Programme overview

The IOS Toogdag will cover all parts of Institutions for Open Societies research, see the programme below for an overview of the sessions. In the sidebar you will find more information about the speakers and the abstracts of the breakout sessions.


Plenary opening in the Aula (chair: prof. dr. Marcus Düwell)

‘Open Societies in 2030 - Challenges and Prospects’


Coffee break in the Pandhof


Break out session 1

  • IOS-Hub Security in Open Societies
  • IOS-Platform Markets & Corporations
  • IOS-Stream Institutions for Resilience and Longtermism
  • IOS Stream Institutions, Innovation and Prosperity

Break out session 2

  • IOS-Hub Social Entrepreneurship Initiative
  • IOS-Hub Future of Citizen-based Initiatives
  • IOS-Stream Inequality
  • IOS-Stream Legitimacy and Institutions
  • IOS Research: The New Silk Road & ETHOS

Lunch in the Pandhof


Break out session 3

  • IOS-Platform on EU Politics and Policy
  • IOS-Hub Future of Work
  • IOS-Hub Gender and Diversity
  • IOS-Platform Liberal and illiberal democracy
  • IOS-Stream Institutions and Behaviour

Coffee break in the Pandhof


Plenary session and conclusion in the Aula (chair: prof. dr. Bas van Bavel)

‘Europe and the Future of Open Societies’

  • Prof. dr. Mathieu Segers, Professor of Contemporary European History and European Integration at Maastricht University and Dean of University College Maastricht.
  • Caroline de Gruyter, Europe correspondent and columnist NRC Handelsblad, regular contributor Carnegie Europe.

Drinks in the Pandhof