Parliaments and the European Union – Representative Democracy after the Lisbon Treaty (6 July 2011)

Parliaments and the European Union – Representative Democracy after the Lisbon Treaty

6 July 2011, 2pm – 6pm, followed by a reception

Mary Sumner House, 24 Tufton Street, London SW1P 3RB

Programme:

13.45 – 14.00: Registration

Session 1: The European Parliament

14.00 – 14.20: “The European Parliament  – Power without Representation?”
Dr Martyn Bond, former Head of European Parliament Office UK

14.20 – 14.40: “Who and what does the European Parliament Represent?”
Maurice Fraser, Senior Fellow in European Politics, European Institute, LSE; and Associate Fellow, Chatham House

14.40 – 15.00: “The European Parliament after the Lisbon Treaty”
Raffaello Matarazzo, Istituto Affari Internazionali

15.00 – 15.20: Q&A

15.20 – 15.40: Coffee & Tea

Session 2: National Parliaments
15.40 – 16.00: “What can national parliaments contribute to European democracy?”
Professor Jaap de Zwaan, University of Rotterdam and
Adviser at Clingendael – Netherlands Institute of International Relations

16.00 – 16.20: “National Parliaments after Lisbon – can they make the Union more democratic?”
Dr Anna-Lena Högenauer, University of Maastricht

16.20 – 16.40: Q&A

Session 3: The EU demos

16.45 – 17.05: “The EU demos – Fantasy or reality?”
Professor Doris Wydra, University of Salzburg

17.05 – 17.25: “European political parties – A building bloc of the EU demos?”
John Palmer, The Federal Trust and European Policy Centre

17.25 – 17.45: Q&A

17.45 – 18.00: Concluding Remarks by the Chairman
Brendan Donnelly
, Director, The Federal Trust

This conference is organised as part of the LISBOAN Erasmus Academic Network, which is funded with support from the European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme.

If you would like to attend this event please contact Ulrike Rüb-Taylor on ulrike.rub@fedtrust.co.uk or 020 7320 3045.

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