A debate on the policy priorities of the new EU political cycle (2019-2024)

Workshop of OpenEUdebate at VUB, Brussels, 13.02.20

Ursula von der Leyen & Martin Schirdewan. Credit: GUE / NGL

Agenda - 13/02/2020 VUB Campus Brussels

Pleinlaan 5, room 4.21

09.30-10:15 Presentation of OpenEUDebate, of the participants in the workshop, and of the aim of the workshop

10:15 – 11:15 Roundatable on 2019-2024 policy priorities with Christophe Leclercq (Euractiv), Elisa Lironi (ECAS), Concha Lozano (UNED communication manager / ULB scientific collaborator) and Tom Moylan (European Commission)

11:15 – 12:00 Coffee break

12:00 – 13:20 Structured debate on the next EU policy priorities

– Communicating the EU in times of disinformation Moderated by Luciano Morganti (VUB), Alvaro Oleart (VUA) and Jorge Tuñón (UC3M)

– Governing sustainable development in Europe Moderated by Elena Garcia (UAM) and Luis Bouza García (UAM)

– Challenges to Democratic Rule of Law in Europe Moderated by Miruna Butnaru-Troncota (SNSPA), Ramona Coman (ULB), Taru Haapala (UAM)

– Migration and the demography challenge in the EU Moderated by Chiara Maria Vinciguera (University of Cambridge) and Laura Batalla Adam (Hello Europe Migration Policy Representative at Ashoka)

13:20-14:30 Lunch break

14:30-16:00 Topic Specific workshops

Each group of students will spend 30 minutes with different members of OpenEUdebate and guests who will go more in tails about the discussion of the morning and discuss different aspects of their policy briefs and provide feedback on their expertise:
– Writing and Disseminating a Policy Brief
– Methods
– Policy Impact
– Next Ideas
– To dos and responsibility

16:00-16:15 Coffee break
16:15-16:45 Wrap up session – bringing your projects to the EU
16:45-17:00 Conclusions and future work

Suggested reading

The Leclercq hints on effective conference reporting Christophe Leclercq (Euractiv):

The Leclercq hints on effective conference reporting

Policy briefs: tips for beginners (TEPSA)


How to write for an academic blog (UACES)