The Rome Declaration: What’s next?

How can the European Union deliver better results within core policies? Will Rome become a turning point?


Emma Bonino, Co-Chair of the Board, European Council on Foreign Relations – Rome; Former Minister of Foreign Affairs/Former European Commissioner

Gunther Krichbaum, MP, Chairman of the Committee of the Bundestag for EU Affairs

Axel Schäfer, MP, Vice-President for European Affairs, Economic Cooperation and Development, SPD Parliamentary Group in the Bundestag

Marco de Andreis, Member of the Executive Committee of Radicali Italiani, former political advisor of Italy’s Minister of European Affairs

Chaired by

H.E. Ambassador Pietro Benassi, Ambassador of Italy in Berlin

Almut Möller, Senior Policy Fellow and Head of the European Council on Foreign Relations Berlin


The Embassy of Italy in Berlin, in cooperation with ECFR and Women in International Security Deutschland e.V., is pleased to invite you to a Podiumsdiskussion

The Rome Declaration: What's next?

on Monday, the 24th of April, 2017
at 18.00 hrs
at the Embassy of Italy

On the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome in March 2017, the 27 EU heads of state and government sent out a renewed commitment to a better Europe.
In the coming weeks, from the Reflection Papers stemming from the European Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe to the negotiations on Brexit, the EU member states and the EU institutions must focus on the way forward over the next 60 years, based on the consensus in the Rome Declaration on a safe and secure Europe, a prosperous and sustainable Europe, a social Europe, and a stronger Europe on the global scene. But how can the Union deliver better results within these core policies? Will Rome become a turning point?