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From Nations to Member States

A new architecture for Europe


DOCUMENTATION OF THE EVENT

PROGRAMME

(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Welsh)

9:00 - 9:30

Registration

9:30-11:00

Welcome speech 
by Jill Evans, MEP

Introductory speech
by László Tökés, Vice-president of the EP

Part 1 - Re-thinking Europe: the revival of nations in a context of economic turbulences

 Chair: Frieda Brepoels, MEP and Alyn Smith, MEP 

 Speakers:

  • Professor Lieven Tack, visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warszaw
  • Dr Alan Sandry, lecturer in Social and Political Theory at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and author of 'Plaid Cymru: An Ideological Analysis'
  • Professor Alfonso González, lecturer in European Union Law at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona

 30' debate

11:00-11:15 

Break

11:15 - 13:00

Part 2 - The emerging Members States

 Chair: Ian Hudghton, MEP and  Oriol Junqueras, MEP

 Speakers:

  • Scottish National Party (SNP) representative
  • Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA) representative
  • Rafael Larreina, Amaiur (EA) representative
  • Marta Rovira, ERC Secretary General, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC)
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30' debate

13:00-15:00 

Lunch // Lunch hosted for speakers and MEPs

 15:00 - 17:00

Part 3 - Towards a multi level governance

 Chair: Tatjana Ždanoka, MEP and François Alfonsi, MEP

 Speakers:

  • Luc Van den Brande, Special Advisor to Commissioner Johannes Hahn, former President of the Committee of the Regions
  • Jean-Christophe Angelini, Member of the Corsican Assembly (PNC)
  • Camilo Nogueira, former President Stateless Nations Intergroup in the European Parliament
  • Roberto Louvin, former President of the Aosta Autonomous Regional Government

 30' debate

Closing remarks - Eric Defoort, President EFA Party

 17:30-18:30

Book presentation - 30 years of EFA in pictures

18:30

Official Reception celebrating the 30th anniversary of the European Free Alliance

Von Nationalstaaten zu Mitgliedsländern

Eine neue Architektur für Europa


DOCUMENTATION OF THE EVENT

PROGRAMME

(Simultaneous interpretation will be provided in Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Spanish, Welsh)

9:00 - 9:30

Registration

9:30-11:00

Welcome speech 
by Jill Evans, MEP

Introductory speech
by László Tökés, Vice-president of the EP

Part 1 - Re-thinking Europe: the revival of nations in a context of economic turbulences

 Chair: Frieda Brepoels, MEP and Alyn Smith, MEP 

 Speakers:

  • Professor Lieven Tack, visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warszaw
  • Dr Alan Sandry, lecturer in Social and Political Theory at the University of Wales Institute Cardiff and author of 'Plaid Cymru: An Ideological Analysis'
  • Professor Alfonso González, lecturer in European Union Law at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili of Tarragona

 30' debate

11:00-11:15 

Break

11:15 - 13:00

Part 2 - The emerging Members States

 Chair: Ian Hudghton, MEP and  Oriol Junqueras, MEP

 Speakers:

  • Scottish National Party (SNP) representative
  • Nieuw-Vlaamse Alliantie (N-VA) representative
  • Rafael Larreina, Amaiur (EA) representative
  • Marta Rovira, ERC Secretary General, Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC)
  •  

30' debate

13:00-15:00 

Lunch // Lunch hosted for speakers and MEPs

 15:00 - 17:00

Part 3 - Towards a multi level governance

 Chair: Tatjana Ždanoka, MEP and François Alfonsi, MEP

 Speakers:

  • Luc Van den Brande, Special Advisor to Commissioner Johannes Hahn, former President of the Committee of the Regions
  • Jean-Christophe Angelini, Member of the Corsican Assembly (PNC)
  • Camilo Nogueira, former President Stateless Nations Intergroup in the European Parliament
  • Roberto Louvin, former President of the Aosta Autonomous Regional Government

 30' debate

Closing remarks - Eric Defoort, President EFA Party

 17:30-18:30

Book presentation - 30 years of EFA in pictures

18:30

Official Reception celebrating the 30th anniversary of the European Free Alliance