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11:00 – 13:00 Gathering at Piazza della Bocca della Verità

13:00 – 14:00 Opening speeches

14:00 – 14:30 March for Europe 2017

14:30                 End of the March at the Coliseum (Constantin Arch)

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Forum on the Future of Europe
Re-building Vision, Re-gaining Trust, Re-launching Unity
Rome, 25 March 2017

Congress Centre Roma Eventi | Piazza di Spagna | Via Alibert, 5/a°

 English-Italian interpretation

08:00 – 08:45 Arrival and Registration

08:45 – 09:00 Opening greetings by the promoting organisations

  • Elmar BROK, Member of the European Parliament, President of the Union of European Federalists (UEF)
  • Isabelle DURANT, President of The Spinelli Group
  • Jo LEINEN, Member of the European Parliament, President of the European Movement International (EMI)

09:00 – 09:10 Opening address

  • Sandro GOZI, Italian Undersecretary of State for European Affairs

09:10 – 10:25 Round table I

  • Andrew DUFF, Visiting fellow at the European Policy Centre  and former Member of the European Parliament and
  • Daniel INNERARITY, Philosopher and essayist
  • Kalypso NIKOLAÏDIS, Director of the Center for International Studies at Oxford University
  • Jean QUATREMER, EU Correspondent for Libération
  • Eugenio SCALFARI, Journalist and writer, founder of “La Repubblica” (tbc)
  • Albert SOLÉ, Film director, Goya Prize winner
  • Loukas TSOUKALIS, Professor, University of Athens


10:30 – 11:45 Round table II

  • Romano PRODI, former President of the European Commission and Italian Prime Minister
  • Emma BONINO, former European Commissioner and Italian Foreign Minister
  • Sylvie GOULARD, Member of the European Parliament
  • Christopher GLÜCK, President of the Young European Federalists (JEF)
  • Danuta HÜBNER, Chair of the Constitutional Affairs Committee of the European Parliament
  • Guy VERHOFSTADT, European Parliament Brexit Negotiator and President of the ALDE group

MODERATOR: Beppe SEVERGNINI, Vice-Director of Corriere della Sera and Director of Sette

11:45 – 12:20 Interventions in Plenary

  • Markku MARKKULA, President of the European Committee of the Regions
  • Emily O’REILLY, European Ombudsman
  • Luis ALVARADO MARTINEZ, President of the European Youth Forum
  • Brando BENIFEI, Member of the European Parliament
  • Josep BORRELL, former President of the European Parliament
  • Silvia COSTA, Member of the European Parliament
  • Monica FRASSONI, Co-Chair of the European Green Party
  • Guillaume KLOSSA, Initiator of CIVICO Europe, President of Europa Nova
  • Alain LAMASSOURE, Member of the European Parliament
  • Marcin ŚWIĘCICKI, Member of the Polish Parliament
  • Frederick VALIER, Secretary General, Council of European Municipalities and Regions
  • Jeremy WATES, Secretary General of the European Environmental Bureau

12:20 – 12:30 Closing speech


Buses will transfer participants from the Forum to the March gathering point


Because of an unexpected high number of registrations, the sign-up form for the Forum “Europe Fights Back: Re-building vision, Re-gaining Trust, Re-launching Unity” had to be closed. We apologise for any inconvenience.