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1 Jean Monnet Programme The Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence organises various conferences, public debates, Honours Classes and Master Classes. Leiden University, the Netherlands Institute of International Relations Clingendael and the Hague University of Applied Sciences will be working together to draw attention to European integration. This collaboration will take the shape of a Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, which is recognised and partly funded by the EU. Support from Europe Support for the Jean Monnet programme comes from the Lifelong Learning Programme. The European Commission’s Lifelong Learning Programme enables people at all stages of life to take part in stimulating learning experiences, as well as to help develop the education and training sector across Europe. The Centre of Excellence is part of the Jean Monnet Programme. This programme stimulates teaching, research and reflection on European integration in higher education institutions worldwide. For more information, please check the website of the European Commissionthe website of the European Commission EU Research Network The Jean Monnet Centre is planning different activities to increase knowledge about Europe and start a dialogue about the whats and whys of the European Union. In concrete terms this means that up to 31 August, 2013 there will be a number of debates, a conference, a range of publications, two Honours Classes and two Master’s Classes

2 THE EUROPEAN UNION : SEEKING RESPONSES FOR EMERGING CHALLENGES First Annual Conference of European Union Researchers Research related to European integration and the functioning of the EU, especially emerging challenges and responses. This conference aims to present research on key or emerging themes in European Integration and European Union studies. This research is being conducted by researchers from different disciplines associated with the Centre of Excellence institutions in the region of Leiden/The Hague. A very wide range of topics pertaining to the (new) challenges the EU was faced and the responses the Union and its member states devised to these challenges. The conference was also open to selected students as participants and attendants. April 1st, Campus The Hague This project has been funded with support from the European Commission. This communication reflects the views only of the author, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

3 As global player, Europe has to satisfy values that can serve world-wide, further develop a strong economy, further construct a solid foreign policy and a policy for security, equipped with instruments to prevent conflicts. Challenges however, are enormous. To get the below mentioned words of Jean Monnet on coordination, we need knowledge of his biography, and we may say from WW-I faced obstacles, search for cooperation and drive to establish alliances triggered his text. Three months ago, during ‘The State of the Union’, Herman van Rompuy advocated to build a viable Europe’ through focussing not only on prompt priorities but also on an overall strategic direction for European policy-making. More (social and economical) cohesion and more governance is inextricably bound up with this and trust in (democratic) institutions and in each other must be present. It often looks that Europe, institutions and her citizens are separate entities, side by side operating. But all perceiving and knowing that one is insufficient get used to each other strengths and goals and by which for reasons there is not enough development of favoured synergy. The EU as supra-national body has to show continuously initiative in order to gather up this. For a (up)rise and preservation of our prosperity and well-being, a strong economy stays necessary. In the present fluid era the EU, as cooperative effort of 27 nations, has to consider and has to be a pioneer concerning implementation of the necessary conditions for that purpose. Following naturally from the above, the presentation voices views on several possibilities and impossibilities of implementation and coordination in the EU's multi-level system of governance. The content is not only meant to challenge some statements, but also to call up ideas and views that can contribute to a stronger and smarter governance of common policies in general and to economic governance in particular.

4 ‘I had too often observed the limits of coordination. It is a method which promotes discussion, but it does not lead to a decision. It does not allow us to transform the relations between human beings and between countries when union is necessary. It is the expression of the national power, as it is; it cannot change it, it will never create unity’. J. Monnet, Mémoires, Vol. I, 1976

5 ‘Implementation and coordination in the EU´s multi-level system of governance ’ Economic governance: From intentions to results Erik van der Kooij, FeelingEUROPE FoundationFeelingEUROPE Jean Monnet Center of ExcellenceJean Monnet Center of Excellence, First Annual Conference of European Union Researchers ´The European Union: Seeking Responses for Emerging Challenges´ April 1, 2011

6 Economic governance: From intentions to results Governance Multi-level system of governance Areas of governance Implementation and Coordination Conclusion

7 GOVERNANCE Governance (to steer) is the exercise of political authority and the use of institutional resources to manage society’s problems and affairs ( def. World Bank ) It demands consistent management, cohesive policies, guidance and processes and decision- rights for a given area of responsibility And is to be considered as true for all levels of governance:

8 Multi-level system of governance EU (27 member states and the Lisbon Treaty) and its institutions bilaterals national levels regional levels EMU (17 countries) ECB Business and Industry

9 AREAS of GOVERNANCE digital agenda economy & finance education energy & climate food & water foreign & security policy home affairs innovation (patents & standards)

10 IMPLEMENTATION and COORDINATION (1) ‘On economic policy coordination all member states policies are a matter of common concern and are coordinated within the Council’ (TFEU, part III, title VIII, chapter 1, art. 121) Financial economic crisis started rethink of systems and mechanisms and conducted new policies to put into effect Implementation -> executing the intention. Coordination -> aligning the necessary levels, in order to achieve together the aimed effect and results of the new policies

11 IMPLEMENTATION and COORDINATION (2) From the end of 2007 till now, the multi-level system (*) delivered proposals, a Declaration,a Pact, reports, minutes of meetings, and a package of measures to implement and to coordinate an improved system of economic and financial governance. Complexity of issues and tenacity by national levels to their interests in specific areas did contribute to the time-exposure and final results. (*) (heads of) governments, European Council, Council(s) of Ministers, European Commission, EP, ECB, think tanks, business and industry

12 IMPLEMENTATION and COORDINATION (3) Experience has shown that intergovernmental decision-making and peer pressure will not suffice. The best guarantee for a succesful implementation and coordination would be semi- automatic rules under strong surveillance and enforcement powers by the European Commission. (Source: CEPS Policy Brief ‘On the Task of the European Stability Mechanism’, Micossi / Carmassi / Peire – March 2011)

13 CONCLUSION It took more than 3 years to arrange common new policy. Now, necessity of new policies is recognized. To achieve the aimed results one should remind that: the critical aspect for success will be to implement procedures equally apply to all member-states agreements, which are standing in the way, must be revised it can also become thinkable to anchor qualified policies in national laws presence of prudent supervision will complete the steering --

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