We cordially invite you to the joint conference of Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung and Policy Solutions entitled ’How should the EU be reformed?’.
Date and time of the event: 3rd of June 2016 (Friday), 10:00-13:30
Venue: Európa Pont (1024 Budapest, Lövőház utca 35.)
The objective of the event is to discuss the expectations of the citizens towards the European Union, in Hungarian and regional context as well, and to debate the most important challenges and the possible directions of EU reforms. First, we will present Policy Solutions’ new study on the ‘Attitudes towards the European Union in Hungary’, furthermore, the results of a survey in eight countries which were commissioned by the FES. In the second part of the event, politicians discuss how they see the possible ways to reform the EU.
10:00 – 10:20 – Opening of the conference
Andrea Lővei (Head of the European Parliament Information Office in Hungary)
Jan Niklas Engels (Head of Friedrich Ebert Stiftung’s Budapest Office)
10:20-10:45 – Policy Solutions’ study on the ‘Attitudes towards the European Union in Hungary’
András Bíró-Nagy (Co-director, Policy Solutions)
10:45 - 11:10 – ‘The European Union facing massive challenges – What are citizens’ expectations and concerns?’
Arne Schildberg (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, International Policy Analysis Unit), presenting the FES-research on 8 countries
11:10-11:30 – Q&A session
11:30-11:45 – Coffee Break
11:45 - 13:00 – How should the European Union be reformed? (Panel discussion)
Tamás Meszerics (Member of the European Parliament, LMP)
László Surján (Former Vice President of the European Parliament, Fidesz-KDNP)
Zsuzsa Szelényi (Member of the Hungarian Parliament, Együtt)
Kata Tüttő (Member of the Committee of the Regions, MSZP)
Moderator: Krisztina Bombera (ATV)
13:00 - 13:30 – Reception
The official languages of the conference are Hungarian and English. Translation will be provided. Please register before 30 May 2016 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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