The future starts now - Liberals on the future of Europe


Join us for a very special event on Europe’s future! 

ALDE Party has played an active role in the development of the Conference on the Future of Europe by bringing together citizens and institutions to discuss the issues that matter most.  

We opened a digital hub for citizens to share their ideas and solutions for Europe’s challenges and we hosted a series of town hall meetings, named after our late President Hans van Baalen, in collaboration with ALDE member parties. We were happy to see many of you sharing your ideas and participating in our events! 

To mark the end of our Action Plan on the Future of Europe, we would like to invite you to a day-long conference, organised in collaboration with ALDE Dutch member VVD, to discuss all the inputs gathered with a line-up of distinguished speakers! 

Event details: 

Date and time: 23 April, from 10:00 to 17:00 CEST 

Place: Online & The Hague, Netherlands  



23 April 2022 
10:00 – 11:00 

Welcoming and keynote speeches

Senator Timmy Dooley, ALDE Party acting Co-President

Malik Azmani MEP, member of COFOE-dedicated plenary

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, Co-Chair of COFOE Executive Board

Věra Jourová, EU Vice-President for Values and Transparency (TBC)

11:00 – 12:30 

Panel discussion 1: EU at global stage  


Sabina Ćudić, Member of the BiH Parliament

Guy Verhofstadt MEP, Member of the European Parliament, Co-Chair of COFOE Executive Board

Helmut Brandstätter, Member of the Austrian parliament


Moderated by Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP, ALDE Party acting Co-President

12:30 – 14:00  Networking lunch 
14:00 – 15:30 

Panel discussion 2: EU's Liberal Democracy and Outcomes of COFOE


Liesje Schreinemacher, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Netherlands

Dan Barna, member of the Romanian parliament

Adrian Vazquez Lazara MEP, Chair of European Parliament Committee on Legal Affairs


Moderated by Lennart Salemink, VVD International Secretary

15:30 – 16:00  Break  
16:00 – 17:00 

Concluding remarks & Presentation of ALDE Party input to COFOE 

Ilhan Kyuchyuk MEP, ALDE Party acting Co-President 

Malik Azmani MEP, member of COFOE-dedicated plenary

17:00 – 19:00   Reception 


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