Constitutional patriotism in Europe

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 and YouTube livestream Starting on 08 June 2022 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

Are our constitutional principles protected?

This Event is organized in cooperation with the daily “Die Presse”
Discussion as part of the Wirtschaft Wissenschaft Unplugged series

How important are individual countries’ constitutional principles in the EU? How important is constitutional patriotism in Europe? What’s the role of the constitutional courts, and how can tensions with European courts be addressed? The president of the French Constitutional Council and the president of Austria’s Constitutional Court will be discussing the role of constitutional courts in Europe, offering fascinating first-hand insights.


Laurent Fabius, President of the French Constitutional Council

Christoph Grabenwarter, President of the Austrian Constitutional Court, Professor at the Institute for European and International Law, WU Vienna

Ursula Plassnik, former Austrian Minister of Foreign Affairs, former Austrian Ambassador to Bern and Paris

Moderated by:

Anne-Catherine Simon, journalist for the daily newspaper “Die Presse”

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