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1. juni - 2. juni 2022
kl 08:30 - 13:30

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Campus Kristiansand - B3 001, B3 007, B3 008

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The Interdisciplinary Trans-Nordic Conference on European Differentiated Integration

Tidspunkt

1 juni - 2 juni
kl 08:30 - 13:30

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Campus Kristiansand - B3 001, B3 007, B3 008

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The conference is intended to contribute to building an interdisciplinary transnational network for European Studies across the Nordic countries. The conference will be hosted at the Kristiansand campus of the University of Agder and bring together scholars working on European integration across the Nordic countries from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. The discussants of the scholarly papers will include policymakers and practitioners.

The conference will explore recent developments of “European Differentiated Integration”, broadly understood. It is based on the Jean Monnet Centre’s focus on differentiation in Europe, including both EU- and non-EU member states, formal and informal arrangements, enhanced integration vs. disintegration, as well as various levels, actors, and policy fields. The geographic focus is not restricted to the Nordic region but encompasses the whole continent.

The conference language is English. 

Selected participants:

  • Alexander Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland and current Head and Professor at the European University Institute
  • Cristian Bădescu, Romania's Ambassador to Norway
  • Iwona Woicka-Żuławska, Polish Ambassador to Norway
  • Eszter Sándorfi, Ambassador of Hungary to Norway
  • Anders Ahnlid, Chief of Mission to the Swedish Trade Council and former Swedish Ambassador to the EU
  • Kristján Andri Stefánsson, Icelandic envoy to the EU
  • Wolfgang Behrendt, Deputy Head of the EU Delegation to Norway
  • Iain Begg, Professor London School of Economics and former editor of the scientific journal Journal of Common Market Studies
  • Gunnar Hökmark, chairman of the Stockholm Free World Forum, former deputy chair of the EPP group in the European Parliament

 

PROGRAM

Day 1

08:30 Registration 
09:00 Conference opening

10:00 Parallel paper sessions, B3 001 and B3 008

11:30 Lunch (Lilletunstova, central cafeteria)

12:30 Panel on the war in Ukraine and European integration

14:00 Coffee Break
15:00 Keynote Speech: Alexander Stubb (European University Institute), auditorium B3 007. Online zoom registration here

Opening comment: Gunnar Hökmark (Chairman of the Stockholm Free World Forum, former Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament, and former Member of the Swedish Parliament)
Moderation: Richard Milne (Financial Times, Nordic and Baltic Correspondent)

15:45 Coffee break
16:00 Ambassadors’ panel: Flexible integration as a way forward for the creation of a resilient Europe? – A Nordic Perspective

19:00 Conference Dinner, Radisson Blu Caledonien Hotel

 

Day 2

09:30 Parallel paper sessions

11:00 Break
11:15 Parallel paper sessions

12:45-13:30 Conclusions and lunch 

 

Further information and/or question, please contact frans.af.malmborg@uia.no