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Events and audiovisual


In light of COVID-19, these events will be held online. Access to them is free but registration is required. To register, please click on the title of the event that interests you. 

For the 2020-21 academic year, the following events have been organised:

The UK, the EU and parliamentary democracy. Saturday school for Politics & Government A-level teachers and their pupils

Inaugural Jean Monnet lecture: Ms Emily O’Reilly, European Ombudsman. EU accountability: an Ombudsman perspective

Reform inside Economic & Monetary Union and the limits of parliamentary government: the case of Greece

  • Thursday 25 February 2021, 6.15pm
  • Speakers:
    • Mr Declan Costello, Deputy Director General, DG ECFIN, European Commission
    • Ms Georgette Lalis, European Commission (ret.), former deputy head of the Athens office of the European Commission’s Task Force for Greece
    • Dr George Chouliarakis, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard University and former Alternate Finance Minister in the second Tsipras government (2015-2019)
    • Professor Kevin Featherstone, Eleftherios Venizelos Chair, London School of Economics & Political Science. 
  • Register for this event: Reform inside Economic and Monetary Union and the limits of parliamentary government: the case of Greece.


Audiovisual material from the events that will be held under the auspices of the Jean Monnet Chair in Parliamentary Democracy and European Integration will be made available on this page in due course. 

The Talking Europe video blog – whose original objective was and remains to showcase Europe-related research conducted at Birkbeck – is curated by the Jean Monnet Chair holder and will also be used to inform the wider public about activities organised under the auspices of this Monnet Chair.