Europe after coronavirus

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Episode Summary

EU institutions have been trying to engage citizens in a debate on the future of Europe since Brexit. As 2020 began, EU institutions agreed to start negotiating future scenarios in May. However the impact of the COVID19 has sent the discussion on the future of Europe entirely into the hands of states leaders and ministers. What can we contribute as citizens and academics?

Episode Notes

EU institutions have been trying to engage citizens in a debate on the future of Europe since Brexit. As 2020 began, EU institutions agreed to start negotiating future scenarios in May. However, the impact of the COVID19 has sent the discussion on the future of Europe entirely into the hands of states leaders and ministers. What can we contribute as citizens and academics?

This podcast series addresses the different dimensions of the ongoing crisis on different European policies, political actors and citizens. As citizens are in lockdown, the European public sphere is burgeoning with debates, initiatives, analysis and foresight thanks to all sort of online initiatives. But will these make an impact in the debate? How and who can translate these proposals into the political and policy making arena?

Miruna Butnaru-Troncotă is lecturer in International Relations at the National School for Political Studies and Administration of Bucharest and member of the OpenEUdebate network.

Luis Bouza is assistant professor of political science at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid and also member of the OpenEUdebate network.

An OpenEUpodcast produced by Agenda Pública.

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