Von: stefan.m.buettner@web.de [mailto:stefan.m.buettner@web.de]
Gesendet: Sonntag, 27. Juni 2021 20:21
An: irland-journal@t-online.de
Betreff: REMINDER | Virtual 30th Freudenstadt Symposium on European Regionalism | 2/3 July 2021 | 'Covid-19 Recovery and Political Change in Europe'


Unser Fazit: Wer Zeit hat, registrieren und dabei sein! Es ist  d a s  Symposion, das über Jahre hinweg von unserem leider viel zu früh verstorbenen Mitarbeiter Eberhard "Paddy" Bort mit vorbereitet wurde. Die anderen Damen und Herren aber sind auch teilweise alte und gute Bekannte, denen Ihr Euch gut anvertrauen könnt!







Universität Tübingen:
Department of Britsih & Irish Studies
Department of Banking


Centre for Irish-German Studies,
University of Limerick


REMINDER – register until 30 June to take part




Dear Christian,




Prof. Christopher Harvie and Stefan M. Buettner cordially invite you and interested colleagues to join them at the




30th Freudenstadt Symposium on European Regionalism:


“Covid-19 Recovery and Political Change in Europe




taking place ONLINE on 2-3 July 2021 on ZOOM.




This years’ themes are in short:




v The United Kingdom in the aftermath of Brexit (Keynote of Claire Hanna MP)


v Europe and its Regions (Keynote: Franziska Brantner MdB))




More details on these themes and the event can be found further down this email or in the PDF-invite [click to download].




Hoping you can make it and with best wishes,




Chris Harvie, Stefan M Buettner, Patrik Buchmueller, Patricia & Frank Conlan and Christoph Meister




P.S. feel free to pass this invitation on to others that may be interested in this event.






Further Information:


-        Theme 1 sessions take place on Friday 2 July 17-18.15 and 20-21.00 CEST


-        Theme 2 sessions take place on Saturday 3 July 11-12.00, 14-15.00 and 17-18.15 CEST


-        All sessions can be attended individually


-        See our page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/EuropeanRegionalism/


-        Should you wish to be removed from our invitation list, please inform us by responding to this email.




Prof. Christopher Harvie & Stefan M. Buettner


e: christopher.harvie@uni-tuebingen.de / stefan.m.buettner@web.de










30th Freudenstadt Symposium on European Regionalism:


Covid-19 Recovery and Political Change in Europe


02-03 July 2021 | Online Event (Zoom-Conference)








We are delighted to invite you to join us for the 30th Freudenstadt Symposium on 2-3 July 2021. Given the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 virus we have decided to go online for this year’s symposium. As in previous years the symposium intends to provide a platform for discussion of political and economic developments, drawing on regional perspectives within the broader European arena. In this context we plan to look at the implications of Brexit and Covid-19. Overarching topics of our discussion are the increasing political tensions within European countries, including the Ireland/Northern Ireland Protocol (EU/UK Protocol), and the initiatives to rebuild societies towards a low-carbon economy after the Covid-19 recession.


The online conference will consist of two sessions on Friday 2 July and a further three sessions on Saturday 3 July. There will be time for discussion at each session which will be approximately one hour.


Programme outline:




Friday evening: The United Kingdom in the aftermath of Brexit.


Session 1:

Brexit and Northern Ireland:
Keynote by Claire Hanna, MP for Belfast South at Westminster

Session 2:

Post-Brexit political developments in the United Kingdom:

contributions from Wales, Scotland and England.


On Saturday there will be three sessions dealing with Europe and its Regions:


Sessions 3 and 4:

EU stimulus for economic, environmental and social recovery? with a range of speakers from Germany, Italy and others:
Keynote by Franziska Brantner (MdB and former MEP)

Session 5:

Roundtable from Europe – regional, political and social developments

Perspectives from Hungary, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Ireland and other countries




Speakers include: Franziska Brantner (MdB and former MEP), Claire Hanna (MP for Belfast South at Westminster since 2019), Jacob Lund (former Member Danish Parliament & Council of Europe), Christopher Harvie (former Member of the Scottish Parliament & Historian) John Clifford (former Honorary Consul of Austria in Scotland), Moritz Neujeffski (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin), Frank Conlan (Centre for Irish Studies, NUI Galway), John Osmond (writer, Director ret., Institute of Welsh Affairs), Andrea Capussela (author; former head of the economics unit of Kosovo's international supervisor), Richard Wyn Jones (Director Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University), Andras Vag (Civil Activist, Budapest), Patrik Buchmueller (Economist, Banking Expert, Germany), Anett Ludwig (Sustainability & Energy Sector Expert, Germany), Anthony Salomone (Political scientist and analyst, Edinburgh)






Further Information




Organising team:


Prof.Christopher Harvie, Stefan M Buettner, Patrik Buchmueller, Patricia & Frank Conlan, Christoph Meister




Programme & Timings:


Opening & Session 1     Fri 2 July, 17.00 – 18.15 CEST


Session 2                     Fri 2 July, 20.00 – 21.00 CEST


Session 3                     Sat 3 July, 11.00-12.00 CEST


Session 4                     Sat 3 July, 14.00-15.00 CEST


Session 5 & Closing      Sat 3 July, 17.00-18.15 CEST


·             Programme and ZOOM dial-in details will be provided after registration.


·             All sessions can be attended individually.


Conference Fee:


This year’s conference will be free of charge as this is solely an online event.






Please register by 30 June 2021 via email, indicating your full name, affiliation and contact details to christopher.harvie@uni-tuebingen.de under the heading “Freudenstadt Registration click to register.




For any further enquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.


We are looking forward to our discussion in our first virtual Conference on European Regionalism in 2021!




Chris Harvie, Stefan M Buettner, Patrik Buchmueller, Patricia & Frank Conlan and Christoph Meister




SAVE THE DATE: Join us in person for the 31st Freudenstadt Symposium on 1-3 July 2022