Multilevel Governance … or government?

Natalia Timus, UNU-MERIT / School of Governance

The seminar is aimed at introducing the students to the European political system, following the scholarly debate about the EU as a multi-level government or governance. Firstly, the students will obtain a theoretical background about the processes of EU deepening (institutional reforms) and widening (enlargement). This will be followed by a brief discussion about the EU institutional design, major actors, and the policy-making process. The seminar will also examine the recent Lisbon Treaty changes and their consequences for the EU political system and the European integration process.

About the speaker
Dr Natalia Timus is a researcher at Maastricht Graduate School of Governance/UNU-MERIT and an adjunct professor at the Middle East and Mediterranean Campus, Sciences Po, France.
 Natalia's research concentrates on EU democracy promotion, particularly towards Eastern Europe and former Soviet republics, democratic transformations and Russian influence within post-communist space, party politics and party regulations. She has published on the topics of political parties (national level and Europarties), EU enlargement and external governance, external democracy promotion by the Council of Europe, OSCE and the EU. Currently she is the project coordinator of Innovating Teaching and Learning of European Studies (INOTLES). Natalia has been actively researching, publishing, and implementing innovative teaching methods, with the focus on political science and the field of European Studies.

Venue: Room 0.16, UNU-MERIT, Boschstraat 24, Maastricht

Date: 20 June 2016

Time: 10:00 - 11:00  CEST