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11: The European Project towards an European federal state?

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Hauptschule
Seminar / Seminar
in deutscher Sprache

The seminar, which is open to participants from different academic and professional backgrounds, examines the constitutionalisation process of the European Union. Starting with the historic „constitutional “ milestones of European Integration older proposals for an EU constitu-tion will be presented leading to the rapid sequence of Treaty reforms (Maastricht, Amsterdam, Nice) in the nineties and early years of the 21st century. The objec-tive of this analysis is not only to introduce into the results of the different Treaty reforms with regard to the consti-tutionalisation process of the Union but also to discuss the so-called democratic deficit and the path de-pendency of integration.
On the basis of this analysis the seminar will then focus on the current Convention, its genesis, format, and pro-cedures of which shall be scrutinized in detail. In addi-tion, it will be asked if the Convention method should be developed into the sole method of treaty reform thereby substituting art. 48 TEU. Finally, the political dis-cussion on specific contested issues will be assessed, linked to the preparations of the IGC 2004 and dis-cussed in the light of the question of the Union s finalité.

Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Research Unit for Institutional Change and European Integration, Vienna
Academic Assistant, College of Europe, Department for European Political and Administrative Studies, Brügge

Mag. Dr. MSc. Johannes POLLAK

Research Fellow, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Research Unit for Institutional Change and European Integration, Vienna

M.A. in Political Science, University of Vienna, Institute for Political Science -94 Post-graduate studies at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna, Dept. of Political Science Ph.D. in Political Science and Philosphy, University of Vienna University Lector at the University of Vienna, Institute for Political Science -97 MSc. in Political Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science -98 Research Collaborator at the Austrian Institute for International Affairs, Laxenburg University Lector at the University of Salzburg, Institute for Political Science Consultant for the Economic and Social Committee of the European Union Lector at the Postgraduate Course "European Studies" at the University of Vienna Expert Evaluator, European Commission Lector at the Webster University Vienna Expert Evaluator, European Commission
1991
1992
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since 1996
1996
1997
since 1998
1999
since 2000
2000
since 2002
2002

Mag. MA Christine STOCKHAMMER

Academic Assistant, College of Europe, Department for European Political and Administrative Studies, Brügge

-99 Studium der Politikwissenschaften und Geschichte an den Universitäten Wien und Leiden (Niederlande) Agent Auxiliaire - Assistentin des Büroleiters, Informationsbüro des Europäischen Parlaments, Wien Publico Public Relations & Lobbying, Wien, PR-Assistentin MA in European Political and Administrative Studies, College of Europe, Brügge - College of Europe, Department for European Political and Administrative Studies, Brügge, Teaching Assistant
 Praktika bei Österreich Werbung London, Vereinte Nationen Wien, Informationsbüro des Europäischen Parlaments Wien, Österr. Wirtschaftskammer Brüssel
1993
1998
1999-2000
2000-2001
2001

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