Conference on 'The future of the EU: Democracy under siege'

28 November 2018
Brussels

Our programme is as follows:

Keynote speech by Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic & Financial Affairs, Taxation & Customs, European Commission

Session 1: Is the EU the saviour of liberal democracy in Europe or its nemesis: Is populism on the rise despite the EU or because of it?
Luis Garicano, Vice-President, Alliance of Liberals & Democrats for Europe
Sandro Gozi, Former Under Secretary for European Affairs, Italy
Isabell Hoffmann, Senior Expert, Europe's Future Programme, Bertelsmann Stiftung
Ryszard Legutko, Co-Chair, European Conservatives and Reformists Group TBC
György Schöpflin, Member, European Parliament
Chair: Heather Grabbe, Director, Open Society European Policy Institute

Session 2: Has the EU made Europe poorer since 2008?
Agnès Bénassy-Quéré, Professor, University of Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne
Maria Demertzis, Deputy Director, Bruegel
Jeroen Dijsselbloem, former President of the Eurogroup & former Minister of Finance, The Netherlands
José Leandro, Director for Policy, Strategy & Communication, Directorate-General for Economic & Financial Affairs, European Commission TBC
Chair: John Springford, Deputy Director, Centre for European Reform

Session 3: Technology and social media: Enemies or enablers of democracy in Europe?
André Assarsson, Founder & Chief Digital Officer, Miltton Labs
Elisabeth Braw, Associate Fellow, Royal United Services Institute
John Frank, Vice President EU Government Affairs, Microsoft EMEA
Merle Maigre, Executive Vice President, Government Relations, CybExer Technologies
Chair: Camino Mortera-Martinez, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for European Reform

Please email brussels@cer.eu if you would like to attend.