The Future of the Enlarged European Union

The Future of the Enlarged European Union


The Hungarian Europe Society organised an international workshop entitled "The Future of the Enlarged European Union" at the Central European University on November 29, 2002.


Venue: CEU - Budapest, 1051 Zrínyi 14., room #412

10 a.m. Welcome Speeches

István Hegedűs, Chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society
Dorothee Bohle, Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science, Central European University

10.15-12.30 First Session: European Identity - the Boundaries of the European Union
Péter Kende, External Member of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the 1956 Institute Public Endowment: Bigger and Smaller Nations in Europe - To What Extent Can They Identify Themselves with the “Whole”?

George Schöpflin, Jean Monnet Professor of Political Science, Director of the Centre for the Study of Nationalism, University College London: Towards a European Identity?Egy európai kulturális identitás?
József Péter Martin, Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the weekly Figyelő, Vice-Chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society: Are We Afraid of the European Union? The European Union as a Reference Point in the Hungarian Public Discourse.

Prof. dr. Marc Maresceau, Director of the European Institute, University of Gent: The Relations of Proximity of the Enlarged European Union

12.30.-14.30 Lunch break

14.30-16.00 Second Session: European Ideas - National Interests
Rafa³ Winiewski, Ambassador of the Polish Republic to Hungary: Poland and the European Union.
Zoltán Gyévai, Founder-Editor of the Internet Portal Bruxinfo in Brussels: Reporting on the European Union - European and National Approaches.
Dr. Martin Brusis, Research Fellow at the Centre for Applied Policy Research, University of Munich: Solidarity in an Enlarged European Union: How To Reconcile Legitimate Diversity and Intentional Convergence?

16.00-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.45 Third Session: The New Europe
Fraser Cameron, Director of Studies at the European Policy Centre in Brussels: Can an Enlarged European Union of 25 Member States Really Function?
Dr. Erhard Busek, Chairman of the Institute for the Danube Region and Central Europe in Vienna: European Integration: Economic, Political or Cultural Unity?

17.45-18.00 Closing Remarks
István Hegedűs, Chairman of the Hungarian Europe Society

The organisers welcome everybody who is interested in the event. Registration and information: Kinga Szántó at
The workshop is sponsored by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Open Society Foundation. The Internet partner of HES is KonTextus (

29 November 2002.