Renewal of the European economic integration concept
University of Szeged Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
in cooperation with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies
Since the 2008 global crisis the earlier promising trend of economic convergence has deteriorated in the European Union (EU). The speed of convergence has slowed down in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) member states, and convergence has in fact turned into divergence in the Mediterranean periphery. The emerging problems are addressed in different terms and contexts such as the imbalances within the Eurozone, the limits of the low-wage growth model in the CEE countries, core-periphery relations in the EU etc. Whatever approach is chosen, consequences are enormous for the concept of European integration overall.
In March 2017 a workshop was held at the University of Szeged Faculty of Economics and Business Administration in cooperation with the European Association for Comparative Economic Studies to find new ways for theoretical framing. In April 2018 we continue the discourse on the future of the EU this time focusing on the perspectives of the less developed and/or more vulnerable member states. The emphasis will not only be on the exchange of views and experiences of invited distinguished experts but also on laying the foundation for future research cooperation. Presentations and discussions will be open to the participants of the 10th International Week of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration as well.
Venue: Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Szeged, Kálvária sgt. 1.