General Programme

7th Pan-European Conference on the European Union

The Hague, the Netherlands


The final academic program is downloadable here

Altogether, more than 330 people confirmed their participation in the conference, and the program features more than 330 individual papers organized in 85 panels.

The programme is also available below.

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4 June, Wednesday

16.00 – 20.00 Registration


5 June, Thursday

8.00 – 17.30 Registration

9.00 – 17.30 Book exhibition

9.00 – 10.30 Session 1

1.1. Distant Voices. Ideas of the Eurozone crisis and democracy from the EU periphery (Section 1)

Chair: Uwe Puetter (Central European University) Discussant: Uwe Puetter (Central European University)

Place: A203

Economic crisis and Euro-scepticism: A comparative study of the Hungarian and Italian cases

Anna Molnar (University of Pannonia)

Democracy or demagogy? – (Ideas of) democracy in times of the sovereign-debt crisis in Greece

Anna Visvizi (The American College of Greece)

Going further peripheral? Portugal, democracy and the crisis

Claudia Ramos (Fernando Pessoa University)

Integrated outsiders? Ideas of democracy and the Eurozone crisis in Iceland and Norway

Lise Rye (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Eirikur Bergmann (Bifröst University)

2.1. Politicising Europe, Europeanizing social democracy (Section 2)

Chair: Simon Lightfoot (University of Leeds) Discussant: Simon Lightfoot (University of Leeds)

Place: A205

Dealing with Conflict in EU Politics: A crucial challenge for the future of European democracy

Amandine Crespy (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Who is Discontented? Are Levels of Eurospecticism Rising and Where is it Stronger? Analysing EU Attitudes

Across Radical and Mainstream Party Families

André Krouwel (University of Amsterdam) and Yordan Kutijski (University of Amsterdam)

Much Ado about Nothing? The ‘Martin Schulz effect’ on the European election campaigns of the Labour Party, the

SPD, and the SPÖ

Isabelle Hertner (University of Birmingham)

The European Elections 2014: Social Democratic Campaign Strategy Under Pressure

Robert Ladrech (Keele University)

2.2. Issue congruence between voters and parties (Section 2)

Chair: Eric Miklin (University of Salzburg) Discussant: Christine Arnold (Maastricht University)

Place: B303

Differentiated Party Response: The Effect of Euroskeptic Public Opinion on Party Positions

Christopher Williams (Maastricht University) and Jae-Jae Spoon (University of North Texas)

Policy Position in the Eye of the Beholder: Voters’ Understanding of Parties’ Positions on European Integration

Christopher Williams (Maastricht University) and Christine Arnold (Maastricht University)

Conflicting Demands for EU Integration

Richard Rose (University of Strathclyde) and Gabriela Borz (University of Strathclyde)

Towards convergence in times of crisis? Assessing opinion congruence between voters and parties in seven EU


Sofia Vasilopoulou (University of York) and Katjana Gattermann (University of Amsterdam)

3.1. Political Leadership in the European Union: Shifting the Institutional Balance? (Section 3)

Chair: Amy Verdun (University of Victoria) Discussant: Amy Verdun (University of Victoria)

Place: A202

Delors’ leadership revisited

George Ross (Universite de Montreal)

After Lisbon: Leadership Potential and Performance of the EU Commission President

Henriette Müller (WZB)

Extended leadership: The additional value of being supranational institution

Ina Klein (University of Osnabrueck)

The President of the European Council: what kind of political leadership?

Ingeborg Tömmel (University of Osnabrueck)

4.1. The Dynamics of Policy Advice in the EU (Section 4)

Chair: Caspar van den Berg (Leiden University) Discussant: Ezra Suleiman (Princeton University)

Place: B403

The politics of advising: comparing the role of senior-officials and heads of cabinet within The European


Anchrit Wille (Leiden University)

Ministerial advisory systems in The Netherlands and Britain: Strategy vs. Substance?

Caspar van den Berg (Leiden University)

The changing role of the cabinets: from national enclaves to portfolio managers

Hussein Kassim (University of East Anglia)

Bureaucratic structure, geographical location and the autonomy of administrative systems: Evidence from the

European External Action Service

Thomas Henökl (University of Agder) and Jarle Trondal (University of Agder)

5.1. The turn to ‘early agreements’: Revisiting the debate (Section 5)

Chair: Christilla Roederer-Rynning (University of Southern Denmark) Discussant: Mads Jensen (University of Copenhagen)

Place: A204

A whole new ball game? Adapting the working practices of the European Parliament’s committees to the EU

legislative process after Lisbon

Ariadna Servent (University of Bamberg)

The European Commission as Policy-making Actor

Charlotte Burns (University of York)

Trialogs as a layered policy-making institution

Christilla Roederer-Rynning (University of Southern Denmark) and Justin Greenwood (Robert Gordon University)

Civil society and the European Parliament: natural allies in EU decision-making

David Marshall (University of Salzburg), Patrick Bernhagen (Zeppelin University) and Andreas Dür (University of Salzburg)

6.1. EU-Turkey relations and their impact on the neighbourhood (Section 6)

Chair: Joanna Dyduch (University of Wroclaw) Discussant: Emre Hatipoglu (Sabanci University)

Place: A201

EU membership norms and decision-making on enlargement: Why Turkey’s EU candidacy won’t succeed

Daniel Thomas (Leiden University)

Transformation Process in the Arab World and the Turkey – EU Relations

Erhan Akdemir (Anadolu University)

The Justice and Development Party and the EU: The end of a difficult relationship?

Gamze Avci (University College Utrecht)

6.2. The Europeanisation of new member states and the candidate countries (Section 6)

Chair: Ana Juncos (University of Bristol) Discussant: Gergana Noutcheva (Maastricht Universiteit)

Place: B401

A decade after Cyprus’ EU accession: How did Cypriot EU membership contribute to the reunification of Cyprus?

Kaan Sahilyol (Marmara University)

Evidence on an indirect EU influence in external relations: the case study of development aid

Ringaile Kuokstyte (Paris 1 University)

A European ‘brotherly love’? Evaluating the impact of Europeanisation on Romanian attitudes towards Moldova

Roxana Huma (University of Plymouth)

10.30 – 10.45 Coffee break

10.45 – 12.15 Session 2

1.2. The European Union: Which Governance Architecture for Which Democracy? (I) (Section 1)

Chair: Simona Piattoni (University of Trento) Discussant: Uwe Puetter (Central European University)

Place: A203

Multi-Level Governance: Loosely-Coupled Arenas of Representation, Participation and Accountability

Arthur Benz (University of Darmstadt)

Political Architects and Democratic Builders of the European Union: Jean Monnet’s Enduring Federal Legacy

Michael Burgess (University of Kent)

Alternative Unions: Institutional Features and Democratic Ambiguities of a Compound European Union

Sergio Fabbrini (Università LUISS)

The European Union: Legitimating Values, Democratic Principles and Institutional Architectures

Simona Piattoni (University of Trento)

2.2. Party Competition over European Integration (Section 2)

Chair: Christian Rauh (WZB Berlin Social Science Center) Discussant: Javier Arregui (Universitat Pompeu Fabra)

Place: A205

Debates on the EU: Interactions between Party Conflict and Media Attention

Daphne van der Pas (University of Amsterdam)

The salience of Europe in domestic electoral politics? Only one issue among the many?

Dominic Hoeglinger (University of Zurich)

Challenging Europe. The Impact of Eurosceptic Challengers on Mainstream Parties

Maurits Meijers (Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies)

Portraying a Composite Issue: How Political Parties Frame European Integration in Public Debates

Simon Maag (University of Zurich)

2.3. The EU and its institutions in Public Discourse (Section 2)

Chair: Eleni Frantziou (University College London) Discussant: Dimiter Toshkov (Leiden University)

Place: B303

Party Discourse about European Future: Political Parties, Election Manifestos and Metaphors

Jan Kovár (Metropolitan University Prague)

EU party politics on the rise? Explaining dynamics between public support and news prominence of political parties

in the European Parliament

Katjana Gattermann (University of Amsterdam)

The European Question in the 2013 Parliamentary Elections in Albania

Klejdi Kellici (European University of Tirana) and Medlir Mema (George Washington University)

3.2. The Commission in an era of politicization: neutral bureaucracy or strategic actor? (Section 3)

Chair: Markus Haverland (Erasmus University Rotterdam) Discussant: Markus Haverland (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Place: A202

Follow the money: strengthened control over the European Commission’s financial management

Anchrit Wille (Leiden University)

The Commission’s Response to the new wave of Europeanization of Industrial Interests

Beate Kohler-Koch (University of Mannheim)

Does the European Commission learn? Lessons from the Eurozone

Claire Dunlop (University of Exeter), Jonathan Kamkhaji (University of Exeter) and Claudio Radaelli (University of Exeter)

The European Commission’s Production of Public Opinion. Strategic or Neutral?

Markus Haverland (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

4.2. EU Impact assessments: a new look at actors and sectors (Section 4)

Chair: Stijn Smismans (Cardiff University) Discussant: Caspar van den Berg (Leiden University)

Place: B403

Impact assessment of competition law litigation: too many voices?

Carlo Petrucci (Cardiff University)

Impact assessment and agencies: complementary or competing instruments for knowledge-based decision-making in

the EU?

Emanuela Bozzini (University of Trento)

From assessing the impact of mainstreaming to mainstreaming impact assessments

Stijn Smismans (Cardiff University) and Rachel Minto (Cardiff University)

5.2. Implementing patients’ rights in borderless Europe (Section 5)

Chair: Hans Vollaard (Leiden University) Discussant: Thomas Kostera (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Place: A204

France and Sweden: the contrasted domestic politics of EU cross-border healthcare law implementation

Alban Davesne (Sciences Po Paris)

Unfit for patient rights in cross border healthcare?

Dorte Sindbjerg-Martinsen (University of Copenhagen) and Nikolay Vasev (University of Copenhagen)

The Czech Republic and Slovakia – liberalization facing indifference

Filip Krepelka (Masaryk University Brno)

Transposition and sector specific resources

Karsten Vrangbæk (University of Copenhagen)

6.3. The role of institutional actors in EU foreign policy (Section 6)

Chair: Agnieszka Cianciara (Polish Academy of Sciences) Discussant: Karolina Pomorska (Cambridge University)

Place: A201

How did the European Commission acquire and exercise a role in the intergovernmental European Political

Cooperation? The case of the Euro-Arab Dialogue

Ane Alterhaug (Norwegian University of Science and Technology)

Mapping think tank discourse on EU in international security: the case of the EUISS

Lennart Landman (University of Groningen)

Parliamentary conceptions of sovereignty and European defence cooperation

Margriet Drent (University of Groningen)

(Not) in the hands of the member states: The role of the Commission in CSDP

Marianne Riddervold (University of Oslo)

Issue, institution, or institutional issues? Key factors for promoting Policy Coherence for Development at the EU


Simon Stroß (University of Cologne)

6.4. The EU and multilateralism (Section 6)

Chair: Daniel Thomas (Universiteit Leiden) Discussant: Daniel Thomas (Universiteit Leiden)

Place: B401

Shaping Multilateral Security Governance: the EU and the Arms Trade Treaty

Iulian Romanyshyn (IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca)

A new era for global energy governance? The EU perspective

Maria Kottari (Panteion University of Athens)

The EU and the trade in illegally logged timber: What role can Europe still play?

Martijn Vlaskamp (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals)

Assessing EU’s implementation of the 2011 Action Plan

Medlir Mema (VUB Brussels) and Mathias Holvoet (VUB Brussels)

7.1. Teaching the EU using Negotiation and Simulations: Experiences and Prospects for the Future

(Section 7)

Chair: Francesco Marchi (ESSEC-IRENE) Discussant: Aurelien Colson (ESSEC-IRENE)

Place: A001

Teaching European Negotiation at the University: The case of the Council Simulation

Francesco Marchi (ESSEC-IRENE)

Understanding and assimilating European integration through simulation exercise

Frank Lavadoux (European Institute of Public Administration) and Frank Lambermont (European Institute of Public


Experiencing the European Union: A simulation game on the European Citizens’ Initiative.

Marco Brunazzo (Trento University) and Pierpaolo Settembri (European Commission)

12.15 – 13.15 Lunch break

13.15 – 14.45 Session 3

1.3. The European Union: Which Governance Architecture for Which Democracy? (II) (Section 1)

Chair: Simona Piattoni (University of Trento) Discussant: Christopher Lord (ARE)

Place: A203

Which Principles for a Democratic and Sustainable European Union?

John Erik Fossum (University of Oslo) and Johannes Pollak (Institute for Higher Studies, Vienna)

The Challenge of Making EU Executive Power Accountable

Deirdre Curtin (University of Amsterdam) and Ben Crum (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

EU Demoicracy between Internationalism and Supranationalism

Kalypso Nicolaidis (Oxford University)

Democratic Participation and Expert Governance in the EU

Stijn Smismans (Cardiff University)

2.5. Interest Representation in Times of Democratic Crisis: Interest Group Strategies at Various

Institutional Venues (Section 2)

Chair: Joost Berkhout (University of Amsterdam ) Discussant: Arco Timmermans (Leiden University)

Place: A205

The structure of conflict in EU interest group politics: Positions, actor alignments and divisiveness

Arndt Wonka (Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences) and et al.

European agencies as an additional venue for interest group mobilization

Caelesta Braun (Vrije University Amsterdam) and Sarah Arras (University of Antwerp)

Together or alone? when and with whom interest groups coalesce in EU legislative politics

Iskander De Bruycker (University of Antwerp) and Jan Beyers (University of Antwerp)

Europeanization of CSOs in times of crisis: Exploring Coping Strategies of Humanitarian and development CSOs

Rosa Sanchez (University of Amsterdam)

2.6. The enabling power of political parties and public opinion in EU policy-making (Section 2)

Chair: Hussein Kassim (University of East Anglia) Discussant: Sebastiaan Princen (Utrecht University)

Place: B303

Early Agreements and Party Politics in the European Parliament

Edoardo Bressanelli (king’s college london), Christel Koop (King’s College London) and Christine Reh (University College London)

Mapping and explaining informal trilogues

Gijs Jan Brandsma (Utrecht University)

Who do MEPs represent ? An analysis of the written parliamentary question (1994-2011)

Nathalie Brack (Oxford University) and Olivier Costa (Sciences Po Bordeaux/College of Europe)

Democratic Responsiveness of EU Policy-Making

Renaud Dehousse (Sciences Po, Paris) and Nicolas Monceau (Bordeaux IV)

3.3. Coping with the ‘new intergovernmentalism’: supranational institutions and European integration in

the post-Maastricht era (Section 3)

Chair: Christopher Bickerton (University of Cambridge) Discussant: Petya Alexandrova (Leiden University & Montesquieu Institute)

Place: A202

The Commission and the New Intergovernmentalism: Calm Within the Storm?

John Peterson (University of Edinburgh)

The ECJ’s contribution to the transformation of Europe: Looking to the future but living in the past?

Marie-Pierre Granger (Central European University)

The European Parliament: Adversary or Accomplice of the new intergovernmentalism?

Peter Slominski (University of Vienna)

European Politics in the Post-Maastricht Period: States, Supranational Actors and the New Intergovernmentalism

Uwe Puetter (Central European University) and Christopher Bickerton (University of Cambridge)

4.3. Economic and financial governance in the EU (Section 4)

Chair: Adam Chalmers (Leiden University) Discussant: Adam Chalmers (Leiden University)

Place: B403

The macroeconomic imbalance procedure: increase or integration of EU powers?

Arien van ‘t Hof (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Multilevel Networks in the European semester: Balancing Centralisation

Arnout Mijs (Clingendael Institute) and Adriaan Schout (Clingendael Institute)

Institutions, Regulation and Evolving Patterns of European Economic and Fiscal Governance

Madeleine Hosli (Leiden University)

Succumbing to peer pressure? European coordination of labour market policies and domestic policy change

Olaf van Vliet (Leiden University)

5.3. The making of a European healthcare union (Section 5)

Chair: Dorte Sindbjerg-Martinsen (University of Copenhagen) Discussant: Hans Vollaard (Leiden University)

Place: A204

The making of a European healthcare union

Hans Vollaard (Leiden University), Hester van de Bovenkamp (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Dorte Sindbjerg-Martinsen

(University of Copenhagen)

Inside the black box: Explaining the EU’s economic surveillance of healthcare systems

Rita Baeten (European Social Observatory) and Bart Vanhercke (European Social Observatory)

Europeanization and expertise: Networks and agencies in European health technology assessment and

communicable disease control

Scott Greer (University of Michigan School of Public Health) and Olga Loblova (Central European University)

6.5. Assessing Enlargement and European Neighbourhood Policy (Section 6)

Chair: Gergana Noutcheva (Maastricht Universiteit) Discussant: Antoaneta Dimitrova (Universiteit Leiden)

Place: A201

The EU Enlargement Strategy – Is It Still about the Enlargement?

Adam Szymanski (University of Warsaw)

Good Governance in Eastern Partnership Policy: European Integration and Institutional Challenges in Ukraine and


Tatiana Shaban (University of Victoria)

Why Poland, but not Ukraine? The Pitfalls of Comparative Research Design or Why We Learned the Wrong

Lessons from the EU’s Eastern Enlargement

Antoaneta Dimitrova (Universiteit Leiden)

Too proud to have pride? The EU’s (in)ability to promote LGBT equality in Serbia

Adam Fagan (Queen Mary University London) and Koen Slootmaeckers (Queen Mary University London)

6.6. New developments in EU security policies (Section 6)

Chair: Heidi Maurer (Maastricht Universiteit) Discussant: Gorm Rye Olsen (Norwegian University of Science & Technology


Place: B401

EU strategy in the age of drones

Ana Juncos (University of Bristol)

European Union as norm promoter in space affairs

Irma Slomczynska (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University)

Biometric technologies trends in relation to fundamental rights protection in European Union Security Policy

Joaquín Sarrión Esteve (University of Valencia) and Cristina Domènech (University of Valencia)

The Militarization of the EU? A typology of the variable impact of military operations on the EU’s foreign policies

Trineke Palm (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

7.2. Roundtable: Advancements in Small and Medium N Studies meet the European Union (Section 7)

Chair: Dimiter Toshkov (Leiden University) Discussant: Dimiter Toshkov (Leiden University)

Place: A001

Research design and causality

Claudio Radaelli (University of Exeter)

Combining small, medium, and large-N approaches

Frank Häge (University of Limerick)

Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA)

Maarten Vink (Maastricht University)

Case study approaches

Markus Haverland (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

14.45 – 15.00 Coffee break

15.00 – 16.30 Session 4

1.4. Stability of the euro area – lessons from comparisons (Section 1)

Chair: Amy Verdun (University of Victoria) Discussant: Madeleine Hosli (University of Leiden)

Place: A203

The Euro Area Small Economies and the stability of the Euro

Assem Dandashly (University of Maastricht) and Amy Verdun (University of Victoria)

Theory of Optimum Financial Areas: retooling the debate on the governance of global finance

Geoffrey Underhill (University of Amsterdam) and Erik Jones (John’s Hopkins University)

The Unexpected Revival of Hegemonic Stability Theory

Matthias Matthijs (Johns Hopkins University)

End of independence: central banks and distributional politics

Waltraud Schelkle (London School of Economics) and Deborah Mabbett (Birkbeck University)

2.7. Implications of the Multi-level Institutional design of the EU (Section 2)

Chair: Jae-Jae Spoon (University of North Texas) Discussant: Jae-Jae Spoon (University of North Texas)

Place: A205

What kind of opposition politics does the European Union need? An institutionalist argument

Amandine Crespy (Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB))

The EU as Multilevel Democracy: Conceptual and Practical Challenges

Ben Crum (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Domestic elections and the strategic timing of international decisions

Mareike Kleine (London School of Economics) and Robert Thomson (University of Strathclyde)

Ethnoregionalist Parties and the Democratic Deficit of the EU

Stefania Baroncelli (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano), Roberto Farneti (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano) and Monica Rosini (Free

University of Bozen-Bolzano)

2.8. Citizenship and Fundamental Rights in the EU (Section 2)

Chair: Katjana Gattermann (University of Amsterdam) Discussant: Christopher Williams (Maastricht University)

Place: B303

The EU Citizenship ? A Journey Towards the Post-National Model?

Adam Szymanski (University of Warsaw)

The horizontal effect of the Charter of Fundamental Rights: a tool for civic participation?

Eleni Frantziou (University College London)

New Challenges for European Union in the Field of Human Rights

Nadezda Siskova (Palacky University)

The CJEU and LGBT rights: diverge approaches to Union-wide definitions, or the case of convenient judicial


Panos Stasinopoulos (King’s College London)

3.4. Bargaining mechanisms and constraints (Section 3)

Chair: Olof Larsson (University of Gothenburg) Discussant: Thomas Winzen (University of Zurich)

Place: A202

The Effect of Time Pressure in Decision Making in the European Union

Arash Pourebrahimi (Leiden University) and Madeleine Hosli (Lieden Univeristy)

Modelling and analysing belief manipulation in conciliation

Camilla Mariotto (University of Milano)

What is my autonomy of negotiation? The case of the autonomy of federal executives in the Council vis-à-vis their

domestic parliament(s)

Francois Randour (Université catholique de Louvain)

Justified Threats? The Use of Coercive Tactics in EU Treaty Negotiation

Ken Takeda (Waseda University, Japan)

4.4. Challenges of multilevel administration: agencies, committees, networks (Section 4)

Chair: Martijn Groenleer (Delft University of Technology) Discussant: Martijn Groenleer (Delft University of Technology)

Place: B403

Regulatory Governance in the EU: Unveiling the Consensual Nature of Comitology

Ana Mar Fernández Pasarín (Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona), Renaud Dehousse (Sciences Po Paris) and Joan Pere Plaza


The (problematic) legal status of the EU agencies as global actors: Europol’s international cooperation between

present concerns and coming reforms.

Florin Coman-Kund (Maastricht University)

Transparency as constitutional key in the European Union Good Governance challenges.

Joaquín Sarrión Esteve (University of Valencia) and Cristina Domènech (University of Valencia)

Judicial Review in an Integrated Administration: the case of ‘composite procedures’

Mariolina Eliantonio (Maastricht University)

Interagency relations in EU Border Management: Strengthening security and fundamental rights aspects


Peter Slominski (University of Vienna)

5.4. The role of the European Parliament in EU policy-making (Section 5)

Chair: Christilla Roederer-Rynning (University of Southern Denmark) Discussant: Christilla Roederer-Rynning (University of

Southern Denmark)

Place: A204

Tilting the Balance. An Examination of the Impact of the Rapporteur’s Ideology on the Representation of Interests

in Amendments in EU Food Legislation

Anneloes Hoff (University College Roosevelt)

Meat glue, body scanners and eco-design of household lamps? the role of legislative vetoes in EU non-legislative


Michael Kaeding (University of Duisburg-Essen)

A Greener Common Agricultural Policy? How hopes were dashed by the European Parliament? the EU’s greenest


Viviane Gravey (University of East Anglia)

6.7. Common Security and Defence Policy in Africa (Section 6)

Chair: Ana Juncos (University of Bristol) Discussant: Trineke Palm (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)

Place: B401

European Union responses to the ‘Somalisation’ of Africa

Gorm Rye Olsen (Roskilde University)

EU Strategic Culture and the 2011 Libya War

Lea Hansen (Copenhagen Business School) and Kristian Nielsen (Copenhagen Business School)

The Role of the EU Abroad: Security Sector Reform in Guinea-Bissau

Teresa Cravo (University of Coimbra/University of Westminster)

6.8. European (Union) Diplomacy: changing patterns, challenges, and impact (Section 6)

Chair: Karolina Pomorska (Cambridge University) Discussant: Anna Herranz-Surrallés (Maastricht University)

Place: A201

Analysing EU diplomatic performance in third countries: towards an analytical framework

Dorina Baltag (Loughborough University)

Communities of practices or networks? European foreign policy cooperation in non EU countries

Federica Bicchi (London School of Economics)

Upgrading the system of European diplomatic representation in third countries: What role for EU delegations post-


Heidi Maurer (Maastricht University)

The External Face of the EU: The EU Delegations around the World

Tereza Novotna (Université libre de Bruxelles)

7.3. European integration theories@2.0: developing gender-sensitive approaches (Section 7)

Chair: Gabriele Abels (University of Tuebingen) Discussant: Ulrike Liebert (University of Bremen)

Place: A001

Gendering intergovernmentalisms

Anna van der Vleuten (Radboud University Nijmegen )

Social constructivism in European integration theories: gender and intersectionality perspectives

Emanuela Lombardo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)

Multi-level governance: gendering a key theoretical approach in EU studies

Gabriele Abels (University of Tuebingen)

Feminist readings of federalism: new approaches and tools to study the process of European integration?

Petra Meier (University of Antwerp)

17.00 – 17.45 JCMS Lecture

The Journal of Common Market Studies will host its traditional JCMS lecture in the main hall of the conference building.

17.4519.15 – Reception JCMS

The reception is kindly offered by the Journal of Common Marke Studies


6 June, Friday

8.00 – 12.30 Registration

9.00 – 17.30 Book exhibition

9.00 – 10.30 Session 5

1.5. The politicization of inter- and supranational actors in the domestic arena (Section 1)

Chair: Maurits Meijers (Hertie School of Governance) Discussant: Maurits Meijers (Hertie School of Governance)

Place: A203

When Talking About It Does Not Help? EU Politicization and Euroskepticism in Germany, Austria and Ireland

Bernd Schlipphak (University of Muenster)

To raise or not to raise the issue of European integration? Societal politicization, partisan competition and the

salience of European integration in plenary debates of the German Bundestag, 1998-2013

Christian Rauh (WZB Social Science Center, Berlin)

EU-criticism from mainstream parties: between value misfit and government responsibility

Simon Maag (University of Zurich)

2.9. Interest Representation in Times of Democratic Crisis: Interest Group Communities at Various

Institutional Venues (Section 2)

Chair: Marcel Hanegraaff (University of Antwerp) Discussant: Marcel Hanegraaff (University of Antwerp)

Place: A205

The State of the Discipline: Authorship, Research Designs and Citations in the Scholarship on EU Interest Groups

and Lobbying

Adriana Bunea (European University Institute) and Frank Baumgartner (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Interest Group coalitions in European Union Policy making: Diversity matters

David Marshall (University of Salzburg), Andreas Dür (University of Salzburg) and Patrick Bernhagen (Zeppelin University)

Interest Organizations across Economic Sectors: Explaining Interest Group Density in the European Union

Joost Berkhout (University of Amsterdam), Brendan Carroll (Leiden University) and Adam Chalmers (Leiden University)

Should I Stay or Should I go? Interest groups in transnational politics

Marcel Hanegraaff (University of Antwerp) and Jan Beyers (University of Antwerp)

2.10. Domestic politics and European integration (Section 2)

Chair: Julia Fleischer (University of Amsterdam) Discussant: Rik de Ruiter (Leiden University)

Place: B303

A Long and Narrow Road: Turkey’s Europeanization Process

Burak Erdenir (Ministry of EU Affairs, Turkey)

Europeanisation as a Factor of National Interest-Group Political-Cultural Change: The Case of Interest Groups in


Meta Novak (University of Ljubljana), Danica Fink Hafner (University of Ljubljana) and Mitja Hafner Fink (University of


Electoral Consequences of Party Fission

Raimondas Ibenskas (University of Gothenburg)

Explaining pre-electoral coalitions in Central and Eastern Europe

Raimondas Ibenskas (University of Gothenburg)

3.5. Delegation I: Implementation of legislation (Section 3)

Chair: Michael Kaeding (University of Duisburg-Essen) Discussant: Giacomo Benedetto (University of London)

Place: A202

Differentiated integration or implementing discretion? Analysing flexibility in European Union law

Asya Zhelyazkova (University of Zurich) and Thomas Winzen (University of Zurich)

The Commission as anticipatory actor? Minimizing contestation in comitology through ex ante consultation

Bart van Ballaert (Université catholique de Louvain) and Tom Delreux (Université catholique de Louvain)

The parliamentarisation of executive rule-making in the European Union

Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos (University of London)

Controlling delegated powers in the EU in the post-Lisbon period

Jens Blom-Hansen (Aarhus University) and Gijs Jan Brandsma (Utrecht University)

4.5. Multilevel governance, innovation and policy implementation (Section 4)

Chair: Maria Helena Guimarães (Universidade do Minho) Discussant: Maria Helena Guimarães (Universidade do Minho)

Place: B403

Developing transnational governance and integration in border regions: the European Grouping of Territorial

Cooperation (EGTC) in policy and practice

Alice Engl (European Academy Bozen)

Comparing the role of boundary organisations in the governance of climate change in three EU member states

Anna Wesselink (University of Twente) and Robert Hoppe (University of Twente)

Mission impossible?The UK, multi-level governance and the case of EU youth employment policy

Annie Gibney (University of Birmingham)

Refining Relationships: the Effect of Location in Policy Implementation Networks

Dorine Boumans (University of Strathclyde)

Innovations in governance of rural areas at regional level in Poland as a result of Europeanisation preasure.

Malgorzata Michalewska- Pawlak (University of Wroclaw)

5.5. EU regional and cohesion policies (Section 5)

Chair: Olaf van Vliet (Leiden University) Discussant: Olaf van Vliet (Leiden University)

Place: A204

Cross-border cooperation in the EU: Mapping variation within the Belgian case

Marsida Bandilli (University of Antwerp)

6.9. EU as a normative power (Section 6)

Chair: Magriet Drent (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen) Discussant: Tobias Hofmann (Freie Universität Berlin)

Place: B401

National Parliaments Participation on EU foreign Policy to Reinforce Human Rights, Democracy And Rule of Law

Joaquín Sarrión Esteve (University of Valencia) and Cristina Domènech (University of Valencia)

‘Normative Power Europe’ in conflict transformation: its potentials and limitations

Stella Georgiadou (University of Sussex )

EU as a Normative Power Europe in Africa: Towards an Effective Continental Approach?

Suhal Semsit (Dokuz Eylul University)

6.10. Setting the Future Direction of EU Integration: Implications for the EU’s Foreign Policy (Section 6)

Chair: Meltem Muftuler-Bac (Sabanci University) Discussant: Meltem Muftuler-Bac (Sabanci University)

Place: A201

Is There Room for Turkey in a Europe in Crisis?

Ayse Ezgi Gürcan (Sabanci University)

EU Foreign Aid: Going It Together or Alone?

Damla Cihangir-Tetik (Sabanci University) and Emre Hatipoglu (Sabanci University)

Enlargement Differentiation in the EU: Insights from the Theories of Institutional Change

Eda Kusku-Sönmez (Canik Basari University)

Discussing Alternative Integration Models: Communicative Action Approach to European Parliament Debates on

Turkey’s Accession

Selin Türkes-Kilic (Yeditepe University)

7.4. (Meta) theories and designs in EU studies (Section 7)

Chair: Gabriele Abels (University of Tuebingen) Discussant: Gabriele Abels (University of Tuebingen)

Place: A001

The Eastern Touch on Europeanization research. A bibliometric meta-analysis

Aron Buzogány (University of Munich)

Research design in the study of the European Neighbourhood Policy

Theofanis Exadaktylos (University of Surrey) and Kennet Lynggaard (Roskilde University)

Principal-Agent Theory and EU Studies: A Lakatosian Assessment

Thomas Doleys (Kennesaw State University)

10.30 – 11.00 Coffee break

11.00 – 12.30 Session 6

1.6. Party Politics and European Economic Governance in the Shadow of the Crisis: Constraints,

Contestation and Change (Section 1)

Chair: Ulrike Liebert (University of Bremen) Discussant: Ulrike Liebert (University of Bremen)

Place: A203

Parliamentary Ratification of Anti-Crisis Measures: Old or New Conflict Lines?

Aleksandra Maatsch (CSIC Madrid)

The German Bundestag in the Euro Crisis – Contestation, Control and Patterns of Party Politics

Arndt Wonka (University of Bremen) and Sascha Göbel (University of Bremen)

The European Parliament in Hard Times: Party Conflict and Innovation in Response to the Financial, Economic

and Social Crisis

Gesche Lange (BIGSSS University Bremen) and Ulrike Liebert (University of Bremen)

The Impact of The Euro Crisis on Responsiveness and Accountability

Roberto Di Quirico (University of Cagliari) and Stefano Rombi (University of Cagliari)

1.7. The design of economic and fiscal governance I (Section 1)

Chair: Jonathan Joseph (University of Sheffield) Discussant: Jonathan Joseph (University of Sheffield)

Place: B401

The financial crisis as a window of opportunity for agency development: analyzing the European Banking Authority

and the European Securities and Markets Authority

Aneta Spendzharova (Maastricht University) and Esther Versluis (Maastricht University)

The Impact of the ‘Euro Crisis’ on European Integration in EMU 2010-2013

Hanno Degner (University of Konstanz)

The design of fiscal governance rules in the European Union

Fabio Franchino (Università degli Studi di Milano)

2.11. National parliaments in the EU I (Section 2)

Chair: Attila Ágh (Budapest Corvinus University) Discussant: Edoardo Bressanelli (King’s College London)

Place: A205

Fishing for Competencies? Parliamentary Candidates and the Parliamentarization of the EU

Julia Fleischer (University of Amsterdam)

Upper Houses in EU member states and the ex ante scrutiny of EU legislative acts

Rik de Ruiter (Leiden University)

Party systems in the context of multi-level governance

Sanja Badanjak (University of Wisconsin – Madison )

3.6. Legislative agenda-setting (Section 3)

Chair: Francesco Marchi (ESSEC-IRENE) Discussant: Frank Häge (University of Limerick)

Place: B303

Leading the band or just playing the tune? The agenda setting role of the Commission in the EU legislative process

Amie Kreppel (University of Florida) and Buket Oztas (University of Florida)

Own-initiative reports? the European Parliament’s tool to initiate legislation?

Maja Rasmussen (London School of Economics and Political Science) and Alexander Herzog (LSE)

The European Council’s Role in the European Commission’s Monopoly on Legislative Initiative

Petya Alexandrova (Leiden University & Montesquieu Institute)

3.7. Inter-institutional decision-making (Section 3)

Chair: Dionyssis Dimitrakopoulos (University of London) Discussant: Camilla Mariotto (University of Milano)

Place: A202

The EU Council Post-Lisbon: Responding to Multiple Challenges

Bela Plechanovova (Charles University in Prague)

Do Nationality and Partisanship link Commissioners and Members of the European Parliament in the Legislative


Kira Killermann (University of Twente)

Analysing the evolution history of EU secondary legislation

Lars Mäder (University of Mannheim) and Enrico Borghetto (CESNOVA, FCSH/NOVA)

The Benefits of Trans-Institutional Cooperation: Explaining Legislative Success in the European Union

Lukas Obholzer (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Reforming the EU budget: A Time Series Analysis of Institutional and Political Determinants

Manuele Citi (Copenhagen Business School)

4.6. Regulatory harmonization, capture and competition in the Single Market (Section 4)

Chair: Anna Wesselink (University of Twente) Discussant: Anna Wesselink (University of Twente)

Place: B403

Institutional Opportunity, Issue Salience and Capture in the Regulation of Europe’s Securities Markets

Adam Chalmers (Leiden University)

Regulatory Barriers to Business in the Single Market

Maria Helena Guimarães (Universidade do Minho) and Michelle Egan (American University)

Regulating Regulatory Competition? The Market for Corporate Law Regimes in the EU

Thom Wetzer (Utrecht University)

5.5. EU regional and cohesion policies (Section 5)

Chair: Olaf van Vliet (Leiden University) Discussant: Olaf van Vliet (Leiden University)

Place: A204

Doing more with less’ in crisis? Using the Policy Instruments Approach to assess the effects of the EU cohesion

policy’s financial engineering instruments

Marcin Dabrowski (Delft University of Technology)

EU policy evaluation. An insight into the regional policy in Romania

Mirela Cerkez (Nicolae Titulescu University)

Romanian policy reforms: Challenges of EU funded projects

Serban Cerkez (National School for Political and Administrative Studies)

Partisan Control of Ministries and the Distribution of EU Regional Aid

Stephen Bloom (Southern Illinois University) and Vladislava Petrova (Southern Illinois University)

6.11. The EU’s role in the Mediterranean and the Middle East (Section 6)

Chair: Meltem Muftuler-Bac (Sabanci University) Discussant: Federica Bicchi (London School of Economics)

Place: A201

Euro-Mediterranean Security Relations before and after the Arab Spring: A Gender Analysis

Ali Bilgic (Bilkent University)

Dynamics of Formulation: National and Supra-National Interests and the Process of Formulating A Common

Foreign Policy for the EU: The Case of the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

Amr El-Sayed (Universität Osnabrück)

Relations between European Union and Israel as an example of strategic relations without vision. Between

Europeanization and structural realism

Joanna Dyduch (University of Wroclaw)

Sanctions Policy of the EU: The Case of Iran

Nilufer Karacasulu (Dokuz Eylul University) and Irem Karakir (Dokuz Eylul University)

7.5. Innovative methods for the study of European integration (Section 7)

Chair: Thomas König (University of Mannheim) Discussant: Thomas König (University of Mannheim)

Place: A001

To Wordfish or not? Assessing the use of quantitative text analysis to the study of EU interest groups’ policy


Adriana Bunea (European University Institute) and Raimondas Ibenskas (University of Gothenburg)

Exploring the performance of multi-level modeling and post-stratification with Eurobarometer data

Dimiter Toshkov (Leiden University)

Towards an EU parliamentary system? Social and discurse network analysis as tools for studying parliamentary

embeddedness in EU policy-making

Linn Selle (European University Viadrina )

Transnational solidarity in the EU. Analysing citizens’ redistributive behaviour in laboratory experiments

Theresa Kuhn (University of Amsterdam) and Hector Solaz (University of Birmingham)

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

12.45 – 13.30 SGEU Business Meeting - Open to all interested

The Steering Committee of the Standing Group on the European Union of ECPR (SGEU) will hold its business meeting in A001. The meeting will discuss the future activities of the Standing Group. The meeting is open to all interested


13.30 – 15.00 Session 7

1.8. The future of Social Europe (Section 1)

Chair: Minna van Gerven (University of Twente) Discussant: Minna van Gerven (University of Twente)

Place: A203

Socializing the European Semester? Economic Governance and Social Policy Coordination in Europe 2020

Jonathan Zeitlin (University of Amsterdam) and Bart Vanhercke (Observatoire Social Européen)

Making Europe Work, and learn. The mutual learning programmes as creative adaption

Minna van Gerven (University of Twente)

Advocacy Coalitions and the Reform of EU Macroeconomic Governance

Shawn Donnelly (University of Twente)

EU economic governance in action: coordinating employment and social policies in the third European Semester

Sonja Bekker (Tilburg University)

2.12. States, societies and the EU in Eastern member states (Section 2)

Chair: Antoaneta Dimitrova (Leiden University) Discussant: Aron Buzogány (LMU Munich)

Place: A205

Decline of Democracy in East-Central Europe: The last decade as the lost decade in democratization

Attila Ágh (Corvinus University Budapest)

Europeanization and the Changes in Interest-Group Types in the Post-Communist Context

Danica Fink Hafner (University of Ljubljana)

EU Enlargement Policy 20 Years after Copenhagen: Candidate and Potential Candidate Countries – Unexpected

Policy Shapers?

Eli Gateva (University of Manchester)

The National Coordination of EU Policy in the New Member States: A Comparative Perspective

Hussein Kassim (University of East Anglia) and Vesselin Dimitrov (LSE)

2.13. National parliaments in the EU II (Section 2)

Chair: Rik de Ruiter (Leiden University) Discussant: Rik de Ruiter (Leiden University)

Place: B303

The (varying) strategies of national parliamentary party groups in EU decision-making: The case of the Euro Crisis.

Eric Miklin (University of Salzburg)

The Portuguese Parliament and the European Union: the debates

Alice Cunha (Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and Maria Teresa Paulo (Assembleia da República)

The road not taken? National party involvement in the negotiations of the Fiscal Compact Treaty

Roxana Mihaila (University of Sussex)

3.8. Lisbon Treaty and Democratic Quality (Section 3)

Chair: David Yuratich (Bournemouth University) Discussant: Jared Sonnicksen (TU Darmstadt)

Place: A202

The inter- institutional balance in the post – crisis era. Theoretical interpretation/reinterpretation

Adam Jaskulski (Adam Mickiewicz University Poznan)

From deficit to surplus? Assessing democracy in the European Parliament after the Lisbon Treaty and an agenda for

going forward

Georgios Papanagnou (UNU CRIS)

The European Parliament and the Lisbon Treaty reforms: what has changed?

Milena Apostolovska-Stepanoska (University of Macedonia), Hristina Runcheva (University of Macedonia) and Vasko Naumovski

(University of Macedonia)

Lisbon, Democracy and the New Institutional Structure of the EU

Sebastian Baglioni (Carleton University)

Enlargement decision-making after eastern enlargement and Lisbon: new games and balances

Sercan Gidisoglu (Bogazici University)

3.9. Member state conflict dimensions (Section 3)

Chair: Bela Plechanovova (Charles University in Prague) Discussant: Lukas Obholzer (London School of Economics)

Place: B303

Ideology in the EU’s Second Chamber: A New Understanding of the Council

Amie Kreppel (University of Florida)

Coalition models in the Council of European Union

Arash Pourebrahimi (Leiden University) and Sahand Golmohamadi (Qazvin Azad University)

The latent space of political conflict in the Council of the European Union

Frank Häge (University of Limerick)

National Interests and Member State Participation in the European Court of Justice

Olof Larsson (University of Gothenburg) and Daniel Naurin (University of Gothenburg)

The EU Member States and their Policy Positions in the EU Council of Ministers: Contested Decisions (1995-2012)

Wim Van Aken (University of Leuven)

5.6. Institutions and actors in EU policy-making (Section 5)

Chair: Asya Zhelyazkova (University of Zurich) Discussant: Asya Zhelyazkova (University of Zurich)

Place: A204

Compliance or ‘Rule Gain’? The Commission’s Goals in the Infringement Procedure

Andreas Hofmann (University of Cologne)

The politics of law. The political constraints of legal integration

Dorte Sindbjerg-Martinsen (University of Copenhagen)

The European Commission in National Courts

Kathryn Wright (University of York)

Governing migrant labour: Comparative reflections on legal regulation

Mark Findlay (Singapore Management University/University of Sydney)

The legislative process of the new EU anti-discrimination Directive

Piotr Burgonski (Wyszynski University)

5.7. Governing the internal market (Section 5)

Chair: Michael Kaeding (University of Duisburg-Essen) Discussant: Michael Kaeding (University of Duisburg-Essen)

Place: B401

What lies under the internal market mask as a legal basis for harmonisation: the case of copyright

Ana Ramalho (University of South Wales)

Delegating powers to national authorities: the determinants of EU Commission decisions on mergers (2004-2012)

Marco Mainenti (University of Milan)

Harmonization and Differentiation in Single Market Policy. Countering differentiated integration through pragmatic


Morten Kallestrup (University of Southern Denmark)

Internal Market Violations and the Power of Special Interests

Tobias Hofmann (University of Utah)

6.12. Russia, the EU and the Eastern neighbours (Section 6)

Chair: Heidi Maurer (Maastricht Universiteit) Discussant: Karolina Pomorska (Cambridge University)

Place: A201

Clash of empires? External expansion and competition in the EU’s eastern peripheries

Agnieszka Cianciara (Polish Academy of Sciences)

An Offer You Cannot Refuse’: The EU and Russia in Contest for the Eastern Neighbourhood?

Gergana Noutcheva (Maastricht University)

The Gas Game: Simulating Decision-Making in the European Union’s External Natural Gas Policy

Martina Grabau (University of Siegen)

Post-Soviet States between Russia and the EU: the Vilnius Summit and the revival of geopolitical competition?

Teodor Lucian Moga (Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi) and Denis Alexeev (Saratov University)

Governing the Eastern Neighbourhood. An Account of the Geopolitical Significance of the Black Sea

Andra-Lucia Martinescu (Cambridge University)

15.00 – 15.15 Coffee break

15.15 – 16.45 Session 8

1.9. The impact of the economic crisis on national governments and parliaments in the EU: conflict or

cooperation? (Section 1)

Chair: Julia Schwanholz (University of Goettingen) Discussant: Aron Buzogány (LMU Munich)

Place: A203

The German Bundestag in the Euro crisis: marionette of government or new veto player in European multi-level


Andreas Wimmel (University of Innsbruck)

Uphill Battles – Downhill Slopes. Drifts in executive-legislative relations during the crisis

Aron Buzogány (LMU Munich)

The transformation of national parliaments in the Eurozone crisis. The cases of Italy, Portugal, and Spain

Cristina Fasone (European University Institute)

Assessing the effects of the Europes new ”austerity paradigm” on the political economy of labour markets: An

analysis of supply-side labour market policies in the Eurozone crisis

Johannes Petry (University of Warwick/University of Konstanz)

1.10. The design of economic and fiscal governance II (Section 1)

Chair: Fabio Franchino (Università degli Studi di Milano) Discussant: Fabio Franchino (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Place: B403

May Austerity and Brain Drain challenge the legitimacy of European integration and the achievement of social

justice within the EU? A case study on Southern Eurozone highly skilled labor migration in the area of Copenhagen

Alessandra Cenci (Roskilde University)

Private Authority in European Economic Governance: The Structural Power of Rating Agencies as Constraints on

Multilevel Party Politics

Dennis Zagermann (University of Bremen) and Ulrike Liebert (University of Bremen)

Coordinated Wage-Setting and the Social Partnership under EMU: A New Framework for Analysis

Ivan Dumka (University of Victoria)

A Comparative Analysis of Reverse Majority Voting in the EU: Anti-Dumping Policy and Fiscal Governance, the

SGP and the Fiscal Compact

Wim Van Aken (University of Leuven (KUL))

2.14. Decision making in the Council (Section 2)

Chair: Ben Crum (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Discussant: Christine Reh (University College London)

Place: A205

Government Responsiveness to Public Opinion in the EU’s Council of Ministers

Christopher Wratil (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Putnam and Schelling in EU Politics: The Impact of Domestic Constraints on Bargaining Success in the Council

Dominic Pakull (University of Stuttgart)

Domestic adjustment costs, interdependence and dissent in the Council of the European Union

Javier Arregui (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Robert Thomson (University of Strathclyde)

The Impact of Public Opinion on EU Public Policy-Making: The Case of Immigration Policies

Javier Arregui (Universitat Pompeu Fabra) and Mathew Creighton (Univeristat Pompeu Fabra)

3.10. EP internal organization and decision-making (Section 3)

Chair: Amie Kreppel (University of Florida) Discussant: Maja Rasmussen (London School of Economics and Political Science)

Place: B303

Changing the rules: How the EP tries to strengthen its democratic legitimacy during informal trialogue negotiations

Anahita Sabouri (Université catholique de Louvain)

European Parliament committees – A source of influence over the plenary

Ana-Iuliana Postu (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Legislative voting in the European Parliament: Consensus, Competition, Policy, Institutional Change and EU

Enlargement, 1994-2012

Giacomo Benedetto (University of London)

Out of the dark, into the light: (shadow) rapporteurship assignments in the European Parliament after enlargement

Michael Kaeding (University of Duisburg-Essen), Steffen Hurka (University of Konstanz) and Lukas Obholzer (London School of


3.11. Supranational agents (Section 3)

Chair: Adriana Bunea (European University Institute) Discussant: Bart van Ballaert (Université catholique de Louvain)

Place: A202

An International Executive in stormy weather: How does politicization affect officials in the European


Bart Joachim Bes (VU University Amsterdam)

Negotiating on behalf of the EU: A comparison of EU Commission and EEAS Officials’ attitude and behaviors

Francesco Marchi (ESSEC-IRENE)

Appointing the Members of the European Court of Auditors: towards more efficient and better qualified

management and administration?

Paul Stephenson (Maastricht University)

Which career paths? The factors behind mobility and career advancement in the European Commission

Sara Connolly (University of East Anglia) and Hussein Kassim (University of East Anglia)

‘Coming from the Cold’: Why and How Background Factors of EU Officials and Member State Diplomats

Influence the Decision-Making in EU Foreign Policy

Thomas Henökl (University of Agder)

5.8. Implementation, compliance and enforcement in the EU I (Section 5)

Chair: Andreas Hofmann (University of Cologne) Discussant: Andreas Hofmann (University of Cologne)

Place: B401

Compliance as an administrative problem: The internal dynamics of transposition

Bernard Steunenberg (Leiden University) and Robin van der Zee (Leiden University)

(Non-)compliance in the EU27

Lars Mäder (University of Mannheim) and Thomas König (University of Mannheim)

Legislative Transposition of EU Migration Directives: A Matter of Coalition Conflict?

Nora Dörrenbächer (Radboud University Nijmegen), Ellen Mastenbroek (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Dimiter Toshkov

(Leiden University)

5.9. External relations, security and conditionality (Section 5)

Chair: Marcin Dabrowski (Delft University of Technology) Discussant: Marcin Dabrowski (Delft University of Technology)

Place: A204

Implementing the democratic conditionality: EU and TO’s role in reforming the security sector in Poland and


Ayca Uygur Wessel (University of Copenhagen)

Ambiguity, complexity and the impact of social conditionality in EU’s Generalised System of Preferences

Eleni Xiarchogiannopoulou (Université Libre de Bruxelles)

Politics without Principals? The European Member States in external trade negotiations.

Johan Adriaensen (KU Leuven)

Defence Integration through Policy Caretaking: The European Commission and the EU Defence Equipment


Julia Muravska (London School of Economics and Political Science)

6.13. The EU’s economic external relations (Section 6)

Chair: Martina Grabau (University of Siegen) Discussant: Tom Delreux (Université Catholique de Louvain)

Place: A201

Integration of Environmental Concerns into the EU Trade Agreements ? The Real Stakes of the Transatlantic Trade


Balazs Horvathy (HAS CSS Institute for Legal Studies)

Why trade with the neighbours? Motives and tensions in EU trade policy towards the neighbourhood countries

Lars Niklasson (Linköping University)

Labor standards and external promotion of European norms

Pawel Frankowski (Maria Curie-Sklodowska University)

Picking Fights: The EU vs. the U.S. and Rising Powers in WTO Disputes

Tobias Hofmann (University of Utah) and SooYeon Kim (National University of Singapore)

7.6. Research Methods in European Union Studies (Section 7)

Chair: Ian Manners (University of Copenhagen) Discussant: Markus Haverland (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

Place: A001

Analysing European Discourses

Amandine Crespy (Free University of Brussels)

European Union History

Ann-Christina Knudsen (Aarhus University)


Sebastiaan Princen (Utrecht University)


Theofanis Exadaktylos (University of Surrey) and Claudio Radaelli (University of Exeter)

17.30 – 19.15 Round table ‘‘Towards a new parliament? EP after the 2014 elections’’


The roundtable debate will take place in the Atrium of The Hague City Hall. Confirmed participants in the debate  include Richard Corbett (former member of European Parliament, UK and advisor on EU affairs),  Christopher Crombez (Leuven University and Stanford University), Wim van de Camp (member of the  European Parlimanet, The Netherlands), Tom de Bruijn (member of the Dutch High Council) and Claes de Vreese (University of Amsterdam). The event is supported by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Municipality of The Hague, and  the Representation of the European Commission in The Netherlands.

19.15 20.45 – Reception

The reception is kindly offered by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Municipality of The Hague, and  the Representation of the European Commission in The Netherlands.


7 June, Saturday

9.30 – 11.00 Session 9

1.11. The Politics of Austerity in the European Union (Section 1)

Chair: Charlotte Burns (University of York) Discussant: Andreas Wimmel (University of Innsbruck)

Place: B403

EU environmental policy in a time of austerity: dismantling or leading?

Charlotte Burns (University of York)

The rise of right-wing extremism in an age of austerity: is Greece the EU’s exceptional case?

Daphne Halikiopoulou (University of Reading) and Sofia Vasilopoulou (University of York)

The EU’s policy towards Eastern Europe in times of Political and Economic Crises: Rethinking the Causes,

Mapping the Consequences

Giselle Bosse (University of Maastricht)

1.12. Experiences from the economic crisis (Section 1)

Chair: Ali Carkoglu (Koc University) Discussant: Ali Carkoglu (Koc University)

Place: A203

Social assistance and minimum income benefit reform: the role of globalization, deindustrialization and domestic


Jinxian Wang (Leiden University) and Olaf van Vliet (Leiden University)

‘De Dorpstraat, die is van mij!’ Small cities and large towns along the Continental littoral

Johan Westenburg (Vanderbilt University/East End Economics)

Scotland, Catalonia…Who is next? The European Union’s impact on secessionism in its Member States

Martijn Vlaskamp (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)) and Diego Muro (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals


Jingle bELLs and struggling GIPS: comparing Baltic and Southern Eurozone’s crisis experience

Vytautas Kuokstis (Vilnius University)

2.15. Public opinion in the crisis and beyond (Section 2)

Chair: Richard Rose (University of Strathclyde) Discussant: Theresa Kuhn (Univeristy of Amsterdam)

Place: A205

The Divided Public: Dynamics and Heterogeneity of European Public Opinion

Christine Arnold (Maastricht University) and Christopher Williams (Maastricht University)

Does immigration undermine integration in the EU?

Dimiter Toshkov (Leiden University) and Elitsa Kortenska (Leiden University)

Identity, Ideology, and Elite Cues: A Survey Experiment on International Fiscal Solidarity

Florian Stoeckel (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Accountability from the perspective of the forum: Citizens’ perception of political accountability in 28 EU countries

Ixchel Pérez-Durán (Pompeu Fabra University)

The Two Worlds of the Euro Crisis. What Drives Political Support in Times of Austerity

Simon Bauer (TU Darmstadt)

2.16. Studying MEP’s (Section 2)

Chair: Giacomo Benedetto (University of London) Discussant: Giacomo Benedetto (University of London)

Place: B303

The distribution of foci of representation in the European Parliament: using amendments to map the variation

among MEPs

Inger Baller (University of Antwerp)

Electoral Systems and Representation: Electoral Incentives and Voting Behavior in the European Parliament

Jeffrey Ziegler (Umeå University)

Making votes visible: The impact of electoral institutions on individual candidate news coverage in European

Parliament elections

Katjana Gattermann (University of Amsterdam)

Renomination to office among MEPs

Silje Hermansen (University of Oslo)

3.12. Justice, legal norms, and institutional balance (Section 3)

Chair: Sebastian Baglioni (Carleton University) Discussant: Georgios Papanagnou (UNU CRIS)

Place: A202

Institutional balance: the republican undertones of EU lawmaking?

David Yuratich (Bournemouth University)

Are EU Voting Rules Just? Notions of Justice in Member State Debates About Council Voting Rules

Dirk Peters (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)

Towards a presidential form of government? The EU and the direct election of the Commission President

Jared Sonnicksen (TU Darmstadt)

From Law to Politics: Shared Competences in EU Decision-Making and Diplomacy

Ries Kamphof (Leiden University)

5.10. Adjusting Social Policies: Assessing national compliance and reception of ECJ jurisprudence on

social policies (Section 5)

Chairs: Anne van Wageningen (University of Amsterdam) and Michaël Maira (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)

Discussants: Anne van Wageningen (University of Amsterdam) and Michaël Maira (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)

Place: A204

The Struggle over Competences on Social Policy: Member States? Reactions to Case Law of the European Court of

Justice on Student Mobility and Study Grants

Angelika Schenk (University of Bremen)

How the ECJ adjusts Dutch Social Policies? Dutch Lessons learned from the Courts Jurisprudence on European

Higher Education

Anne van Wageningen (University of Amsterdam)

Social tourism’ triggered by CJEU case law or invented by right-wing populists? Evidence from Austria

Michael Blauberger (University of Salzburg)

Trompe l’oeil style compliance with European Union case-law: The case of Belgium and citizenship jurisprudence

Michaël Maira (Université Saint-Louis – Bruxelles)

5.11. Implementation, compliance and enforcement in the EU II (Section 5)

Chair: Bernard Steunenberg (Leiden University) Discussant: Bernard Steunenberg (Leiden University)

Place: B401

A concept structural model of compliance with European Union law

Andreas Corcaci (Technical University Darmstadt/Goethe-University Frankfurt)

EU compliance: the nature of ‘correct’ practical implementation

Elena Bondarouk (Radboud University Nijmegen)

The electoral foundations of non-compliance: evidence from the EU policy on control of state aid

Marco Mainenti (Università degli Studi di Milano) and Fabio Franchino (Università degli Studi di Milano)

Institutional Design of Shared Enforcement in the EU

Miroslava Scholten (Universiteit Utrecht) and Annetje Ottow (Universiteit Utrecht)

6.14. Theoretical approaches to the study of EU external relations (Section 6)

Chair: Dorina Baltag (University of Loughborough) Discussant: Dorina Baltag (University of Loughborough)

Place: A201

The Wonder Years of the EEAS: When diplomacy met bureaucracy

Jost-Henrik Morgenstern (Loughborough University)

Eurozone’s Debt Crisis and US Strategy: A Return of Geopolitics for Europe?

Sotiris Serbos (Democritus University of Thrace)

Principal-agent models and the study of EU external action: uses, limits and methodological challenges

Tom Delreux (UCLouvain)

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 12.45 Session 10

1.13. The future of integration (Section 1)

Chair: Dennis Zagermann (University of Bremen) Discussant: Dennis Zagermann (University of Bremen)

Place: A203

Regime Legitimacy in Times of Economic Crisis: The Robustness of Individual and Contextual Correlates of Satisfaction

with Democracy

Eliyahu Sapir (Maastricht University) and Christine Arnold (Maastricht University)

The Rise and Fall of a ‘hegemonic project’? Supranational integration and domestic politics

Jonathan Joseph (University of Sheffield) and Simon Bulmer (University of Sheffield)

Irregular migration in the EU: Greece as a case study and the rise of ultra-nationalsim, xenophobia and euro-skepticism as a

byproduct of the phenomenon

Kleanthis Kyriakidis (University of the Aegean) and Petros Siousiouras (University of the Aegean)

Original out-of the box thinking: a main source for future European integration

Margriet Krijtenburg (The Hague University)

In Search of an EU-Disintegration Theory

Konstantin Stern (Universität Potsdam), Henrik Scheller (Universität Potsdam) and et al.

1.14. Europeanization and the European periphery (Section 1)

Chair: Martijn Vlaskamp (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI)) Discussant: Martijn Vlaskamp (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis

Internacionals (IBEI))

Place: B403

Public Support for EU Membership: The Case of Turkey, 2002-2013

Ali Carkoglu (Koc University)

Turkey’s new political economy: Neither liberal nor democratic

Mine Eder (Bogazici University)

One size does not fit all: The European periphery and the limits of Europeanization

Niamh Hardiman (University College Dublin), Spyros Blavoukos (Athens University of Economics and Business) and Sebastian Dellepiane

(University of Strathclyde)

The Eurozone Crisis and the Transformation of the Greek Party System

Nikoleta Kiapidou (University of Sussex)

2.16. Bringing Civil Society Back In: European Citizens’ Initiatives and Consultations by the Commission

(Section 2)

Chair: Sofia Vasilopoulou (University of York) Discussant: Sofia Vasilopoulou (University of York)

Place: A205

Customized consultation? A conceptual framework to study consultations organized by the European Commission

Bart van Ballaert (Université catholique de Louvain)

The Impact of the European Citizens’ Initiative on the Inclusivity of European Union Policy Making

Lucy Hatton (University of Warwick)

Keeping an eye out for each other? Regional authorities and regional civil society actors in EU public consultations

Matti van Hecke (University of Antwerp) and Kirsten Lucas (University of Antwerp)

Success and failure of European Citizens’ Initiatives

Maximilian Conrad (University of Iceland)

2.17. Myths of integration (Section 2)

Chair: Damla Cihangir-Tetik (Sabanci University) Discussant: Damla Cihangir-Tetik(Sabanci University)

Place: B303

The identity trap of differentiated integration in the European Union

Boglárka Koller (King Sigismund College)

Symbols and Myths in European Integration

Ian Manners (University of Copenhagen), Kennet Lynggaard (Roskilde University) and Christine Søby (University of Copenhagen)

Myths and Countermyths in the European Union

Krisztina Arató (Eötvös Loránd University)

3.13. Delegation II: CCP and Agencies (Section 3)

Chair: Gijs Jan Brandsma (Utrecht University) Discussant: Tom Delreux (Université catholique de Louvain)

Place: A202

Searching for ripples in chopped water: Assessing the effect of the Lisbon treaty in the EU’s Common Commercial Policy

Johan Adriaensen (KU Leuven)

Legitimacy of EU agencies in the aftermath of the ESMA-judgment: an unresolved problem

Miroslava Scholten (Universiteit Utrecht) and Marloes van Rijsbergen (Universiteit Utrecht)

The political context of European Parliament committees and EU-level Agencies

Nuria Font (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)

5.12. EU employment and poverty policies (Section 5)

Chair: Michael Blauberger (University of Salzburg) Discussant: Michael Blauberger (University of Salzburg)

Place: A204

The national dimension of the Europe 2020 anti-poverty strategy. Exploring continuity and change in the Italian case

Chiara Agostini (University of Milan) and Ilaria Madama (University of Milan)

Prospects for youth employment: networking in the fisheries sector (Iceland, Norway and Portugal)

Claudia Ramos (Universidade Fernando Pessoa), Lise Rye (Norwegian University of Science and Technology) and Eirikur Bergmann (Bifrost


The Multifaceted War of the EU in the Age of Crisis: Skill and Job

Fatma Serbest (Istanbul kültür University)

Europe 2020 and the strategy for combating poverty and social exclusion: actors’ mobilisation, problem pressure and the

effectiveness of the EU tool-kit

Matteo Jessoula (University of Milan), Chiara Agostini (Univeristy of Milan) and Sebastiano Sabato (University of Milan)

Impacts of trade with China on sectoral earnings inequality and employment across developed countries

Stefan Thewissen (Leiden University) and Olaf van Vliet (Leiden University)

5.13. Implementation, compliance and enforcement in the EU III (Section 5)

Chair: Lars Mäder (University of Mannheim) Discussant: Nora Dörrenbächer (Radboud University Nijmegen)

Place: B401

Decoupling superficial from substantive compliance in the enlarged EU? Evidence from two policy areas

Cansarp Kaya (University of Zurich), Asya Zhelyazkova (University of Zurich) and Reini Schrama (University of Zurich)

The fourth EU Railway Package: When infringement influences EU policy-making

Helene Dyrhauge (Roskilde University)

A Legal and institutional analysis of the effect of European Union Law in protecting the rights of Roma minority – a focus

on Hungary

Sharmin Hamvas (Brunel University)

The implementation deficit in the European Union: insights from Natura 2000 policy in the Carpathian countries

Natalya Yakusheva (Sodertorn University)

6.15. The EU’s CSDP and the Challenge of Democratic Legitimacy beyond the Nation-State (Section 6)

Chair: Wolfgang Wagner (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) Discussant: Anna Herranz-Surrallés (Maastricht University)

Place: A201

The European Public Sphere and the Debate about Humanitarian Military Interventions

Cathleen Kantner (University of Stuttgart)

European Security Policy for the People? Public Opinion and the EU’s Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy

Dirk Peters (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt)

Parliamentary control of military missions: the Case of the EU VFOR Atalanta

Dirk Peters (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt ), Wolfgang Wagner (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) and Cosima Glahn (Freie Universität


Civil Society and the European Common Foreign, Security and Defence Policy

Matthias Dembinski (Peace Research Institute Frankfurt) and Jutta Joachim (Leibniz University Hannover)