7th Pan European Conference hosted by the Campus successful
The 7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union hosted from 5 until 7 June 2014 by the Campus The Hague was a success.
The conference was co-organized by the Institute of Public Administration of Leiden University and the Standing Group on the European Union of ECPR – the biggest political science association in Europe.
Over 300 scholars from all over Europe visited the Campus and took part in one of the many sessions. The topics of the conference covered the political economy of European integration, the recent elections of the European Parliament, the democratic legitimacy of the EU, and more. During the conference, Luuk van Middelaar - speechwriter to the European Council President and author of the book „The Passage to Europe” –delivered the Annual Lecture of the Journal of Common Market Studies.
Roundtable ‘‘Towards a new parliament?"
As part of the conference, on 6 June 2014 a special roundtable ‘‘Towards a new parliament? EP after the 2014 elections’’ took place in Atrium of The Hague City Hall. The invited speakers featured both prominent academics like Christophe Crombez (Stanford University/University of Leuven) and Claes de Vreese (University of Amsterdam), politicians like Wim van de Camp (a Member of the European Parliament from the Christian Democrats), and the expert Tom de Bruijn (former Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the EU and current member of the Dutch Council of State, also an external teaching Fellow at the Institute of Public Administration). The debate was organized by the Institute of Public Administration of Leiden University and the Standing Group of the European Union of the European Consortium for Political Science Research (ECPR) with the support of the European Commission Representation to the Netherlands, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Hague municipality which co-sponsored the debate. The roundtable took place in the large atrium of the municipality, while somewhere upstairs negotiations on the new city government were still under way.