Conferences & Workshops
14/06/2021 (10:00-12:00 CET) online via Zoom
A vivid Europe from below: Local authorities in the Western Balkan and their vision of a future Europe
Part of the Conference on the Future of Europe
26th February 2021 // Online Workshop
Local Communities - Takers and Shapers of the EU Decision Making Process
The event will be kicked off by a quick introduction by Prof. Dr. Joachim Beck, rector of the Kehl University.
Prof. Dr. Eppler will present her research on the EU Multi- Level System and the role of local communities
and the guidingquestions of the workshop.
The main guiding questions for the online Workshop include:
What position do municipalities have in the respective national system?
What role do municipalities play in the implementation of legislation initiated by the European level?
What changes result for municipalities from their integration into the EU system?
Do municipalities set up their own EU departments and, if so, where in the municipal administration?
Do municipalities become active in EU affairs on their own initiative?
Do municipalities raise EU funds and if so, in which areas?
Do municipalities maintain (joint) offices in Brussels in order to exert influence?
What possibilities do municipalities have nationally to influence the EU policy of the member state?
How do municipalities network with each other (across national borders)?
20th September 2019 // 3rd Jean Monnet Seminar
Grenzüberschreitende Zusammenarbeit nach
dem Aachener Vertrag
Coopération transfrontalière après le Traité d'Aix-la-Chapelle
Territoriale Entwicklungssteuerung im Kontext
Gestion du développement territorial dans un contexte
de flexibilisation institutionnelle et juridique
Centre d'excellence Jean Monnet Franco-Allemand, Hochschule Kehl
16th May 2019
Theatre play and panel discussion
Yours is my heart - Europe
In cooperation with the Europa Zentrum Baden-Württemberg and the State Ministry of Baden-Württemberg, the Jean Monnet Chair held an information event before the European elections. The event was co-financed by the Federal Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Prof. Dr. Beck, rector of the university, welcomed the numerous spectators, including many interested students and citizens of Kehl. Prof. Dr. habil. Annegret Eppler, Jean Monnet Chair, introduced the event with thoughts on the upcoming election of the European Parliament and described its importance in the context of the development of the European Union. Afterwards, she welcomed the actors and left the stage for them.
In the following play "Dein ist mein Herz - Europa" ("Yours is my heart - Europe") by the ensemble "Dein Theater" from Stuttgart, the tyrant king's daughter Europa, after whom the continent is named, takes the floor herself. The multilingual mother of three sons comments on current political debates with female intelligence, humor and foresight. Kalliope, the muse of science, philosophy and string playing, also gets her turn, presenting the musical diversity of a unique continent in a mashup of various languages.
The subsequent panel discussion was moderated by Prof. Dr. habil. Eppler, Jean Monnet Chair. Prof. Dr. Larat from the École Nationale d'Administration Strasbourg, Dr. Zoller, Ministry of Justice and Europe Baden-Württemberg, Felix Kolb from the politics club of the university and Uwe Fromm for the JEF Kehl were debating the following questions: Why is the 2019 European election of great importance to us? Why should we vote? The future of Europe and the growing importance of the Parliament were also topics of discussion.
"Dein ist mein Herz
Migration & Integration
organized by Prof. Dr. Eppler, Prof. Dr. Frey, Prof. Dr. Pattar
jointly with the Academy of the Diocese Rottenburg-Stuttgart
Historical and political relevance for the municipalities in the german-french border region
organized by Prof. Dr. Eppler & Prof. Dr. Frey
25th October 2018
Inaugural Lecture and Panel Discussion
Jean Monnet Kick-Off
A lecture by Dr. Eppler followed by a discussion round heralded the award of the Jean Monnet Chair to her at the University of Public Administration in Kehl.
Prof. Dr. Witt, then rector of the university, acknowledged in his welcome to the audience the importance of the chair for the research location at the German-French border.
The following lecture by Dr. Eppler, who was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in 2018, was also her inaugural lecture at Kehler University. Previously, Eppler conducted research in Insbruck, among other places, where she also completed her habilitation. In her lecture, she described the rule of law mechanisms of the EU and the development of an EU multi-level rule of law system.
She also spoke about the role of the municipal level in this system. She also critically examined the developments in individual member states that are scaling back their rule of law systems and the measures taken by the EU to protect the rule of law system.
This was followed by a panel discussion on the topic of future challenges facing the EU. Participating in this were:
Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer (University of Innsbruck), Prof. Dr. Oliver Schlumberger (University of Tübingen), Dr. Doris Dialer
(then Head of Office in the European Parliament ), the Vice President of the European Parliament, Rainer Wieland MEP, as well as Prof. Dr. Annegret Eppler and Prof. Dr. Andreas Pattar (University of Kehl).
The audience - about 350 interested listeners from the Kehl students, civil society as well as EU experts from Kehl and Strasbourg listened intently and had the opportunity to ask questions afterwards. Thus, they were also able to participate in the discussion.
The discussions continued afterwards at a champagne reception in the foyer of the university.