The European Night of Ideas at the Collège de France
Fifty young people from the twenty-seven countries of the EU will come to argue concrete public policy proposals for Europe, rooted in their experience of commitment and critical to meeting the challenges of Europe in the future. The ideas will then be debated with leading figures from research, civil societý and public authorities.
The event is facilitated by Nora Hamadi, a journalist and presenter for the Vox Pop TV show on ARTE
8 p.m - 8:30 – INTRODUCTION
Thomas Römer, Chairman at the Collège de France
Jean-Yves Le Drian, Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs
8:30 - 9:30 – FIRST PART – PROPOSALS FOR EUROPE
Twelve young Europeans suggest twelve public policy proposals on the three major contemporary issues to which they are committed: the environment, the European Union and the world, and citizens' rights and freedoms.
Yavor Razboinikov (Bulgarie) ; Sheldon Saliba (Malte) ; Valentine Hendrix (Belgique) ; Aiste Verikaite (Lituanie) ; Zuzana Hellerova (République Tchèque) ; Inigo Benito (Espagne) ; Mortiz Wille (Allemagne) ; Marcus O'Faolain (Irlande) ; Rocio Roldan (Espagne) ; Vasilis Vouras (Grèce) ; Saskia
Postema (Pays-Bas) ; Sergej Stoma (Lituanie).
9:30 - 10:30 – SECOND PART – DEBATING EUROPE
Nine young people discuss with a panel of personalities on the proposals suggested and on the major issues of the European Union.
Christina Kakoulli (Chypre) ; Nadia Gullestrup (Danemark) ; Maijia Kuivailanen (Finlande) ; Matthias Lizst (Autriche) ; Elisa Henke (Allemagne) ; Diana Majchrzak (France) ; Maria Francesca Cristea (Roumanie) ; Ergys Brocaj (Belgique) ; Esther Zitterl (Autriche).
- Samantha Besson, Professor at Collège de France, holder of the Chair on International Law of Institutions ;
- Sébastien Maillard, Director of the Institut Jacques-Delors ;
- Sarah El Haïry, Assistant Secretary for the Youth and Committment ;
- Lluis Quintana-Murci, Professor at the Collège de France, holder of the Chair on Human genomics and evolution.
11 p.m – ENDING by Eva Nguyen Binh, President of the Institut français.
The event is free of charge and available to everyone (free entry, subject to available spots, no prior booking is required).
The event will be broadcast live in French (Facebook live by the Institut français) and in English (YouTube channel of Arte Documentary).