9 April, 2018

INVITATION | Dinner Debate

Dinner Debate

The Future of Europe – old values, new visions?

17 April 2018, 7.00-9.30 p.m.

Hildebrandstraße 5, 10785 Berlin

Over the past five years the EU and its member states have faced an unparalleled set of challenges. The Eurozone and refugee crises have put the European system to the test. The rise of populist parties that reject European values suggests that the next few years will represent a turning point for the future of Europe and EU reform. Between a revamped Franco-German alliance, an unstable Italy, Brexit and the return of the Irish question, and an illiberal drift across Central and Eastern Europe, the EU must step up to the challenge. Which reforms are needed to relaunch the Union’s political action and regain the trust of its citizens? How can member states go beyond the current North-South, East-West divisions and forge a vision for a renewed EU cooperation?

Welcoming Remarks

Dr. Mart Laanemäe,

Ambassador of the Republic of Estonia to the Federal Republic of Germany

Des Browne, Lord Browne of Ladyton,

Vice Chairman, Nuclear Threat Initiative, Convener, European Leadership Network

Dr. Magdalena Kirchner,

Chairwoman YATA Germany


Judy Dempsey

Nonresident Senior Fellow, Carnegie Europe, Brussels

Jan Techau

Director of the Europe Program, German Marshall Fund of the United States, Berlin

Dr. Kristi Raik

Director of the Estonian Foreign Policy Institute,

International Centre for Defence and Security, Tallinn


Francesco Siccardi

Program Manager, Carnegie Europe, Brussels


The event is part of the first bi-annual meeting of the YGLN, from April 16-18 in Berlin, providing a platform for new generation of thinkers and decision makers to discuss key questions for Germany, the EU and the international community. If you would like to attend, please RSVP via e-mail to info@ata-dag.de by Thursday, April 12. There are only 10 places available exclusively for YATA members. Registration for the event is available on a first come, first serve basis. Your registration will be confirmed.


Kind regards,


Youth Atlantic Treaty Association Germany




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