On Wednesday, February 15, the AUR is happy to welcome Danish Ambassador to Italy, Birger Riis-Jørgensen, and his wife, former MEP, Karin Riis-Jørgensen for an open conference on:
“Europe – the Challenges of Prosperity and Solidarity. A Rotating Presidency Point of View.”
- Date: Feb. 15th, 2012
- Time: 6:40 – 8 pm
- Location: B204
This conference comes at a decisive moment for the EU and Europe, confronted with an economic and financial crisis of global and historical dimensions. Denmark holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union at a time of great uncertainty: Can the EU member states agree to common strategies for growth, welfare, sustainability and security? Is there a European way out of the crisis? Is the very European project at stake?
Birger Riis-Jørgensen will outline the Danish agenda and prospects for the Presidency. Ambassador Riis-Jørgensen will be accompanied by his wife Karin Riis-Jørgensen, who has 15 years of experience as a member of the European Parliament before she stood down in 2009. Karin will be happy to take part of the debate and answer questions on her experiences following the Ambassador’s question and answer session. Professors James Walston & Bjørn Thomassen from the International Relations Department will introduce and chair the debate, open to all.
Join us for an evening with the Danish Ambassador on the presence and future of Europe.