This podcast discusses how the COVID-19 pandemic has played out from the perspective of European values. What do we make of the growing number of references to values during the COVID 19 pandemic? Will this crisis have a lasting impact on these values?
The increasing references to European values in politicised debates about Europe has been a novelty during the past decade, that has now been normalised. However, what does this say about the future of Europe? Do Europeans have a common understanding of what European values mean in practice?
Some governments in the EU have used the COVID-19 as a way to implement policies that have been criticised as authoritarian and undemocratic. Has the EU played a constructive role in making sure that EU values are respected across its member states?
Listen to the debate with:
Oriane Calligaro, Associate Professor at the European School of Political and Social Sciences, Lille.
Miriam Lexmann, Member of the European Parliament, from Slovak party KDH, in the European People's Party.
Elisabetta Nadalutti, Post-doctoral researcher at the Université Grenoble Alpes.
Moderation: Carlos Carnicero Urabayen.
Technical production and edition: Franco Delle Donne.
An OpenEUpodcast produced by Agenda Pública.
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What is Europe after coronavirus?
A series of ten podcasts by the Jean Monnet OpenEUdebate network. Each podcast features debates among experts from academia, civil society and politics on the effect of the pandemic on different scenarios for the future of the European Union.
This podcast series has been made with the financial support of the European Union Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA). The podcasts only reflect the views of the speakers and the Commission and the Agency cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.