Today at the Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Brussels on January 9 2024 the influential Renew Europe Group is organizing a forum called “Global Europe in the Face of Multiple International Crises.” Running from 15:00h to 18:00h this event is set to be a platform for discussions and strategic planning concerning the European Union’s role in an ever changing global landscape.
Led by Stéphane Séjourné, President of Renew Europe this forum will bring together a group of notable individuals. Among them are Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro Atlantic Integration of Ukraine and Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission. Teri Schultz, a Senior EU and NATO Correspondent will moderate the event ensuring a lively and insightful conversation.
The timing of this forum is significant as it coincides with the EUs need to establish itself as a player amidst rising economic tensions and escalating conflicts, like the Israel Hamas standoff and Russias illegal invasion of Ukraine. The Renew Europe Global Europe Forum aims to tackle these challenges head on by exploring how cohesively and effectively the EU can respond on a level.
Today’s program will start with opening statements by Stéphane Séjourné followed by the “Voices of Europe Roundtables” where representatives from the Renew Europe family will share their views on the urgent issues and priorities for a strong Europe in the global arena.
Afterwards the forum will delve into two panel discussions. The first panel, titled “The EU as a Geopolitical Actor: Is a Project of Peace Prepared for a World of Conflicts?” will feature Olha Stefanishyna, Margrethe Vestager, Marie Agnes Strack Zimmermann (Chair of the Defence Committee of the Bundestag in Germany) and Nathalie Loiseau (Chair of the Subcommittee on Security and Defence of the European Parliament).
The second panel, named “Revitalizing Europes Economy and Its Values Based Model in a Divided World; Challenges and Opportunities ” will include Thierry Breton (European Commissioner for Internal Market) Michał Kobosko (Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of Sejm in Poland) and Ivan Krastev (Chairman of the Board at Centre for Liberal Strategies in Bulgaria).
The event will conclude with closing remarks from Stéphane Séjourné summarizing the insights and action points discussed throughout this afternoons conversations.
Interpretation services will be available, in 22 EU languages to ensure accessibility and engagement for an audience.
The Global Europe Forum organized by Renew Europe is more than a gathering of intellectuals; it is a strong call for the European Union to take proactive and unified actions in response to global challenges.
If you are interested in the future of Europes position on the world stage you cannot afford to miss this forum. Keep an eye out for updates and results, from this assembly of Europe’s political figures and thinkers.
We acknowledge The European Times for the information.