The Third Euroacademia International Conference: The European Union and the Politicization of Europe

The Third Euroacademia International Conference

The European Union and the Politicization of Europe

26 – 27 September 2014

Lisbon, Portugal
5* Eurostars Hotel das Letras


Is the EU becoming an increasingly politicized entity? Is the on-going politicization of Europe a structured or a messy one? Do political parties within the European Parliament act in a manner that strengthens the view of the EU as an articulate political system? Are there efficient ways for addressing the democratic deficit issue? Can we find usable indicators for detecting an emerging European demos and a European civil society? Does a Europeanization of the masses take place or the EU remains a genuinely elitist project? Did the Lisbon Treaty introduced significant changes regarding the challenges facing the EU? Can we see any robust improvements in the accountability of the EU decision making processes? Are there alternative ways of looking at the politicization processes and redistributive policies inside the EU? These are only few of the large number of questions that unfold when researchers or practitioners look at the EU. It is the aim of the Third Euroacademia International Conference ‘The European Union and the Politicization of Europe’ to address in a constructive manner such questions and to offer o platform for dissemination of research results or puzzles that can contribute to a better understanding of the on-going process of politicization within the European Union.

Conference Panels


The Politicisation of Europe: EU as a Political System, Supranational Order or Ever Closer Community
The Persistence of the Democratic Deficit in the European Union
Assessing the European Union’s External Influence: Foreign Policy and Normative Actorness
Cultural Diplomacy and Performing Identities: From Literature to Visual Urban Spaces
European Union’s External Perception and Impact as a Transformative Power
Educational Policies of Europeanization, Mobility ad Internationalization
European Politics and Economic Development: Domestic and Regional Dimensions


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