Danish EU presidency 2012 – Københavns Universitet

What’s up Europe?

EU at a crossroad


Is the EU breaking in half? Or will the financial crisis and global pressure in fact bring the member states closer together? And how do we deal with questions about police cooperation across borders, the internal market, immigration and the Euro?


What’s up Europe is a series about the EU in connection with the Danish EU Presidency 2012. The series is arranged by the University of Copenhagen in cooperation with the European Commission and Politiken.

Each event features a high profile EU speaker, a Danish minister or the like and a University of Copenhagen researcher. As the series approaches, you can read more about each event and register by clicking on the titles below.

Extra event during the Cyprus Presidency:


Open house or sealed doors? EU and immigration

30 October

Featuring: Cyprus Deputy Minister to the President for European Affairs Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Danish Minister of Justice Morten Bødskov and Assistant Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen.  


  1. Happy 20th birthday internal market – crisis, growth and global competition                                                                                                                2 February 
    Featuring: European Commissioner for Internal Market and Services Michel Barnier, Chairwoman of the Danish Parliament's European Affairs Committee Eva Kjer Hansen and Professor Ben Rosamond.

  2. Arab Spring and European Fall - promoting democracy abroad while fighting crisis at home
    9 March
    Featuring: Sweden's Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt, Denmark's Minister for Foreign Affairs Villy Søvndal and Professor Ole Wæver.
  3. Show me the money: welfare and European economies
    29 March
    Featuring: Germany's Minister for Finance Wolfgang Schäuble, Denmark's Minister for Economic Affairs and the Interior Margrethe Vestager and Professor David Dreyer Lassen.

  4. Featuring: President of the European Comission José Manuel Barroso, Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Assistant Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen.