Federico Fabbrini, George Papaconstantinou
In March 2019, the Foundation organized the international conference “Where is Europe going?” to discuss key issues such as Europe in the 21st-century Global Order; Reform of the Euro: Financial and Budgetary Outlook for the European Union; Post-Brexit European Union: Centrifugal Tensions and Differentiated Integration; and Populism and Elections to the European Parliament.
Within the scope of the conference “Where is Europe going?”, three Gulbenkian Briefs were prepared.
Carlos Jalali holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of Oxford. He is an Associate Professor at the University of Aveiro, where he heads the Master’s degree in Political Science and the Doctoral Program of the University of Aveiro and the University of Beira Interior (UA-UBI) in Political Science. He also coordinates the Public Policies, Institutions and Innovation line in the research unit on governance, competitiveness and public policies (GOVCOPP). His work focuses on political institutions, party systems, political communication and electoral behaviour in Portugal. He is the author of several articles and chapters in national and international scientific magazines and books, including, most recently, the essay Partidos e Sistemas Partidários (Francisco Manuel dos Santos Foundation, 2017). He has been the President of the Portuguese Association of Political Science since 2016.
Federico Fabbrini is Full Professor of European Law at the School of Law & Government of Dublin City University (DCU) and the Principal of the Brexit Institute. He holds a PhD in Law from the European University Institute and he is a fully qualified attorney in Italy. He previously held academic positions in the Netherlands and Denmark. He is the author of Fundamental Rights in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2014) and Economic Governance in Europe (Oxford University Press, 2016) as well as the editor, among others, of The Law & Politics of Brexit (Oxford University Press, 2017). He regularly engages with European Union institutions and national governments, and has presented his work to, among others, the European Parliament, the European Central Bank, the European Commission, the European Court of Justice, the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) Court, and the United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority.
Giorgos Papakonstantinou is an Economist who has served politically at the highest level, as Cabinet Minister of the Greek Government, Member of Greek Parliament and Member of the European Parliament. As Greece’s Finance Minister, at the outset of the Eurozone crisis, he played a key role in the design and negotiation of Greece’s support programme by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund with its associated economic and financial policies. Subsequently, as Minister of Environment and Energy, he pursued policies to advance Greece’s sustainable growth agenda. Giorgos holds a B.Sc. from the London School of Economics, an M.A from New York University and a PhD in Economics from the London School of Economics. Since leaving public office, his work has focused on economic and financial policy-related analysis and governance issues. He is currently part-time Professor at the School of Transnational Governance of the European University Institute where he is co-leading the Transformation of Global Governance project, a major research and policy analysis endeavor whose aim is to decipher the transformation of global governance under way in a series of fields and to assess the effectiveness of the emerging global governance arrangements. His publications include Game Over: The Inside Story of the Greek Crisis (2016) and the forthcoming Post-Crisis Europe (Agenda Publishing, 2019).
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