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On Thursday afternoon 19 May, the Liaison Office of the European Parliament, the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands and WerkenbijdeEU (part of the national government) are therefore organizing A Future, Made in Europe in the Paard in The Hague, to help you guide the EU.












The Russian invasion of Ukraine has shaken the entire world order. In recent years, the European Union has already been ravaged by the climate crisis, the withdrawal of the British and the corona pandemic. What course should the EU take and how should it deal with the major challenges of the 21st century?

On Thursday afternoon 19 May, the Liaison Office of the European Parliament, the Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands and WerkenbijdeEU (part of the national government) are therefore organizing A Future, Made in Europe in the Paard in The Hague, to help you guide the EU. What should a possible European defense look like? How can we work even faster towards a climate neutral EU? And how do we ensure that gender equality is really guaranteed across Europe?

During A Future, Made in Europe you can talk to leading MEPs, European top officials, international experts and activists. Guests include:

  • Tony Agotha As a diplomatic advisor to Frans Timmermans, he helps to get groundbreaking initiatives such as the Green Deal off the ground and to set the trend internationally.
  • Joanne Balfoort As director at the European External Action Service, he plays an important role in European defense cooperation and knows better than anyone how Europe can respond to (future) military threats.
  • Lara Wolters As a member of the European Parliament, he is committed to tackling climate change and equality of opportunity in education, among other things.
  • Pyotr Sauer works as a Russia-Ukraine reporter for The Guardian. He shares his experiences in Ukraine and provides important insights about the role of the media in this war.
  • Bob Deen As a defense and Eastern Europe expert at the Clingendael Institute, she explains the war in Ukraine and its global impact.
  • Sevim Aktas works as a Junior Professional at the European Commission on solutions for the energy transition in Europe.
  • Sander Luijten (together with the Head of the Permanent Military Representation, represents Dutch interests, including in the Military Committee of the European Union)

  • EU trainees working at the European Commission and the European Parliament on a variety of topics within peace & security, sustainability and gender equality. They also have the best tips for getting a trainee spot.

You can enjoy the music and humor of theater makers De Kiesmannen. You will also be inspired by keynote presentations, panels, workshops and speed dates and discover different opportunities to work at European institutions.

We close the event with a networking drink and a DJ.

There is a limited number of places, so register here quickly to ensure entry!

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