InDivEU Kick-off Conference

Under the lead of the European University Institute (EUI) and ETH Zurich (Switzerland), TEPSA has recently been awarded a Horizon 2020 project ‘Integrating Diversity in the European Union (InDivEU)’ which will run from January 2019 for three years. InDivEU brings together a consortium of some of Europe’s foremost research universities and outstanding scholars of Differentiated Integration in order to create comprehensive knowledge base on differentiated integration that will be of direct relevance to Europe’s policy makers.

The InDivEU Kick-off Conference will take place on 24 January 2019 and will be organised and hosted by the European University Institute in Florence.


10.30 – 11.00 Registration and welcome coffee

11.00 – 11.30 Welcoming address and introduction to the project
Brigid Laffan | European University Institute
Frank Schimmelfennig | ETH Zurich

11.30 – 13.00 First round of presentations by Work Package leaders

Differentiated Integration Beyond the Member States: External and Regional Differentiation
Michael Keating | University of Aberdeen

The Philosophical Foundations of Legitimate Differentiated Integration
Richard Bellamy | European University Institute
Sandra Kröger | European University Institute

The Politics of Differentiated Integration: What do Citizens, Parties and Governments Want?
Catherine de Vries | Vrije University of Amsterdam

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 Keynote speech
Daniel Kelemen | Rutgers University

15.00 – 16.00 Second round of presentations by Work Package leaders

The Legal Feasibility and Constitutional Acceptability of Differentiated integration
Bruno de Witte | European University Institute

The Evolution of Differentiated integration: Patterns, Causes, Effects
Frank Schimmelfennig | ETH Zürich

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 18.00 Third round of presentations by Work Package leaders

Internal Differentiated Integration in Core State Powers: Money, Budget, Defense, and Schengen
Markus Jachtenfuchs | Hertie School of Governance
Philipp Genschel | European University Institute

Differentiation Through Flexible Implementation
Sebastiaan Princen | University of Utrecht

Alternatives to Differentiated Integration
Jonathan Zeitlin | University of Amsterdam

18.00 – 21.00 Cocktail and dinner

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 822304