The Consequences of the Greek Economic Crisis on the EU Integration Process
On Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 14.00 - 17.00 the Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts Programme Euroculture hosts the first interdisciplinary symposium on the Greek financial crisis held at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, OUTTheatre, Harmoniecomplex, Oude Kijk in 't Jatstraat 26, Groningen.
The symposium serves as a forum for an academic discussion about debt, trust and responsibility in the Eurozone. Prof. Jan van der Harst, professor of History and Theory of European Integration at the RUG and Jean Monnet Chairholder in the History and Theory of European Integration discusses Greece’s integration and its changing position in the European Union. On this basis of the historical background provided, Prof. Harry Garretsen, professor of International Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business at RUG, offers an analysis of the crisis’ causes, offered solutions, failed attempts in approaching the issue, as well as the perceptions and fears it trigged among the other member states and their citizens. Finally, Prof. John Parrish-Sprowl, professor of Communication Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), identifies the negotiations of the crisis as an area of intercultural dialogue and suggests lessons to be learned for the interaction within the European Union as an intercultural contact zone.
Prof. Rien T. Segers, professor at the Faculty of Arts and lecturer of the Euroculture programme at the RUG moderates the symposium.
The Erasmus Mundus Master of Arts programme Euroculture is an inter-university double degree project of six European and four non-European universities recognized by the European Commission as a Master of Excellence.
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