The future of Europe and of the European Union is at stake. This watershed moment of the Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought urgency in addressing numerous challenges.
Does Europe want to be a bystander in a radically shifting global landscape? Is it responding robustly enough to the threats to the democratic liberal order both internally and externally? Can the EU fulfil its intention to be a geopolitical actor on an equal footing with other powers? These are questions and issues that the seminar addressed.
A recording of the event is available below.
Monday 12 December:
Conference for IWM Fellows and invited guests only
Tuesday 13 December:
Panel discussions available on livestream
9:00-10:00 THE EUROPEAN RESPONSE TO THE RUSSIAN AGGRESSION
Chair: IVAN VEJVODA Permanent Fellow and Head of Europe’s Futures project, IWM
NATHALIE TOCCI Director, Istituto Affari Internazionali-IAI
ROBERTO MENOTTI Editor-in-Chief, Aspenia online Italy
STEFAN LEHNE Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe
DIMITAR BECHEV Lecturer at Oxford School of Global and Area Studies and Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Europe
10:30-11:30 GEOPOLITICS OF EUROPE: IS THE EU GETTING IT RIGHT?
Chair: ZORAN NECHEV Head of Centre for EU Integration, Institute for Democracy IDSCS (Skopje)
ROSA BALFOUR Director, Carnegie Europe
ISABELLE IOANNIDES Non-Resident Senior Research Fellow, ELIAMEP
VALBONA ZENELI Chair of Strategic Initiatives at George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
RICCARDO ALCARO Head of the Global Actors Programme, IAI
12.00-13:00 CAN THE EUROPEAN UNION FIX RULE OF LAW BACKSLIDING?
Chair: AMANDA COAKLEY Senior Staff Reporter, Coda Story
OANA POPESCU ZAMFIR Director, GlobalFocus Center (Bucharest)
JULIA DE CLERCK SACHSSE Visiting Senior Fellow, German Marshall Fund (Brussels office)
VERONICA ANGHEL Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University/School of Advanced International Studies, EUI