“Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, Virtual Debate with European Student Think Tank, January 22, 16:30 CET

Although the European Parliament elections in May 2019 did not mark the victory of populist forces across Europe, Euroscepticism still represents a significant challenge to the EU-policy making process. Trying to face the rise of this phenomenon, TEPSA and the European Student Think Tank are pleased to have organised a presentation of the book “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”. The event took place online on Friday 22 January, at 16:30 CET.

The event addressed which are the actual challenges Euroscepticism poses to the EU, and provided the Polish perspective on the matter. Furthermore, this initiative aimed to create a fruitful dialogue between participants and speakers on how the youth can get engage to counter Euroscepticism in member states and at the EU level. The event was moderated by Pierfrancesco Maria Lanza, EST International Officer, and counted with the participation of the following panellists:

  1. Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding, co-editor of the book and professor of European Integration and EU Politics at University of Duisburg-Essen.
  2. Prof. Natasza Styczyńska, co-author of the chapter of the book focusing on Euroscepticism in Poland, and Assistant Professor of Political Science at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakòw. She has also contributed a TEPSA Explainer on the topic of Euroscepticism in Poland with her co-author Zdzislaw Mach.

This event marked the publication of the book Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals edited by Michael KaedingJohannes Pollak and Paul Schmidt. Eurosceptic parties are in government across Europe, and they have considerable influence over the national debate. “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals” maps and analyses this phenomenon across the continent. Over 40 authors have given their expert views on Euroscepticism in the EU, in neighbouring countries, and in candidate countries. “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals” is a political travel guide, taking you on a tour through the political diversity of Europe. You can purchase the book here.   

This event took place in the framework of the upcoming publication of TEPSA’s new book: “Solidarity in Action and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”, which will focus on solidarity in action and is edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak, and Paul Schmidt. Coming soon via Springer.