UEF/JEF JOINT POLITICAL COMMISSION MEETING
15-16 October 2016 | Lisbon





EUROPE'S GLOBAL CHALLENGES:
The limits of the EU's foreign policy, the perspective of a federal Europe


The joint political meeting of the UEF and JEF Political Commissions on Foreign Affairs aims to bring together experts, politicians and activists to discuss key European policy areas. This meeting will address one of the most challenging issues facing Europe at present: its foreign policy.

In five sessions focusing in turn on institutional challenges, the migration crisis, the system of global governance, and the future of European defence, we aim to discuss key questions in the current debate and develop Federalist responses to deliver European solutions.



SESSION I: STOCK-TAKING - WHAT IS REALLY EUROPEAN FOREIGN AND SECURITY POLICY TODAY?

Introductions by :

FRANCISCO ALDECOA, Professor of EU External Relations, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

MONICA TIBERI, Chair Political Commission Foreign and Security Policy, Union of European Federalists



SESSION II: EUROPE'S CHALLENGES ON THE EASTERN BORDERS

ANNA-SOPHIE MAASS, European Neighbourhood Policy Chair, College of Europe (Natolin)

BOGDAN BIRNBAUM, Central European Initiative, European Commission

MAXIM ERISTAVI, Ukrainian Journalist

Moderated by :

JOHANNES BOERMANN, Chair of Political Commission on External Affairs, Young European Federalists



SESSION III: EUROPE'S CHALLENGES IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND AFRICA

FERNANDO JORGE CARDOSO, IMVF Head of Strategic and Development Studies, Invited Associate Professor at ISCTE -  Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

DAPHNE GOGOU, Chair of UEF Political Commission on Social Europe and Citizens' rights

ANA RITA GIL, Researcher at the Faculty of Law, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Legal Adviser at the Portuguese Constitutional Court

Moderated by:

CHRISTOPHER GLÜCK, President, Young European Federalists (JEF Europe)



SESSION IV: THE FUTURE OF EUROPEAN SECURITY AND DEFENCE POLICY

Panel discussion and debate with :

CARLOS COELHO
, Member of the European Parliament (EPP)

MONICA FERRO
, Professor at the Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas of Lisbon, Former Adjunct Secretary of State at National Defence

ANA GOMES, Member of the European Parliament (S&D), Foreign Affairs Committee

Moderated by :

PAOLO VACCA, Secretary-General, Union of European Federalists (UEF)

FILIPE S. HENRIQUES, President, Union of European Federalists - Portugal



SESSION V: EUROPE'S GLOBAL CHALLENGES - THE LIMITS OF EU FOREIGN POLICY, THE POSSIBILITIES IN A FEDERAL EUROPE


The meeting organised by UEF in cooperation with JEF and UEF Portugal.

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