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Where is Europe going?

International Conference


Fri, 22 March 2019
9:30 until 18:30


Edifício Sede – Auditório 2
Av. de Berna, 45A , Lisboa
217 823 000
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Free entry


9:30 am – 9:45 am – Opening Session
Isabel Mota, President of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

9:45 am – 10:30 am – Europe in the global order of the 21st century
Mário Centeno, Minister of Finance of the Portuguese Government and President of the Eurogroup

10:30 am – 11:00 am – Coffee-Break

11:00 am – 12:30 am – Reform of the euro, financial and budgetary perspectives of the European Union
Introduction to the topic: Giorgos Papakonstantinou, former Minister of Finance of the Greek Government and Professor at the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute, Florence


Elisa Ferreira, Deputy Governor of the Banco de Portugal
Klaus Regling, Economist and Managing Director of the European Stability Mechanism
Vitor Bento, Economist and Chairman of SIBS
Vitor Martins, Economist and former Secretary of State for European Affairs of the Portuguese Government (moderator)

12:30 am – 2:00 pm – Lunch

2:00 pm – 3:30 pm – The European Union after Brexit: centrifugal tensions and differentiated integration
Introduction to the topic: Federico Fabbrini, Director of the Brexit Institute at the Law and Government School, University of Dublin


António Cabral, Economist and former Deputy Director-General for Economic and Financial Affairs of the European Commission
Paulo Portas, former Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of the Portuguese Government
Luísa Meireles, Journalist and Director of Information of the Portuguese News Agency – LUSA (moderator)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm – Coffee-Break

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm – Populism and the elections to the European Parliament
Introduction to the topic: Carlos Jalali, Professor of Political Science at the University of Aveiro


Madeleine de Cock Buning, Professor and former Chair of the European Commission’s High-Level Expert Group on fake news and disinformation
Mark Leonard, Director of the European Council on Foreign Relations
Marlene Wind, Director of the Centre for European Politics at the University of Copenhagen
Miguel Poiares Maduro, Director of the School of Transnational Governance at the European University Institute, Florence (moderator)

5:30 pm – 6:00 pm – Where is Europe going?
Joseph Weiler, Professor at the New York University School of Law and Senior Fellow at the Centre for European Studies at the Harvard University.

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