Conference on "The State of the Union" - Europe after Lisbon - Lisbon and beyond

Festival d'Europa
Time and date: 
09 May 09:00 - 13:00


Formal Opening of the Conference
9.00 Jerzy Buzek, President of the European Parliament
José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

1. Lisbon and beyond

Special Introduction by keynote speaker
9.45 Jacques Delors, former President of the European Commission
Moderator: Josep Borrell, President of the European University Institute

10.00 The Union at 60: The Weight of its Past on its Future Prospects after the Lisbon Treaty
Joseph Weiler, NYU

10.15 Coffee break - Sala d’Arme

10.45 Shaping our Future through Education
Androulla Vassiliou, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and Youth

11.00 The Lisbon Treaty: Which Opportunities for Citizens?
Carlo Casini, President of the Constitutional Affairs Committee, EP

11.15 A Different Union, but not a Better One
Martin Winter, Sueddeutsche Zeitung

11.30 Enlargements versus Political Deepening: a Dilemma which remains Today?
Sylvie Goulard, MEP

11.45 The Lisbon Treaty - Myths and Facts about the Legislative Powers of National Parliaments
Ludek Sefzig, President of the Committee of EU Affairs - Senate of the Czech Republic

12.00-13.00 Discussion

13.00 Lunch at Palazzo Vecchio


Location:Palazzo Vecchio - Salone de' 500 - Piazza della Signoria 1, Firenze

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