28 September 2022

09:00 - 09:30

Registration and Refreshments

09:30 - 10:00

Welcome Address by Prof. Dr. Clemens Kool

10:00 - 11:30

Session 1: Fiscal Sovereignty Challenges 

Forms of fiscal governance in Euro Area – what role for the delegation approach? - Dr. Moira Catania

Governing the Varieties of Sovereign Risk in EMU: The Rise of State-Contingent Public Policies - Dr. Ad van Riet

The Impact of the Euro in Boosting EU Trade - Gravity Model - Dr. Elena Makrevska Disoska

Estimating Causality Between Trade 
and Budget Balances, Fiscal Expansion, and Austerity
- Dr. Ivan Rubinić
Dr. Nikos Stravelakis


10:00 - 11:30

Session 2: Decision-Making and Legal Considerations


‘Soft Law’ and ‘Hard Interest’: Informal Decision-Making in the European Community and the EU - Dr. Philip Bajon

Would or could? How the EU hits deeper - Dr. Mendeltje van Keulen
Rosa Groen
Dr. Tibor Hargitai

The (un)willingness of national courts to refer 
preliminary questions to the European Court of Justice
- Jesse Claassen

The unfortunate success of the Maastricht Treaty - Dr. Marijn van der Sluis


11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:30

Session 3: Requestioning convergence and homogeneity


The heterogeneous effects of freedom of movement agreements - Dr. John Lewis
Matt Swannell

30 years from the Treaty of Maastricht – unprecedented challenges for Euroland - Dr. Andrei Rădulescu

The colourful patchwork of relations between post-socialist EU member states and the euro - Dr. Anita Pelle

Checkmate! Losing with Borders, Winning with Centers.
The Case of European Integration -
 Ketevani Kapanadze


12:00 - 13:30

Session 4: Solidarity and Identity


Sustainable European Health Project: Insights From COVID-19 Pandemic and the European Cross-Country Inequalities - Dr. Ivan Rubinić
Dr. Katarzyna Czabanowska

EU political efficacy differentials and European identity: A quantitative analysis before and after COVID-19 outbreak - Costanza Marcellino

Common institutions, diverging identities? Supranational institution building, identity formation, and the future of European integration - Dr. Theresa Kuhn

On Supranational Solidarity and National Identity - Dr. Clemens M Rieder 


13:30 - 14:30

Lunch Break

14:30 - 16:30

Session 5: Peace, Security and Criminology


A Global or Fort Europa? Fort Europa versus EU’s global ambitions - Dr. Sabine Mengelberg

Protecting whom and what exactly? EU handling of official misconduct - Dr. Brian Moss FHEA

Looking Backwards, Moving Forward - Limits and Borders of the European Integration - Dr. Stefan Immerfall

Organising transnational crime control and law enforcement within the European Union: A case study of the Euregion Meuse-Rhine - Dr. Math Noortmann
Dr. Juliette Koning

Russia in Serbia; geopolitical challenges in the Balkans - Drs. Natasja 


14:30 - 16:30

Session 6: Social and Trade Affaires


Promoting inclusive and sustainable competitiveness? 
A long-term perspective on the influence of neoliberalism on “Social Europe”
- Dr. Francesco Laruffa
Dr. Arnaud Lechevalier

Health Implications of Housing Programs: Evidence from a Population-Wide Weatherization Program - Dr. Steffen Künn

Analyzing the logic of new European trade policy: Is there a paradigm shift? - Dr. Konstantinos J. Hazakis

Non-tariff Measures in Georgia-EU trade: Institutional Harmonization and Challenges - Dr. Nino Papachashvili
Dr. Marine Tavartkiladze
Dr. Tamta Mikaberidze


16:30 - 17:00

Coffee break

17:00 - 18:00

Virtual Keynote Lecture

Prof. Dr. Thomas Piketty 

Professor at EHESS and at the Paris School of Economics
Co-director, World Inequality Lab and World Inequality Database

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Mathieu Segers

29 September 2022

09:30 - 10:00


10:00 - 11:30

Session 7: Democracy, Populism and Authoritarianism


Past Exposure to Macroeconomic Shocks, Populist Attitudes in Europe, and Their Long-Run Persistence on European Identity - Despina Gavresi
Dr. Anastasia Litina

Calling at the Maastricht Treaty: Learning From the Opposition - Melika Mahmutović and
Prof. Dr. Marko Lovec

What Is To Be Done? Burning Questions 
of the Unfinished Journey Of The European (Constitutional) Democracy
- Nicola Abate

Nature vs. nurture:Public support for authoritarianism and populism 
in Europe 30 years after Maastricht: state of the art
- Dr. Dmytro Panchuk


10:00 - 11:30

Session 8: Democratization, Politicization and Citizenship


A Community in search of citizens European integration between democratization and politicization, 1950s-1990s - Dr. Koen van Zon

The Cultural determinants of the Covid-19, funded by the H.F.R.I - Despina Gavresi
Dr. Anastasia Litina
Dr. Konstatntinos Papastathis
Sofia Tsitou
Dr. Skerdilajda Zanaj

Democratic Legitimacy of European Decision-Making 
and the Future of European Integration: East-Central European Perspectives
- Anders Heger

The political construction and genealogy of the ‘citizen’ turn in the EU: (Dis)Intermediation and (de)politicisation in the Conference on the Future of Europe - Dr. Alvaro Oleart


11:30 - 12:00

Coffee break

12:00 - 13:00

Keynote lecture

"The Fragility of the Eurozone: Endemic or Temporary?"

Prof. Dr. Paul De Grauwe

Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science and professor emeritus at KU Leuven University

Moderator: Prof. Dr. Clemens Kool


13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:30

Session 9: Union of Digital Innovation and the Digital Euro

What Shapes the Potential of a Digital Euro? - Dr. Alexandra Campmas
Nadina Lacob

Past lessons and future technologies: Towards a crises-prone euro currency system - Floris Kleemans

European Union, as a Union of Digital Innovation - Dr. Kalpana Tyagi


14:00 - 15:30

Session 10: Wages, Prices and European enterprises


Understanding the Gains from Wage Flexibility in a Currency Union: The Fiscal Policy Connection - Dr. Eiji Okano

Wage-price dynamics and the energy crisis: A VAR analysis for Belgium
and a comparison with Germany, France and the Netherlands
- Dr. Bas van Aarle
Dr. Joep Konings
Aaron Putseys

Why do retailers charge different prices for identical products across countries? - Dr. Anne ter Braak

How EU membership affects foreign direct investment:
Differences between EU15 and CEE countries - 
Bettina Meinhart


15:30 - 16:00

Coffee break

16:00 - 17:30

Session 11: European Recent Developments 


The Endogeneity of Optimum Currency Areas in Light of European Intra-Industry Trade Patterns and Business Cycle Synchronicity - Niklas Steinert 

Reassessment of the ‘Optimum Currency Area’ theory in the European Union - Nazarii Lypko

Do highways promote European regional cohesion? - Augustin Ignatov

The Evolution of European Judicial Dialogue Practices between 
the Corte Costituzionale, BVerfGE and CJEU
- Carmen Enciso
Eduardo Gracias Baptista
Eugenia Gyamfi
Greg Azzola


17:30 - 18:00

Closing words