Once again the Europaeum will be facilitating our usual lively international debate led by Europaeum graduates as part of the next – 25th Estoril Forum on June 26th – 28th near Lisbon, organised by our colleagues at the Institute of Political Studies IEP at the Catholica University, before an audience of some 150 participants. This year the conference will focus on the theme Defending the Western Tradition of Liberty under Law. Keynote speakers will include Professor Jose Manuel Barroso, who led the European Union for eight years, is now a trustee for the Europaeum, and teaches at the Catholica; Jacques Rupnik from Sciences Po and the College of Europe in Bruges, who has collaborated with the Europaeum through our Vaclav Havel Dialogue Project; William Kristol, Editor-at-Large at the Weekly Standard; Lord Raymond Plant formerly from Oxford and now at London University, and Professor Timothy Garton Ash, from St Antony’s College, Oxford, who will give the Dahrendorf Lecture. The programme will be posted online soon.
The Europaeum is one of a number of leading partners working with the IEP and the debate we will organise, is likely to be on a related theme. Those interested in participating, who should have excellent English and experience in debating, are invited to write to the Secretary-General at the Europaeum office. All costs will be covered including a small travel grant. For more information see the updated programme here.