From Maastricht to Brexit by Richard Bellamy and Dario Castiglione

Plenary and Social Programme

Welcome Address, Prize Giving and Stein Rokkan Lecture

Date Wednesday 11 April
Time 17:30
Location CINE Studio, Central / Main Building, Lower Ground Floor

Welcome Address

By the Rector of the University of Nicosia, Philippos Pouyioutas and brief note by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr Nicos Christodoulides.

2017 Jean Blondel PhD Prize

Awarded to Verena Wisthaler for her thesis Immigration and Collective Identity in Minority Nations: A Longitudinal Comparison of Stateless Nationalist and Regionalist Parties in the Basque Country, Corsica, South Tyrol, Scotland and Wales. Read more about the Jean Blondel PhD Prize and see a list of past recipients.

2017 Rudolf Wildenmann Prize

Awarded to Dorothee Riese for her Paper Negotiating Secrecy: How Parliament and Executive Debate the Possibilities and Limits of Executive Secrecy. Read more about the Rudolf Wildenmann Prize and see a list of past recipients.

Stein Rokkan Lecture

Kevin Featherstone, The London School of Economics and Political Science
Understanding the Domestic Challenges to the Governance of the European Union

From Yanis Varoufakis to Nigel Farage, the challenges to the European Union’s system of governance are deep, complex and interrelated. The normative and the structural combine: the politics of populism, identity, and confined choice are matched by institutional issues of accountability and delivery. Nor are the problems confined to Europe’s periphery: as Viktor Orbán or the AfD indicate. At this existential moment, we learn more of what the EU stands for and what might bring it down. Political science, more than economics, provides the diagnosis and offers the options.

Kevin Featherstone is Head of the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where he is the Eleftherios Venizelos Professor of Contemporary Greek Studies and Professor of European Politics. He has published widely on Greek politics and history and on the politics of the European Union. His book, co-authored with Kenneth Dyson, The Road to Maastricht, was listed by the European Parliament as one of the ‘100 books on Europe to remember’. He was awarded the Order of the Phoenix by the President of the Hellenic Republic in 2013.


The local hosts, in association with Easy Conferences, have organised a number of excursions to run before and after the Workshops:  

Monday 9 April half-day Nicosia excursion

Thursday 12 April full-day excursion to Larnaca (suggested for those not attending the Joint Sessions, such as accompanying guests)

Sunday 15 April full-day excursions to either Limassol or Troodos

Monday 16 April full-day excursion to Paphos

Find out more about these excursions

Social programme events are organised by ECPR cannot be held responsible for any bookings, payments, or the delivery of the actual event, nor for the welfare of Workshop participants taking part. All participants are advised to have adequate travel insurance for the duration of their stay in Cyprus.



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