Ahead of the start of the Conference on the Future of Europe, this event will launch The Rise of Insurgent Europeanism, an LSE IDEAS report discussing new visions of Europe emerging in civil society and what they mean for democracy and the European Union.
The Eurozone and migration crises, Brexit and the pandemic have fundamentally changed the fabric of civil society in Europe and its attitudes towards the European project. Drawing on research that mapped, tracked and monitored developments in European civil society from 2018 to 2020, the panel will explore these changes and consider their implications for the future of Europe.
Meet the speakers
Roch Dunin-Wąsowicz is a Research Officer at LSE IDEAS and Research Director at the 89 Initiative London. He lectures Sociology at the UCL Social Research Institute.
Marieke Koekkoek is a Volt politician and Member of the House of Representatives of the Netherlands.
Niccolò Milanese is Director of European Alternatives and convener of Citizens Takeover Europe.
Michaela Pobudová is a co-founder and director of Mareena, a civic association supporting the integration of refugees and migrants into the Slovak society. She studied War Studies at King's College London and prior to working at Mareena, she worked as an analyst and programme coordinator at various institutions in the UK, the Netherlands, Jordan and Slovakia. Her main interest is in designing and implementing practical solutions with a positive impact on social cohesion.
Shalini Randeria is the Rector of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) in Vienna, Professor of Social Anthropology and Sociology at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, as well as the Director of the Albert Hirschman Centre on Democracy at the IHEID. Furthermore, she holds the Excellence Chair at the University of Bremen, where she leads a research group on Soft Authoritarianism and is a Distinguished Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Toronto. She has published widely on the anthropology of globalisation, law, the state and social movements. Her empirical research on India addresses issues of post-coloniality and multiple modernities. She hosts the fortnightly podcast "Democracy in Question“ since autumn 2020.
Meet the chair
Mary Kaldor is Professor Emeritus of Global Governance and Director of the Conflict Research Programme at the London School of Economics. She has pioneered the concepts of new wars and global civil society. Her elaboration of the real-world implementation of human security has directly influenced European and national governments. She is the author of many books and articles including New and Old Wars: Organised Violence in a Global Era (3rd edition, 2012), International Law and New Wars (with Christine Chinkin, 2017) and Global Security Cultures (2018).