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Crises are opportunities for change. And the EU, immersed in the pandemic, is living the challenge of facing the integration model for the future. The 2008 crisis strengthened the Economic and Monetary Union, economic supervision and common governance. These changes were put together under the umbrella of fiscal discipline and did not mean progress towards a greater budgetary union. Most important of all, the reinforcement of social cohesion was left in the pipeline, which was clearly subordinated to the fulfillment of macroeconomic objectives. The increase in poverty and inequality were a consequence of this rigor. The current COVID 19 crisis has shown learning. On the one hand, at the beginning of the pandemic, budgetary discipline was relaxed immediately, allowing greater spending slack to the states through the safeguard clause. With this reform, they avoided the repetition of the axfisiant austerity model and its dire social consequences. The agreement reached at the European Council on July 21 is crucial to continue in this direction. For the first time, the EU has skipped its spending ceiling and reaches 2% of GDP. For the first time, the EU admits borrowing to make a massive injection of capital, (just what was so much missed in the previous crisis compared to the maneuver room of the United States). With this decissions several important leaps are made: one towards the deepening of fiscal integration, another of political response and demonstration as a supranational power that has supported its partners (demonstrating against exit movements, such as Brexit that, effectively being in the integration is worth it. Of course, many issues remain pending, such as how conditionality is to be exercised, that is, supervision of compliance by recipient States with the requirements for spending funds. Also left for reflection is the reduction of the Just Transition Mechanism to feed the new Reconstruction Fund. https://europa.eu/european-union/coronavirus-response_en
On 10 March 2020 a seminar on women and cooperativism was held at the University of Deusto: "Women and Basque cooperativism looking towards Europe: building a shared agenda". Women such as Paloma Arroyo, director of COCETA (Spanish Confederation of Associated Work Cooperatives) and Malena Riudavets, vice-president of COCETA and member of the ICA (International Cooperative Alliance) Gender Executive Committee, were invited as speakers on this day.  In addition, a group workshop was developed to address issues such as the opportunities that cooperatives offer to women and the priorities that should be taken into account when developing a future common agenda. The seminar was organised by the EDISPe team and the Jean Monnet EUCLIPE Chair from the same university. As the speaker Paloma Arroyo pointed out, this society was given to us to transform it, not to maintain it. 
On 19 February 2020, a day of reflection was held on the European Union's cohesion policy: "30 years of EU cohesion policy: governance and future", organised by the UPV/EHU, EuroBasque and Europe Direct Bizkaia. 30 years after its creation, this cohesion policy represents a concrete expression of European solidarity policy and is also an essential element in achieving a more sustainable, innovative and cooperative future. The Director of European Affairs of the Basque Government, Mikel Antón Zarragoitia, took part in the meeting and highlighted the challenges of multilevel governance in the EU and the participation of the regions in cohesion policy. Other issues discussed included the participation of citizens, European migration policies and research and transfer to ensure that no one is left behind. In addition, the holder of the Jean Monnet EUCLIPE Chair, Laura Gómez Urquijo, presented the new features of the Green Pact in the EU's strategy and its connection with cohesion policy for the challenges of the Just Transition. Representatives from different citizens' organisations, academics and politicians engaged in a dialogue on the European Union following the presentations made.
In December 2019 the European Commission published the “European Green Deal”, whose main objective is to transform the EU’s economy so as to reach a sustainable future. This communication is a strategy to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals, introduced by the United Nations in its agenda for 2030. In addition, the EU wants to achieve these goals throughout a just transition, this means, in a fair and inclusive way, without leaving anyone aside. On the other hand, the new technologies play also a key role in this new project since they will help in the research process and in the promotion of innovation.In this way, we can understand that the EU is expressing its concern about the future of the economy and social welfare.    European Commission Communication (2019) The European Green Deal, COM (2019) 640 of 11 December 2019. https://ec.europa.eu/info/sites/info/files/european-green-deal-communication_en.pdf
The 5th Global Research Conference "Social Innovation and Socio-Digital Transformation", towards a comprehensive innovation policy organized by ESSI (The European School for Social Innovation) was held in Dortmund (Germany) on 28-29 October 2019.  The "European School of Social Innovation", in cooperation with the TU Dortmund University and the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, plans and designs the event "Social Innovation and Socio-Digital Transformation", a key event on social innovation in the year 2019. It brought together representatives of scientific concepts, policy approaches and outstanding initiatives in social innovation. The conference also brought together leading experts in social innovation research. In the framework of the FP7 SI-DRIVE project, the "Atlas of Social Innovation" report presents a comprehensive overview of global initiatives in social innovation. The Atlas provides information on the various approaches used in different regions of the world and in policy areas such as employment, education, environment, climate change, energy, transport, health, poverty and sustainable development. The Basque Country is one of the regions analysed. Marta Enciso, SI-DRIVE PI from DEUSTO, was one of the researchers in charge of analyzing the evolution of the Basque Country in terms of social innovation. In fact, in the last 10 years, social innovation in this Community has gone from being framed in the social economy to being part of the regional innovation system.
On September 19th and 20th 2019, a new edition of the Carmona Movement for the Feminization of Private Law was held at the University of Deusto. This movement was born in 2009, promoted by several professors of Civil Law in the city of Carmona. During these sessions, different topics were addressed, such as the evolution of the legal system itself, applying criteria of transversality; leadership, employment and innovation in the economy from an increasingly complex perspective; and, finally, international and European Union strategies to promote equality and the fight against discrimination, gender violence, harassment and victim protection. This congress is hosted by the University's Faculty of Law, the EDISPe Research Team (Social Development, Economy and Social Innovation for People) whose main researcher is Professor and researcher Aitziber Mugarra, and the Jean Monnet de Deusto Chair directed by Professor Laura Gómez. 
The members of the Jean Monnet EUCLIPE Chair, Marta Enciso and Laura Gómez, participated in a seminar held on 16 September 2019 with members of the European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) team, exploring possibilities of collaboration in research on social innovation and citizenship.  ENoLL is the international federation of Living Labs of reference in Europe and the world. Founded in November 2006 under the auspices of the Finnish European Presidency, the network has grown in "waves" until today. It is also an enthusiastic and active partner of the Open Innovation 2.0 Community Forum, which brings together innovation experts, policy makers, academics and citizens. This is the result of an ongoing dialogue with DG CONNECT's Open Innovation Policy and Strategy Group (OISPG) which believes in Living Labs as creators  ENoLL's Expert Groups aim to bring together ENoLL members with a common interest in advancing a specific knowledge area or field. In 2015, five domain-specific expert groups were established, supporting collaborative projects and knowledge sharing in key areas for the ENoLL community. These groups are: Urban and regional laboratories Research and the future of Living Labs Living Lab Services for SMEs Live health laboratories
On 4 September 2019, a multidisciplinary team from the University of Deusto participated in the 11th International Social Innovation Research Conference held in Glasgow (Scotland, United Kingdom).  This Conference is the main global arena for interdisciplinary research in social innovation, bringing together academics from around the world to discuss social innovation from a variety of perspectives. The event was opened by five international speakers and was structured around 21 conferences. DEUSTO's interdisciplinary research group on Social Innovation, which brings together researchers from the Faculties of Law and Engineering, such as Professors Laura Gómez and Marta Enciso, participated in the event and presented their work in different sessions.  
From 4 to 14 June 2019, the experts on European issues Stefan Auer and Nicole Scicluna were on a research visit to the University of Deusto.  On the one hand, Stefan Auer is Associate Professor of European Studies and holder of the Jean Monnet Chair at the School of Modern Languages and Cultures of the University of Hong Kong. His main research projects focus on Central European liberal nationalism, solidarity and democracy in Europe and the crisis of the European project. In addition, Professor Nicole Scicluna received her PhD in International Relations from La Trobe University (Australia) in 2013. Her teaching and research interests include European integration, EU law and policy, and the relationship between international law and international relations.  Moreover, the two professors have met with the EDISPe team (Social Development, Economy and Innovation for People), as well as with the Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law, to see the possibilities of future collaboration in research and teaching.
On 6 June 2019 a talk-debate was held at the Romo Kultur Etxea presented by Laura Gómez, professor of European Union Economics at the University of Deusto, "European Elections and EU Social Policy". The talk was organised by the Eurgetxo group, whose main objectives are to promote knowledge of the EU and its Institutions, to publicise the benefits of belonging to the EU and to disseminate the need to belong to a united and respectful Europe. After the conference given by Professor Gómez on the social pillar and European social policy, with special emphasis on possible changes after the elections held from 23 to 26 May, a dialogue took place between the president of the Eurgetxo association, Iñaki Bustamante, and the citizens present who, for over an hour, raised their doubts and opinions about the European Union and its future. 
El pasado miércoles 15 de mayo tuvo lugar el debate entre los candidatos a presidir la Comisión Europea de varias agrupaciones políticas europeas. Enconcreto, estuvieron presentes en el debate Nico Cué (belga de origen español,PIE), Ska Keller (alemana, PVE), Frans Timmermans (neerlandés, PIE), Margrethe Vestager (danesa, ALDE), Manfred Weber (alemán, PPE) y Jan Zahradil (checo,ACRE).  En lo relativo a la temática, el debate dedico una hora y media a temas muy concretos de la actualidad europea. Los más destacados son los siguientes: fiscalidad, grandes empresas, medioambiente, migración, condiciones laborales y desempleo, y, en menor medida, el Estado de Derecho. No obstante, además de la temática o los candidatos es importante analizar también el contexto electoral europeo.  En lo relativo al contenido del debate, Nico Cué lo resumió bien en su conclusión: los políticos hablan mucho, pero ninguno va a la raíz del problema.Efectivamente, los candidatos tenían grandes dificultades para distanciarse el uno del otro en sus discursos y no lograron ofrecer a la audiencia europea una visión clara sobre sus propuestas o posición. Su debate fue uno de afirmaciones genéricas de poco contenido. Pocas propuestas concretas se ofrecieron y ninguno de los candidatos consiguió dejar claro cuál es su visión o plan de actuación como presidente de la Comisión Europea.  En cualquier caso, dos cosas parecen haber faltado en el debate: más diversidad nacional de los candidatos y más dedicación al Estado de Derecho.Comenzando por el final, de los temas mencionados, con respecto al Estado de Derecho a penas se oyó. Se le dedicaron unas escasas menciones que nuevamente fueron altamente superficiales y de poco contenido. Considerando que el acquis communautaire está siendo cuestionado, que los valores y principios de la Unión están en riesgo, los candidatos tuvieron una respuesta considerablemente pobre. Zahradil abogaba por menos intervención comunitaria y más libertad de los Estados en esta materia, desoyendo las voces de ciudadanos polacos, húngaros y rumanos que solicitan mayor apoyo de las instituciones europeas en contra de las desviaciones de sus respectivos Gobiernos. Weber respondía esgrimiendo un mecanismo eficaz e independiente, aunque se desconoce en qué se concreta tal mecanismo. De ser la propuesta de Weber el procedimiento del famoso artículo 7 del Tratado de la Unión Europea, son dudosas tanto su eficacia como su independencia. La primera no aparenta eficaz por dos motivos:el procedimiento es complejo y los Estados son los que deciden en última instancia la aplicación, por lo que también la independencia del mecanismo se pone en cuestión. Por el otro lado y unido a lo anterior, Europa del Este parece ser la gran olvidada, infrarrepresentada tanto en candidatos como en los problemas discutidos. Problemas como las consecuencias de la creación de un salario mínimo europeo, el doble estándar de calidad en los productos vendidos en los países de Europa del Este o el ya discutido Estado de Derecho apenas recibieron mención. Salvando a Zahradil que dedicó una intervención a resaltar la sdivergencias salariales y económicas entre los Estados europeos, pero sin ofrecer soluciones comunitarias, poco más se debatió
On 29 April 2019, the seminar "Asylum policies of the European Union: External and internal dimensions" was held at the University of Deusto. Joana Abrisketa Uriarte, professor of international law at the University of Deusto and main researcher of the EURASYLUM team, presented the convergences between the external and internal dimensions within the framework of asylum policies in the European Union.  In this seminar, which is financed by the Ministry of Innovation and Competitiveness, several lecturers and researchers from different universities (Pompeu Fabra University, ICADE, Carlos III of Madrid, the University of Cádiz, Nijmejen, Queen Mary University of London, the University of Copenhagen, the University of Glasgow, the University of Caledonia and the University of Deusto) came together to analyse the challenges of asylum in the European Union from the different existing perspectives. The main theme of the seminar was the discussion of the coherence of asylum policies and human rights. Also, due to the failure of the proposal to renew the asylum system in 2016, this project aims to send asylum recommendations to the major institutions of the European Union for a future reform proposal.
On 12 April 2019, the book "Dialogues with the citizens: Elections to the European Parliament in 2019" was presented for the first time at the Ignacio Aldecoa Cultural Centre (Vitoria-Gasteiz), with the participation of professors from the Jean Monnet EUCLIPE Chair and the University of Deusto, such as Professor Laura Gómez.   In its pages, the book first reflects on Europe and then focuses on the 2019 European Parliament elections and deals with European policies (sustainability, security and equality).  Through this publication, which brings together the work of 28 Basque researchers, the aim is to disseminate the main issues being dealt with by the EU, with the main aim of bringing Europe closer to Basque society and thus encouraging the participation of Basque people in the future of Europe. 
The University of Deusto has hosted the international training course “Implementing a National Research Impact Strategy” in collaboration with Advancing & Evaluating the Societal Impact Strategy (AESIS) network. The course has been organised in the context of Deusto’s Master Plan “Social Impact of Research” and has taken place on 3 to 5 April 2019 in Bilbao. The aim of the training course has been to provide insights on how to set up a research strategy in such a way that it strengthens its societal impact. The European Union perspective and social impact at EU level have been key issues of the course.  Experts from different countries leading the innovation in research funding approaches have shared their experiences. Among them, professor from Brunel University, Leiden university, King’s College, York University, among others. Likewise, representatives of Ministries (Spanish, Polish…) and public or private agencies promoting social impact of research (as the Canadian Cancer Research Alliance or the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development). The Jean Monnet EUCLIPE Chair has been one of the participants of the University of Deusto.
The information office of the European Commission in Bizkaia, EUROPE DIRECT and the Basque council of the European Movement; Eurobasque, organized a session of Citizen Talks in the La Ribera’s market. In this session, the participants were Joxerramon Bengoetxea, General Secretair of EUROBASQUE, Maite Zalla, professor of the Public Basque Country University, Ana Juárez, from de Direction of communication of the European Commission and Laura Gómez, professor of Deusto University and member of the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair. All of them agreed on the importance of the citizens when it comes to decide how the European Union should be. Furthermore, some citizen who attended shared their doubts and objections over some points such as the European Budget for agriculture, the possibility to achieve a Federal Europe and climate change.
Paquita Sauquillo, lawyer, President of the NGO ‘’Movimiento por la Paz, el desarme y la libertad1’’, ex-senator and ex-Eurodeputy, has been invited by the Chair Jean Monnet EUCLIPE on May 21st. This event has been sponsored by EP to campus program of European Parliament Former Members Association. Through her visit, she has shared her point of view over the 4 Challenges of the Social Europe. She has commented her worries about migration, climate change and unemployment, starting since the achievements of Europe, being the only continent in which the welfare state it is present, promoting citizenship and solidarity. Sauquillo expressed the need of proactivity in order to make us responsible for the future of Europe, making special attention to the anti-European movements and the next European elections. During the days, Paquita Sauquillo has participated in a colloquium with professors of the Law Department and a lunch colloquium some students of the Deusto University’s dormitory.   1 Movement for Peace, disarmament and freedom.  
On 14 March 2019, the Secretary for European Affairs of the Jesuit European Social Centre (JESC) in Brussels, Martin Maier, was invited by the Jean Monnet EUCLIPE Chair to convey his vision from the institutions that dialogue and lobby the European Union in defence of social rights.  Martin Maier spoke about the work of the Jesuit European Social Centre, as the lobby of the unlobbyed, the most vulnerable, in a seminar with the research team EDISPe (Social Development, Economy and Social Innovation for People).  He also participated in the Conference on Law and Public Employment organised by the Faculty of Law of the University of Deusto, talking about how to work as jurists to bring about change towards justice. 
Manuel Lezertua is a prestigious jurist in the field of human rights. During his prominent carrier, it must be highlighted that he has been international officer of the Council of Europe, director of the European commissariat for Human Rights and counsel of European Court of Human Rights. Thanks to his invaluable experience he has given his vision about the main aspects in the current discussion over the Human Rights within the Council of Europe and the European Union. This conference has been organised by EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair and the europeist association Eurgetxo.
Christos Stylianides, commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis management, has participates in discussion called ‘’Solidarity in Europe which protects and saves lifes’’ in Deusto University; in which students, professors and the audience could ask him questions about different topics such as the Refugee crisis and the response of the EU to the Africa’s crisis During the session, the commissioner explained the significant importance of young European citizens participation in the European elections as they have to be who decide the future of Europe.
Many people see themselves undefended against administrative and law documents. Against this problem the European Unión has edited in the guide ‘’Cómo escribir con claridad’’ as they believe in that documents which are clear is more effective and it is better understood. That it is known as plain language. Following that spirit, Clínica Jurídica Loiola1 has developed a lecturer featuring the organization ‘’Lectura Fácil Euskadi Irakurteka Erreza2, to improve the legibility and the comprehension of the documents we write. The workshop has been given on February the 14th to the students of the Law Faculty of Deusto University 1 Loiola Legal Association            2 Eassy Reading for Basque Country
On February 12, 2019, first-year students of the Economic Speciality participated in a workshop on the economic and political aspects of the European Union taught by Johana Etxezarraga, Technical Advisor of EUROBASQUE, and Itziar Fernández, Director of the Director's office in Bilbao, in the subject of Economics of the European Union.  In addition, Johana Extezarraga, former student of the Economic Speciality and postgraduate at the London School of Economics, also transmitted to the young students the employment possibilities in the European Union area through her own professional experience in the European institutions. 
This book places the European Pillar of social rights within the frame of the current integration of the European Union, building for the lector a strong understanding about the meaning of its approval, range and applicability. Therefore, there is an analysis of how contributes to the European law and European social politics as well as economic governance, which is required to follow European integration. Once this frame has been analysed, the book focus on which has been considered as the main challenge of the European Union after the 2008 crisis: the employment. In addition, its studies deeply the ten principles of the job market in the chapters ‘’Igualdad de oportunidades y de acceso al mercado de trabajo2’’ and‘’Condiciones de Trabajo Justas3’’ Finally, it offers a valuation of how implement it through the current economic tools of the European Union, observing, nevertheless, the harmony of this policies with the European Semester and making recommendations for its development among the European members. This work has been elaborated in a multidisciplinary way, mainly legal but taking into account economic and social sciences perspective. Therefore, in this book has been conceived thanks to a mixed methodology, with legal analysis and analysis of content and stadistics. Book name - The European Pillar of Social Rights. Contribution to Employment and the Job Market 2Equality of Opportunities and Access to Jobs 3Fair Job Conditions
Las profesoras Marta Enciso, Aitziber Mugarra y Laura Gómez, integrantes de la Cátedra EUCLIPE han publicado el siguiente capítulo “Innovación social para el empleo en la Unión Europea. El caso del cooperativismo y la economía social” en el libro ''Nuevos horizontes y perspectivas para el derecho en el siglo XXI'' (pp. 277-290. Thomson Reutes, Pamplona, 2018) The professors Marta Enciso, Aitziber Mugarra y Laura Gómez, members of the Euclipe Jean Monnet Chair have published the following chapter ‘’Innovación social para el empleo en la Unión Europea. El caso del cooperativismo y la economía social”1 in the book ''Nuevos horizontes y perspectivas para el derecho en el siglo XXI''2 (pp. 277-290. Thomson Reutes, Pamplona, 2018) This performance derives from the research investigation SI-Drive, financed by the European Commission under the VII Marco Program dedicated to social innovation, being related to impulse job creation. The chapter begins studying how the European Union has participated in the realms of social innovation and social economy since the 2008 crisis, observing how the problem of unemployment is solved. In this frame, the chapter explore the main principles of elements and results of the SI-Drive project in order to contrast them with successful performances that show in practice the accuracy of the investigated aspects in the Basque country 1Social Innovation for the employment in the European Unión. The co-operationist and social economy. 2New Horizons and perspectives for the Law in the XXI century
On 20 November 2018, a lunch meeting was held at the Colegio Mayor de Deusto to discuss the socio-economic challenges facing the European Union. Professor Laura Gómez Urquijo participated in this meeting together with the Directors of the Colegio Mayor as well as several students from different degrees (Engineering, Philosophy, Economics and Politics, Law, International Relations and Business Administration). The students shared their vision of the EU and their questions and concerns related to issues such as the Brexit, the refugees crisis, the national sovereignty or the lack of citizen knowledge about the EU. 
Professor Marta Enciso presented a panel for the participation in the International Congress of Social and Cooperative Economy Researchers of the ENUIES NETWORK, held from 3 to 5 October 2018, which was accepted.  In this context, a panel is presented which is a thematic workshop entitled "Social Innovation and Social Economy and its impact on the achievement of the great European challenges". The European Union, with the approval of its strategy (Europe 2020) designed after the crisis of 2008, has influenced actions of a social nature not only to alleviate the negative effects produced by the crisis, but also to achieve the evolution of Europe towards a more sustainable future by pursuing inclusive, sustainable and intelligent growth. In the set of measures proposed, we can highlight the support for Social Innovation, defined by the Commission as a new way of satisfying social needs that are not adequately covered by the market or the public sector, as well as to produce the necessary changes in behaviour to resolve the great challenges of society. This same space is occupied by the Social Economy and social enterprises.  In addition, this workshop aims to present papers related to the subject from a multidisciplinary point of view (legal, economic, sociological...) as well as the analysis of cases and policies (European, national, regional...) that seek to create an ecosystem that favours the social economy and social innovation. 
The EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair has participated in the retreat ‘’: paving the way to the social impact dimension of research’’ organised by Deusto University. This event had the honour to count with the prominent figures of the Deusto University dean, José María Guibert, the deputy minister of research of the Basque government, Adolfo Morais and the responsible for research and innovation of the European Commission, Harald Hartung. This event permitted to exchange ideas and sensations among the participants related to the investigation’s dynamic, specifically, over the aspects to improve in every steps of the research: planification, development and evaluation of the research social impact. During the day many topics were discussed but never forgetting the three main objectives of the retreat. Firstly, to show the need of investigate from different approaches and with research leader with different positions. Then, to analysis the tools to measure the impact of research in society. Lastly, how to eliminate the existing tensions from the different approaching mindset.
The June eleventh, Joana Abrisketa, member of the Euclipe Jean Monnet Chair, organized a seminary which focused on the European system of asylum within the frame of the project EURASYLUM, financed by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness of Spain.  In this seminary, many experts had come from many parts of Spain such as Deusto University, Carlos III University, Pompeu Frabra University and Pontifical Comillas University. In this event, the main lines of the project were introduced taking into the failure of the last project, SECA, and the parallel policies of the externalization of migratory control. Among the final goals of the project there are included the analysis of the international tendency and their connexions with the European Union policies of the asylum, to value the deficiencies of SECA and its reform and evaluate the tools used.
In June the eighth, The Euclipe Jean Monnet Chair taught a workshop in the school ‘’Ikasbide’’ entitled ‘’To know better the European Union and its opportunities’’ in collaboration with the Jean Monnet SAPIA module. Firstly, the students were asked some question related to how important is the influence of the European Union in their daily life. Then, the professor María Luisa Sánchez introduced questions and challenges about the participation of the European citizens and the functioning of the European institutions, whereas the professor Laura Gómez presented the defies of the economic integration. The students worked in groups in order to answers some questions about the current activities of the European Union through the materials given by the Chair and the Europe Direct to Bizkaia Commission.
In June the seventh, The Euclipe Jean Monnet Chair taught a workshop in the school ‘’Jesuitas de Burgos’’ entitled ‘’To know better the European Union and its opportunities’’ in collaboration with the Jean Monnet SAPIA module. In the workshop, the professor María Luisa Sánchez introduced questions and challenges about the participation of the European citizens and the functioning of the European institutions, whereas the professor Laura Gómez presented the defies of the economic integration. The students worked in groups in order to answers some questions about the current activities of the European Union through the materials given by the Chair and the Europe Direct to Bizkaia Commission.
On May the 29th, the Chair participated in round table co-organized by the hall of Barakaldo, Eurgetxo, Europe Direct and the Chair itself. In this debate, some questions were introduced for the audience such as the voluntary-work and Erasmus programmes. This session was conceived to deal with four important points: to expand the opportunities of European mobility in the realms of the youth and education, to explain which the conditions are to enjoy these mobilities, to share good experiences and practices and answer the doubts of the audience. OIn this event, Marta Enciso, member of the chair, Soledad Calderón, responsible for European voluntary services, and María Nieves Saiz- Calderón, EURES counsellor, were the participants of the round table.
Joana Abrisketa, professor of International law and headmistress of transnational law faculty, exposed some key points of the European policies for refuge matters and the issues raised from the massive arrival of refugees after the Syrian war. Then, Maria Nagore, professor of International Law of the Law Faculty, focused on the influence of these polices outside the European region. Both professors presented some measures to improve the humanitarian assistance in accordance with international law. This conference is within the Cycle of International Conferences: New Challenges of the European Union co-organised by the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet chair and the student law association ELSA (European Law Student’s Association). More than 100 law students, in which we may find Pure Law, Economic Specialisation Law and the double degree of International Relation and Law, had attended the conference with the association EUROGETXO.
Luis Gordillo, professor of Constitutional Law of department addressed the economic model of the European Integration, reflected on the highest rules been consider as the ‘’Economic European Constitution’’. Moreover, the professor Laura Gómez Urquijo, member of the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet chair, questioned the integration of the social objectives in such model. Moreover, she proposed some approaches in order to join both frames while the exigence of the Europena states is increasing. This conference is within the Cycle of International Conferences: New Challenges of the European Union co-organised by the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet chair and the student law association ELSA (European Law Student’s Association). More than 100 law students, in which we may find Pure Law, Economic Specialisation Law and the double degree of International Relation and Law, had attended the conference with the association EUROGETXO.
The Deusto School of Law lauches a new Master of Laws and an Advanced Programme in International Legal Studies with the participation of the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair in its design. On one hand, the Master of Laws (LLM) at the University of Deusto focuses on International Law, the most significant legal area in our globalized world, providing students with the best skills, practice and concepts for this complex field. Students can drive their learning towards their preferences, by freely choosing from different courses offered or rather following one of the two tracks of specialization: Transnational Law and Trade or Public International Law. On the other hand, the Advanced Programme in International Legal Studies is an intensive course offered by Deusto Law School during ten weeks with the same option of specialization. Find more information: Master of Laws & Advanced Programme
EUCLIPE Chair organised this session on 19th April 2018 with the collaboration of Europe Direct and the Enterprise Europe Network. Arturo Antón, of SPRI, and Izaskun Arregi, of the Chamber of Commerce of Bilbao, gave a session to the students of the Master in Engineering in Industrial Organization of the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Deusto. In the session, different instruments were presented to the students to facilitate the access of SMEs to information on European aid and programs. Likewise, some of the difficulties and doubts encountered by the companies in the region to attend these programs were shown, indicating various channels to solve them.   Photo dowloaded from https://www.pexels.com
The April 19th, Monica Frassoni, co-President of the European Green Party, has given a seminar to High School students emphasizing the need of knowing the legal, economic and political mechanisms of the European Union to enhance their future professional career. During the session students have dialogued with Ms. Frassoni asking questions on topics as austerity policies, refugees' crisis or democracy in the EU.
The ex-member of the European Parliament Monica Frassoni, President of the Green group, gave a lecture in which she expressed her awareness over different challenges that the European has to face such as refugee crisis and the lack of participation of the citizen in the European projects and the need of European states to follow the European Union framework. The conference is within the frame of the International Cycle of Conferences: New challenges of the European Unión co-organized by the EUCLIPO Jean Monnet Chair and the student’s association ELSA (European Law Student Assossiation). More than 100 Law students attended this conference, in which we can find pure Law students; Law with Economy specialisation and the double degree of Law and International Relations, accompanied by the EURGETXO association.   Retos económicos, políticos y sociales para la Uníón Europea del futuro
The University of Deusto signs an agreement with the European Civic Association EURGETXO for their collaboration with the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair of the Faculty of Law. The Dean of the Faculty of Law, by delegation of the Rector, has signed the collaboration agreement with the European Civic Association EURGETXO in order to regulate its cooperation with the EUCLIPE Jean Monnet Chair. On behalf of EURGETXO, the agreement was signed by its President, Mr. Iñaki Bustamante, in presence of the Directive organ of the Association. Both initiatives converge in their objectives of sharing knowledge on the EU and disseminating the need of a Europe that respects diversity and the principles comprised in the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Under thsi agreement, both parties hope to develop actions that promote reflection and civic awareness in this sense.
The EUFINACCO Collaborative Research Network was co-founded in Boston, USA, in 2010 by Deusto prof. Maria Luisa Sánchez Barrueco, who currently holds the Coordination of the Network together with Paul Stephenson, from Maastricht University, and Hartmut Aden, from Berlin School of Economics and Law. This Network has grown continuously ever since that moment and, nowadays, 27 experts are offering their knowledge to the network in the field of financial accountability in the EU. EUFINACCO is also connected to the UACES European association as it gained status as UACES collaborative research network for the period 2015-2018. More information about the Network can be found on the blog. Among the activities of EUFINACCO, there is the III EUFINACCO Workshop hosted by the Deusto Faculty of Law and organized by the SAPIA Jean Monnet Module held by Maria Luisa Sánchez Barrueco from the 31st January to 2nd February. During the event, numerous experts and professionals of the Network offered several conclusions on the subject that marked the title of the Workshop: the Financial accountability in the European Union institutions, policy and practice. The event was opened by the Vice-dean of the Faculty of Law and member of the Jean Monnet Chair in “EU Economic and Legal integration for people”, Marta Enciso, who offered the stage to the first speaker, Hartmut Aden. Hartmut together with Gilberto Moggia, EU official at the European Court of Auditors, offered the first insight by explaining what accountability and the Court of Auditors are as well as their importance in this research project. The following day, the Workshop was started by Gabriele Cipriani, also Official at the EU Court of Auditors, who explained the challenges of visibility of the EU Revenue and some possible solutions for integration through visibility. After this, Justyna Lacny (Polish Academy of Sciences), Andreea Hancu (Universitat de Valencia), Claudia Gloazzo (University of Strathclyde) and Maaike Damen-Koedijk (Tilburg University) offered their knowledge from a more practical perspective as they described the financial corrections, the EU Development fund or the financial instruments in the Cohesion Policy and the accountability process of the Cohesion Policy from the Dutch system. Likewise, Giacomo Benedetto (Royal Holloway University of London) completed the accountability of EU Funds explaining the example of the European Fund for Strategic Investments. Finally, Paul Stephenson offered some remarks on the differences between the parliamentary scrutiny and the audit process of the EU Court of Auditors and Maria Luisa commented the many issues regarding accountability in the field of the Common Foreign and Security Policy of the EU. The last day was dedicated to a gathering of all the speakers who were present at the III EUFINACCO Workshop. Programme For more information on Financial accountability in the EU, visit the living bibliography created with the publications and work of the members of EUFINACCO.
On May the 14th, Deusto Business Alumni has held the presentation of the book ‘’Ganar el futuro’’1, written by Joaquín Almunia, ex-commissioner of Economy and Monetary Affairs and exvice-president of the European Commission. Almunia make us thinks about several principles aiming to understand the future of Europe through the European Union. It is wise to keep looking with optimism the future of Europe? How can we ensure the economic growth and employment with damaging the welfare state? It is possible to strenghten the legitimacy of democracy of the European Union? Those questions are analysed through the book, which could be described as an optimist and solid speech about Europe. The publication of the book coincides with the development of the shadow of Euroesceptism. During the presentation of the book, a debate was organised in which Laura Gómez, member of the Chair, participated. Ramón Jauregui; Eurodeputy for the PSOE, Luke Uribe-Etxeberria; member of the basque parliament for the PNV and the author of the book participated as well. The debate was dynamic and didactive. We could highlight the reflexion shared by the book’s author in which he manifested the great influence that the European Union had on his generation and its development. We could mention also the mention to the challenges that social-democracy will have to face and the danger of Euroesceptism.   1- ''Gain the future''