Welcome back to DAY 2 of the #InDivEU Final Conference!
We start with a panel on 'What do governments, parties and citizens think of DI?'

Join the discussion live on YouTube
Our speakers for the first panel of the day are:
✅Stefan Telle, @EUI_Schuman
✅Marta Lorimer, @LSEnews
✅Catherine de Vries, @VUamsterdam
✅Richard Corbett, @Europarl_EN

#DifferentiatedIntegration is most often used in relation to treaty change, enlargement or crises that require major response. Actions are policy oriented and ad hoc character rather than strategic.

- Stefan Telle, @EUI_Schuman, on salience on #DI among governments
Involuntary exclusion using #DI is perceived quite negatively by pollical actors.

- @_mlorimer, @LSEnews, gives an overview of her research on whether political parties see #DI as a fair scheme of cooperation at the #InDivEU Final Conference.
On cleavages with regards to #DI, there is a geographical cleavage - richer and older vs. poorer and newer MS. Experience from DI plays a role both for richer and poorer states.

- @_mlorimer, @LSEnews at the #InDivEU Final Conference.
We do see that ideology shapes #DI opinions and citizens know more than in the past. They look at political actors when forming their own position.

- @CatherineDVries on public opinion on #DifferentiatedIntegration
In the EU, we don't have a two-tier system. We have different groups opting-out from different policy areas, always a minority of states. In the end, everybody participates in the core EU business, i.e the single market.

- @RichardGCorbett at the #InDIvEU Final Conference
We now move to the Q&A session of the panel moderated by @IlkeToygur.

Coming up next ⏰ 11:30 🎙️Panel 4
'How to build close relations with neighbouring countries while preserving the integrity of the Single Market?'
We resume the #InDivEU Final Conference with Panel 4 focusing on External Differentiation and chaired by @BrigidLaffan.
Welcome to our speakers:
✅Paolo Chiocchetti
✅Michael Keating
✅Christian Frommelt
In contrast to the building scenarios for all states when discussing internal EU differentiation, the focus when analysing external differentiation is on separate countries.

- @p_chiocchetti presents the feasibility of three possible scenarios for external differentiation
The 3 scenarios for external differentiation according to @p_chiocchetti
✔️Extended family = EU enlargement
✔️Close-knit community = external integration
✔️Good fences make good neighbours = external disintegration
Take a look at some figures on #DI👇
What is the outlook after #Brexit? We don't really know. Possible scenarios for the UK:
✔️Decides to differentiate
✔️Deregulates for the sake of it
✔️Continues to align with EU regulations but pretends it's not

- Michael Keating at #InDivEU Final Conference
Some of the integration challenges for EEA countries:
🔹Maintaining autonomy and ensuring efficiency
🔹Keeping pace with EU legislative developments
🔹Empirical research on the EEA

- Christian Frommelt, @LieInstitu, at #InDivEU Final Conference

It's time for the Q&A session on External Differentiation.

Coming up next⏰14:30 CET is the final #InDivEU panel on🎙️'Are flexible implementation and experimentalist governance viable alternatives to #DI to manage diversity in the EU?'

We are back for the last panel of the #InDivEU Final Conference.

Our speakers are:
Sebastiaan Princen, @UtrechtUni
Jonathan Zeitlin, @UvA_Amsterdam
Irena Andrassy, @CroatiaInEU
Carsten Schierenbeck, @EU_Commission
Moderated by Sandra Lavenex

Flexible implementation means that Member States are given the room to make certain choices when implementing policies. It has always been part of EU law.

- Sebastiaan Princen, @UtrechtUni, on what is flexible implementation and how it relates to #DifferentiatedIntegration
Both #DI and flexible implementation (FI) address similar concerns & there is an association between the two. However, DI is mainly used by individual MS on certain policies, while FI addresses broader concerns, sometimes concerning all MS.

- Sebastiaan Princen, @UtrechtUni
#DifferentiatedIntegration in itself is not sufficient to address the substantial challenges of heterogeneity in the EU. For this, experimental governance is crucial as a complementary approach.

- Jonathan Zeitlin at the #InDIvEU Final Conference
The EU, as a project, should aim for more convergence, not less.

- Amb. Irena Andrassy, @CroatiaInEU at the #InDivEU Final Conference

From the Croatian perspective, there is always mechanisms that are useful when making decisions. Small Member States are usually inclined to be collaborative.

- Amb. Irena Andrassy, @CroatiaInEU at the #InDivEU Final Conference
Convergence should be the aim, not burdening Member States and citizens. It is important not to confuse citizens what regulations apply to them.
In this sense, communication is a very important aspect.

- @schierenbeck_c, @EU_Commission at #InDivEU Final Conference

Join the discussion and Q&A session on managing diversity in the EU live on YouTube

We have arrived to the concluding session of the #InDivEU Final Conference with Frank Schimmelfennig, @BrigidLaffan and @CloosJim.

This is the strangest project I have been part of because of the challenges posed by #COVID19.
I am also very heartened by the way everyone went on with their research and work.

-@BrigidLaffan at the #InDivEU Final Conference
This is not the end, our final conference has revealed that this will not be the final research on #DifferentiatedIntegration.

- Frank Schimmelfennig, @ETH_en, at the #InDivEU Final Conference
There is no final word on anything related to European integration. There will be a lot to study in the next decade.

- @CloosJim, @TEPSA Secretary-General at #InDivEU Final Conference
A big thank you to all speakers and participants for contributing to a successful Final #InDivEU Conference!! 🙌

Keep an eye on the project website for the latest publications and materials👉indiveu.eui.eu

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