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Koenders: Challenges and Chances for European Cooperation
20 Nov 2015 17:00
Source: Photo: © Nicole Romijn
Introduction

The Clingendael Institute and Leiden University – Faculty Campus The Hague are pleased to invite you to the lecture:

Challenges and Chances for European Cooperation

by Mr. Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Our other partners are: TEPSA, Leiden University – Faculty Campus The Hague, The Representation of the European Commission in the Netherlands, The Representation of the European Parliament in the Netherlands, The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, The European Cultural Foundation, The Municipality of The Hague, PONT and Bertelsmann Stiftung.

Update 23 November 2015

Public event with Minister Bert Koenders ‘Challenges and Chances for European Cooperation’ a succes.

Following the TEPSA conference on 19-20 November, a public event regarding the forthcoming Dutch EU presidency took place at Campus The Hague on the 20th at 17.00 in cooperation with Leiden University. The event was visited by TEPSA members, special guests and students.


After welcoming words by Kutsal Yesilkagit, Dean a.i. of the Leiden University - Campus The Hague, Iain Begg (TEPSA Board member and Professorial Research Fellow at London School of Economics) presented the TEPSA recommendations to the Dutch EU presidency. After the recommendations Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Bert Koenders held his speech ‘Challenges and Chances for European Cooperation’ in which he outlined his perspective on the state of affairs and the guiding principles for the forthcoming presidency. This was followed by a lively Q&A session with the audience, moderated by Jan Marinus Wiersma (former MEP and visiting fellow at the Clingendael Institute). Interaction and outreach to a larger audience through twitter questions was also produced.

The event was concluded by Jan Marinus Wiersma and Wolfgang Wessels (TEPSA Chairperson and Professor at University of Cologne) with an informal reception taking place hereafter leading to further fruitful reflections.

Before and during the event there was the opportunity to ask questions via #bklecture. There speech was broadcasted on NPO Politiek and the live Twitterfeed was via @BKlecture.

 

All photos: Photo: © Nicole Romijn