This panel discusses the challenges and opportunities involved in providing EU funds in response to the recent COVID-19 crisis and beyond. The session introduces new theoretical approaches and datasets to examine the interplay between corruption in EU funds, popular support for intra-EU redistribution and the challenges posed by threats to democratic institutions across Europe. The findings point to the need to strengthen the EU's rule of law to safeguard against the political misuse of EU funds.
This panel consists of four speakers, a moderated discussion and many lively interactions with the audience. The session will start off with three presentations:
After the speeches, the moderator will emphasise common themes by asking challenging questions to the speakers. The session will conclude with a structured and interactive Q&A with the audience.