Anne Brasseur, President of the Council of Europe's Parliamentary Assembly, discussed the challenges to human rights and democracy in Europe with students and others at Blindern campus on 10 September 2014.
ARENA held a public seminar on affiliated non-members of the EU in Brussels on 23 June 2014. A particular focus was on 'the Norwegian paradox', but also the perspectives of Switzerland and other neighbouring countries were discussed.
To round up the 'Europe in crises'-conference a panel debate was held on 15 March 2013 on the future and democratic legitimacy of the European Union.
Jan-Werner Müller from Princeton University gave the lecture 'Fear and Freedom: The Legacies of Mid-Twentieth-Century Liberalism' as a part of the series 'The 1814 Lectures' at the University of Oslo 22 October 2012.
Seyla Benhabib gave The ARENA Lecture 2 May 2012 on 'Challenges to cosmopolitanism in Europe'.
At RECON’s concluding outreach event, key findings from the project was presented to policy makers, journalists and civil society actors, as well as the academic community and the general public.
A roundtable discussion on professor Johan P. Olsen's recent book Governing through Institution Building. Institutional Theory and Recent European Experiments in Democratic Organization from Georg Sverdrup Hus at the University of Oslo on Friday 14th of January 2011.