Thursday, 24th of January 2019, 18:30 - 20:00

Microsoft Center, Brussels


Debate between

Sandro Gozi, the President of the Union of European Federalists and Jan Zahradil, the ACRE Lead candidate for the President of the European Commission. 

With the European elections drawing near, the European Federalists will meet the candidates to President of the European Commission of the main political parties in public debates in order to discuss the main challenges facing Europe and the view of the candidates on the proposals of the European Federalists for the future of Europe.

On Thursday 24 January, the first debate will take place between Sandro Gozi, the President of the UEF and Jan Zahradil, the ACRE Lead candidate for the President European Commission and will be moderated by Chris Burns, journalist and multilingual moderator. 


Sandro Gozi is the President of the Union of European Federalists. He was the Secretary of State for European Affairs in the Renzi and Gentiloni Governments (2014-2018) and Member of the Italian Chamber of Deputies (2006-2018). Prior to that, he was a diplomat and then spent more than a decade in the European institutions notably as a European Commission official (1996-2000) and then as member of the Cabinet of European Commission President Romano Prodi (2000-2004) and advisor to European Commission President Jose Barroso.

Jan Zahradil is a Czech politician for the Civic Democratic Party (ODS) and the President of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe (ACRE). He has been a member of the European Parliament since the Czech Republic entered the European Union in 2004. Today he is the ACRE lead candidate for the President of the European Commission. 

The agenda of the event consists on:

17:30 - Registrations and welcoming drinks

18:30 - 20:00 - Debate 

20:00 - Reception

You are kindly invited to the first event of the series, with the candidate of the Alliance of Conservatives and Reformists in Europe.

Please register by Tuesday 22 January by following this link

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