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Dienstag, 06.12.2022


Jean Monnet Lecture: The European Council and the ordinary legislative procedure: a contested relationship

19:00 - 20:30 Uhr
HS 1, Universität Innsbruck, SoWi-Gebäude, Erdgeschoss, Universitätsstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck (A)

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Assoc. Prof. Edoardo Bressanelli

Edoardo Bressanelli (PhD, EUI) is Associate Professor of Political Science at the Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies in Pisa and Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King’s College London. His research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as Comparative Political Studies, European Union Politics, the European Journal of Political Research, the Journal of European Public Policy, among others.

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The lecture focuses on executive leadership in the European Union and, specifically, agenda-setting. The supranational executive, the European Commission, has the power to initiate legislation and can prioritise those legislative dossiers which it deems more important in its Work Programmes. On the other hand, while the European Council is formally excluded from the legislative process, several studies have shown that the heads of state and government do influence the legislative negotiations, using their summit conclusions to task the European Commission and put pressure on the co-legislators. Drawing on the findings of one recently concluded and one on-going research project, the lecture will discuss the role and the capacity of the EU executive actors to set the pace of the legislative negotiations and prioritise specific legislative dossiers. In so doing, it will contribute to the classic debate between intergovernmentalism and supranationalism with novel data and will discuss the functioning logic of the EU political system.

SAVE THE DATE! The next Jean Monnet Lecture will take place on December 13, 2022, in HS 1 SoWi.


Dr. Camilla Mariotto
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Andreas Maurer
Jean Monnet Chair for Political Science and EU integration
Institut für Politikwissenschaft, Universität Innsbruck