Since the economic recession of 2008, the EU has been hit by a series of crises, most recently the UK’s decision to leave the Union following the Brexit referendum. In light of this, questions have been raised about the need to reform the whole model of European integration, with the aim of making the union more flexible and more accountable.
CIDOB will host the presentation of the new book by Richard Youngs, in which he proposes an alternative vision of European cooperation and shows how the EU must reinvent itself if it is to survive. He argues that citizens should play a greater role in European decision-making, that there should be radically more flexibility in the process of integration and that Europe needs to take a new, more coherent, approach to questions of defense and security. In proposing this model for a “reset” version of Europe, Youngs reinvigorates the debate around the future of Europe and puts forward a new agenda for the future of the EU.
This book launch will include a presentation by the author, Richard Youngs, Senior Fellow at Carnegie Europe and Professor of International Relations at the University of Warwick. His remarks will be introduced by Esther Barbé, Professor of International Relations at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) and Research Coordinator at IBEI and will be followed by a debate with Oriol Costa, Research Associate at IBEI and Tenured Assistant Professor at UAB and Pol Morillas, Research Fellow in European Affairs at CIDOB.
>> The conference will be streamed here.