RED-SPINEL stands for 'Respond to Emerging Dissensus: SuPranational Instruments and Norms of European democracy'. It seeks to shed light on how European liberal democracy is being contested and what this means for its prospects in the 21st century.
Uniting legal scholars from academic partners in RED SPINEL and beyond, the University of Amsterdam Centre for European Law and Governance organized a Seminar to tackle the place of expertise in EU policymaking, and ultimately the EU as a democracy. Insights by Irthe de Jong (RED-SPINEL) and Sofie Fleerackers (GEM-DIAMOND).
The RED-SPINEL delegation to the Council of European Studies conference on “Europe’s Past, Present and Future: Utopias and Dystopias” arrived in Iceland on June 26th, 2023, to discuss dissensus over liberal democracy and the EU instruments to face it.