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Roundtable
1

EU Governance and the Twin Necessities of Deficit Reduction and Continuity of Public Services

Chair:
Heather Roy
Eurodiaconia - Secretary General
Background note:
Amandine Crespy
Université Libre de Bruxelles - Lecturer
Background note:
Alice Pittini
Housing Europe - Research coordinator

Documents

  • "RT1 - Research Note - EU Governance and the Twin Necessities of Deficit Reduction and Continuity of Public Services"
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  • "RT1 - Technical Note - EU Governance and the Twin Necessities of Deficit Reduction and Continuity of Public Services"
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This roundtable's central objective is to go beyond existing knowledge of the general trends of public services’ restructuring before and during the financial crisis by exploring the emerging multilevel governance of public services within the EU and its differential impact on: (1) core and peripheral EU members; (2) countries within and outside of the Eurozone; and (3) the concrete links between public services and political legitimacy. 

The policy fields of particular concern (as they function as important signifiers of public service restructuring) are public health and public housing.

Transversal questions to be discussed include: (1) How have public service reforms within the EU’s multilevel polity responded to fast and slow burning crises ; (2) Which agencies have been involved in public services’ reforms and how have they reacted to fast and slow burning crises; and (3) How has the legitimacy of public services’ reform been affected by fast and slow burning crises ?

 

Agora
Governmental Officials
Andrea Meszaros
European Commission DG EMPL - Policy Officer
Civil Society
Silvia Gomez
European Federation of Nurses Associations - Policy Advisor
Sebastien Garnier
AEDES - Dutch association of social housing organisations - Head of public affairs EU
Julien Dijol
Housing Europe - Deputy Secretary General, Policy coordinator
Benoit Lallemand
Finance Watch - Head of Strategic Development / Senior Advisor for European Affairs to Better Markets
Academics
Leonard Seabrooke
Prof. at the Department of Business and Politics; ENLIGHTEN Project’s Chief Scientist
Vincent Gruis
Delft University of Technology - Professor
Cornel Ban
Boston University / Copenhagen Business School - Professor of International Relations
Stella Ladi
Queen Mary University - Senior Lecturer in Public Management