Pictured above: Dr. Delia Ferri (Maynooth University), Prof. Dr. Bruno De Witte (Maastricht University/EUI), Prof. Michael Doherty, Mr. Charles O’Sullivan, Prof. Vanessa Mak (Tilburg University), Prof. Caterina Sganga (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa), Prof. Stefano Civitarese Matteucci (University of Chieti-Pescara), Dr. Giacomo Delledonne (Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna of Pisa), Prof. Andreas Heinemann (University of Zurich), Dr Juan Jorge Piernas Lopez (University of Murcia), and Dr Sondra Faccio (University of Trento).
ALL member, Delia Ferri has co-edited a new book, published by Routledge. The full citation is below.
Ferri, D., & Cortese, F. (Eds.). (2018). The EU Social Market Economy and the Law: Theoretical Perspectives and Practical Challenges for the EU. Routledge.
The book was launched at Maynooth University on November, 23 2018. The launch event was hosted and graciously supported by the Department of Law.
In the aftermath of the Brexit referendum and of the harsh economic crisis that hit several Member States, the event aims to discuss the values presented by a ‘social market economy’ within the EU context, placing them within the theoretical and historical debate on the Euro-pean integration process as a whole. Distinguished aca-demics will discuss whether, and to what extent social goals are pursued in various strands of EU legislation, and how economic and social objectives are balanced.
The event, while revolving around the themes touched upon in the volume, reflects on the future EU political and legal trajectory, and on the values and principles which the Union posits.
The event is convened by Dr. Delia Ferri, and will be opened by a keynote speech of Prof. Dr. Bruno De Witte."
Investigating the extent to which the European Union can be defined as a "highly competitive social market economy", this edited collection illustrates and tests the constitutional reverberations of Art. 3(3) of the Treaty on the European Union, and discusses its actual and potential transformative effect. In the aftermath of Brexit, and in the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, the book is particularly timely and topical, offering new and deeper insights on the complex and constantly evolving social dimension of the EU, ultimately reflecting on how the objective of (re)constituting the EU as a "highly competitive social market economy" might best be achieved.