A Resilient Europe in Uncharted Waters

Conferences and Workshops

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 livestream of the event is available here:

Agenda

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

10:00-10:30 Coffee-break

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

Partnership

Europe’s Futures – Ideas for Action is IWM’s strategic partnership initiative with the ERSTE Foundation aiming to understand and address challenges posed to Europe and the European Union by the eroding of democracy, rule of law deficiencies, migratory pressures or climate change.

In cooperation with Istituto Affari Internazionali IAI