International Symposium | Hamburg, 22. Feb 2019
Throughout his political life, Helmut Schmidt advanced the idea of a strong and united Europe. Today, however, this European unity is under threat from many sides. While the majority of its citizens take the European Union (EU) for granted, much of what comes from Brussels creates distrust and resistance. At the same time, the EU is confronted with a new global (dis)order in which its core values – such as multilateralism and free trade – are increasingly under attack.
100 days before the European Parliament election, Helmut Schmidt’s 100th birthday provides a unique opportunity to rethink key questions about Europe's future. Three “Schmidt-topics” are in focus: foreign and security policy, economic and financial policy, as well as institutional affairs of the EU: What must be done to counter anti-European populist movements and keep Europe united? How can the EU be a relevant player in a new global order? And what role can the EU and its member states play to advance economic prosperity for their citizens?
© Michael Zapf
09.00 – 10.00
Registration and coffee
10.00 – 10.30
10.30 – 12.00
Keeping Europe united: Institutional remedies for countering anti-EU populism
In cooperation with the Jacques Delors Institute Berlin
12.00 – 13.30
13.30 – 15.00
Assessing the EU’s fiscal and economic architecture: What way forward?
In cooperation with the German Institute for Economic Research
15.00 – 15.30
15.30 – 17.00
A global player? The EU’s future in a new world order
In cooperation with Körber-Stiftung
KörberForum, Kehrwieder 12, 20457 Hamburg