Full program and invitation here.
Panel 1- A Major Economic Reconfiguration: The End of the Free Trade Era?
The first panel will focus upon Free trade and its discontents; Protectionism; Trade agreements; The sharing economy; Economic consequences of Brexit and Trump’s policies. How should Brussels and the EU establishment respond to Trump and the new US administration? Why does Brussels not have an answer to Trump’s constant ‘provocations’? The Rise of Protectionism. Companies “silence” in the face of rising uncertainty.
Panel 2 – Troubled Times in a Divided World
How can the gap between people and elites be closed? The parallel world of the media; How to find a balance between tolerance and the danger of eroding European values; The European Union after Brexit – are France and the Netherlands next?
In light of Brexit, the question of who is next after the upcoming elections in France or the Netherlands is raised. There is undoubtedly a strong need to discuss the future of the EU. The time has come to revise our knowledge on how to communicate better and coexist in the changing world’s environment as a free and compatible society.