Future Scenarios for the European Union

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung Latvia [Friedrich Ebert Foundation], in cooperation with the Freedom and Solidarity Foundation, will organize a discussion on the European Union future to ask the question: “What could be Future Scenarios for the European Union. The goal of the discussion is to share analysis and vision of future EU development. Topics to be reviewed include: Mapping the Future Scenarios for the EU of the Juncker Commission, Evaluating and classifying the debate on the future of the EU, Division lines on main topics like EMU, migration, social Europe, Contours of a progressive approach for shaping the EU future.

Invited lecturers: Björn Hacker: Professor of Economic Policy at HTW – University of Applied Science Berlin, works on European Economic and Comparative Welfare Policies
Ansis Bogustovs: Host of Foreign affairs weekly TVmagazine “Globuss”, Riga TV24
Maris Graudins: Visiting Professor at Stockholm School of Economics in Riga , Head of the board – Political Party Progresīvie.
Moderator: Ervins Labanovskis, head of Freedom and Solidarity Foundation

Time: 6 November, 18:00-20:00
Location: Kaņepes Culture Centre
18:00-18:10 Introduction and presentation of lecturers
18:10-19:20 Lecturers share their opinion on EU future
19:20-19:50 Discussion with attendees
19:50-20:00 Summary and Thanks to the lecturers and closing remarks
This discussion is organized by the Freedom and Solidarity Foundation in cooperation with Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.