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Future of Europe lecture series - Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe

Frank Schimmelfennig discusses "Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe" at Hertie School Forum

Join us for a lecture with Prof. Frank Schimmelfennig speaking about "Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe".

What are possible and desirable scenarios for the future of the European Union? For its “Future of Europe lecture series”, the Jacques Delors Centre invites renowned scholars and intellectuals to debate and share insights into their research. The lecture series is organised in the framework of CIVICA, the European University of Social Sciences, and receives funding from the German Academic Exchange Service.

In the series' second installment, Frank Schimmelfennig, will speak on "Differentiated Integration and the Future of Europe". In his presentation, Professor Schimmelfennig will explore whether, after a decade of crisis, differentiated integration is not only a pragmatic but also a desirable and effective way forward for the European Union.


  • Frank Schimmelfennig is the Michael Endres Visiting Professor at the Jacques Delors Centre of the Hertie School during the academic year 2020-2021. He is Professor and Chair of European Politics at the Center for Comparative and International Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. He is also Chairman of the Academic Advisory Board of Institut für Europäische Politik, Berlin, and member of the Board of the Trans-European Policy Studies TEPSA, Brussels.


  • Markus Jachtenfuchs is Professor of European and Global Governance at the Hertie School and Director of the Jacques Delors Centre. His main research interest is the study of multilevel governance in the EU and in the international system. He received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence in 1994 and completed his post-doctoral thesis at the University of Mannheim in 1999.