The EU, together with the Member States, is experiencing an overlapping crisis situation: economic, environmental, political (in the populist drift), immigration and, now, also a health emergency. Do European welfare policies have the potential to strengthen trust in the EU project and, consequently, in the EU institutions? The challenges of globalization require greater coordination in precisely these areas (i.e. education, health, the labor market, sustainable development). Although there is less legislative and administrative integration and fewer European competences, what have been the results of the European jurisprudence on social rights in the last decades? What is the contribution of the EU legal system to the enjoyment of social rights? What are the implications of social policies for the idea of e European citizenship? The intervention will try to answer these questions through the prism of European social citizenship.
We look forward to welcoming you on July 3-5, 2023 for our Annual Conference entitled "Islands and Ocean: Public Law in a Plural World." The conference will take place at the Victoria University of Wellington, in New Zealand. We will be announcing more details about the conference soon, including financial support to early career and global south scholars!