After Lisbon: the European Union, democratic politics, and its role in the world

Richard Corbett

Federal Union AGM and conference – 6 March 2010

Federal Union’s annual conference will look at two subjects:

– The future of democratic politics in Europe after the Lisbon treaty
– How Lisbon will affect the EU’s role in the world

Non-members welcome.

Venue: Room S421, St Clements Building, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE (nearest tubes Temple, Holborn) – click here for a map

Programme

10.30 am coffee and registration
11 am After Lisbon: the European Union and democratic politics
Guest speaker: Richard Corbett (former MEP, now member of the cabinet of President Herman Van Rompuy)
How does the new treaty develop democratic politics within the EU institutions? What impact will it have on democratic politics within the member states? What conclusions can be drawn from the way in which it was drafted and ratified?
1 pm lunch
2 pm AGM session to receive the annual report and accounts and to elect a new committee for the coming year
2.30 pm After Lisbon: the European Union and its role in the world
Guest speakers: Professor Richard Whitman (University of Bath), Brendan Donnelly (Director, Federal Trust)
What ambitions has the EU has set itself for its external policies? What mechanisms does the Lisbon treaty provide for implementing those policies? What conclusions can be drawn on whether the ambitions and/or the mechanisms will prove adequate?
4 pm close

Please complete and return the form below, or send an e-mail to info@federalunion.org.uk, if you able to come to the AGM. Participation at the AGM is free, but we ask for a donation of £20 (waged) or £10 (student/unwaged) towards the costs of the catering and room hire. Please make a donation if you can.

You can make a donation by sending a cheque payable to “Federal Union” to the address below, or via our PayPal account by clicking here:

Elections

There are the following places on the committee to be filled at the AGM: Chair, three Deputy Chairs, Treasurer, Secretary, and 4 other places on the committee. Nominations may be accepted up until the meeting itself, so you do not have to complete and return the form, but it would help the organisation of the meeting if you are able to do so. If you would like to know more about what is involved in being a member of the committee, please contact Richard Laming at info@federalunion.org.uk.

Programme correct as at 23 January 2010. Federal Union reserves the right to change the programme without notice if circumstances should require.
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