EEAG Report 2018 - A new EU 'club' model: Switzerland's opportunities

19 Mar 2018

Organized by EEAG, KOF Swiss Economic Institute ETH Zurich, hosted by the Swiss Re Institute's Centre for Global Dialogue
Location: Rüschlikon/Zurich, Switzerland

About the event

With the EU facing a host of difficulties, it calls into question its current organizational structure. Brexit, nationalistic movements in Eastern Europe and the rise of parties sceptical of European integration in Western Europe are eroding the EU's standing. The lack of coordination between the member states and different governmental levels adds to its bad reputation.

One proposal to rearrange Europe is to organize it as a 'club' with different layers. This European 'country club' structure could also offer Switzerland new opportunities to play a bigger role in Europe. At the event, we will explore options for the EU and Switzerland.

Agenda

17.30

Registration & Coffee

18.00

Welcome
Stephan Schreckenberg, Head SRI Strategy & Development, Swiss Re Institute

18.05

Introduction
Katja Gentinetta, Political philosopher and advisor

18.10

The macroeconomic outlook for Europe
Jan-Egbert Sturm, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich

18.25

The EU’s future: What a 'club' structure might bring
Giuseppe Bertola, University of Turin

18.40

The Swiss perspective towards EU's development
Ambassador Henri Gétaz, Head Directorate for European Affairs, Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

18.55

Discussion round: A new 'club' model for the EU and implications for Switzerland
Moderator: Katja Gentinetta, Political philosopher and advisor

19.30

Networking reception

Speakers

General information

Conference

EEAG Report 2018 - A new EU 'club' model: Switzerland's opportunities

Date

19 March 2018

Venue

Centre for Global Dialogue
Gheistrasse 37
8803 Rüschlikon
Switzerland
Telephone +41 43 285 8100

Conference language

English

Conference fee

There is no conference fee for this event.

Participation

Participation upon confirmed registration.

Registration

Participation is by invitation only.

Dress code

Business casual

Transportation to and from the Centre

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Cancellation

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