The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies

6th ELIAMEP European Seminar



In the framework of its European Seminars, ELIAMEP organized an international high-level conference entitled: The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies. In the course of the conference a group of around 40 leading academics, practitioners, think tankers and journalists analysed and evaluated the outcome of the 2009 European elections and debated the redefinition of economic governance in the EU in light of the current global crisis, Europe’s global role in a rapidly changing international environment, the perspectives for a “Green Europe”, and the future of the Lisbon Treaty. The conference took place between 25-28 June 2009, in Delphi, Greece.

The list of participants included among others: Josep Borrell Fontelles, Member of the European Parliament, PSE, Brussels; Janis A. Emmanouilidis, Stavros Costopoulos Research Fellow, ELIAMEP; Paal Frisvold, Bellona Europa, Brussels; Dieter Helm, Professor of Energy Policy, University of Oxford; Jolyon Howorth, Yale University; Zaki Laïdi, Professor at Sciences Po, Paris; Roger Liddle, Vice-Chair, Policy Network, London; Andreas Maurer, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP), Berlin; Yves Mény, President, European University Institute (EUI), Florence; Pier Carlo Padoan, Deputy Secretary-General, OECD, Paris; André Sapir, European Centre for Advanced Research in Economics and Statistics, Université Libre de Bruxelles; Richard Sinnott, University College Dublin; Michael Stürmer, Chief Correspondent, Die Welt, Berlin; Loukas Tsoukalis, President of ELIAMEP, Athens.

The conference was supported by the European Commission, DG Education and Culture, Jean Monnet Programme, and the National Bank of Greece.


The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies – Programme

The Delphic Oracle on Europe: Politics and Policies – List of Participants


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