European Union Week
@ TUM School of Management

The European Union Week

Demonstrating our commitment to Europe

Created to promote peace, security, freedom, and justice, the European Union has become one of the strongest joint economic and political ventures of modern times. Together, the 27 member states create a union dedicated to ensuring legislation that promotes social, environmental, and economic welfare in the EU as a whole and in each individual member state.

Each year since 2017, the European Union Week at TUM School of Management has celebrated the EU’s achievements, informed members of TUM and the wider public about its history and its current activities, and offered a forum to discuss areas where reform may be needed in order to overcome new challenges. The opening events, organized in collaboration with TUM Business Club e.V., feature particularly prominent guests, a panel discussion with students, and questions from the audience.

We believe that grasping the unique historical dimensions of the EU is essential in order to secure our shared future. At the heart of the events lies our commitment to the continuation of a single, united Europe.

The european union week 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, TUM School of Management has postponed the fourth annual European Union Week. We will announce details as soon as we have confirmed the new dates and speakers.

The European Union Week in past years

The European Union Week 2019: May 6-10

In 2019 TUM School of Management organized the third annual European Union Week in collaboration with HEC Paris. With the exit of the United Kingdom from the EU, it had never been more important to fully understand the value of the European Union, not only to its member states but to the rest of the world. We were delighted to welcome a key player in this process as our opening speaker, Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, who spoke on the topic of “Brexit: Challenges for Europe”. At another event, Dr. Alexander P. Clarkson, a political scientist at King’s College, London, discussed the EU’s international role in a talk entitled “Emerging hegemon? The challenges of EU power”.

Keynote Address: Michel Barnier

Impressions of 2019

The European Union Week 2018: May 14-17

Keynote speaker Nadja Hirsch, Member of the European Parliament, opened TUM School of Management’s second annual European Union Week with a speech entitled “Europe can do more: Taking our place as global player”. Professor Dr. Joachim Henkel, Dean of Research at TUM School of Management, welcomed guests to the event, and opening remarks were made by Professor Dr. Hana Milanov, former Senior Vice President of International Alliances and Alumni. During the week, we hosted panels and talks on various subjects, ranging from strengthening and stabilizing the euro to in-depth discussions on the finer points of managing relationships within the EU. Professor Dr. Tassos Giannitsis, Professor Emeritus of Economics at Kapodistrian University of Athens and former government minister, spoke about “Europe and the European South in times of crisis”, while Norbert Szijártó, Research Fellow at the Institute of World Economics at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, addressed the topic of “Hungary and the European Union – A bittersweet relationship”. Further contributions were made by members of TUM School of Management, including Professor Christoph Ann, Professor Joachim Henkel, Professor Christoph Kaserer, and Professor Robert K. Frhr. von Weizsäcker.

Please find the complete program here

Impressions of 2018

The European Union Week 2017: June 3-7

TUM School of Management held its first European Union Week in July 2017. This inaugural event, entitled “The European Union – Vision, challenges, and the way forward”, aimed to spread awareness about the goals of the EU. We welcomed two keynote speakers: Mr. Peter Berkowitz, Head of Unit G1 Smart and Sustainable Growth at the European Commission, and Dr. Felix Reinshagen, Founder and CEO of NavVis GmbH. The panels and other discussion sessions highlighted the depth and reach of the EU, with topics ranging from science and forestry to the economic integrity and future growth of the Union. Contributions were made by several members of TUM School of Management, including Professor Christoph Ann, Dr. Kathrin Böhling, Professor Axel Börsch-Supan, Professor Joachim Henkel, Professor Sebastian Pfotenhauer, and Professor Michael Suda.

Please find the complete program here

Impressions of 2017