Europe en marche?
The European euphoria following the election of Emmanuel Macron as French President last year was great. Countless reform proposals, scenarios and reflection papers on the future of the EU have been put on the table.
However, little has happened since then. In Germany, the German government has to reposition itself in European policy, scepticism is high in many Central and Eastern European countries, and in the south, people are still struggling with the consequences of the euro crisis and austerity. But what has become of the great plans to reform Europe? We need to talk. In just over a year's time, the European elections in 2019 will take place. If we want to prevent the right-wing populists from continuing to gain ground, we must at long last find answers to fundamental questions: do we even have a positive vision for Europe's future? Or are we just asking for the same reforms? What can we do about the pan-European crisis of confidence and solidarity? And what role does or should Germany play in these debates?
We want to discuss these issues with experts from all over Europe at this year's annual European Policy Conference. Among other things with:
- Joschka Fischer, Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister of the Federal Republic of Germany (retired), Managing Partner, Joschka Fischer & Company, Berlin
- Sabine Thillaye, Chairwoman of the European Committee of the French National Assembly, Paris
- Katarzyna Pełczyńska-Nałęcz, former Ambassador, Director of the Open Europe Programme, Stefan Batory Foundation, Warsaw
- Ada Colau*, Mayor of Barcelona
- Romano Prodi*, Prime Minister of Italy a. D., President of the European Commission a. D., Associate Professor at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Brown University, Rome
- Annalena Baerbock*, Member of the Bundestag, Federal President, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, Berlin
- Ellen Ueberschär, Executive Board, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin
Requested cooperation: A cooperation between the Heinrich Böll Foundation and Green European Foundation.
Project management: Florian Kommer Speaker Heinrich Böll Foundation E firstname.lastname@example.org
T +49 (0)30 285 34 -391
Claudia Rothe project handling Heinrich Böll Foundation E email@example.com
T +49 (0)30 285 34 -385
location & access
airport Tegel (TXL)
airport Schönefeld (SXF)