PLATO kick-off conference

PLATO's kick-off conference brings together the project's partners in Oslo for academic discussions and networking.

Oslo Science Park is located only 8 minutes from Oslo city centre and a short walk from the University of Oslo's Blindern campus (photo: Oslotech)

Practical information

Accommodation and venues, including maps and travel directions

The conference event is open for a limited number of other participants upon registration to info@plato.uio.no

Programme

The event will kick off with teambuilding activities for the 15 PhDs in the days preceding the academic conference. See the programme for PLATO's PhD researchers (14-17 Oct). The main conference is dedicated to the overall research agenda and the presentation and discussion of each PhD project.


Day I: 18 October

Venue: Toppsenteret, Oslo Science Park, Gaustadalléen 21

09:30  Registration and coffee

10:00 | Welcome

Conference opening by Åse Gornitzka, Vice-Rector at the University of Oslo

10:15 | PLATO's research agenda

Opening discussion: Three 'models' of what it would be for the EU to suffer a legitimation crisis
PLATO Coordinator Chris Lord, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo

12:00  Lunch

13:00 | PLATO PhD projects | Panel 1

Popular understandings of the legitimacy of the EU response to the financial crisis
Joris Melman, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo

Inter-institutional conflicts in the European Union and their impact on national reforms and citizens’ perceptions
Elena Escalante Block, Centre d'études européennes, Sciences Po Paris

Equity and efficiency of the EU's social investment strategy: measuring the impact of labour market and welfare state reforms on citizens' political preferences and voting behaviour
Petra Petan, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

13:30  Q&A

14:45  Break

15:00 | PLATO PhD projects | Panel 2

Contested legitimacies and the rise of ‘Anti-Politics’ in Europe: populist and technocratic challenges to EU’s legitimacy
Jose Piquer, POLIS, University of Cambridge

A transnational judicialization of the Eurozone crisis? The politics of courts and law in EU’s economic governance since 2010
Julien Bois, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

New understanding of corruption and EU legitimacy
Emilija Tudzarovska-Gjorgjievska, Institute of Sociology, Czech Academy of Sciences

15:30  Q&A

16:45  Break

17:00 | Speed-dating

18:00  Reception and tapas dinner at the conference venue


Day II: 19 October

08:30  PLATO Supervisory Board meeting (log-in required) - to be held in the room VIA (ground floor, level 0), Oslo Science Park

 

Venue: Toppsenteret, Oslo Science Park, Gaustadalléen 21

09:45  Registration and coffee

10:15 | PLATO PhD projects | Panel 3

Balancing democratic legitimacy and efficiency in the European Semester: does parliamentary involvement make a difference?
Ivana Skazlić, Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

The bureaucracy of asylum seekers in multi-level governance
Radu-Mihai Triculescu, Twente Graduate School, University of Twente

Interest group involvement in the realm of the European Supervision Authorities
Bas Redert, Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multilevel Politics (ACIM), University of Antwerp

10:45  Q&A

12:00  Lunch

13:00 | PLATO PhD projects | Panel 4

The creation of the banking union: how to explain the delegations of power to the EU in the wake of the financial crisis?
Philipp Lausberg, Antwerp Centre for Institutions and Multilevel Politics (ACIM), University of Antwerp

The legitimacy crisis as a constraint on policy-making: the case of the EU Emissions Trading System
Claire Godet, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo

European Union administration of border controls: A mixed-method investigation of implications for legitimacy
Gil Thompson, Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

13:30  Q&A

14:45  Break

15:00 | PLATO PhD projects | Panel 5

Trusted or distrusted EU? The impact of variations in the vertical distribution of competences and economic conditions on citizens' trust in the EU
Dominika Proszowska, Twente Graduate School, University of Twente

EU legitimacy crisis and the public sphere
Jan Pesl, ARENA Centre for European Studies, University of Oslo

Multi-level political identifications in the EU: the impact of a decade of crisis on socio-affective structures
Camille Dobler, Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University

15:30  Q&A

16:45  Break

17:00 | Winding up

18:00  Joint departure for dinner at Brasserie Blanche

End of conference for training partners


Day III: 20 October

Venue: Hagen 1+2 (ground floor, level 0), Oslo Science Park

09:00 | Beginning with the end in mind: Completing a team PhD

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In this session, Katie Wheat of Vitae will guide PhD researchers and supervisors though a discussion of the supervisory relationship within the 'team PhD' context of PLATO. Participants will contribute their ideas to a draft ‘supervision charter’, allowing researchers and supervisors to get off to the best start in their research and their relationships, for successful completion of the 15 projects.

12:00  Lunch

13:00  End of conference for supervisors/partners

13:00 | Reflections

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Through this session, led by Katie Wheat of Vitae, PhD researchers will reflect on their experiences of the PLATO kick off conference, the learning they would like to take back with them to their institutions, and the actions they are going to commit to.

14:30  Break

14:45 | Winding up / conference conclusions

Session with the 15 PhD researchers chaired by coordinator Chris Lord.

15:15  End of conference for PhD researchers


Organiser

PLATO Coordinator Chris Lord, ARENA Centre for European Studies

For any questions, please contact Project Manager Marit Eldholm

Published May 26, 2017 12:04 PM - Last modified Nov. 29, 2017 11:05 AM