Programme of the first study day entitled ‘The concepts of Anti- or Alter-Europeanism’, held on 13 March 2009 as part of the multidisciplinary seminar cycle ‘Anti-Europeanism, Euroscepticism and Alter-Europeanism in European integration history from 1945 to the present’.
Christine Maillard, Director of MISHA, Carine Germond and Birte Wassenberg from the University of Strasbourg, Frédéric Clavert from the CVCE and FARE, and Éric Maulin, Director of IHEE, each give an introduction to this first working day on the concepts of Anti- and Alter-Europeanism as part of the MISHA seminar cycle entitled ‘Against Europe? Anti-Europeanism, Euroscepticism and Alter-Europeanism in European integration history from 1945 to the present’.
In this first part of the seminar chaired by Vlad Constantinesco from the University of Strasbourg, Simon Lang from the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer (DHV Speyer) addresses the theoretical bases of Anti-Europeanism. Muriel Rambour from the University of Paris I looks at the political structuring of opposition to Europe. Finally, Frédérique Berrod from the University of Strasbourg considers the legal aspects of the ongoing resistance to Europe.
In this second part of the seminar chaired by Jean-Christophe Romer from the University of Strasbourg, Nicolas Vershueren from the Free University of Brussels (ULB) suggests a renewed approach to the conflicts on European integration. Maximilian Müller-Härlin then considers the anti-European semantics in French, German and British parliamentary debates.
In this third part of the seminar chaired by Sylvain Schirmann from the University of Strasbourg, Frédéric Clavert from the Centre Virtuel de la Connaissance sur l’Europe (CVCE) looks at the concepts and theoretical bases of opposition to the euro. Olivier de Lapparent from the University of Paris I then discusses the reputed Euroscepticism of Raymond Aron.
In this fourth and final part of the seminar chaired by Marie-Thérèse Bitsch from the University of Strasbourg, Anna G. Piotrowska from the Jagiellonian University of Kraków looks at anti-European trends in music. Eugen Pfister from the University of Trento and the Goethe University of Frankfurt then explores the European identity through postwar Wochenschauen (newsreels).
In her conclusion, Marie-Thérèse Bitsch looks back at all the day’s contributions and particularly welcomes the lack of controversy, the clarification of terminology associated with Anti-Europeanism and the analysis of the movement’s causes, some of which she explains in more detail.