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Leiden University sends delegation to interuniversity workshop ‘A Future for EU’ (F4EU)

From the 27th of February to the 1st of March 2018, students from four different universities attended the interuniversity workshop “A future for EU” (F4EU) in Liège, Belgium.

The delegations came from our very own Leiden University, the University of Catania (Italy), Sofia University (Bulgaria), and the University of Liège (Belgium). This diverse group of students came together with a common project: developing a proposal for the future organisation of the EU. Prof. Quentin Michel and Loïc Sauvage (University of Liège) initiated and organised this project.

The participants representing Leiden University were: Leander Cingöz, Karlien Cornelissen, Judith Jansen, Javier Macarin Sánchez Rhemrev, and Konstantinos Zoumpoulakis. Before the workshop, they prepared their own positions on various issues, such as the competences of the EU, its institutional framework, and (future) EU membership. Prof. dr. Jannemieke Ouwerkerk, dr. Darinka Piqani, and Valentin Vandendaele LLM supervised this process.

At the workshop, all participants would present their own positions yet work towards a common proposal. That goal was achieved through open debate and discussions in smaller committees. At the end of the conference, the final proposals were presented to representatives of EU institutions. In the weeks to come, the results of this brainstorming will be further developed. The ultimate objective is to deliver the resulting proposals to EU officials in Brussels.

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