In the wake of the 60th anniversary of the European Union, the European Student Think Tank hosted a debate in Spanish Congress on the future of Europe in which 90 students, experts and international and national politicians participated.
The year the European Union turns sixty, Europe is possibly facing its most critical moment since the end of World War Two. The nationalisms that threw Europe into the last world war have resurged in a political scape that is more and more polarized. We are also facing a crisis of confidence in our institutions and the effects of unsustainable globalization. Now more that ever it is imperative to reform the European Union upon the pillars of social justice in order to preserve longest peace project in history.
With the participation of our panel of experts together with the generation of young people that will inherit the European project, we debated the future of the European Union, analysing from the refugee crisis, to the Monetary Union, to terrorism, journalism and the post-truth era, gender equality in Europe and our common European History.
Miguel Ángel Moratinos, former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Javi López, Member of the European Parliament, Member of the Committee on Employment and Social Affairs
Estrella Galán, Secretary General of the Spanish Commission of Aid to Refugees
Salvador Llaudes, Analyst in Real Instituto Elcano
Carlota Merchán, Member of Spanish Congress for Madrid, Secretary of cooperation and migration of the PSOE
Lucía Mbomio, Reporter in Afroféminas y Aquí la Tierra
Juan Andrés García Martín, Doctor of History, Professor in the King Juan Carlos University
Esther Ortega, Doctor of Philosophy of Science, Professor in Tufts-Skidmore Spain
José Manuel Benito Díaz-Mayordomo, Secretary of JEF Madrid
Carlota Núñez Strutt, President of the European Student Think Tank
Cecilia Passaniti, Events Manager of the European Student Think Tank
Read the article about the European Student Think Tank Spanish Parliament debate in the website of the King Juan Carlos University here.