The Maastricht Treaty: taking stock after 20 years

Catégorie :Rencontres scientifiques

Date :du mardi, 07 février 2012 au mercredi, 08 février 2012

Lieu :Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Maastricht University (Pays-Bas)

Lien : http://www.mceg-maastricht.eu

Contact : m.geary..a..maastrichtuniversity.nl

Résumé :

On 7 and 8 February 2012, Maastricht University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Centre for European Governance (MCEG) in cooperation with the Municipality of Maastricht and the European Journalism Centre, will organise a conference on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Maastricht Treaty. The international conference will open on 7 February with a roundtable discussion between Wim Kok (former Prime Minister and former Minister of Finance of the Netherlands), Enrique Baron Crespo (former President of the European Parliament) and Henning Christophersen (former Vice-President of the European Commission). Conference speakers on 8 February will include distinguished academics, leading experts and scholars who will discuss the historical significance and continuing relevance of the Maastricht Treaty from a historical, economic and political perspective. The conference will conclude with a keynote address by international best-selling author and academic Parag Khanna on the evening of 8 February.

Détails :

Tuesday, 7 February 2012


09.00-16.00 - Workshop for European Journalists (organised by the European Journalism Centre)

Chair: Wilfried Ruetten (EJC)

16.30-16.45 - Welcome (Lecture Hall TS 53, SBE)

Gerard Mols (UM), Onno Hoes (Mayor of Maastricht)

16.45-18.30 - Keynote Round Table

Chair: Paul Gillespie (UCD and Irish Times)

Participants: Wim Kok (former Prime Minister and former Minister of Finance of the Netherlands), Enrique Barón Crespo, MEP (former President of the European Parliament), Henning Christophersen (former Vice-President of the European Commission)

18.30-19.30 - Reception

20.00 - Conference Dinner (Château Bethlehem)

Wednesday, 8 February 2012 (Aula – Minderbroedersberg 4-6)

09.00 - Opening of the Conference Thomas Christiansen, Kiran K. Patel (UM), Theo Bovens (TBC) (Governor of the Province of Limburg)

09.15 - Introduction to the theme of the conference Michael J. Geary, Carine Germond (UM)

09.30 - Panel 1: The Road to Maastricht : Historical Perspectives


Chair: Kiran K. Patel (UM)

Panelists: Piers Ludlow (LSE), Youssef Cassis (EUI), Wilfried Loth (Duisburg-Essen)

11.00 - Coffee Break

11.30 - Panel 2: Monetary Union : A Historical Project in Troubled Times


Chair: Joan Muysken (UM)

Panelists: Kevin Featherstone (LSE), Raymond Luja (UM), Jacques Delacave (former Chief Economist, Banque de Bruxelles)

13.00 - Lunch

14.00 - Panel 3: The EU Institutions After Maastricht : Towards a More Effective and Democratic Union ?


Chair: Sophie Vanhoonacker (UM)

Panelists: Wolfgang Wessels (Cologne), Michael Smith (Loughborough), Anne Rasmussen (Leiden)

15.30 - Coffee Break

16.00 - Panel 4: Maastrichtand Beyond: Future Perspectives


Chair: Thomas Christiansen (UM)

Panel: Desmond Dinan (George Mason University), Olaf Sleijpen (UM), Tom de Bruijn (Dutch State Council/former Dutch EU Ambassador)

17.30 - Closing Remarks Michael J. Geary, Carine Germond

18.00 - Dinner (invitation only)

20.00 - Keynote Lecture: Parag Khanna (TBC) (New America Foundation/Council of European Foreign Relations) (Lecture Hall TS 53, SBE)

For further information or to register, please contact: m.geary..a..maastrichtuniversity.nl and c.germond..a..maastrichtuniversity.nl

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