E!Sharp Live 2017: What does Europe mean to Europe?

Summary

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.

Speakers include

Jyrki  Katainen

Jyrki Katainen

Vice President

European Commission

Margrethe Vestager

Margrethe Vestager

European Commissioner for Competition

Nick Clegg

Nick Clegg

MP for Sheffield Hallam, Shadow Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union; Shadow Secretary of State for International Trade

Liberal Democrats

Monique Goyens

Monique Goyens

Director General

BEUC

Steven  Erlanger

Steven Erlanger

London Bureau Chief

The New York Times

Emily O'Reilly

Emily O'Reilly

European Ombudsman

John Peet

John Peet

Political Editor

The Economist

Neena Gill

Neena Gill

MEP

European Parliament

Mike Galsworthy

Mike Galsworthy

Programme Director

Scientists for EU

Alex Barker

Alex Barker

Brussels Bureau Chief

Financial Times

David  Shukman

David Shukman

Science Editor

BBC

Stephen Fidler

Stephen Fidler

Brussels Bureau Chief

Wall Street Journal

Paul Adamson

Paul Adamson

Founder and Editor, E!Sharp

Chairman, Forum Europe

Peter Schrank

Peter Schrank

Political Cartoonist

Jonathan Portes

Jonathan Portes

Professor of Economics and Public Policy, King's College London

Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe

The E!Sharp Live conference 2017 provided a variety of leading experts and opinion formers debating issues such as...

 

  • 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 james.wilmott@forum-europe.com.

 

 

 

 

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Logistics

When

Tuesday 24 January, 2017
09.00 to 18.00

CET

 

Where

Steigenberger Wiltcher's

71 Avenue Louise, 1050 Brussels, Belgium

Tel: +32 2 54242 42

brussels@steigenberger.com

Google location map

 

Downloads

Nick Clegg ESharp Live 2017

 

 

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