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TOGETHER - Call to Europe

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Date

28 May 2017

Location

Brussels

Description

Every year the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) hosts its annual flagship conference Call to Europe, which brings together a unique multi-stakeholder community of progressive politicians, civil society, academia and media to discuss issues of common concern and develop concrete positive and innovative responses to contemporary European challenges in the most interactive and inclusive way. This year TOGETHER joins the 7th iteration of Call to Europe ‘Democracy First!’ for a debate on the future of democracy in Europe.

 

PROGRAMME

CONFERENCE DAY#1

Wednesday, 28th June 2017
Venue : Bibliothèque Solvay – Leopoldpark, 137 rue Belliard, B-1040 Brussels
(Translation provided : EN – FR – IT)

17:00 – 18:00 REGISTRATION

18:00 – 18:15 OPENING REMARKS

Gianni PITTELLA, President of S&D Group, European Parliament, Italy

18:15 – 19:15 PHILOSOPHY MEETS POLITICAL RESPONSIBILITY (Fishbowl format)

Moderated by: Béatrice DELVAUX, Editor in Chief, Le Soir, Belgium (tbc)

Frans TIMMERMANS, First Vice-President, European Commission,

the Netherlands (tbc)

Massimo D’ALEMA, President of FEPS and former Prime Minister of Italy

Jean ASSELBORN, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Luxembourg (tbc)

Jean-Marc AYRAULT, Former Prime Minister of France (tbc)

Georgios KAMINIS, Mayor of Athens, Professor of Constitutional Law and former Greek Ombudsman, Greece

in debate with:

Sławomir SIERAKOWSKI, Head of Krytyka Polityczna and political philosopher, Poland

Philippe VAN PARIJS, Philosopher and Economist, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

Monika BETZLER, Professor of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Ludwig Maximilians University München, Germany

19:15 – 20:30 CLOSING DAY#1 & RECEPTION
Bibliothèque Solvay Terrace

CONFERENCE DAY#2

Thursday, 29th June 2017
Venue : Management Centre Europe (MCE) Conference Centre – Rue de l’Aqueduc 118, 1050 Brussels
(Translation provided : EN – FR)

09:00 – 09:30 WELCOME COFFEE & REGISTRATION

09:30 – 09:45 OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE & KEY NOTE ADDRESS

Massimo D’ALEMA, President of FEPS and former Prime Minister of Italy

09:45 – 10:45 DEBATE: DEMOCRACY FIRST “RE-WRITING THE RULES OF THE EU ECONOMY”

Moderator: Daniela Vincenti, Editor in Chief, EURACTIV, Belgium

Joseph STIGLITZ, Nobel Memorial Prize Laureate in Economic Sciences, Economist and Professor at Columbia University, USA

Pierre MOSCOVICI, EU Commissioner of Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation & Customs, France

10:45 – 13:15 SESSION 1 – DEMOCRACY FIRST “RE-WRITING THE RULES OF THE EU ECONOMY”

Can Progressives develop a credible agenda to re-write the rules and bring new prospects for an economy that works for all ?

Moderator: Ernst STETTER, Secretary General, FEPS

POLITICIANS
Maria João RODRIGUES, Vice-President, S&D Group, MEP, Portugal
Udo BULLMANN, Vice-President,S&D Group, MEP, Germany
Paulo TRIGO PEREIRA, MP, Professor Lisbon School of Economics, Portugal
Paolo GUERRIERI, Member of the Senate, Professor, Sapienza University, Italy

ACADEMICS
Anton HEMERIJCK, Professor, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Stephany GRIFFITH-JONES, Professor, IPD Columbia University, UK
Peter BOFINGER, Professor, University of Würzburg, Germany
Isabel ORTIZ, IPD Columbia University, USA

CIVIL SOCIETY
Margit SCHRATZENSTALLER, Deputy Director, WIFO, Austria
Maria JEPSEN, Director of Research, ETUI, Belgium
Jan-Erik STØSTAD, Secretary General, SAMAK, Norway
Roçio SAMPERE, Director, Felipe González Foundation, Spain

MEDIA
Wolfgang MÜNCHAU, Financial Times, Germany (tbc)
Ruth BEERSCHEN, Handelsblatt, Germany (tbc)
Bernardo DE MIGUEL, Cinco Dias (tbc)
Joan CONDIJTS, Les Echos, Belgium
Adriana CERRETELLI, Journalist, Il Sole 24 Ore, Italy (tbc)
Zoltan GYEVAI, BruxInfo, Hungary

13:15 – 13:30 CLOSING OF SESSION 1

Sergei STANISHEV, President of the Party of European Socialists, Bulgaria

13:30 – 14:15 LIGHT LUNCH

14:15 – 14:30 OPENING OF SESSION 2

Bruno LIEBHABERG, Chair of the Scientific Council of FEPS, Belgium

14:30 – 17:00 SESSION 2 – DEMOCRACY FIRST IN EUROPE AND IN THE MEMBER STATES

Can Scenario 5 – for more integration – be the path for the EU to embark on after 2019? Can Progressives lead?  Can Progressives put up a fight and be the ones to stop the tide of extremism from rising further in the member states?

Moderator: Matthew Laza, Director, Policy Network, UK

POLITICIANS
Javier MORENO SANCHEZ, Secretary General, S&D, Spain
João ALBUQUERQUE, President, YES, Portugal
Miapetra KUMPULA-NATRI, MEP, S&D Group, Finland
Jo LEINEN, MEP, S&D Group, Germany
Pedro S. PEREIRA, MEP, S&D Group, Portugal
Paul MAGNETTE, Minister President of Wallonia, Belgium
Balázs BÁRÁNY, Member of MSZP National Presidency and Solymár local council, Hungary

ACADEMICS
Eleonora POLI, Research Fellow, Istituto Affari Internationali, Italy
Michael KAEDING, Political Science Professor, University of Duisburg-Essen, Chairman of TEPSA, Germany
Luciano BARDI, Chairman and Political Science Professor, University of Pisa, Italy
Jean YVES-CAMUS, Director, Jean Jaurès Observatory of Political Radicalism, France
Robert LADRECH, European Politics Professor, Keele University, UK
Catherine FIESCHI, Political Scientist, Founder, Counterpoint
André KROUWEL, Professor, Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jérôme JAMIN, Professor, University of Liège, Belgium
Olivia BAILEY, Research Director, Fabian Society, UK

CIVIL SOCIETY
Anna DIAMANTOPOULOU, President, TO DIKTIO, former Minister of Education, Greece
Dimitri LEMAIRE, Particitiz, Belgium
Elisa LIRONI, Manager, ECAS Digital Democracy, Italy
Mohamed FAHMI, President, Eyes on Europe, Belgium
Barbara NOWACKA, Head of Inicjativa Polska, Poland
Leonie MARTIN, Vice President, Young European Federalists, Belgium
Ruth REICHSTEIN, Representative of Pulse of Europe, Belgium
Isabelle LENARDUZZI, Founder and Managing Director, JUMP, Belgium
Grégor CHAPELLE, Director General of Actiris, Belgium

17:00 – 17:20 BEER MAT COMPETITION

17:20 – 18:00 CLOSING OF CALL TO EUROPE CONFERENCE

Zita GURMAI, Vice-President of FEPS and President of PES Women, Hungary

19:30 – 22:00 CONFERENCE RECEPTION
ArtBar “LaPlace33”, Place du Chatelain 33, 1050 Ixelles, Brussels

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