commitment to Europe!
The EU-Week is an annual event
which takes place every year in May
The European Union has become one of the strongest joint economic and political ventures of modern times. The merger of the 27 member states create a union dedicated to ensure legislation that promotes social, environmental and economic welfare in the European Union as a whole, as well as in each individual member state. The European Union was created to promote peace, offer freedom and ensure justice, focus on sustainable development based on balanced economic growth and price stability, combat social exclusion and to establish an economic and monetary union whose currency is the euro.
As part of this year’s European Union Week, the TUM School of Management, in cooperation with the HEC Paris and the student associations TUM Speakers Series and HEC Débats, organized a three-day conference, which took place for the very first time in an online format from May 10 – 12, 2021. Each of the conference days addressed a major topic of contemporary relevance for the European continent and aimed to inform students all over Europe about the state of the European Union, ultimately providing a perspective about the EU’s present and future.
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 in the previous 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
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.
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.