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Dimension sociale et integration européenne
Social dimension and European integration
Dimensione sociale e integrazione europea





 June 11 - 12, European University Institute, Florence


Organised by:

Prof. Martin Kohli (EUI)

Jeroen Moes (EUI)

Prof Laura Leonardi  (University of Florence)

Gemma Scalise (University of Florence)


Dr Theresa Kuhn  (University of Oxford)

Prof Hans-Jorg Trenz  (University of Oslo)

Prof. em. Lutz Niethammer  (University of Jena)

Dr Ruby Gropas  (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy)

programme:   http://www.eui.eu/seminarsandevents/index.aspx?eventid=75961

papers: http://www.imagining.eu/workshop/papers.html


    CALL FOR PAPERS: Workshop on European Identity in Times of Crisis, 

    11-12 June 2012
    European University Institue and University of Florence


    Europe today appears to stumble from one 'crisis' to the next. The  Euro crisis has no doubt caught everyone's attention, with daily news  headlines reporting on the next big summit to save the common  currency, another adjusted credit rating, or some 'scandalous' Greek  or Hungarian government expenditure. In the wake of that crisis, some  openly discuss the possibility that the European Union itself may in  fact be in jeopardy and that the period of European integration may  slowly reach a standstill, with the fall of the Euro paving the way.

    Since the start of the project of European integration, a European  collective identity has been fostered with some degree of success. The  social, political, cultural, and geographical perceptions that  Europeans have of each other have radically changed in the last  decades, and the EU (broadly including its various projects such as  the Euro, Schengen, etc.) has been the single most important  institutional structure to have contributed to that. This organization  appears to have been quite successful in tying identifications with  'Europe' to itself in a variation of the traditional notion of a  'civic' identity instead of the rather vague 'cultural' notion of  'Europe' that arguably preceded it. If this is true, then what happens  to that European identity now that the institutional shell of European  integration appears to be faltering, at least for the time being?

    We invite paper submissions for participation in a workshop on  precisely these topics, and on contemporary identification with Europe  more broadly. We will select full paper proposals based on abstracts  to be submitted before 19 March (see below). For full details we refer  to the attached call for papers, or to www.imagining.eu/workshop for  an updated overview.

    SUGGESTED TOPICS INCLUDE (but are not limited to):
    * European identity in times of crisis
         - The Euro crisis and its relation to European identity
         - The 'new right', Europe, and identity/ies
    * The geographic dimension of European identity
         - European identity and its meanings across geographic space
         - European identity (as seen) from the outside
         - Migration, citizenship, and European identity
    * European society/ies?
         - European identity and social class
         - Migration and mobility in European identity
         - A European public sphere?
    * European identity and/in political attitudes and behaviour
         - Euroscepticism and/or European identity?
         - European identity in political cleavages and party politics
    * Capturing European identity: conceptual and methodological considerations

    Abstracts (up to 500 words), along with a brief bio, should be sent by  19 March to
    http://sociologyofeurope.unifi.it/# and http://sociologyofeurope.unifi.it/#.  Subsequently, selected full papers have to be submitted by 15 May at  the latest.

    Jean Monnet Chair

    Special lectures 2011 - 2012:

     Wednesday Dicember 7th, 2011

    Prof. Jean-Pierre CASSARINO

    Robert Schuman Center for Advanced Studies - EUI

    "Reversing the Hierarchy of Priorities in EU-Mediterranean Relations" 

    Friday Dicember 2nd, 2011



    10-12 AM D4/106

    Wednesday November 9th, 2011

    from 10 to 12 am in D6/111

     Prof. Vladislav Sotirovic

    Mikolas Romeris University (Vilnius) 

    "Cultural identity and European unification"


    2011-2012 COURSE


    Every Wednesday we work on European Identity in our virtual class on


    To access to the platform students must use their roll number (matricola), password (provided by secretary at the moment of the enrol) and a KEY word provided by the teacher.

    On the platform students can find and download different range of resources (reading material and power point presentations).



    Gli studenti che intendono frequentare il corso (che avrà inizio nel II modulo, il 19 ottobre 2011) devono iscriversi inviando una e-mail a: gemma.scalise@unifi.it. Il programma del corso e il calendario dettagliato saranno presto disponibili su questo sito

    The course will start on II module, October 19th. Registration is required. To register please send an e-mail to: gemma.scalise@unifi.it . Course program and calendar will be soon available on this web site

    Jean Monnet Chair

    Special lectures 2010-2011:

    7 April 2011 - ANNA TRIANDAFYLLIDOU - Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Florence

    "Migration in Europe"

    8 April 2011 - COLIN CROUCH - Warwick Business School

    "Occupational structures and social models in European societies"

    12 April 2011 - LOREDANA SCIOLLA - Università di Torino

    "Identity and democratic government for EU"

    18 May 2011 - DONATELLA DELLA PORTA - European University Institute, Florence

    "Europeanization from below: social movement activists as critical Europeanists"

    19 May 2011 - ENZO MINGIONE - Università di Milano-Bicocca

     "Local welfare and the struggle against social exclusion in Europe"

    20 May 2011 - MANUELA CAIANI - Institute for Advances Studies, Wien

    "New social movements in Europe"

    1 June 2011 - HANS-JOERG TRENZ - Arena - Centre for European Studies - University of Oslo

    "European identity and public sphere"

    Methodological laboratory 2010-2011:

    13 and 20 April 2011 - methodological laboratory on employment structure and flexsecurety in the UE.pdf

    13 and 27 May 2011 - methodological laboratory on European Identity.pdf

    The Jean Monnet Chair "Social Dimension and European Integration" is organized into lessons, seminars and tutorials. It is aimed at:

    The Chair, scheduled in 120 hours of theaching activity, is integrated into three levels of university studies (BA, MA, PhD) within a life long learning perspective. In addition to the chair professor, the programme is also conducted by world-renowned guest professors and experts. Classes are given in English and in Italian as the occasion requires.

    The Chair aims at developing knowledge and analytical skills in the field of  social sciences. Specifically it concerns the relationship between the European integration process and social phenomena related to European contemporary societies.

    Jean Monnet Chair guest Professors 2009-2010:

    Luigi Burroni (Università di Teramo)

    Colin Crouch (University of Warwick)

    Donatella della Porta (European University Institute)

    Klaus Eder (Humboldt University)

    Martin Keune (University of Amsterdam)

    Jean Marc Leveratto (Université de Metz)

    Dawn Lyon (University of Kent)

    Stephen Mennell (University of Dublin)

    Enzo Mingione (Università di Milano)

    Chiara Saraceno (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung)

    Debora Spini (University of Florence)

    Peter Strandbrink (Södertörn University)

    Jean-Yves Trepos (Université de Metz)

    Jean Monnet Chair guest PhD and Fellows:

    Roxana Barbulescu (European University Institute)

    Manuela Caiani (Insitute for Advances Studies - Wien)

    Dennis Jonathan Mann (European University Institute)

    Alice Mattoni (European University Institute)

    Jeroen Moes (European University Institute)

    Linda Parenti (European University Institute)


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