Online Event: “Seizing the chance: differentiation, democracy and the Conference on the Future of Europe”, June 21

Differentiation has become a normal feature of the European integration process. Depending on the form it takes and how it relates to the overarching European Union’s system, it can be a tool for integration, a symptom of fragmentation, or simply a solution for managing diversity. Differentiation and its implications for the governance and accountability of the EU are therefore key elements to be taken into consideration in the context of the broader debate to be conducted at the Conference on the future of Europe. With a view to assess the main challenges and opportunities at stake, the Istituto Affari Internazionali organized an online event in the framework of the EU funded Horizon 2020 project EU IDEA and in collaboration with InDivEU, EU3D and DiCE projects.

This event took place on Monday 21 June, from 17:00-18:00 CEST.


Nicoletta Pirozzi, Head of the EU, politics and institutions program, and EU IDEA Project Coordinator, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Sergio Fabbrini, Dean, Political Science Department, LUISS University
John Erik Fossum, Professor of Political Science, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo
Brigid Laffan, Director. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Instittute (EUI)

Matteo Bonomi, Resercher, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)