European Studies Day – Eurooppa-tutkimuksen päivä

21st October, 2016, University of Helsinki, Finland

Organizers: Finnish European Studies Association and the Network for European Studies, University of Helsinki


10.00 – 11.30
Keynote: Perfect Storm, or Storm in a Teacup? The United Kingdom, Brexit, and the International System

Professor Anne Deighton, University of Oxford
Chair: Research Director Juhana Aunesluoma, University of Helsinki/FESA
Venue: Fabianinkatu 26, Main Hall (3rd floor)

11.30 – 13.00

13.00- 14.45
Working Groups 1

Group 1: Europe and the Making of the Global Order
(Unioninkatu 37, sh1)
Chair: TBC

Benedikt Schoenborn: The East-West German summits of 1970: a reconciliation perspective

Lorenzo Ferrari: Quite United Nations. Western Europe at the UN General Assembly, 1946-1995

Matthew Broad: Achieving peace through trade liberalisation: The development of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) as a cold war actor

Commentator: TBC

Group 2:  Institutional and Ideological Developments in the EU (note: working language is Finnish in this session)

(Unioninkatu 37, sh2)

Chair: TBC

Hannu-Pekka Ikäheimo: EU Nautintovarkaana. Tulkintakehykset “EU kieltää” –artikkeleissa

 Hanna Tuominen: Reconsidering the human rights role of the EU in the context of the refugee crisis

 Jarmo Kortelainen: Brussels as a political place: a study on fluid assemblages in EU policy-making

Commentator: TBC

14.45 – 15.15

15.15 – 17.00
Working Groups 2

Group 1: Changing Sovereignties: Brexit and Security

(Unioninkatu 37, sh1)

Chair: TBC

Teemu Häkkinen & Minna Kaarkoski: ’Sovereignty’ in the British political debates, 1940-1970

Massimo Fichera: Brexit, EU Constitutionalism, and the security of the European project

Saila Heinikoski: Post-neutral security policy in the militarising European Union – Finland and the demilitarised and neutralised Åland Islands

 Commentator: TBC


Group 2: European Identity in the Making: Europeanization, Discourses and Policies

(Unioninkatu 37, sh 2)

Chair: TBC

Johannes Lehtinen: Sosiaalipolitiikkaa budjettikurin ehdoilla – Kreikan sopeutusohjelmat ja sosiaalipolitiikan eurooppalaistuminen diskursiivisen institutionalismin näkökulmasta

Sigrid Kaasik-Krogerus: ‘Banal’ construction ‘our’ heritage

Katja Mäkinen: Debates on cultural heritage in the European Parliament

 Commentator: TBC

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