Young Professionals Seminar: “Understanding Europe”

United Europe’s 12th Young Professionals Seminar in Freiburg/Breisgau from April 20 to 22, 2018.

For this workshop, we will focus on: Understanding Europe & Regulatory policy in the EU

The key to understand the EU lies in understanding its institutional structures and its decision-making processes. At our Young Professionals Seminar in Freiburg, we will focus on the question, how policy in the EU works: How laws are made in Europe, how contracts come into being and about the importance of a functioning regulatory policy.

We will therefore take a closer look at the main EU institutions, in particular the Parliament, the Council and the Commission. We will define their tasks, identify the institutional interests arising from their respective composition, explore the internal structures of the institutions, analyze the inter-institutional relations and discuss potential reforms. The seminar will also shed some light on the opaque process of adopting primary and secondary EU legislation. We will analyze the various stages of the law-making process, from the Commission’s proposal to the trialogue, consider the role of national parliaments and explore the relevance of comitology.

We are also discussing the Euro crisis and the economic impact of Brexit and will – as far as possible – provide clarity in the Brexit-Chaos.

The workshop takes place in cooperation with the Centre for European Policy (CEP) in the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg.

For this workshop, we will bring together 24 outstanding young professionals from across Europe, representing a wide array of professional backgrounds, to discuss these questions. Much of the debate will take place in seminars and working groups, but participants will come back together on day 2 to draw up a list of conclusions to be published by United Europe.

To get a better idea of this event, please have a look at the reports of our previous Young Professionals Seminars.

If you are interested in participating in this event or events like this, please contact us on info(at)united-europe.eu.