CefES-JRC Workshop Series

The “Hamilton Momentum” and the Future of the European Integration

2nd (online) CefES International Workshop

Tuesday, 16 November 2021 - Online (ZOOM) from the University of Milano-Bicocca

Workshop Description

Two key events marked 2020: The European Union lost one of its Member States, the United Kingdom; the international community faced the COVID-19 pandemic and ensuing economic crisis. Developments due to the worldwide vaccination campaign, the policies enacted to foster the economic recovery and the most recent 2021 Afghan crisis urge reflections on the future of a Union at twenty-seven Members.

Recalled events may represent a step-change in European history. A prompt reaction of EU institutions in these fields could transform the Union into a powerful political entity. As a matter of fact, until now, only the pandemic recession triggered such a reaction. The European Commission issued joint debt to fund the “Next Generation EU”, a strategic pillar of the wider economic Recovery Program and a first step towards implementing its Green Deal Strategy. Related financial resources have been redistributed across the Member States according to the depth of the pandemic recession at the national level. In this light, the pandemic turns out to be both a challenge and an opportunity for long-due structural reforms in Europe. Firstly, about rethinking the rules governing the EU’s institutions and its monetary and fiscal policy. Secondly, the political response needed to face the climate challenge and the transition to a carbon-free economy (as foreseen in the “Green Deal”). Only time will tell whether these challenges represent a European “Hamilton momentum” in the light of the United States’ constitutional origins, i.e., the long-awaited trigger to build the European Federal Republic.

The workshop, then, aims to kick off a new round of discussions on these most critical issues, yielding insights on the future of Europe beyond the current distress.

Event Information

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Date

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 09:30 am - 5:30 pm (CET)


Online

ZOOM streaming from the
University of Milano-Bicocca

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Tuesday, November 16, 2021

9:20-9:30 Opening:
[Zoom link]: Opening Remarks
  • Claudio Morana (CefES-University of Milano-Bicocca, RCEA-Europe, RCEA, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies–Harvard University)
  • Claudio Martinelli (CefES - Jean Monnet Module - University of Milano-Bicocca)

 

9:30-12:30 : Morning Session:
[Zoom link]: "Legal and Political Reflections on the Hamilton Momentum and the Future of European Integration"

Chair:

  • Wojciech Brzozowski (University of Warsaw)

Speakers:

  • Monica Bonini (CefES - University of Milano-Bicocca)

    «Hamilton Momentum»: Lessons from the Past for the European Union of the Future

     

  • Sergio Fabbrini (LUISS Guido Carli)

    Hamilton in Brussels: The post-pandemic EU

     

  • Otto Pfersmann (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)

    The Process of European Integration and the Protection of its Fundamental Values, in the Light of NGEU

     

  • Paivi Leino-Sandberg (University of Helsinki)

    Next Generation EU and its Constitutional Ramifications

     

14:30-17:30 : Afternoon Session:
[Zoom link]: "Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact and the Future of European Integration"

Chair:

  • Patrizio Tirelli (CefES - University of Pavia)
  • Nuno Cassola (CefES - University of Lisbon)

Speakers:

  • Catherine DeVries (Bocconi University)

    The Tricky Politics Reforming the European Economy

     

  • Francesco Papadia (Bruegel Institute)

    The Future of European Integration: Challenges for Monetary Policy

     

  • Daniel Gros (Center for European Policy Studies)

    The News of the Death of the Stability Pact might be Premature

     

  • Paul De Grauwe (London School of Economics and Political Science)

    On Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact

     

  • Marco Buti (European Commission)

    Fiscal Policies in the Post-Pandemic Era: From Horizontal to Vertical Coordination

     

 

Online Papers

Amaral-Garcia, S., Dalla Pellegrina, L., & Garoupa, N. (2020). Consensus and Ideology in Courts: An Application to the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (Working Paper No. 430). University of Milan Bicocca Department of Economics, Management and Statistics. https://ssrn.com/abstract=3536947

Baiardi, D. (2019). Do Sustainable Energy Policies Matter for Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions? SSRN Electronic Journalhttps://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3513041

Baiardi, D., & Morana, C. (2020). Climate Change Awareness: Empirical Evidence for the European Union. SSRN Electronic Journalhttps://doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3513061

 

 

Recorded Sessions

Legal and Political Reflections on the Hamilton Momentum and the Future of European Integration
Monica Bonini (CefES - University of Milano-Bicocca)
Sergio Fabbrini (LUISS Guido Carli)
Otto Pfersmann (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)
Paivi Leino-Sandberg (University of Helsinki)
Legal and Political Reflections on the Hamilton Momentum and the Future of European Integration
Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact and the Future of European Integration
Catherine DeVries (Bocconi University)
Francesco Papadia (Bruegel Institute)
Daniel Gros (Center for European Policy Studies)
Paul De Grauwe (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Marco Buti (European Commission)
Reforming the Stability and Growth Pact and the Future of European Integration

Registration Terms

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Please register in advance (via Zoom)