London 15/16 February: Reconnecting the EU and its Citizens

London 15/16 February: Reconnecting the EU and its Citizens

Keynote Events

During our conference “A New Contract: Reconnecting the EU and its Citizens” we cordially invite you to take part in our public events, bringing together politicians, academics , practitioners and young Europeans.

All our panel discussions are open to the public. The tickets are for free but please register here.

Programme Public Debates

Opening Panel: How to Best Reconnect the European Union with its Citizens?

 Mary HONEYBALL, MEP for Socialists and Democrats Philippe Legrain, economist and authorRosa Balfour Speaker at the launch conference Reconnecting the EU and its CitizensShahin Vallee Speaker at the launch Conference Reconnecting the EU and its Citizens

The first panelists (from left to right) Member of the European Parliament MARY HONEYBALL (S&D), political economist and author PHILIPPE LEGRAIN and think-tankers ROSA BALFOUR (German Marshall Fund of the United States) and SHAHIN VALLÉE (Bruegel) will introduce this years policy cycle, providing thought-provoking arguments and spark the debate amongst our panelists for the following two days.

Opening remarks by KEVIN FEATHERSTONE, Head of the European Institute at the LSE,

When: 15 February, 12:30-14:00

Where: Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics and Political Science

Keynote Speech: How best Recreate a Link between European Institutions and the Citizens – a Discussion with an Insider

Joaquin Almunia, former Vice-President of the European Commission

The second day will be kicked-off by a speech by JOAQUIN ALMUNIA, former Vice-President of the European Commission. The experienced politician will provide ‘delegates’ and the public with a unique insight on how to reconnect EU and its citizens

When: 16 February, 09:15-10:30
Where: Wolfson Theatre, London School of Economics and Political Science

Closing Panel: Challenges ahead to Bridge the Gap between Europe and its People

Markku Markkula President of the Committee of the RegionsAlberto Alemanno, Founder of the Good LobbyMARKKU MARKKULA (left), first VicePresident of the Committee of the Regions, and ALBERTO ALEMANNO (right), founder of The Good Lobby and candidate in the upcoming Italian elections, will bring our two-day-event to a close by debating the gap we need to bridge between the institutions and the Brussels bubble to its citizens. How big is this gap? What has been proven to be successful? Where are new initiatives to be found?

When: 16 February, 17:00 – 19:00
Where: TW1.G.01 (Tower 1), London School of Economics and Political Science

 

The Wolfson Theatre can be foud at theLower Ground Floor of the New Academic Building (NAB), 54 Lincoln’s Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ.

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