Events/Conf/Fairs, European Commission, Institutional affairs
At this conference, President Barroso, Commissioner Vassiliou, high ranking European political decision makers, Jean Monnet Professors and other top academics and experts will address the burning issue of the post 2008 crisis: given deepening economic integration, does Europe now have the economic, political and cultural pre-requisites to move further towards a political Union? This discussion is held with a view to providing guidance to the European Institutions and European citizens.
The 2013 Jean Monnet Conference forms a continuum with the two previous Conferences. The 2011 Global Jean Monnet Conference put emphasis on European economic governance in an international context. In 2012, the importance of education for sustainable growth was discussed at the highest level. The Jean Monnet Conference 2013 will analyse the political implications of European economic integration and ask whether Europe is ready for political Union.
The Conference will gather some 400 participants.