EU is confronted with some of the greatest challenges ever and all over Europe it is debated what should and can be done to face these challenges. The Danish EU Presidency wishes to further this debate and invites the public to join when President of the European Commission José Manuel Barroso and Danish Prime Minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt take stock of the state and future of the EU on April 23rd, 14.00 at Copenhagen University.
The two politicians will give their view on the topic after a short introduction from assistant professor at the Centre of European Politics Rebecca Adler-Nissen. After the speeches the floor will be open for questions and debate with the audience.
Lecture series on the EUThe lecture is the third in a series that highlights some of the challenges facing Europe today. Behind the initiative are the Danish EU Presidency, the European Commission and Aarhus and Copenhagen University where the lectures are held. Each lecture has a theme that prominent EU politicians will address before the audience is invited to participate in the debate.
The lecture will be live streamed on the Presidency website and for those who are unable to attend the lecture a full length video can be found on eu2012.dk's online university afterwards. The online university is also the place to keep yourself updated on upcoming lectures in the series.
Programme• Welcome by Ralf Hemmingsen, Rector at the University of Copenhagen • Asisstant Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen • José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission • Helle Thorning-Schmidt, Prime Minister of Denmark • Debate with the audience
Moderator: Michael Jarlner, International Editor, Politiken
Speeches and debate will be conducted in English.
Time: 23 April 14-15 (doors open at 13.00 and close at 13.40)
The event is free, but registration is necessary. The event is open to the press.
For further information, please contact:Astrid Gufler, University of CopenhagenTel: +45 28 75 47 84, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rina Valeur Rasmussen, Ministry for Foreign AffairsTel: +45 33 92 09 24, email: email@example.com