As the Euroblggersphere is suffering an identity crisis at the moment it is a conincidence that Alliance Francaise Cork and UCC are organising a European Symposium on European Citizenship on Tuesday, September 1st in UCC.
It looks like it will be an interesting day. The topics covered will be “Women and Europe”, “Justice: rights and responsibilities of the European citizens”, “National Identities within European Culture and Identity” and “Green Citizenship”.
The speakers include:
- Nicole FONTAINE, Former French President of the European Parliament
- Treasa NI MHURCHU, Deputy Chairperson of the National Women’s Council of Ireland, Vice-President of European Women’s Group
- Pascale JOANNIN, Director of the Foundation Robert Schuman
- Micheál MARTIN, Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Alan DUKES, President of the Alliance Française Dublin
- Jean-Dominique GIULIANI, President of the Foundation Robert Schuman
- Loïc TRIBOT LA SPIERE, Jurist and General Delegate of CEPS
- Jérôme CLOAREC, President of Atelier Europe
- Dermot KEOGH, Professor of European Integration Studies
- Dominique REYNIE, Director of the Foundation for Political Innovation
- Cécile LE CLERCQ, European Commission, Citizenship Policy Unit; Europe for citizens
- Maurice RIEUTORD s.j., General Delegate of the Institut Robert Schuman pour l’Europe
- Stephen SPILLANE, Euroblogger, “thinkaboutit.eu” Project – European Journalism Centre
- Déirdre de BURCA, Senator Green Party
- Michael EWING, Social Partnership Coordinator, Environmental Pillar
- Dr. Peter BRENNAN, Managing Director of Economics, Policy and Strategy Consulting
Throughout the day there will also be a exhibition from goodplanet.org. At the end of the day there will be a showing of Yann ARTHUS-BERTRAND’s film “Home”.
Yes, you did see my name mentioned in the list of speakers. I will be speaking on the panel on “National Identities within European Culture and Identity” which should prove interesting and it will be my first time speaking on a panel!
12 days to write a speech the pressure is on!! Do come along and support me though, I am speeking at some point between 2:30pm and 4:30pm in UCC’s Aula Maxima