THESEUS Conference 2009
T(w)ogether for Europe? The Franco-German couple and EU governance in times of crisis
Berlin 03/12 - 04/12/2009
The THESEUS Conference on “T(w)ogether for Europe? The Franco-German couple and EU governance in times of crisis took place in Berlin on 3rd and 4th December 2009. It brought together prominent representatives of the academia and central decision-makers for a deepened exchange.
Decision-makers on European and national level provided their evaluation of the most urgent crises the European Union is confronted with. Researchers and academics tried to take “one step back” and to ask how to define the term ‘crisis’ and which role crises have for European integration. Considering the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, the debates of the conference also discussed the role of the Franco-German couple in this setting.
The event was organised by the partners of the THESEUS programme in cooperation with the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP) Berlin. The conference was open to the interested public.
During the event the THESEUS Award for Promising Research on European Integration 2009 was presented.