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EMU, New Economic Governance & Social Justice Research Seminar

26th January 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm


This interdisciplinary research seminar addresses whether the legal frame of Economic and Monetary Union is in irreconcilable tension with the EU’s renewed social agenda, also questioning whether the recently proclaimed European Pillar of Social Rights is sufficient to revive the EU’s original socio-economic model in the face of ongoing global economic distortions.

Speakers include Prof Ulla Neergaard (Professor of Law at University of Copenhagen), , Dr Bart Vanhercke (OSE – European Social Observatory) and Prof Fabian Amtenbrink (Professor of Law, University of Rotterdam and convenor of EURO-CEFG).

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1pm-1.30pm             Welcome lunch

1.30pm-1.40pm      Introduction by Prof. Dagmar Schiek, Queen’s University Belfast

1.40pm-2.40pm       Session 1

  • The impact of eurozone reforms on the EU social dimension – Prof. Ulla Neergaard, University of Copenhagen
  • Macroeconomic supervision and social policy concerns in the EU: A view from Portugal – Martinho Lucas Pires, Universidade Nova de Lisboa
  • Discussant: Prof. Dagmar Schiek, Queen’s University Belfast

2.40pm-3.25pm       Session 2

  • Socialising the EMU through the European Semester – Dr. Bart Vanhercke, OSE-European Social Observatory
  • Discussant: Dr. Sara Clavero, Queen’s University Belfast

3.25pm-4.25pm      Session 3

  • New Economic Governance and the EMU – A critical legal analysis – Prof. Fabian Amtenbrink, Erasmus University of Rotterdam
  • Rethinking policy-making in the EMU: Institutional social responsibility and the Fiscal Reform Act – Matteo Laruffa, LUISS Guido Carli University (Rome)
  • Discussant: Dr. Dieter Pesendorfer, Queen’s University Belfast

4.25pm-4.30 pm    Close


26th January 2018
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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