Programme | ALDE Party


Please note that this is the current draft programme, it is still subject to change




Friday 8 May

17:00 - 18:15

The Future of Liberal Europe
Debate hosted by Venstre International Committee

Angelika Mlinar MEP, NEOS, Austria
Urmas Paet MEP, Reform Party, Estonia
Trine Skei Grande MP, Venstre Norway
Han ten Broeke, Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, VVD, The Netherlands

Tom Nuttall, The Economist

Amalie Skram Room, Litteraturhuset, Wergelandsveien 29

18:00 - 20:30

ALDE Party Bureau Meeting
(by invitation only)

Norwegian Parliament

20:30 - 22:30

Welcome Drinks Reception

(drinks provided)

Sponsored by ALDE-CoR

Welcome addresses:

Sir Graham Watson, President of the ALDE Party
Ulrika Carlefall Landergren, CoR member - Executive Member of the City Council of Kungsbacka

Ola Elvestuen MP, Deputy Chair of Venstre

Cafe Europa, St. Olavsgate 31

Saturday 9 May

8:00 - 9:30

Venstre Fringe Meeting, sponsored by the Norwegian Shipowners' Association

'Responding to the Crisis in the Mediterranean: Impressions from the Frontline'


Ola Elvestuen MP, Deputy Chairman, Venstre
Sturla Henriksen, CEO, Norwegian Shipowners' Association
Crew member from merchant ship involved in rescue operations
Pal Nesse, Senior Adviser, Norwegian Refugee Council
Hans van Baalen MEP, Leader of VVD Delegation in the European Parliament

Breakfast provided

Venstre HQ
9:00 - 17:00Registrationndverkeren - Salong 

9:00 - 12:00

LI Bureau Meeting
(by invitation only)

Venstre HQ

9:30 - 11:00

Working Group on Urgency Resolutions

Chair: Vedrana Gujic, President of LYMEC

ndverkeren - Festsal

11:30 - 13:30

ALDE Party Fringe Meeting, sponsored by Syngenta

'Changing Mindsets: Growing Common Policies in the fields of agriculture & environment'

Fredrick Federley MEP, Centerpartiet, Sweden
Ola Elvestuen MP, Leader of Energy & Environment Committee in Norwegian Parliament, Spokesperson on energy & environment, Venstre, Norway
Alain-Dominique Quintart, Head of Government & Public Affairs, Syngenta

Dr. Alastair Leake, Director of Policy, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, UK


Timmy Dooley TD, Fianna Fail Spokesperson on Transport

Lunch provided 11:30 - 12:00

ndverkeren - Sangerhallen

13:30 - 15:00

Ralf Dahrendorf Roundtable Discussion, hosted by the European Liberal Forum (ELF)

'You can't change the heart without telling a story - Liberals & the far right'

Felicita Medved, President, ELF
Solveig Schytz, Chair, Venstres Opplysnings- og Studieforbund
Ulrika Carlefall Landergren, CoR Member
Yousuf Gilani, Local Councillor, Venstre, Norway
Timo Lochocki, Author of GMF/ELF Study 'The Unstoppable Far Right'
Johanna Jönsson MP, Spokesperson in Immigration & Integration, Centerpartiet, Sweden
Han ten Broeke MP, Spokesperson on Foreign Affairs, VVD, The Netherlands
Giulio Ercolessi, Board Member, ELF

Lunch provided during session

ndverkeren - Klubben
15:30 - 18:15

ALDE Party Council Meeting
(for Council voting delegates only)
Welcome addresses:
Erna Solberg, Prime Minister of Norway
Trine Skei Grande MP, Party Leader of Venstre
Sir Graham Watson, President of the ALDE Party

Håndverkeren - Festsal
18:45 - 20:00

Drinks Reception
(drinks only provided)
Sponsored by Oslo City Council

Welcome address:
Hallstein Bjercke, Deputy Mayor for Business & Culture, Venstre

Oslo City Hall, Rådhusplassen 1
20:00 - 23:00

Europe Day Dinner
(buffet dinner & drinks provided)
Sponsored by Norwegian Shipowners' Association & Norwegian Seafood Federation

Sturla Henriksen, CEO of the Norwegian Shipowners' Association
Trond Davidsen, Deputy Managing Director of the Norwegian Seafood Federation
Trine Skei Grande MP, Party Leader, Venstre
Sir Graham Watson, President of the ALDE Party

Norwegian Shipowners' Association, Rådhusgate 25