TransCrisis knowledge exchange workshop with practitioners on backsliding

Type: 
Workshop
Audience: 
CEU Community + Invited Guests
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Popper
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:30am
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Date: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 9:30am to 2:30pm

TransCrisis knowledge exchange workshop with practitioners on backsliding

in terms of the rule of law, corruption control, and human rights, equality and social justice in the EU; on institutional mechanisms to deal with control of corruption, and protection of constitutional safeguards

This workshop will be held as a follow-up to the written reports delivered as part of Work Package 6, on Political leadership, national politics and transboundary crisis management. It's designed to present the results of case studies on each of these three topics to practitioners in the field, both in terms of whether backsliding is the result of transboundary crises and whether it might in itself lead to or constitute a crisis for the EU; and to seek feedback and advice from said practitioners on how best to develop further research on the topic. The workshop will report on the three main tasks of Work Package 6: analysis of backsliding in the EU (both in terms of democracy and the acquis communautaire); analysis of the reasons for backsliding (including the extent to which it constitutes a response to transboundary crisis management in general and the financial crisis in particular); and assessment of the (crisis management) capacity of EU leaders to address the issue of backsliding and explore policy options. The discussion is designed to set the stage for and to inform the final work on dissemination under the TransCrisis programme, as well as the follow-up work that members of the TransCrisis team will do after the conclusion of the project.

Agenda

09:30 – 10.30Introduction to the project; The rule of law and independent institutions
presentation by Nick Sitter, followed by discussion
10:30 – 11:30Corruption and corruption control
presentation by Agnes Batory, followed by discussion
11:30 – 12:30Human rights, equality and social justice
presentation by Viola Zentai, Andrea Krizsan, followed by discussion
12:30-14:30Working lunch, discussion continues and concluded