Preliminary Draft programme, subject to change.

Thursday, 2 June
Friday, 3 June
Saturday, 4 June

Thursday, 2 June

09:00 - 10:15
Policy Advisory Group China (upon invitation only)
Liffey Meeting room 1
12:00 - 13:00
AOH Alumnae Advisory Board meeting (upon invitation only) 
Wicklow Hall 1
12:30 – 14:30
Bureau meeting (upon invitation only)
Wicklow meeting room 1
12:30 – 19:00
Registration Open
Ground floor Foyer
12:30 - 19:00
Exhibition Open
Liffey B
13:00 - 14:30

Workshop: Best of Political Data Projects

  • Max Sundermann, Head of the Research and Empowerment Unit, ALDE Party Secretariat
  • Ethan Arsht, Data & Strategy Adviser, ALDE Party Secretariat
  • Raluca Cirju, ALDE Party Consultant
  • Matej Hruška, Data Analyst, ALDE Party Secretariat
  • Noreen Wirth, Junior Data Analyst, ALDE Party Secretariat
Liffey Hall 1
14:30 – 16:45
ALDE Party Council
16:30 - 18:00

The International Impact of the War: Migration in Eastern and Southern Europe - hosted by FNF

  • Karolina Zdrodowska, Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, Poland
  • Dr. Mamadou Lamine Ba, Former Minister of International Cooperation, REMWI, Senegal
  • Jan-Christoph Oetjen, Member of the European Parliament, FDP, Germany
  • Sara Giménez, Member of the Spanish Parliament, Ciudadanos, Spain

Moderator: Dr. Milosz Hodun, International Officer of Project: Polska Association and International advisor at Nowoczesna

Wicklow meeting room 1
17:00 – 19:00
Working groups - chaired by Katalin Cseh MEP
17:00 - 19:00
Liberal Mayors Summit (upon Invitation only)
Liffey Meeting room 1
17:00 - 19:00
AIMs Annual general meeting (upon Invitation only)
Liffey Meeting room 2b
17:00 - 19:00
Corporate Roundtable:
Full Circular: How we innovate supply chains
for a greener Europe (upon invitation only)
Liffey Meeting room 2a
19:15 - 21:30
Welcome Reception
- Hosted by the Renew Europe Group
Level 3 Foyer
08:30 – 19:00
Registration Open
Ground Floor Foyer
08:30 – 19:00
Exhibition Open
Liffey B
08:30 – 10:00
Working Groups chaired by Katalin Cseh MEP 
08:30 - 09:30

The Rising cost of Living crisis - hosted by FNF (upon invitation only) 

- Nicola Beer MEP, Renew Europe, Free Democratic Party (Germany)
- Sir Graham Watson, former MEP, Liberal Democrats (United Kingdom)
- Members of the Brighton Circle of the Liberal Democrats (United Kingdom)

Liffey Meeting room 1
10:30 – 11:30
Bureau candidates’ debate
11:00 - 12:00
Policy advisory group on Jobs, Growth and Innovation 
Wicklow Meeting room 1
11:30 - 13:30
Electronic Voting Booths Open
Ecocem room
11:30 – 12:30
ELF Liberal Awards 2022 & Hans van Baalen Schoalrship
12:00 - 13:00

Modern Liberalism: Liberal dreams and deliberations - Book presentation 

  • Henrik Bach Mortensen, ALDE Party Vice-President
  • Adrián Vázquez Lázara MEP, Chair of the European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs
Liffey Meeting room 1
12:00 - 13:00

Debate on Transatlantic relations: Values, Business and Security  – the future of the Transatlantic Relationship

  • Brigham McCown, Founder of the Alliance for Innovation & Infrastructure (AII)
  • Jan Surotchak, Senior Director for Transatlantic Strategy, International Republican Institute
  • Katalin Cseh MEP, Member of the European Parliament's EU-US delegation 
  • Andrii Osadchuk, Member of the Parliament, Golos Party, Ukraine

Moderated by John Gibson, Partner at FLS Connect

Liffey Meeting room 2a
13:00 - 14:30

13:00 - 13:30 Official Congress Opening  

  • Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP & Senator Timmy Dooley, ALDE Party acting co-Presidents
  • Stéphane Séjourné MEP, President of the Renew Europe Group
  • Alexander De Croo, Prime Minister of Belgium (video statement) 


13:30 - 14:30 Congress Opening Leaders' Spotlight

  • Micheál Martin, Taoiseach of Ireland
  • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission
  • Olha Stefanishyna, Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine
  • Thierry Breton, European Commissioner for Internal Market.
  • Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
  • Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg
14:30 - 15:30

Powering Europe into the future: towards a sustainable, secure, and independent system

  • Kadri Simson, European Commissioner for Energy
  • Michael McGrath, Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform of Ireland
  • George-Louis Bouchez, Senator and MR Party Leader
  • Emma Wiesner MEP

Moderated by ALDE Party acting co-President Timmy Dooley

14:30 - 15:30

Workshop: Political Talent Management 

  • Alessandra Russo, HR Manager, ALDE Party Secretariat
  • Robert van der Linden, Talent Manager Advisor for VVD
  • Mircea Serdin, CRM & Community Manager, ALDE Party Secretariat
Liffey Hall 2
14:30 - 15:30 

War in Europe? From Impossible War to Improbable Peace - book presentation 

  • Thibault Muzergues, Resident Program Director, International Republican institute
  • Sir Graham Watson, former president of the ALDE Party
Liffey Meeting room 1
14:30 - 18:30
Electronic Voting Booths Open
Ecocem room
15:30 - 16:30

Renew Europe SME Task Force Panel Debate

  • Martina Dlabajova MEP
  • João Cotrim Figueiredo MP, Iniciativa Liberal Party Leader
  • Clotilde Armand, Mayor of Bucharest's Sector 1
  • Senator Erin McGreehan for Louth and East Meath, Ireland
Liffey Meeting Room 2a
15:45 – 16:45

War in Ukraine - European security and migration challenges

  • Olga Stefanishina, Deputy Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine
  • Kalle Laanet, Minister of Defence of Estonia
  • Michal Kobosko, first Vice-President of Polska2050, Poland
  • Guri Melby, Venstre Party Leader, Member of Parliament, Norway
  • Benedetto Della VedovaUndersecretary of State of Italy
  • Frédéric Bernard, Head of Cabinet of European Council President Charles Michel

    Intervention by 
  • Guy Verhofstadt, Member of the European Parliament

Moderated by Ramona Strugariu MEP

15:45 - 17:00

Workshop: Ignite the Fire - How to (re)engage Volunteers

  • Anikó Paróczai, Municipal Representative, Budapest 19th District,Momentum Mozgalom
  • Max Sundermann, Head of the Research and Empowerment Unit, ALDE Party Secretariat
  • Kiki Thiessen-Bakker, Kiki Bakker - Campagnestrategie
Liffey Hall 2
16:00 - 17:00 

The Rainbow Platform - Political Action Network Launch event (upon invitation only) 

Liffey Meeting room 1 
16:45 - 18:00
ALDE Party Leaders Meeting (upon invitation only)
Liffey Hall 1
17:15 – 18:30

Politically engaged liberal women – the biggest fear of autocratic regimes

  • Margrethe Vestager, Executive Vice President of the European Commission & European Commissioner for Competition
  • Lucia Plaváková, Deputy Party Leader of Progressive Slovakia
  • Yevheniya Kravchuk, Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, ALDE Group Vice-President, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe 
  • Anna Júlia Donáth MEP 
  • Anastasia Burakova, Alliance Of Her Alumna, Russian democracy and human rights activist

Moderated by Eva De Bleeker, Secretary of State for Budget and Consumer Protection (OpenVLD, Belgium)

17:30 - 18:30
LYMEC Anniversary  
Liffey Meeting room 1
19:30 – 23:00
Congress Dinner Reception
Guinness Store House
Busses leaving from 19:00 in front of the CCD
08:30 – 12:00
Registration open
Ground floor foyer
08:30 – 12:00
Exhibition open
The Liffey 
08:30 – 10:30
Electronic Voting Booths Open
Ecocem room
08:30 – 09:30
Policy Advisory Group Democracy & Security  (upon invitation only)
Liffey Meeting room 1
09:00 - 10:00
Corporate roundtable: Fostering Europe's Digital Innovation: the road from here (upon invitation only)
Liffey Meeting room 2b
09:00 – 10:30

ALDE Party Survey Presentation

  • Max Sundermann, Head of Research & Empowerment Unit, ALDE Party
  • Matej Hruška, Data Analyst, ALDE Party Secretariat
  • Ian Marquardt, ALDE Party Campaign Consultant
Wicklow Hall 1
09:00 - 10:30

The CEE countries – we are mature in EU! A socio-political look into the future - hosted by ALDE Individual Members Steering Committee


  • Daniel Berg, Vice President of the ALDE Party, Momentum Hungary
  • Michał Kobosko, first vice-president of Polska2050, Poland

Introduction and discussion moderator Karolina Deryńska , Member of the ALDE AIMs Steering Committee

Liffey Hall 2
09:30 - 10:30

Staged Integration for EU Enlargement - hosted by ELF

  • Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director of the European Liberal Forum
  • Antonios Nestoras, Policy and Research Coordinator 
Liffey Hall 1
10:45 – 11:45
Voting for Resolutions
11:00 - 12:30

Liberal Order Under stress - hosted by FNF

  • Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Paqué, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
  • Svenja Hahn MEP, Renew Europe Group; Free Democratic Party (Germany)
  • Guri Melby MP, Party Leader, Venstre (Norway)
  • Helmut Brandstätter MP, Spokesperson Foreign Policy, NEOS (Austria)
  • Sven Hilgers, Manager Globalization, Free Trade and Market Economy, Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom
Liffey Meeting room 2a
11:45 – 12:00
Coffee Break
Level 3 Foyer
12:00 – 13:00

Congress Closing Ceremony

  • Hans van Baalen medal award ceremony
  • Announcement of Bureau Election results
  • Closing speeches and family picture


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