Thursday, 31 March 2016

The crisis behind the crisis: The European crisis as a multi-dimensional systemic failure of the EU

On Thursday 31st March Costas Lapavitsas will be keynote speaker at the conference on the character and underlying causes of the Eurocrisis organised by the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge under the title "The crisis behind the crisis: The European crisis as a multi-dimensional systemic failure of the EU".

The conference's goal is to open the debate about the systemic roots of the crisis and the role of the EU. The potential relationship between the very institutional structure and ethos of the EU as an organisation, and the fostering of the specific, ideologically driven policies, that have characterized responses to the crisis, has been largely unexplored so far. The conference ventures to examine the evolution of the crisis from economic – as it is still largely perceived – into one of values and identity, that reveals its deeper structural roots within the European project. The debate has been largely neglected in legal accounts of the crisis, a gap that the conference is hoping to fill by engaging legal scholarship with more inter-disciplinary work.