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European policy event – Transnational Political Contention and the protection of rights and democracy in Europe

June 7, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

The concluding event of the Jean Monnet Network “Transnational Political Contention and the protection of rights and democracy in Europe” will take place in Brussels, on June 7, 2023

Transnational political dynamics are growing: some question the EU liberal order, while others contribute to strengthening democratic guarantees at the European and domestic level as well in candidate countries. The TraPoCo (Transnational Political Contention in Europe) Jean Monnet network contributed to developing a field of research that looks at the interaction of practices and processes that cross the borders of nation-states and have an impact on the functioning of democracy inside and outside the Union.

TraPoCo scholars focused on the advancement of research on the practices of mobilisation and protest of actors such as social movements, activists, civil society organisations, trade unions, etc. in transnational political arenas on issues relating to European integration. In particular, TraPoCo looked at how, in what forms, and under what conditions the societal actors that work for the enlargement of the space of fundamental rights benefit from transnational political spaces at EU level and, in turn, contribute to European integration in some form and reinvigorate democracy in the EU and its Member States.

This event will be an opportunity for TraPoCo partners to share their most cutting-edge research outcomes with civil society and policy-makers, with a focus on policy implications at the EU level.


June 7, 2023
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Maastricht University
Brussels Belgium + Google Map