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04/24/2018

2018 Tübingen Lecture on Social Europe: Maurizio Ferrera on "A European Social Union: Piecing the Puzzle Together"

New institutions are seldom built from scratch. They are typically born through piecing together already existing institutional building blocks in a creative way. In recent years, an important debate has been launched on the possible construction of a fully-fledged European Social Union, with a view to enhancing the functional coherence and effectiveness of the economic and monetary union as well as its political legitimacy. What are the existing pieces that could be brought together for this ambitious reform?

When and where? Thursday, 3rd May 2018, 18:00 c.t. / Schloss Hohentübingen, Room 165

New institutions are seldom built from scratch. They are typically born through piecing together already existing institutional building blocks in a creative way. In recent years, an important debate has been launched on the possible construction of a fully-fledged European Social Union, with a view to enhancing the functional coherence and effectiveness of the economic and monetary union as well as its political legitimacy. What are the existing pieces that could be brought together for this ambitious reform?

Maurizio Ferrera is Professor of Political Science at the Faculty of Political, Economic and Social Sciences (SPES) of the University of Milan. His research mainly deals with comparative politics and analysis of public policies, with particular reference to the problems of the welfare state and of European integration.

The lecture will be held in English.

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