The subsidiarity principle and Multilevel Governance have been leading concepts during the many years of European integration. They are imperative in the organisation of the shared competences between the EU, its member states, and subnational government levels.
The state of affairs on subsidiarity and Multilevel Governance was the subject of discussion during EPRC's 2019 European Policy Seminar Series, in which Dr Serafín Pazos-Vidal presented his topical book. During his work in the Brussels Office of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities, he oversees these developments from close by. His book "Subsidiarity and EU Multilevel Governance: Actors, Networks and Agendas" particularly focuses on the EU engagement of so-called non-privileged actors, such as subnational authorities from the UK, Germany, Austria, Italy, the Netherlands and Scandinavia, as well as national and regional parliaments. His presentation concluded with looking ahead to the architecture of European politics post-2020 and the engagement of subnational and national authorities.
For more information about this seminar, please contact EPRC's Laura Polverari.
The next EPRC seminar will take place on 3rd April 2019, when Dr Micaela Mazzei of the Yunus Centre for Social Business and Health, Glasgow Caledonian University will speak about youth employment and job creation strategies. Her work (co-authored by Tom Montgomery and Dr Simone Baglioni) is titled “Who cares? The social care sector and the future of youth employment”. Please get in touch if you wish to attend via firstname.lastname@example.org (no charge, but booking is required).