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7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rue d'Edimbourg 26, Ixelles
Brussels, 1050 Belgium

Join the Green European Journal for an interactive debate with politicians to discuss and exchange on creating a brighter future for Europe!

About the Event

The politics of tomorrow start with the politics of today.  

2019 has been a pivotal year in determining the future path of Europe and the world.  

In the year 2049, from the impacts of the climate crisis, to new technologies and ways of living, our politics and society will be radically different to what we know now. 

Yet this future is still open and up to us to decide. As we stand on the precipice of the next decade, now is the time to reflect on the past years and look ahead to envisage, design and embrace a brighter future for all.  

In the spirit of their edition 2049: Open Future released earlier this year, the Green European Journal, in partnership with the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, invite you to this exciting and interactive debate.  

We will bring together politicians with readers, activists and young people to discuss the future of Europe. In a year where young people more so than ever have been standing up for their futures, we will delve beyond institutions and treaties, to explore shared values and a collective vision for a hopeful horizon.  

The guest speakers will offer their own contributions to the discussion, with the opportunity for participants to give their own takes and insights on what they imagine for a future Europe.  


  • Moderation by Teo Comet – Teo is the former Secretary General of the Federation of Young European Greens and was elected to the board of the Green European Foundation in 2019. Teo also coordinates the Tilt platform for the European Greens.  
  • Anna Cavazzini – Anna was elected as a Greens/EFA MEP in 2019 for the German Greens, Bündnis 90/Die Grünen. In the European Parliament Anna works on international trade and the Green New Deal.
  • Francisco Guerreiro – elected as a Greens/EFA MEP in 2019 for the Portuguese People–Animals–Nature party, Pessoas-Animais-Naturez, PAN, Francisco is passionate about animal welfare, feminism and tackling climate change, working on fisheries and agriculture and rural development in the European Parliament.
  • Susanna Gionfra – a policy analyst for the Institute for European Environmental Policy, IEEP, Susanna has expertise in environmental economics and is currently working on Beyond GDP indicators and the links between production, environment and environmental policy.
  • Ioana Banach – Ioana is the deputy director of the Green European Foundation and has over ten years of experience in developing education and capacity building programmes as tools to promote political activism and citizens’ involvement in European democracy.


Drinks will be available after the debate.

The language of this debate will be English.

Entrance to the debate is free, but registration is required. Please register via this form found here.

Please find the Facebook Event Page for the debate here. 

About the Green European Journal & 2049: Open Future

Based in Brussels, the Green European Journal is the editorially independent publication of the Green European Foundation. The Green European Journaloffers analysis on current affairs, political ecology and the struggle for an alternative Europe, while working to create an inclusive, multilingual and independent media space.The Journal also publishes analysis, debates, interviews and podcasts on its website year-round, linked to current affairs and general topics of significance to the European green movement.
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The edition 2049: Open Future goes beyond any one theme, featuring essays, stories and interviews, complemented with infographics, that look to the future to imagine the Europe(s) to be in 2049: from the evolution of the internet and reinvention of monetary systems to ideas for tomorrow such as Doughnut Economics and Universal Basic Income, to developing a circular fashion industry, rethinking mobility challenges and reflecting on the prospects of rewilding, to reshaping our lives and habits in the face of climate crisis.
Read the edition or download the full PDF version here. 

Rue d'Edimbourg 26, Ixelles
Brussels, 1050 Belgium

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