Panel discussion on political leadership in the EU

What? Panel discussion by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Osnabrück, Germany, and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence of the University of Victoria, Canada
When? 09/02/2017, 16:30-18:30
Where? 99-101 rue Belliard in the European Quarter of Brussels, Jacques Delors building, JDE 70 (7th floor)

This event will present and discuss research findings on various aspects of political leadership in the EU: the performance of individual leaders, the strategic choices of EU institutions, and the role of individuals and institutions in specific circumstances and issue areas. Main issues for discussion are: Is the European Union “leaderless” or, else, does it have too many leaders? What are the opportunities and constraints for exercising leadership at European level? What is the impact of supranational and intergovernmental leadership on the course of integration? To what extent can individual leaders put their footprint on EU affairs? Target audiences include CoR members, officials of EU institutions, Permanent Representations of the Member States, representatives from regional offices, interest groups and civil society organisations as well as academics. The event will be followed by a reception.

• Welcome and introduction
• Presentation of the main findings of the research project on political leadership in the EU
• Comment on and discussion of the research findings by representatives of EU institutions
• Discussion with the audience
• Conclusions

Research Team
• Prof. Dr. Ingeborg Tömmel, University of Osnabrück, Germany,
• Prof. Dr. Amy Verdun, University of Victoria, Canada.

Representatives of EU Institutions
• N.N. European Parliament.
• Sandra Kramer, Member of the Cabinet of the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker,
• Dr. Allison Weston, European External Action Service,

• Wolfgang Petzold, Deputy Director, European Committee of the Regions.

For more information, visit the website of the European Committee of the Regions

Have an interesting publication, workshop, or conference on leadership in the public or political domain that you would like to spotlight here? Please contact the PUPOL executive board via