15-16 February 2018
The background document of the event was the White Paper and its proposed 5 scenarios for the future of Europe. The lively debate went well beyond the paper and focused on how rising populism shape the future of the EU. The plenary session included inputs from Marco Piantini (Councilor for European Affairs of the Italian Prime Minister) and Roberto Santaniello (Representation of the European Commission in Italy). The debate continued in three working groups: (WG1) How would you put European values such as solidarity, democracy and human dignity into practice?, (WG2) How would you reduce the gap between citizens and the EU institutions? (WG3) How would you increase participation at the upcoming European Parliament 2019 elections? Participants also voted on the 5 scenarios proposed by the White Paper.