Join us for a dynamic debate on the Future of Europe. Our European Union has accomplished great things in the past thanks to its ability to renew itself, to change and adapt to the new challenges we face. In the last decade, Europe has had to cope with many crises in a world of rising systemic rivalries. This now requires us to reflect deeply on the way forward.

Together with Federal Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, Chairman Manfred Weber, Vice-Chairman Paulo Rangel and with renowned experts, we will reflect and discuss the goals Europe should reach and how it envisages itself in the coming years, especially in order to provide brighter prospects to the younger generation and to build a stronger European democracy that empowers its citizens.

 

#CoFoE event: The Future of Europe 

Online event, 21 April 2021 

Start: 14:45 CET
End: 17:00 CET

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PROGRAMME

14:45 - 15:00 hrs

PANEL I: EUROPE FOR THE YOUNG GENERATIONS (EN)

Moderator: Jack PARROCK, TV and radio correspondent

  • Eva MAYDELL MEP, Chairwoman of the EPP Group’s Young Members’ Network (YMN)
  • Lídia PEREIRA MEP, Member the EPP Group’s Young Members’ Network and President of the Youth of the European People’s Party (YEPP)

Response to videos of youngsters on their hopes for the future

15:00 - 16:00 hrs

TALK: FUTURE OUTLOOK FOR EUROPE (DE)

Moderator: Anne GELLINEK, Brussels Bureau Chief of German broadcaster ZDF

  • Dr Angela MERKEL, Federal Chancellor of Germany
  • Manfred WEBER MEP, Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP)

Debates with MEPs (amongst others, Esteban González Pons MEP and Prof Dr Sven Simon MEP)

16:00 - 16:50 hrs

PANEL II: LOOKING AT THE CONFERENCE ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE - A STRONGER, DEMOCRATIC EUROPE READY TO DELIVER (EN)

Moderator: Jack PARROCK, TV and radio correspondent

  • Vladimír BILČÍK MEP, Member of the EPP Group Task Force on the Future of Europe
  • Jeroen LENAERS MEP, Member of the EPP Group Task Force on the Future of Europe
  • Prof Manuela MOSCHELLA, Associate Professor of International Political Economy Scuola Normale Superiore, Italy & Associate Fellow Chatham House, UK
  • Georgina WRIGHT, Head of the Europe Program, Institut Montaigne, France

Debates with MEPs (amongst others, Isabel Wiseler-Lima MEP and Geoffroy Didier MEP) and audience

16:50 - 17:00 hrs

CONCLUDING REMARKS (EN)

Moderator: Jack PARROCK, TV and radio correspondent

  • Paulo RANGEL MEP, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the EP and responsible for the EPP Group Task Force on the Future of Europe
  • Dubravka ŠUICA, Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for Democracy and Demography and responsible for the Conference on the Future of Europe

Any media wishing to record the event or embed a stream on their own website, please contact amanda.said@ep.europa.eu. Languages available: EN and DE 

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