21st October 2023
WHAT WILL THE EU LOOK LIKE IN 2033?
Joint Conference by The Federal Trust and James Madison Charitable Trust
The next decade is likely to see significant widening and deepening of the Union. Whether because of Brexit or because of external events, rapid reform for the EU, its policies and its institutions is the order of the day in Brussels. The Federal Trust and James Madison Charitable Trust jointly organised this one-day conference to consider what a reformed European Union will look like in 2033.
The agenda of the conference revolved around four central topics, the EU as a geopolitical actor, the EU’s economic future, the EU’s democratic legitimacy and the EU’s environmental policies. Expert speakers were leading discussion of these topics in separate sessions, during which there was ample time for the audience to contribute its views and questions. The conference’s aim was not to predict in detail the EU’s future development. It sought rather to analyse the challenges and options that decision-makers in the EU will face in the coming years.
- Brendan Donnelly, The Federal Trust
- David Grace, James Madison Charitable Trust
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- John Stevens, The Federal Trust
- Mary Dejevksy, Journalist, writer and broadcaster
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- Graham Bishop, Consultant on EU financial integration, Founder of grahambishop.com
- Professor Rosa Lastra, Queen Mary University of London
- Professor Julie Smith, University of Cambridge
- Professor Andrew Blick, King’s College London
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- Professor Molly Scott Cato, University of Roehampton
- Response by David Grace, James Madison Charitable Trust
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- Andrew Duff, Academic Fellow, EPC; Former MEP