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ECR Group Youth Summit

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    From 20 - 22 September in the European Parliament, the first ECR Group Youth Summit will bring together more than 130 passionate and engaged young individuals from 12 EU Member States, to engage in thought-provoking discussions, exchange ideas, and shape the future of Europe from a conservative perspective. #ECRYouthSummit


    Wednesday 20 September

    17:00 - 18:30 | Opening session | The State of the Union | ASP 1G3 | EN, PL, IT, ESP

    • Welcome by Roberts Zīle MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament

    • Opening keynote speech by Professor Ryszard Legutko MEP, ECR Group Co-Chairman

    • Feedback round from the participants

    • Exchange of views with MEPs (Carlo Fidanza MEP, Margarita de la Pisa MEP, Michiel Hoogeveen MEP)

    • Q&A session with the audience

    Chair: Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP

    Thursday 21 September

    10:00 - 12:00 | Plenary #1 | Clash of values in Europe: common sense vs. radical progressivism | ASP 1G3 | EN, PL, IT, ESP

    • Impulse speech by Professor Ferenc Hörcher, University of Public Service in Budapest

    • Panel discussion (Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP, Alarico Lazzaro (Young Confederalists of Europe), Shauny Bronders (Jong N-VA), Frano Čirko (Croatian Sovereigntists Party) and Ewelina Janowicz (young participant, no formal affiliation)

    • Q&A session with the audience

    Chair: Michiel Hoogeveen MEP

    12:00-12:30 | Day 2 keynote | On the eve of the European elections: what are the prospects for European conservatives in 2024? | ASP 1G3 | EN, PL, IT, ESP

    • Keynote speech by Nicola Procaccini MEP, ECR Group Co-Chairman

    14:30 - 16:00 | Breakout sessions

    1. The EU foreign policy and the war in Ukraine, Anna Fotyga MEP, ECR AFET Coordinator, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland | ASP 1H1

    2. EU Treaties: Federalist Attacks on the Integrity of the Treaties and the Future of the Europe | ASP 7F387

    3. Navigating the European Union: Institutional set-up and decision-making | ASP 4F384

    4. The Green Deal, energy and climate policy | SCHOLL 06U003

    5. The EU Budget: Where does the money come from and how is it spent? | SCHOLL 03U002

    6. The EU and the migration challenge | ZWEIG A1K006

    7. Free trade and trade agreements | SCHOLL 01U001

    8. Digital rush: the flood of digital policies and their impact on EU competitiveness | SCHOLL 05U002

    9. Workshop: Mastering traditional media - How to give TV interviews? | SCHOLL 08U107

    Friday 22 September

    10:00 - 12:00 | Plenary #2 | Between more Europe and no Europe: a euro-realist middle way | ASP 1G3 | EN, PL, IT, ESP

    • Impulse speech by Professor Lucas Bergkamp, KU Leuven

    • Panel discussion (Jacek Saryusz-Wolski MEP, Max-Erwann Gastineau, author)

    • Q&A session with the audience

    Chair: Professor Zdzisław Krasnodębski MEP

    12:00 - 12:30 | Conclusions | ASP 1G3 | EN, PL, IT, ESP

    • Short exchange of views with the participants

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