E!Sharp Live 2017: What does Europe mean to Europe?
Protectionist and anti-establishment currents are coursing through democratic politics, most recently demonstrated by the UK’s vote to leave the EU and the US presidential campaign. Faced with Brexit, the confluence of terrorist attacks and a refugee crisis, and continued sluggish growth, the EU has failed to reassure, control and lead. President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker asserts that the EU now faces an existential crisis, while Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, has claimed that, following Brexit, “…business as usual is not an option.”
The E!Sharp Live conference took a critical look at whether it is possible for the EU to become more relevant to the citizens it is meant to serve, and how it can go about doing so. It also asked whether its institutions can deliver recognisably EU-led solutions to the migration, security and economic problems that have stoked the fires of populism in Europe, while examining the role of national capitals. The event became the host of re-energised debates around the future of the European Union.
MP for Sheffield Hallam, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union; Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade
- Globalisation, trade, interdependence and inequality
- Rise of populism and ‘anti-politics’
- Migration and immigration
- Combatting terrorism (soft power, hard power, technology)
- Stimulating Europe’s economy, especially for the young
If you would like any information on the 2017 conference that took place on the 24th January, please contact James Wilmott on +44 (0) 2920 783 020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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