Following the award of his Jean Monnet Chair by the EU, Dr Giacomo Benedetto will give a public lecture on the controversy of the EU's budget. The figure of £350 million per week for the EU's budget was prominent in the recent referendum campaign on Britain’s membership of the EU. Given that £350 million is equivalent to just 1 per cent of Britain’s weekly economic turnover, Dr Benedetto explains the opposition to the EU's budget, the rationale for the budget’s existence, and the changes necessary for it to respond more effectively to the crises and opportunities of the future.
În ultimii ani, recesiunea economică a fost însoțită de transformări politice, conflicte și mișcări sociale de mare amploare. Mișcările de protest pentru democrație și împotriva inegalității sociale au generat efecte ce depășesc cu mult sfera politicii naționale. Au îndepărtat bariere în calea participării la mișcare, ignorând granițele dintre state. Din nefericire, alte bariere au început să le înlocuiască pe cele vechi. Realitățile geopolitice, dezbaterile referitoare la migrație și mișcările politice naționaliste remodelează contextul mobilizării politice.
In May 2012 Diego Varela gave a lecture on population policy at the Faculty of Philosophy and Socio-Political Sciences of the Alexandru Ioan Cuza University of Iasi (Romania) entitled 'The professionalization of motherhood: From conscript to mercenary mothers'. Thanks to my host Professor George Poede for the organisation of this lecture.
In economics, an optimum currency area (OCA) is a geographical region in which it would maximize economic efficiency to have the entire region share a single currency. It describes the optimal characteristics for the merger of currencies or the creation of a new currency.
On 20 May 2016 Diego Varela was invited to give a lecture as a keynote speaker at an international conference on Crosss-Border cooperation at Yuriy Fedkovych Chernivtsi National University (Ukraine). The topic chosen was "European integration and the economic development of border regions". In this lecture he focused on the differential impact of European integration on border regions, depending on their nature as internal or external border regions.
With a budget of €454 billion for 2014-20, the European structural and investment funds (ESIFs) are the European Union's main investment policy tool. By 2023, it is intended that the ESIFs will deliver a critical mass of investment in key EU priority areas, to respond to the needs of the real economy by supporting job creation and by getting the European economy growing again in a sustainable way. In this public lecture and panel discussion we will count with the participation of a guest lecturer that is visiting us from the department of management of Politechnika Lubelska, Dr.