European Society and the EU: State of the Art

Università degli Studi di Firenze, Jean Monnet Centro di Eccellenza,

Under the patronage of Political Science School “Cesare Alfieri”

Jean Monnet Conference

European Society and the EU: State of the Art and Perspectives

Florence, 22 May 2014

Aula Magna, Rectorate, University of Florence

Piazza San Marco, 4



9:30 Opening remarks: Prof. Massimiliano Guderzo, Coordinator, Jean Monnet European Centre of Excellence, University of Florence

 10-12:30 Session 1: Economic crisis and social cohesion. Chair: Prof. Laura Leonardi, Jean Monnet chair, Social dimension and European integration, University of Florence

Prof. Göran Thernborn (Cambridge University) Social disintegration and geopolitical temptations

Prof. Gerard Delanty (University of Sussex) Europe in the Vortex of Globalization


11-11:30 Coffee Break

Prof. Maarten Keune (Amsterdam University) Work and social cohesion in Europe: ideas, paradoxes and sources of change

12-12:30 Question time / Discussion

13-14:30 Lunch


15-17:30 Session 2: Borders, social exclusion and conflict. Chair: Prof. Annick Magnier, Jean Monnet Chair, Cities in the European Integration Process, University of Florence

Prof. Max Haller (University of Graz) The three Europes. How a process of graded integration could replace the “Fortress Europe”

Prof. Patrick Le Galès (Institut d’études politiques, Paris) and Prof. Alberta Andreotti (University of Milan-Bicocca) Urban upper middle class, globalization and transnational mobility: A European class in the making?

 16-16:30 Coffee Break

Prof. Guglielmo Meardi (Warwick Business School) European labour markets, uncertainty and migration

17-17:30 Question time / Discussion

17:30 Concluding remarks: Prof. Franca Alacevich, Head of Political and Social Sciences Department, University of Florence


Participation is free but registration is required.

Conference information and registration contact: Dr. Gemma Scalise, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Florence – Tel. +390552759438 –

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