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18:00 21 May 2013

Unity in Diversity as Europe’s Vocation and Conflicts Law as Europe’s Constitutional Form


The Council Room, SPP | The Rubin Building (link Map)
29/30 Tavistock Square | WC1H 9QU | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Professor Christian Joerges, Professor of Law and Society, Hertie School of Governance, Professor Joerges's research focuses on European and international economic law, risk regulation within the EU and in international trade relations, particularly the legitimacy problems of pertinent governance arrangements and practices.
Professor Piet Eeckhout, UCL Laws
Professor Richard Bellamy, UCL European Institute and SPP

‘Unity in Diversity’ was the fortunate motto of the ill-fated Draft Constitutional Treaty. This motto deserves to be kept alive, despite this failure and even more so under the impression of the present all too rash claims for centralising moves outside cumbersome treaty amendment procedures.

The sustainability of the whole European project seems to depend upon the construction and institutionalisation of a “third way” between or beyond the defence of the nation state, on the one hand, and federalist or quasi-federalist ambitions, on the other.


Uta Staiger
+44 (0)20 7679 8737 | European.institute@ucl.ac.uk