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Future of Europe lecture series - The Euro and the Future of European Democracy

Prof. Vivien A. Schmidt discussing "The Euro and the Future of European Democracy"

Future of Europe lecture with Prof. Vivien A. Schmidt

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' third installment, Professor Vivien A. Schmidt will speak on "The Euro and the Future of European Democracy". In her presentation, Professor Schmidt will analyse the deficiencies of Eurozone governance from a perspective of democratic theory, and explore ways to remedy the EU's problems of legitimacy, reinvigorate its national democracies, and rethink its future.


  • Vivien A. Schmidt is Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Professor of International Relations, and Professor of Political Science at Boston University. She is also the Founding Director of the Center for the Study of Europe at Boston University. Professor Schmidt is one of the most eminent academic researchers on contemporary Europe. She has published a number of volumes, including "Europe's Crisis of Legitimacy: Governing by Rules and Ruling by Numbers in the Eurozone" (2020), "Democracy in Europe: The EU and National Polities" (2006) and "The Futures of European Capitalism" (2002, all with Oxford University Press).


  • 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.