The Political Role of the European Central Bank in European Union Governance; Conference in Duisburg 5-6 April

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Uni Duisburg
The Political Role of the European Central Bank in European Union Governance
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Campus Duisburg, Gerhard-Mercator-Haus
Lotharstraße 57, 47057 Duisburg

5./6. April 2017

Beyond its core functions of central banking, the European Central Bank (ECB) plays a pivotal role in the new European economic and financial governance framework. The central bank has numerous changing, expanding and emerging tasks and several long-standing relations with European institutions are presently re-negotiated. Further, the social and institutional embeddedness of the Central Bank, as well as the legal architecture and more generally the consequences of the institutional heterogeneity of the European Monetary Union have changed significantly. This results in a re-definition of the central bank’s role in European Union governance, and its relations with European institutions, EU Member States and its public. Against this backdrop, the conference aims at discussing these recent developments by bringing together insights from different disciplines, such as political science, economics, law, and sociology. More than 30 senior and junior scholars and practitioners out of the field provide academic contributions. In order to examine the political role of the ECB in the European Union governance framework, the conference is composed of nine panels. These are scheduled for 90 minutes each. All panels comprise not more than three papers and will be allocated a discussant/chair, allowing for 15 minutes of presentation of each paper and up to 45 minutes of intense discussion with the audience.

Invitation “The Political Role of the ECB”

Programme “The Political Role of the ECB”

Save the date – Upcoming Pre-presidency conference in Tallin (Estonia)

On the occasion of the Estonian EU Council Presidency starting on July 1st 2017, TEPSA will hold its traditional Pre-Presidency Conference in Tallin on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 June 2017.

The Conference will be organised in cooperation with and hosted by the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute (EVI), and is part of the long-standing tradition of TEPSA’s Pre-Presidency Conferences (PPCs), which take place twice a year in the capital of the country holding the EU Council Presidency prior to the beginning of its mandate.

The conference will start on the early afternoon of Thursday 15th of June and end on the following day around lunchtime. The draft agenda will be published here as soon as it will be available.