The Future of the European Union: a vision from the Basque Country. Contributions to the Conference

08.Jul - 09.Jul

Cod. G09-21

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This Summer Course will be held face-to-face and there will also be the possibility of participating live online through ZOOM. In the registration process, please select the participation of your choice: face-to-face or live online.

Citizenship, civil society and the institutions of the European Union (EU) are immersed in an in-depth debate on the future of the EU, in the forum established by the Conference on the Future of Europe, which has been upset by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The aim of the Conference on the Future of Europe is to provide a forum for discussion with citizens on crucial issues of importance to EU development in the medium and long term. Such issues include the future of Europe's economic and social system, sustainability, climate protection, innovation, digital transformation and the EU's core values. The Conference will also explore the possibilities of incorporating citizen proposals into European policies and standards.

The main objective of this Summer Course organised by EuroBasque is to promote reflection and the generation of ideas and proposals to address the many and momentous challenges currently facing the EU. Among them:

The main objective of this Summer Course organised by EuroBasque is to promote reflection and the generation of ideas and proposals to address the many and momentous challenges currently facing the EU. Among them:

  • Environmental challenges and the climate crisis, an area in which the EU has set out to achieve climate neutrality by 2050.
  • The creation/consolidation of an effective system for the defence of human rights and the rule of law in the EU.
  • The enormous economic, social and health impact caused by Covid-19: evaluation of European solidarity mechanisms and the EU's responsiveness to systemic crises.
  • The implementation of the European Pillar of Social Rights as a key instrument for achieving social justice and equality in the EU.
  • Migration as a challenge that Europe cannot ignore, which can offer opportunities for a continent characterized by demographic decline and labour markets that need workers.
  • The development of an effectively integrated European Defence Union.
  • The enlargement process and future accessions of new Member States.
  • Deepening Economic and Monetary Union (EMU), an economy that works for people.
  • Europe's digital strategy. The challenge of the digitisation of the European economy and society.
  • Promoting European values, strengthening the EU's voice in the world, as well as underpinning the democratic foundations of the Union. The EU's role in the world: promoting multilateralism, democratic values and sustainable development.
  • Democratic processes and institutional issues of the EU: and in particular, comprehensive reform of electoral legislation: the "Spitzenkandidaten" system and the transnational lists for elections to the European Parliament in 2024.
  • Institutional reforms for a more democratic and effective Union.
  • Strengthen representative democracy and participatory democracy at European level, involving citizens through ongoing channels of dialogue.
  • The definition and promotion of concrete forms (formulas) that allow an adequate fit of political communities with regulatory competences, such as the Basque Country, in the Union.

Objectives

Promote reflection and the generation of ideas and proposals that make it possible to tackle the multiple and far-reaching challenges currently facing the EU.

Activity directed to

  • University students
  • Students not from university
  • Teachers
  • Professionals
  • All public
  • Face-to-face and live online course
    • Law
    • Society
  • 08.Jul - 09.Jul
  • Miramar Palace
  • Spanish
  • Academic Validity: 20 hours