Conference of the TEPSA Network
“The Future of Europe – A View from the Capitals”


A book project of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA)
An initiative by the Austrian Society for European Politics


Thursday 14th, June 2018, 1.00 pm – 2.15 pm

Amphitheater Sorel, Sciences Po, 27 rue Saint-Guillaume, 75007 Paris


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Representatives of the civil society and academia contribute to increase the pressure on national politics to more actively engage in the debate on the future of Europe. Authors from each of the (still) 28 Member States plus selected other European countries will assess in short, concise and easy to read opinion pieces – each one around 6.000 characters – how their respective country could get more involved.

Distribution of the book 

The book will be promoted by the TEPSA network (, to which most of the authors belong. Its presentation will take place at the TEPSA Pre-Presidency Conference on June 7, 2018, in Vienna.
A few days afterwards the book will be launched and discussed in Brussels and at the SGEU Conference in Paris. Subsequently, public discussions will be organized in the member states with the authors and national policy makers – potentially supported by the respective delegations of the European Commission and by the Europe for Citizens programme of the European Union.

The various country contributions shall also be published as op-eds in newspapers in the respective countries.

  • Foreword by Antonio Tajani
  • Comparative analysis and Introduction
  • Contributions from 28 EU countries as well as Iceland, Norway, Switzerland and Turkey
List of authors:

Austria, Austrian Society for European Politics / Webster University, Paul Schmidt / Johannes Pollak
Belgium, CEVIPOL (Université Libre de Bruxelles), Amandine Crespy / Nathalie Brack
Bulgaria ,Centre for Liberal Strategies, Daniel Smilov
Croatia, Institute for Development and International Relations, Jakša Puljiz
Cyprus, Cyprus Center of European and International Affairs, Giorgos Kentas
Czech Republic, Institute of International Relations, Petr Kratochvíl / Vit Benes
Denmark, University of Copenhagen – Centre for European Politics, Marlene Wind
Estonia, Estonian Foreign Policy Institute, Viljar Veebel
Finland, The Finnish Institute of International Affairs, Juha Jokela
France, Centre d’Etudes Européennes – Sciences Po, Xavier Ragot / Olivier Rozenberg
Germany, UIBK / SWP, Andreas Maurer
Greece, Greek Center of European Studies & Research, European Public Law Org., Xenophon Yataganas / Antonis Papagiannidis
Hungary, Central European University, Péter Balázs
Ireland, Institute of International and European Affairs, Cian Mc Carthy
Italy, LUISS, Sergio Fabbrini
Latvia, Latvian Institute for International Affairs, Kārlis Bukovskis & Aldis Austers
Lithuania, Institute of International Relations and Political Sciences, Ramūnas Vilpišauskas
Luxembourg, Institute of Political Science, University of Luxembourg, Anna-Lena Högenauer
Malta, Institute for European Studies, University of Malta, Mark Harwood
Netherlands, Clingendael – Netherlands Institute of International Relations, Adriaan Schout
Poland, Centre for European Studies, Uniwersytetu Jagiellońskiego, Zdislaw Mach
Portugal, Institute of Contemporary History – NOVA University, Alice Cunha
Romania, Romanian Center for European Policies (CRPE), Bianca Toma
Slovakia, Slovak Foreign Policy Association, Oľga Gyárfášová / Lucia Mokrá
Slovenia, Centre of International Relations, University of Ljubljana, Maja Bučar
Spain, Real Instituto Elcano, Ignacio Molina
Sweden, Swedish Institute for European Policy Studies, Göran von Sydow
UK, Federal Trust for Education and Research, Brendan Donnelly
Norway, NUPI, Ulf Sverdrup
Switzerland, ETH Zürich, Frank Schimmelfennig
Turkey, METU, Başak Alpan
Iceland, Iceland – Institute of International Affairs and the Centre for Small State Studies, Baldur Thorhallsson


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