Europe, what’s next? Strategic challenges

Discussion of strategic challenges facing Europe during the European Economic Congress in Katowice.


  • Christine Bosse, Chairman of PLANBørnefonden and The Danish European Movement; Chairman of Bank Nordic, Tele Post Greenland and Nunaoil; Board Member of Allianz and Assistansbolaget
  • Julia De Clerck-Sachsse, Adviser, Strategic Planning, European External Action Service
  • Anna Diamantopolou, President, DIKTIO – Network for Reform in Greece and Europe; European Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities in 1999-2004
  • Ana Palacio, Member of the Spanish Council of State; former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Vice President and General Counsel of the World Bank Group
  • Konrad Szymański, Secretary of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Relations of Poland

Chaired by

  • Piotr Buras, Head of ECFR Warsaw Office

ECFR Warsaw Office and Grupa PTWP S.A. kindly invite you to a public debate

Europe, what next?
Strategic challenges

14 May, 9:30-11:00 at the International Congress Centre in Katowice, Conference Room 6

The debate is organised within the framework of the XI European Economic Congress.

Thematic scope:

  • Reasons and manifestations of a crisis of liberal democracy in Europe
  • Pro-European “awakening”. Is there an alternative to anti-European populism?
  • New political movements in Europe. Choices by Europeans; their vulnerability to populism
  • Single- or two-speed EU? A community of values or an “association to protect the common market”?
  • Attractiveness of the EU’s development model (democracy, security, joint management, weakening of the power of supranational companies)
  • Dilemmas of expansion and closing. What Eastern policy should the EU pursue?
  • Impact of migration on the future of the Community

We kindly invite you to register.