Cooperation and Integration in Europe in the 1970s: Policies and Views from Central-Eastern Europe

Catégorie :Rencontres scientifiques

Date :du vendredi, 09 décembre 2011 au samedi, 10 décembre 2011

Lieu :European University Institute, Villa Schifanoia, Sala Belvedere (Italie)

Lien : http://www.eui.eu/SeminarsAndEvents/Index.aspx?eventid=68783

Contact : roberta.saccon..a..eui.eu

Résumé :

Here at EUI several on-going projects aim at expanding the history of European integration to its multiple international dimensions in the 1970s and early 1980s. A crucial one obviously concerns the increasing interaction with the Socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe in the framework of detente. We intend to start a collaborative project focused on the Central-Eastern European countries' approaches to pan-European cooperation.

Détails :

Relations between the nations of the Eastern and Western blocs have been explored in the framework of Cold War history, of the Helsinki Conference on security and cooperation, of cultural exchange and human rights issues. Most research so far has been focused on the Western side of those issues. Here at EUI several on-going projects aim at expanding the history of European integration to its multiple international dimensions in the 1970s and early 1980s. A crucial one obviously concerns the increasing interaction with the Socialist countries of Central and Eastern Europe in the framework of detente. We intend to start a collaborative project focused on the Central-Eastern European countries' approaches to pan-European cooperation.

How did the Socialist regimes conceive and rationalize their increasing economic exchanges with, and financial dependence from, the West? What views of Western Europe, and specifically of the EEC, did they elaborate as cooperation intensified? How did they imagine and frame their future in a potentially pan-European cooperative framework? How did the élites of each nation - as well as reformers and opponents - conceive the role of their own country within it?

The Workshop is meant to discuss these and other issues, and explore the possibility of setting up a scholarly network for a long-term research effort.

Friday, 9 December 2011


9:30 Opening Remarks: Federico Romero (European University Institute)

9:45–13:00 Panel 1 -- Economic Policy and Foreign Trade


Chair and Discussant: Angela Romano (London School of Economics)

André Steiner (Zentrum für Zeithistorische Forschung, Potsdam): Considerations about the Globalization Process and the Eastern Bloc Countries in the 1970s

Wanda Jarzabek (Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw): Getting into a Trap-Economic Factor in the Polish Policy in the 1970s

Pal Germuska (Military History Institute and Museum of Ministry of Defence, Budapest): Break-Out Experiments. Hungarian Economic and Trade Policy During the 1970s

Dagmara Jajesniak-Quast (Geisteswissenschaftliches Zentrum Geschichte und Kultur Ostmitteleuropas, Universität Leipzig): COMECON and the West

11:10-11:30 Coffee Break

11:30-13:00 Comments and Debate

13:00-14:30 Lunch

14:30-17:30 Panel 2 --Images of European Integration and National Self-Perception in the European Space


Chair and Discussant: Pavel Kolar (European University Institute)

Michal Pullmann (The Faculty of Arts of Charles University in Prague): The Notion of Market and the Idea of the West in Late Communist Czechoslovakia: Expert Debates and Views on the Western Economic Order in the 1980s

Suvi Kansikas (Aleksanteri Institute for Russian and Eastern European Studies, University of Helsinki): CMEA Policy-Making towards the EC, 1969-1976

Christian Domnitz (European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder): National Separation, Controlled Cooperation. Explaining the Economic Openings to the West, 1975-1989

Ivan Obadić (Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb): A Troubled Partnership? Yugoslavia and the EEC in the 1970s

15:50-16:10 Coffee Break

16:10-17:30 Comments and Debate

Saturday, 10 December 2011


9:30 -12:45 Business Meeting: Planning New Research Tasks

11:00-11:20 Coffee Break

13:00-14:00 Lunch and Departure

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