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11: The European Project towards an European federal state?

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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.

Speakers

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

Mag. Dr. MSc. Johannes POLLAK

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

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

Mag. MA Christine STOCKHAMMER

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

 Praktika bei Österreich Werbung London, Vereinte Nationen Wien, Informationsbüro des Europäischen Parlaments Wien, Österr. Wirtschaftskammer Brüssel
1993-99 Studium der Politikwissenschaften und Geschichte an den Universitäten Wien und Leiden (Niederlande)
1998 Agent Auxiliaire - Assistentin des Büroleiters, Informationsbüro des Europäischen Parlaments, Wien
1999-2000 Publico Public Relations & Lobbying, Wien, PR-Assistentin
2000-2001 MA in European Political and Administrative Studies, College of Europe, Brügge
2001- College of Europe, Department for European Political and Administrative Studies, Brügge, Teaching Assistant
ab 2003 Researcher am Lehrstuhl für Politische Wissenschaften der TU München

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