What are the consequences of the result of the referendum on the debate on the future of the EU, not only in the political environment and in the Brussels bubble, but in the public perception and debate? There are doubts about what to do next, with increasing divisions among member states, and the initiatives to resist reactionary tendencies.
What should we, in the UK and EU, do and say to have an impact on the current debate around the new relations between the UK and EU? What should be our priorities around the agreement between the UK and the EU? And what should the EU do to respond to the need to deliver and gain trust?
We will have a panel of experts from the different fields to talk about these questions and to gain insights into the consequences of the Brexit vote.
Journalist at ASKANEWS press agency and lecturer at Ihecs - Haute Ecole Gallilee
Lorenzo Consoli has been working as a journalist in Brussels since 1991, as an EU affairs correspondent for various Italian media. He is a former President of the International Press Association (API). He is currently an EU correspondent for the Italian news agency TMNews and a visiting lecturer at IHECS (Masters on European journalism and European political communication).
John Gormley is a former Mayor of Dublin and former Irish Minister for the Environment. He was leader of the Irish Green Party from 2007 to 2011. He was one of the Irish members on the Convention for the future of Europe that drew up the EU constitution. There he helped to draft the section dealing with the ECI (European citizen's initiative) which later became a feature of the Lisbon Treaty.
Bündnis 90/Die Grünen, MEP
Ska Keller is vice-president and migration policy spokesperson for the Greens/EFA group in the European Parliament. In 2009 she was elected to the Parliament at the age of just 27. Ska was the European Greens' front runner at the last European elections in May 2014 and after her re-election she is now in her second term of office. She is a member of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) and the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE). She is also a member of the European Parliament's Turkey and Mexico Delegations. Ska was born in 1981 in Guben in the state of Brandenburg (formerly the East German town of Wilhelm-Pieck-Stadt Guben). She studied Islamic Studies, Turkology and Jewish Studies at the Free University Berlin and the Sabanci Üniversitesi Istanbul.
Deputy Leader, Green Party of England and Wales
Amelia is the youngest deputy leader of any UK political party, and was elected aged 29 while still a member of the Young Greens. She is committed to youth engagement, and making young peoples’ voices heard both in politics and within the Green Party. She holds a BSc in Environmental Biology and an MSc in Environmental Technology, and in her eight years of Green Party activism has campaigned on issues such as TTIP and the housing crisis.
Co-Chair European Green Party
Monica Frassoni has been Co-Chair of the European Green Party since October 2009. She is also the President of the European Alliance to Save Energy (EUASE), a multi-stakeholder organisation advocating in favour of energy efficiency legislation, and the European Center for Electoral Support (ECES), a foundation implementing projects of electoral assistance in developing countries. From 2002 to 2009 she was Co-President of the Green/EFA Group in the European Parliament, with Daniel Cohn-Bendit.