past events

April 04 2019 - April 05 2019

Liberal Ideas for Europe

April 04, 2019 at 3:30pm - April 05, 2019

Liberal Ideas for Europe

This European Liberal Forum seminar will precede the LYMEC Spring Congress and will debate different ideas for Europe. By providing participants with a combination between a political philosophical approach (unusual in political events) and a hands-on political approach, we aim to shed new light on how knowing where our ideas come from can help us become better debaters and can help us improve our policy proposals in our respective contexts. This seminar will also take participants through the ideas of different parties and challenge them to try to find ways to shape a liberal message for Europe.   Session topics Topic 1: Setting the stage: Defining liberalism in the 2020’s Topic 2: Presentation of the electoral manifestos of different parties Topic 3: Presentation of the ALDE manifesto Topic 4: Discussion on how to shape a unified liberal message at the European level   Tentative, draft programme Thursday 4.4 12:00-15:30 Arrival 15:30-15:45 Welcoming speeches; 15:45-16:15 Setting expectations; 16:15-17:15 Political philosophy lecture: “Where does liberalism come from and where is it today?” 17:15-17:30 Coffee break 17:30-18:30 Round table on Open Society values: “The ethics of liberalism”. 19:30 Dinner   Friday 5.4 8:00-9:00 Breakfast 9:00-10:30 Workshop: “Shaping the liberal message: winning the debate” 10:30-11:00 Presentation of the electoral manifestos of a diversity of political organisations 11-11:15 Coffee break 11:15-12:15 Discussion on how to shape a unified liberal message at the European level 12:15-13:00 Presentation on the ALDE manifesto 13:00-13:30 Workshop on the ALDE manifesto and brainstorming on campaigns 13:30-15:00 Lunch   The fee for the seminar is 20 € to be added to the Congress fee (so a total of 150 Euro for Seminar + Congress). The seminar fee covers accommodation in triple rooms and meals during the event. Deadline for registrations is 1 March 2019 at 12:00 pm (noon) Brussels time (CET). As all LYMEC events, this seminar also applies the rules of late cancellation and no show fees: Cancellation less than 2 weeks prior to the event leads to a late cancellation fee of 50 euro, and cancellation less than 48 hours prior to the event or not attending at all leads to a late cancellation fee of 75 euro. You have to be logged in to register. By registering for this event you agree to our updated privacy policy and understand that your personal data will be shared with the European Liberal Forum for administrative purposes, as well as with the hotel.   Events organised by European Liberal Youth (LYMEC) may be audio- and video-recorded as well as web-streamed. A photographer and/or a cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may have access to the meeting room in order to take pictures and videos for communication and publication purposes. Videos and pictures taken by the photographer and/or cameraman, contracted by LYMEC, may also be published on the LYMEC website and on related social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.). They may also be used in other media and means of communication in order to pass on information about the event and activities of LYMEC. The European Liberal Forum might also use the pictures, video or audio in their communications. ***Disclaimer: By registering for this event you give your permission for LYMEC and European Liberal Forum to use your picture in their promotional campaigns and materials and communication about the event. Please make clear in advance if you do not wish your picture to be used by LYMEC or ELF.***