The future starts now - Liberals on the future of Europe event

April 23, 2022 | 10:00AM-07:00PM

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  

Register for the event here


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
  • Katalin Cseh MEP, Vice-President of the Renew Europe Group
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 


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  


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