EDS Policy Days 2017
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Date: 9th – 11th February 2017
“#iMEurope: A Roadmap for the European Union ”
The new year started with the EDS Policy Days in Warsaw.
This February we held our Policy Days in Warsaw. As a follow-up to the #iMEurope campaign launched last summer in Cyprus, the event focused on necessary EU reforms proposed in the EDS White Paper. Over one hundred young people from all over Europe, together with students from Polish universities, were addressed by people from the world of politics, academia and economy. The prominent guest list on the first day included the former president of Poland Bronisław Komorowski and former Prime Minister and head of the National Bank of Poland Marek Belka. The second day was divided into three themed panels. MEP Michał Boni, MEP Esteban Gonzalez Pons and Tory MP Neil Carmichael were joined by EDS Chairman Georgios Chatzigeorgiou to answer what the EU can do to protect the founding values of the European project. In the following session Polish MP Cezary Tomczyk, MP Michał Szczerba, EPP Deputy Secretary General Christian Kremer and EDS Secretary General Ivan Burazin debated whether the EU can successfully tackle the governance and security challenges and solidify its role as a strong and united, global player. To conclude the event, future integration perspectives were discussed by MEP Dariusz Rosati, MEP Jan Olbrycht, WMCES Director Tomi Huhtanen and Polish MP Borys Budka. Both European and national policy-makers declared their will for close cooperation with European students. EDS Policy Days received a wide social media coverage. The hashtag #iMEurope recorded more than half a million reach on Twitter and was the top trending topic in Poland. The event was supported by MEP Michał Boni and Konrad Adenauer Foundation. To read more about our EDS policy proposals, please click here.