This is a great opportunity to freely attend a workshop reserved to MAPS (Master in Public Policy and Social Change) students and obtain 3 credits.

The workshop will address the thorny issue of how to make market integration and social protection more compatible with each other, at both the national and the supranational level. The post 2008 crisis has markedly exacerbated the tensions between national welfare states and the Economic and Monetary Union. Such tensions are largely due to the EU’s faulty institutional architecture, which rests on a programmatic asymmetry between the goals of competition and cohesion, of fiscal stability and inclusive growth. They are also partly the result, however,  of  political dynamics which amplify institutional faults and activate centrifugal pressures, both across members states and  between each of them and “Brussels”. The overall consequence is a self-reinforcing economic and social crisis, which is generating  an alarming decline in support and legitimacy for the EU as such.

The workshop will analyse this predicament from both an analytical and an empirical point of view.

Different strategies  of institutional reform will be identified and discussed, aimed at 1) reconciling at the EU level the distinct logics of economic, social and democratic governance and 2) “nesting” the principles and logic of the nation-based welfare state within this reformed EU institutional architecture.

17 April h 2.30-6.30 pm
18 April h 9.30-12.30
18 April h 2-5 pm

Collegio Carlo Alberto
Via Real Collegio, 30
10024 Moncalieri, (Turin)

Who: up to 4 EPS students

Requirements: Comparative Welfare States

How to apply: send to Prof. Sacchi ( CV and transcript of EPS exams by the end of February.

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How to earn the credits: please read the guidelines regarding ‘Laboratories’