Europe Fights Back: Rebuilding Vision, Regaining Trust, Relaunching Unity

By 03/25/2017April 25th, 2020No Comments

The Forum on the future of Europe will take place at the Congress Centre Roma Eventi and will be followed by a March for Europe. The Turkey European Union Association also known as the European Movement-Turkey will be attending both the Forum and the March for Europe.

08:00 – 08:45 Arrival and Registration

08:45 – 09:00 Opening greetings by the promoting organisations

  • Elmar BROK, Member of the European Parliament, President of the Union of European Federalists (UEF)
  • Isabelle DURANTPresident of The Spinelli Group
  • Jo LEINENMember of the European Parliament, President of the European Movement International (EMI)

09:00 – 09:10 Opening address

  • Sandro GOZI, Italian Undersecretary of State for European Affairs

09:10 – 10:25 Round table I

  • Andrew DUFF, Visiting fellow at the European Policy Centre  and former Member of the European Parliament and
  • Daniel INNERARITY, Philosopher and essayist
  • Kalypso NIKOLAÏDIS, Director of the Center for International Studies at Oxford University
  • Jean QUATREMEREU Correspondent for Libération
  • Eugenio SCALFARIJournalist and writer, founder of “La Repubblica” (tbc)
  • Albert SOLÉFilm director, Goya Prize winner
  • Loukas TSOUKALIS, Professor, University of Athens


10:30 – 11:45 Round table II

  • Romano PRODI, former President of the European Commission and Italian Prime Minister
  • Emma BONINOformer European Commissioner and Italian Foreign Minister
  • Sylvie GOULARD, Member of the European Parliament
  • Christopher GLÜCK, President of the Young European Federalists (JEF)
  • Danuta HÜBNERChair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament
  • Guy VERHOFSTADT, European Parliament Brexit Negotiator and President of the ALDE group

MODERATOR: Beppe SEVERGNINIVice-Director of Corriere della Sera and Director of Sette

11:45 – 12:20 Interventions in Plenary

  • Markku MARKKULAPresident of the European Committee of the Regions
  • Emily O’REILLYEuropean Ombudsman
  • Luis ALVARADO MARTINEZPresident of the European Youth Forum
  • Brando BENIFEI, Member of the European Parliament
  • Josep BORRELLformer President of the European Parliament
  • Silvia COSTA, Member of the European Parliament
  • Monica FRASSONICo-Chair of the European Green Party
  • Guillaume KLOSSAInitiator of CIVICO Europe, President of Europa Nova
  • Alain LAMASSOUREMember of the European Parliament
  • Marcin ŚWIĘCICKI, Member of the Polish Parliament
  • Frédéric VALLIER, Secretary General, Council of European Municipalities and Regions
  • Jeremy WATES, Secretary General of the European Environmental Bureau

12:20 – 12:30 Closing speech

Buses will transfer participants from the Forum to the March gathering point

Because of an unexpected high number of registrations, the sign-up form for the Forum “Europe Fights Back: Re-building vision, Re-gaining Trust, Re-launching Unity” had to be closed. We apologise for any inconvenience.



11:00 – 13:00 Gathering at Piazza della Bocca della Verità

13:00 – 14:00 Opening speeches

14:00 – 14:30 March for Europe 2017

14:30                 End of the March at the Coliseum (Constantin Arch)

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