Panel debate on the future of Europe

LUISS School of Government and ARENA hosted a panel debate on the future of Europe as a part of the launch of EU3D in Rome on 12 April. 

photo of panelists

The five main speakers are members of the EU3D Advisory Board: Yves Mény, Turkuler Isiksel, Jean-Claude Piris, Marian Harkin and Giuliano Amato

The European Union has gone through a very tumultuous decade, having had to grapple with the Eurozone crisis, the refugee crisis and a less predictable and rule-bound global context. The EU that emerged from the crises has become more differentiated, and faces strong centrifugal pressures not only from Brexit but from a pan-European ‘new’ nationalist or ethnic nationalism that is deeply Eurosceptic. Historically differentiated integration has been an important mechanism for handling Europe’s diversity. Today it is not clear if differentiation is part of the problem or part of the solution.

As a part of the launch of the research project EU Differentiation, Dominance and Democracy (EU3D), we invited to a panel debate on EU’s future patterns of differentiation, dominance and democracy. The debate outlined Europe’s challenges and discussed possible ways for dealing with them.

Report from the event: Mobilising ideas for the EU's future

Panel debate

Chair: Giovanni Orsina, Director, Luiss School of Government

Greetings: Fabiano Schivardi, Vice Rector for Research, Luiss University

Introduction: Sergio Fabbrini, Professor and Dean, Luiss University

Conclusion: John Erik Fossum, EU3D coordinator, ARENA, University of Oslo


  • Giuliano Amato, Italian Constitutional Court, former Italian Prime Minister
  • Marian Harkin, Member of the European Parliament
  • Turkuler Isiksel, Professor, Columbia University
  • Yves Mény, LUISS, former President European University Institute 
  • Jean-Claude Piris, Former Director-General of the Council Legal Service, Council of the EU

The speakers are members of EU3D's Advisory Board

Programme (pdf)


Published Mar. 31, 2019 11:17 PM - Last modified May 3, 2019 9:45 AM