Fit for the future: Leiden scholars on the Dutch EU Presidency 2016
On April 29, Leiden scholars presented a new book at Nieuwspoort (The Hague): 'Fit for the Future'. This book brings together several views on the Dutch EU Presidency Agenda 2016 from a number of scholars who are affiliated with Leiden University and its profile area Political Legitimacy. The general theme: how to make the European Union fit for the future?
In this volume, leading Leiden researchers reflect on the priorities that the Dutch presidency has put forward for 2016. The general theme could be summarised as ‘making the EU fit for the future’. The priorities hint at reforms at the European level, in terms of institutions as well as policies: reforms that have been studied closely by Leiden EU-researchers from a legal and social sciences (including the humanities and international relations) perspective. The Dutch agenda also ponders the restructuring and reform of several policy areas that have been closely monitored by Leiden researchers as well. The general idea is to contribute – quite literally – to the debates following from the Dutch agenda and – as far as possible – try to come up with solutions.