juin 2022

20juin16 h 00 min18 h 00 minEG colloquium 2022 - 30 years after the anthropological report on the European Commission: where does anthropology stand and what does it tell us about the European institutions?  


Avec l’intervention de Magali Ballatore.

The College of Europe (European General Studies programme) organises an end of the year colloquium entitled “30 years after the anthropological report on the European Commission: where does anthropology stand and what does it tell us about the European institutions?” on the 20/21 June 2022.  

Thirty years after the intellectual avenue opened by the report of Abeles, Bellier and McDonald on the Delors Commission, many studies have continued to use the anthropological and ethnographic approach to study the European institutions. What developments have occurred in this field of study? What readings of institutions does it lead to and what debate does it engage with the European civil service actors?   

To answer to these questions, the Colloquium will bring together a group of distinguished speakers from academia and the European institutions. If you can attend in presence, some of the sessions will be retransmitted via livestream. 

To join us for this colloquium, register here.  

If you have any questions or request contact margaux.cognard@coleurope.eu. 

Provisional Programme: 

20 June 2022

14:00 – Opening of the conference: Testimony and debate with the authors of the report on its origin, methodology, effects and legacy in the academic world and beyond.  (Room E and livestream)

Speakers: Marc Abélès and Pascal Lamy  

16:00 – First round table on the Culture of the Institutions in Brussels  

Moderator: George Ross  

Speakers:  Frédéric Mérand, Paweł Lewicki, Magali Ballatore and Estelle Delaine  (Room E and livestream)

18:45 – Debate/apero : “The European institions between ethnography and fiction: a dialogue between Maxime Calligaro, Noé Debré and Marc Abélès” (Room A)

21 June 2022

9:00 – Second round table on EU and Member State administrations (Room F) 

Moderator : Christian Lequesne  

Speakers :  Timm Beichelt, Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Sylvain Laurens and Clément Perarnaud  

11h00 – Second Debate: Time and the field of observation: the 90 Commission-2000-2010-2020 – a discussion with George Ross/ Fréderic Mérand and Didier Georgakakis –  (Room F)

14:00-15:30 – Conclusion of the conference: Reactions and discussions for the future (in collaboration with Graspe)  (Room E and recording for a publication of the debate in GRASPE)

Moderator: Jim Cloos  

Speakers: Federica Mogherini, rector of the College of Europe, George Vlandas, a representative of GRASPE (Reflection Group on the Future of the European Public Service), Gilles Guillard, Director of human resource of the EESC, Géraldine Dufort, Principal Adviser Diversity and Inclusion Office at the European Commission.

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