Europe and the world continues to emerge from the COVID-19 crisis, with all its healthcare and financial implications. Russia has invaded Ukraine prompting a concerted European and international response. Climate change continues to pose an existential crisis to the planet.
Throughout this series of crises, the Conference on the Future of Europe has run, asking European citizens what they want for the future of Europe. As part of the DiCE project, we have also been asking ourselves what Europe should look like. Over the course of our project, we have examined the modalities and history of differentiation in Europe. At the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference, we will examine the relevance of differentiation for the future of Europe.
On 1 July 2022, France will hand over the Presidency of the Council of the EU to Czechia. During the next six months, the Czech Presidency will have to sail through troubled waters to address some of the most pressing EU issues in a context of multiple ongoing international crises.
To scrutinise the priorities and challenges of the Presidency, TEPSA and its Czech Member Institute, the Institute of International Relations in Prague, will host the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference on 23 and 24 May 2022 in Prague.
The DiCE Project is supporting the Czech Pre-Presidency Conference, during which a panel on the future of Europe will take place in the framework of DiCE’s research. Expert speakers will discuss the future of European integration in the current context. Speakers will be announced soon.
This Pre-Presidency Conference is organised by the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA) and the Institute of International Relations in Prague. The event is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and EUROPEUM. The project has received funding from TEPSA’s CERV Operating Grant, the Central European Initiative (CEI) and the DiCE project, under the European Union´s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870789.