Launching event at the European Parliament: “The European Parliament in times of EU crisis — Dynamics and Transformations” (CoE, Belgium)

Following the publication of the book The European Parliament in times of EU crisis — Dynamics and Transformations (Palgrave, 2019), authored mainly by Professors and Academic Assistants of the Department of European Political and Governance Studies, the European Political and Governance Studies Department organised a launching event with the European Parliament Research Service (EPRS).

The joint event took place on Tuesday 2 April 2019 in the Library Reading Room of the European Parliament (Altiero Spinelli Building, ASP 5 D), 18:00-20:00.

The programme included an introduction by Professor O. COSTA and an opening speech by MEP D. HÜBNER (Chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs). Four chapters were discussed by their authors, followed by a debate with the audience.

The event was open to a delegation of College students, (on a first come, first served basis); priority was given to the students of the European Political and Governance Studies Department.

The book The European Parliament in times of EU crisis — Dynamics and Transformations assesses the changes that have occurred within the European Parliament and its external relations since the Lisbon treaty (2009) and the last European elections (2014). It is undoubtedly the institution that has evolved the most since the 1950’s. Every contribution analyses the most recent aspects of these evolutions, providing an overview of the current state of play which challenges the mainstream intergovernmental approach of the EU. Through 20 chapters, authored by 34 specialists of the European Parliament, the book offers an assessment of the state of the institution before the next European elections. Most authors are part of the Department of European Political and Governance Studies, Bruges campus, and fours chapters are authored by researchers from the EPRS.