“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 organise a presentation of the book “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”. The event will take place online on Friday 22 January, at 16:30 CET.

The event will address which are the actual challenges Euroscepticism poses to the EU, and will provide the Polish perspective on the matter. Furthermore, this initiative aims 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 will be moderated by Pierfrancesco Maria Lanza, EST International Officer, and will count 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.

You can register here, and follow the event here.

This event marks 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.