ThinkEuropa Festival 2015

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Tænketanken EUROPA
Nygade 4, 4. th.
1164 København K
+45 33 13 07 30

Conference – May 28
Kulturhuset Islands Brygge, Islands Brygge 18, 2300 Copenhagen S
8.30 – 16.00

Europe needs a new political and economic pact to overcome the crisis, fragmentation, mistrust and insecurity. Therefore Think Tank EUROPA would like to invite you to join us at the ThinkEuropa Festival 2015 in Copenhagen.

The programme includes a wide range of renowned international speakers and EU-experts:

  • Martin Lidegaard, Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Michael Emerson, Senior Associate Fellow at Centre for European Studies in Brussels
  • Jim Hagemann Snabe, former CEO of SAP and Foundation Board member at World Economic Forum 
  • George Pagoulatos, Professor at the University of Athens,
  • Leonidas Donskis, Philosopher and former MEP, Professor at ISM University in Vilnius
  • Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, Professor at the University of Copenhagen,
  • Marlene Wind, Professor at the University of Copenhagen,
  • Jon Kvist, Professor at Roskilde University,
  • Jesper Rangvid, Professor at the Copenhagen Business School, and many more

       – and gain deeper insight into some of the current hot topics in Europe and the EU.

Sign up for ThinkEuropa Festival 2015 now
Think Tank EUROPA invites you to partake in a much-needed dialogue about the future of Europe. The morning sessions are dedicated to discuss what a New Pact for Europe might entail – from developing the Energy Union to shaping the new welfare agenda. How do we overcome the challenges?
The afternoon sessions focus on visions for the future of Europe – from economics and digitalization to political leadership.

Pictures from ThinkEuropa Festival 2014
The event is free and open to all (A no-show fee of 250 DKR will be charged).

For further information please contact Louise Ottesen: or +45 331 307 30.

A New Pact for Europe

8.30: Registration and light breakfast

9.00: Opening: Get Europe started again
Bjarke Møller, Director at Think Tank EUROPA
9.05: Europes biggest strategic challenges and the need for a New Pact for Europe.
Professor George Pagoulatos, University of Athens & member of the Reflection Group behind New Pact for Europe
9.30: A new grand project: Energize Europe - Finding gold in the new ressource economy
Key note: Denmarks Minister of Foreign Affairs, Martin Lidegaard
10.00: Mr. Anonymous, Europe and the dilemmas of Freedom
Keynote: The Philosopher Leonidas Donskis, Professor at ISM University in Vilnius; former MEP
10.30: Coffee break
10.50: A more supportive Union? Caring for the other - citizens and foreigners. Can EU create a new welfare bargain. 
Roundtable debate with Professor Dorte Sindbjerg Martinsen, University of Copenhagen, Professor Jon Kvist, Roskilde University, Professor Leonidas Donskis
11.30: Two critical tracks:

Track 1: The British question: Brexit or another future inside EU?
Author and Senior Associate Fellow, Michael Emerson, Centre for European Policy Studies in Brussels. Followed by a debate with Dr. Maja Kluger Rasmussen, Senior analyst at Think Tank EUROPA.
Track 2: Blaming Europe – why is it so popular from Greece and Spain to Denmark? Who is responsible?
Roundtable with: Professor Marlene Wind, University of Copenhagen, European Correspondent, Ole Vigant Ryborg, DR, and Laurs Nørlund, Head of the European Commission Representation in Denmark  
12.15: Lunch 
New visions for Europe
13.00: Enabling: The Euro-zone between stagnation and economic revival. How to move beyond the crisis?
Roundtable with Professor George Pagoulatos, Professor Jesper Rangvid, CBS and Chief Economist Mikkel Høegh, Think Tank EUROPA.

13.40: Europas valg - hvilket Europa vil vi leve i?
Holger K. Nielsen, EU-ordfører, SF
Morten Bødskov, Udenrigsordfører, S
Anders Vistisen, MEP, DF

14:20: Coffee Break

14.30: How to transform EU into a resource efficient society
Keynote by: Ybele Hoogeveen, Head Group, Green Economy. European Environment Agency

15.10: The next EU-revolution
Robots, sensors and how to digitalize Europe
Keynote by: Jim Hagemann Snabe, former CEO of SAP, and Foundation Board member at World Economic Forum

16.00: Closing of conference

ThinkEuropa Festival is supported by Europa Nævnet


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