past events

July 01 2021

ELF Book launch Diplomacy


July 01, 2021 at 7:00pm - 9pm

ELF publication launch EU Diplomacy

EU Diplomacy: fit for the future 


This event will take place online with a live-stream for broader audience.  

Young liberal authors gathered online in March 2021 to discuss their essays on the topic of EU Diplomacy and condense them into a publication giving recommendations to decision-makers on the way forward in the external relations of the European Union. The publications will be distributed and communicated to European decision-makers including the liberal Members of the European Parliament from the relevant committees. Bringing together experts, MEPs and the authors, this event aims at discussion the main issues around the external policies of the EU. It is also opening the path towards channeling the proposals and recommendations directly into the decision-making process and therefore propose a new perspective on EU Diplomacy.  


The publication is available here!


More information and updated programme on the Facebook event.



Schedule is in CEST – Brussels time


19:00 Welcome addresses

Daniel Kaddik, Executive Director, European Liberal Forum

Laia Comerma, LYMEC Bureau


19:10 EU Diplomacy and external relations– views from the authors

Christopher Jefferies, IMS LYMEC, Author (Institutions and Values)

Rhea Csordas, LHG, Author (Regions and Partners)

Ulla Lovcalic, LUF, Author (Topics and Tools)

Moderator: Lucasta Bath, LYMEC


19:30  External action oriented towards the future- what should we expect?

Ben Jones, Teaching Fellow in European Foreign Policy, FNF Security and Defence Hub

Heidi Maurer, Marie Curie Research Fellow, University of Bristol

Moderator: Laia Comerma, LYMEC Bureau


20:15   Recommendations and decision-making – what are the next steps?

Svenja Hahn, First Vice-President, ELF and MEP, Renew Europe Group

Urmas Paet, MEP, Renew Europe Group

Moderator: Felix Sebastian Schulz, JuLis, Author and Ioana Pavel, USR Tineret, Author


20:55   Conclusions

Dan-Aria Sucuri, LYMEC Vice-President

Antonios Nestoras, Policy and Research Coordinator, European Liberal Forum




An online event organised by the European Liberal Forum asbl (ELF). Co-funded by the European Parliament. Neither the European Parliament nor the European Liberal Forum are responsible for the content of the programme, or for any use that may be made of it. The views expressed herein are those of the speaker(s) alone. These views do not necessarily reflect those of the European Parliament and/or the European Liberal Forum asbl.

July 01, 2021 at 7:00pm - 9pm

Brussels, Belgium