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European Ideas -
last update: 10 May 2013
We give students from all over Europe and beyond
European Ideas Discussion Workshops establish a platform for dialogue between students, young professionals, politicians and experts. Discussion Workshops give students and young professionals the opportunity to communicate their own ideas about the future of the European Union.
By participating in the European Ideas - Our Common Future initiative, you have the opportunity to become part of the European Ideas Network consisting of young people from all over Europe wanting to actively shape the future of the European continent. Furthermore, participants have the opportunity to share their ideas with politicians and experts in the field. Through cooperation with European Union institutions, expecially active Members get the chance to travel to workshops in different European cities. Finally, participants get a participation certificate indicating the theme of the workshop and the experts involved.
Creativity - Solidarity - Empathy
European Ideas discussion workshops focus on the joint output at the end of each session. A balanced discussion that is enriching for everyone involved is our aim.
First General Theme
Democracy in the European Union
Philippe Ternes is the Initiator and Administrator of the European Ideas - Our Common Future initiative.
Contact: philippe.ternes @europeanideas.eu
Philippe Ternes is currently organizing Discussion Workshops in Luxembourg and surrounding cities in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission.
Nareg Seferian and Vera Kadas are European Ideas Discussion Workshop Leaders at the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna, Austria.
Yuri Fenopetov, Andriana Ballerin, Christoph Fleischmann and Philipp Freund are European Ideas Discussion Workshop Leaders at Webster University, Vienna, Austria.
Michael Dellmour is European Ideas Discussion Workshop Leader at the Faculty of Law of the University of Vienna, Austria.
In cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Luxembourg:
Tuesday 14 May, "Maison de l´Europe", with M. Camille Gira, Member of Parliament, on´How can we restructure our energy supply in times of climate change and "peak oil"?`
Tuesday 11 June, "Maison de l´Europe", with M. Claude Frisoni, Director of the Cultural Centre Abbaye Neumünster,
Monday 8 July 2013, European Court of Justice, with M. Jean-Jacques Kasel, Judge at the European Court of Justice
Submit your sub-questions!
Which questions do you find particularly interesting on the general theme 'Democracy in the European Union'? Send us your reflections and get the unique opportunity to participate in our European Ideas Discussion Workshops.
Discussion Workshops in Luxembourg
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Darnstädt, Thomas; Schult, Christoph; Zuber, Helene. “How to Forge a Common European Identity”. Der Spiegel, 12 February 2011.
Duff, Andrew. Second report by the Committee on Constitutional Affairs. European Parliament, Legislative Observatory, 02 February 2012.
European Parliament. “United in diversity: Rules for the European Parliamentary elections.” 2009 elections – Institutions. 12 May 2009.
European Union Democracy Observatory. http://www.eui.eu/Projects/EUDO/Home.aspx
Fox, Benjamin. “Starting gun sounds for EU elections 2014.“ EU Observer, 9 August 2012. http://euobserver.com/political/117198
Hix, Simon. „The Effect of Transparency on Legislative Behaviour in the European Parliament.“ European Ideas. 27 January 2012.
Hughes, Kristy. “EU democracy in crisis: mired in a perfect storm or rebounding?” opendemocracy.net, 16 January 2012.
Mahony, Honor. “EU commission to outline plans for political union”. EU Observer, 22 May 2012.
Micossi, Stefano. “Democracy in the European Union.” Centre for European Policy Studies. February 2008.
Sampol, Célia. “Andrew Duff proposes creation of transnational list.“ Europolitics, The European Affairs Daily. 26 April 2010.
Simms, Brendan. Towards a mighty union: how to create a democratic European superpower. European Ideas. 22 April 2012.
Diplomatic Academy Vienna (28 January 2013)
European Ideas. Subquestions by the participants in the Discussion Workshop on 28 January 2013. European Ideas, 25 January 2013
Riegler, Peter. "Can a European democratic system exist without European Parties?" Preparation Paper for the Discussion Workshop on 28 January 2013. 25 January 2013.
Busek, Erhard, Dr. "Vereinigte Staaten von Europa - Traum oder Täuschung?" EU - Infothek, 27 June 2012. (German)
Busek, Erhard, Dr. "Dr. Erhard Busek über die Möglichkeiten, Europa neu zu gestalten". FH Technikum Wien, 8 April 2011. (German)
Kowalsky, Wolfgang. "The European Union´s social failure". OpenDemocracy, 4 December 2012
Deutsche Welle. Report: Islamophobia Hinders Muslim´s Lives in Europe. Deutsche Welle, 18 December 2006.
Phillips, Connolly & Davies. "EU turning blind eye to discrimination against Roma, say human rights groups". The Guardian, 30 July 2010.
Blair, Tony. "It´s time for the direct election of a European President." New Perspectives Quarterly, Winter 2013.
Webster University (4 December 2012)
Lord. "Some indicators of the Democratic Performance of the European Union and how they might relate to the RECON models." RECON Online Working Paper 2008/11
Majone. "Europe´s democratic deficit: the question of standards." European Law Journal, Vol. 4, No. 1, March 1998, pp. 5–28
Moravcsik. "In defence of the "democratic deficit": Reassessing legitimacy in the European Union." JCMS 2002. Volume 40. Number.4. pp.603-624
Follesdal, Hix. "Why there is a democratic deficit in the EU: a response to Majone and Moravicsik." European Governance Papers. March 2005