TEPSA Debate: “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”

On 20 October at 11:00, TEPSA hosted an online TEPSA Debate on “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals”: our book edited by Michael Kaeding, Johannes Pollak and Paul Schmidt. In the event we discussed and debate key questions on Euroscepticism and EU Affairs, including:

What impact does Euroscepticism have on European politics and the future of Europe? How do Eurosceptic parties shape the political debate about the future of the Union? Has the COVID-19 crisis impacted how Eurosceptic parties that are in power govern? Has Euroscepticism lost or gained ground during the COVID-19 crisis?

The event featured expert contributions from five panelists with extensive experience and expertise in EU Affairs, European integration, and Euroscepticism:

Davide Ferrari, Head of Research, VoteWatch Europe

Eleonora Poli, Senior Researcher, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI)

Michael Kaeding, Jean Monnet Chair ad personam, University of Duisburg Essen

Paul Schmidt, Secretary General, Austrian Society for European Politics

MODERATOR: Sabina Lange, Senior Lecturer, European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Eurosceptic parties are in government across Europe, and they have considerable influence over the national debate. “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals” maps and analyses this phenomenon across the continent. Over 40 authors have given their expert views on Euroscepticism in the EU, in neighbouring countries, and in candidate countries. “Euroscepticism and the Future of Europe: Views from the Capitals” is a political travel guide, taking you on a tour through the political diversity of Europe.