The Politics of the Euro Crisis

Workshops enabled discussions about EU issues

Dr Brunet Jailly participating in EU Crises discussions

Scholars, colleagues and students engaged in EU workshops

An evening event on EU issues attracted 75 people from Victoria

Interactive workshops brings EU experts together
Feb 23-25 in Victoria, BC

An interdisciplinary group of junior and senior academic experts from the fields of Political Science, History, Economics, Business, and Law as well as policy practitioners collaborated in this unique 3 day set of sessions examining the effects of political and financial crises in the Euopean Union (EU), as well as the specific institutions built by the EU in response to the economic crisis.

All sessions were open to students and faculty at the University of Victoria (UVic), as well as the general public.
 

This activity was funded by the European Union Centre of Excellence and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

Thursday, Feb 23 - Junior Scholars Workshops

Feb 23: Junior Scholars Panel Discussions -
The Political, Economic, Legal and Historical Implications
of the Multiple Crises in the EU

Junior scholars - comprising graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early career academics - presented a series of panels under the umbrella of  “The political, economic, legal and historical implications of the multiple crises in the EU”. This workshop is sponsored by the Canada-Europe Transatlantic Dialogue (CETD), which is supported by SSHRC and Carleton University. Participants presented and discussed their work on the effects of crisis on citizenship, economic integration, and leadeship and trust.

All sessions were held in the University Club, University of Victoria.

Thursday, Feb 23 - Free Public Event - Panel Discussion

Canada & International Trade and Finance: The Impact of CETA, US Elections and Brexit
An international expert panel and discussion

7:00 - 8:30pm
University of Victoria - Harry Hickman Building (HHB) Room 105
FREE and Open to the Public

Moderator: Dr. Basma Majerbi (UVic, Gustavson School of Business)

Panel:
Janel Quiring (BC Ministry of International Trade)
Karsten Mecklenburg (EU Delegation to Canada, Trade and Economics Section)
Dr. Rym Ayadi (HEC Montreal, International Research Centre on Cooperative Finance)
Dr. Paul Schure (UVic, Department of Economics)
 

Panel POSTER

Friday/Saturday, Feb 24/25 - Senior Scholars Workshops

Feb 24/25: Senior Workshops/Panel discussions -
The Politics of the Euro Crisis: The Creation of New EU Institutions and their Impact on Member States

Two days of workshops and panel discussions brought together an interdisciplinary group of international academic experts from the fields of Political Science, History, Economics, Business, and Law as well as policy practitioners, to examine the institutions built by the European Union (EU) in response to the economic crisis. By examining individual crisis measures introduced by the EU and exploring in depth the functioning of the measures, scholars asked why these institutions in particular were selected but not others. Topics such as banking integration, bank bailouts, the European Systemic Risk Board, deposit guarantees, sovereign bailouts, the European Central Bank, and fiscal union, as well as innovations in EU governance and political leadership through the crisis were explored. These sessions are co-sponsored by a SSHRC Connection grant, the EUCE, the Centre for Global Studies, and the Departments of Political Science and Economics and the School of Business.

The sessions built upon research currently being led by Dr. Amy Verdun as part of a SSHRC project entitled ‘The Politics of the Euro Crisis: The Creation of New EU Institutions and their Impact on Member States’. 

Feb 24 sessions were at the University Club, University of Victoria
Feb 25 sessions were at the Laurel Point Inn

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