1st Summer Course on the European Union “The Challenges of the European Union: An Expert and Institutional Perspective”

Organitzat conjuntament entre les representacions de les institucions europees a Barcelona i el CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs)

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
14 July 2021 - 16:00h
LOCATION: CIDOB, Jordi Maragall Room, Elisabets 12, 08001 Barcelona and CIDOB’s Youtube channel
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB (Barcelona Centre for International Affairs) and the representations of the European institutions in Barcelona

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Objective

The European Parliament’s office in Barcelona, the Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona and the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB) are launching their first summer course on the European Union. The days will be monographic sessions with a theoretical and practical perspective. The sessions will be divided between an intervention by a keynote speaker from the Commission or the European Parliament, followed by a dialogue with a journalist and a roundtable with CIDOB researchers; officials of the European institutions, from either the European Parliament or the European Commission; and independent experts. The aim of this summer course is to provide students with a complete perspective on the debates and challenges of the European Union in the short, medium and long term, and analytical tools so that they can analyse and understand the European reality and become an active member in it. Those enrolled in the course will receive, upon request, a certificate of participation. 

The course will provide answers to the internal and international challenges the European Union is facing. The first day, we will explore how the EU has reacted to the Covid-19 and what does the launch of the Next Generation EU mean; without losing sight of the Digital Agenda and the threats that can derivate from it such disinformation. The second day will review the debates around the Conference on the Future of Europe (CoFoE). And the last day will focus on the European Green Deal and the tensions it faces, such as climate change or economic transformations with social impacts resulting from decarbonisation and the energy transition.

 

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Participants

SPEAKERS

Hannah Abdullah

Hannah Abdullah

Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB

Sergi Barrera

Sergi Barrera

Head of the European Parliament’s office in Barcelona

Dimitri Barua

Dimitri Barua

Assistant to the deputy Director-general, Directorate General for Communication, European Commission

Anna Bosch

Anna Bosch

Journalist, RTVE

Carme Colomina

Carme Colomina

Research Fellow, CIDOB

Alessandro D’Alfonso

Alessandro D’Alfonso

Policy Analyst, Budgetary Policies Unit, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

Gregor Erbach

Gregor Erbach

Head of Department, Climate Action Research and Tracking Service, Directorate Members’ Research Service, European Parliament

Iratxe García Pérez

Iratxe García Pérez

Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and member of the executive board of the Conference on the Future of Europe

Shada Islam

Shada Islam

Commentator on EU affairs

Stella Kyriakides

Stella Kyriakides

European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission

Isabel de la Mata

Isabel de la Mata

Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management, European Commission

Cristina Monge

Cristina Monge

Executive Advisor, ECODES; Associate Lecturer, University of Zaragoza

 Pol Morillas

Pol Morillas

Director, CIDOB

Héctor Sánchez Margalef

Héctor Sánchez Margalef

Researcher, CIDOB

Corina Stratulat

Corina Stratulat

Senior Analyst, EPC

Manuel Szapiro

Manuel Szapiro

Director, Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona

Rafael Vilasanjuan

Rafael Vilasanjuan

Director of Policy and Global Development, ISGlobal

Clara de la Torre

Clara de la Torre

Deputy Director-General, Climate Action, European Commission

1st Summer Course on the European Union “The Challenges of the European Union: An Expert and Institutional Perspective” PERFORMED ACTIVITY

16:00h Wednesday, 14 July

  

16.00 – 16.10   Kick-off

                        Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB

                        Sergi Barrera, Head of the European Parliament’s office in Barcelona

                        Manuel Szapiro, Director, Representation of the European Commission in Barcelona

 

16.10 – 16.15   Welcome

                         Stella Kyriakides, European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, European Commission (video)

 

16.15 – 17.00   The EU response to the Covid-19 pandemic

    Keynote        Isabel de la Mata, Principal Adviser for Health and Crisis Management, European Commission

Dialogue with    Anna Bosch, Journalist, RTVE

 

17.00 – 17.30   Q&A 

 

17.30 – 17.45   Break

 

17.45 – 18.45   Roundtable: The EU response to the Covid-19 pandemic

                         Carme Colomina, Research Fellow, CIDOB

                         Alessandro D’Alfonso, Policy Analyst, Budgetary Policies Unit, European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS)

                         Rafael Vilasanjuan, Director of Policy and Global Development, ISGlobal

 Moderator        Anna Bosch, Journalist, RTVE

 

18.45 – 19.15   Q&A

 

19.15    End of the session

10:00h Thursday, 15 July

 

10.00 – 10.45   The Conference on the Future of Europe

    Keynote        Iratxe García Pérez,Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament and member of the executive board of

                         the Conference on the Future of Europe

Dialogue with    Shada Islam, Commentator on EU affairs

 

10.45 – 11.15   Q&A

 

11.15 – 11.30   Break

 

11.30 – 12.30   Roundtable: The Conference on the Future of Europe

                        Héctor Sánchez Margalef,Researcher, CIDOB

                        Dimitri Barua, Assistant to the deputy Director-general, Directorate General for Communication, European Commission          

                        Corina Stratulat, Senior Analyst, EPC

 Moderator      Shada Islam, Commentator on EU affairs

 

12.30 – 13.00   Q&A

 

13.00    End of the session

10:00h Friday, 16 July

 

10.00 – 10.45   European Green Deal

    Keynote        Clara de la Torre, Deputy Director-General, Climate Action, European Commission

Dialogue with    Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB

 

10.45 – 11.15   Q&A

 

11.15 – 11.30   Break

 

11.30 – 12.30   Roundtable: European Green Deal

                        Hannah Abdullah, Senior Research Fellow, CIDOB

                        Gregor Erbach, Head of Department, Climate Action Research and Tracking Service, Directorate Members’ Research Service,

                        European Parliament

                        Cristina Monge, Executive Advisor, ECODES; Associate Lecturer, University of Zaragoza

Moderator:       Pol Morillas, Director, CIDOB

 

12.30 – 13.00   Q&A

 

13.00    End of the session