Future of Europe Debates “Enlargement and Institutional Reform: Rethinking the European Union of the 21st Century”

The Center for Innovation in Global Politics and Economics (CIGPE), the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) have joined forces to launch the Madrid and Barcelona Future of Europe Debates project.

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
15 February 2024 - 09:30h
LOCATION: IE University, Paseo de la Castellana, 259, 28029 Madrid
ORGANIZED BY: Center for Innovation in Global Politics and Economics (CIGPE), Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), and Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES), with the support of the Citizens, Equality, Rights and Values Programme (CERV) of the European Commission

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Objective

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and countries’ positioning towards it alternated dynamics in wider Europe. Following Ukraine’s application for EU membership right after the start of the war, discussions on the future of enlargement policy and neighbourhood policy are back on the political agenda of the European Union. Coupled with critical elections all around the world, including in the United States, India, Mexico, and South Africa, 2024 presents a unique opportunity to discuss not only the internal affairs of the European Union—enlargement, EU reform, European Parliament elections—but also to connect them to the EU’s role in the world. The interconnectedness between what is internal and external makes the “Future of Europe” debate more important than ever. 

To reflect on these debates, the Center for Innovation in Global Politics and Economics (CIGPE), the Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung (FES) have joined forces to launch the Madrid and Barcelona Future of Europe Debates project.

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Future of Europe Debates “Enlargement and Institutional Reform: Rethinking the European Union of the 21st Century” PERFORMED ACTIVITY