Panel at IEP conference: Differentiated integration as a policy choice

Dirk Leuffen will present EU3D research in a panel at the annual conference of the Institut für Europäische Politik on 30 September. 

The numerous crises that stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic have shaken the foundations of the European integration project once more. Is differentiated integration (DI) yet the preferred policy choice at the political and public level when it comes to forms of cooperation that need to be flexible and non-homogenous given the times we are living? The following aspects will be discussed: (1) how political elites’ preferences of DI as a policy choice change across countries (EU IDEA project); (2) how liberal economic values increase support for DI among individual citizens (EU3D project); as well as (3) a discourse analysis on governments’ positions on DI from the 1990s until today (InDivEU project).


  • Sandra Lavenex, Université de Genève (UNIGE), EU IDEA project
  • Jim Cloos, TEPSA – Trans European Policy Studies Association
  • Dirk Leuffen, University of Konstanz, EU3D project
  • Funda Tekin, Institut für Europäische Politik Berlin, EU IDEA project
  • Stefan Telle, European University Institute, InDivEU project
Published Sep. 22, 2021 11:44 AM - Last modified Sep. 22, 2021 11:44 AM