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Redefining Europe's role after the COVID-19 pandemic

Amidst COVID-19: how to keep markets integrated when states play a bigger role in the EU and its neighbourhood?


John Erik Fossum

Professor, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo; EU3D coordinator,


This event provided a space for academics and policy-makers to discuss how the current situation brought upon by the pandemic could shift the 'Conference on the Future of Europe' debate, whether EU treaty changes are back on on the agenda (including after the recent German constitutional court ruling), and what this would imply for the relation of the EU with its closely affiliated non-members.

This event was organised as part of a large Horizon 2020 research project Bruegel takes part in, on differentiation, democracy and dominance in the European Union (To find out more about the project, check the website here: EU3D and subscribe to the newsletter).