Conference within the framework of the project Governing Europe in cooperation with Centro Studi sul Federalismo and Open Society European Policy Institute.
The institutional architecture of the European Union (EU) and the different decision-making procedures regulating European policies pose several questions on the existence of a government for the Union and the nature of such government. In recent years, following important changes in the European institutional structure and balances, the topic has arisen repeatedly in the political and academic debate. In order to investigate the EU system of governance/government in its architecture and different policy areas, the Centro Studi sul Federalismo (CSF) and the Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) have launched a joint research project named Governing Europe. Contributors and discussants took part in this final conference to present and debate the results of the project and the policy recommendations identified.