s) is a five-year ERC Advanced project designed to investigate the European Socialist regimes’ expectations and predicaments vis-à-vis the opening of a space of pan-European cooperation in the long 1970s. With an emerging East-West détente and globalization in the background, the Socialist elites had to negotiate complex ideological, economic, and political issues originating from their attempts at integrating in the world economy, deepening their rapprochement with Western Europe and dealing with the commercial giant next door, the European Community.

Our project is now reaching completion. At this final conference we will present the key results of more than 4 years of fruitful research across seven countries. We will compare and discuss them with some of the best specialists in the field, and therefore structure the final volume scheduled for publication in late 2020. Our research intertwined international and economic history approaches to provide a dynamic portrait of the Socialist elites’ paradigms, goals, and constraints in envisioning interdependence with Western Europe and cooperation with the EC. It looked at the relevant elites that shaped each country’s national economic strategy. How did they plan to reconcile transformation with stability, and control the consequences of a less protected and self-enclosed environment? Were they simply driven by short-term economic goals and constraints or did they also imagine a long-term mutual opening and convergence? What views of Western Europe, and specifically of the European Economic Community (EEC), did they elaborate as co-operation intensified? Above all, how did they envision the interaction between adjacent and overlapping spaces shaped by contrasting logics: the socialist bloc and West European integration, ideological rivalry and a new rhetoric of collaboration, important bilateral relations and emerging multilateral frameworks?

The PanEur1970s project has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement n. 669194)

Theatre, Badia Fiesolana DD/MM/YYYY
  Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

Looking West: the European Socialist regimes facing pan-European cooperation and the European Community (PanEur1970s) is a five-year ERC Advanced project designed to investigate the European Socialist regimes’ expectations and predicaments vis-à-vis the opening of a space of pan-European cooperation in the long 1970s. With an emerging East-West détente and globalization in the background, the Socialist elites had to negotiate complex ideological, economic, and political issues originating from their attempts at integrating in the world economy, deepening their rapprochement with Western Europe and dealing with the commercial giant next door, the European Community.

Our project is now reaching completion. At this final conference we will present the key results of more than 4 years of fruitful research across seven countries. We will compare and discuss them with some of the best specialists in the field, and therefore structure the final volume scheduled for publication in late 2020. Our research intertwined international and economic history approaches to provide a dynamic portrait of the Socialist elites’ paradigms, goals, and constraints in envisioning interdependence with Western Europe and cooperation with the EC. It looked at the relevant elites that shaped each country’s national economic strategy. How did they plan to reconcile transformation with stability, and control the consequences of a less protected and self-enclosed environment? Were they simply driven by short-term economic goals and constraints or did they also imagine a long-term mutual opening and convergence? What views of Western Europe, and specifically of the European Economic Community (EEC), did they elaborate as co-operation intensified? Above all, how did they envision the interaction between adjacent and overlapping spaces shaped by contrasting logics: the socialist bloc and West European integration, ideological rivalry and a new rhetoric of collaboration, important bilateral relations and emerging multilateral frameworks?

The PanEur1970s project has received funding from the European Research Council under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant Agreement n. 669194)


Location:
Theatre, Badia Fiesolana

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Conference

Organiser:
Prof. Federico Romero (EUI - HEC)

Contact:
Serena Belligoli (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

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