THESEUS Conference 2011
Which way forward?Three Years after Lehman, Two Years after Lisbon
Cologne 24/11 - 25/11/2011
The conference took place in the Fritz Thyssen Foundation in Cologne from 24 to 25 November 2011. This year's THESEUS conference discussed present challenges and future perspectives of the EU two years after the Lisbon Treaty has come into force. Therefore, pressing questions and core issues has been discussed with a special focus on the German perspective. How can Europe's economic future be shaped? Which role and obligation does the Franco-German couple assume? Does leadership mean active search for European compromises or simply crisis management in European affairs?
In the evening of 24 November 2011 THESEUS has remitted the Awards for Outstanding and Promising Research on European Integration 2011. This year's THESEUS Award for Outstanding Research has been given to Prof. Dr. Beate Kohler Koch from the University Mannheim. She has been selected for her outstanding academic record in the field of European integration research. The first award winner, Prof. Dr. Helen Wallace (London School of Economics) has also attended the conference.
The Award for Promising Research on European Integration has been given to Dr. Clara Portela for her PhD thesis "The Efficacy of European Union Sanctions" at European University Institute (Florence).