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Discussions on the Future of Europe in the context of the French presidential and German federal elections 2017.
The year 2017 will witness several European parliamentary and presidential elections, whose turnout are not only of major importance to the respective countries, but are also expected to have great influence on the overall political direction of the European Union. In this context, GEF hosted the ‘Green Debating Room’.
In accordance with GEF’s mission to contribute to the development of a European public sphere, where European citizens can engage in a political dialogue to shape decisions taken at European level, this event gathered Members of the European Parliament, diplomatic representatives from France and Germany, think-tanks, as well as representatives of Green foundations from all over Europe, the European Green Party, and guests from other political families.
A panel debate took place followed by questions from the audience. Speakers at the event included:
- Daniela Vincenti, Editor-in-Chief of Euractiv;
- Marc Olivier Padis, Director of Studies, Terra Nova think tank;
- Reinhard Bütikofer, Member of the European Parliament (Greens/EFA) and the Co‐Chair of the European Green Party (EGP).
Location: Renaissance Hotel, Brussels
Date: 7th March 2017
Time: 11:00 – 13:00
Brussels, Ixelles 1050 Belgium