Europe Beyond the Crisis

Photographs | Town Hall Forum: Nicolas Berggruen Institute on Governance / Maurice Weiss, Ostkreuz.

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30 October 2012

Allianz Forum, Berlin

9 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.


The European Union is at a watershed. Many are advocating decisive steps towards the completion of the historical European integration project. Internationally Germany is expected to play an important and leading role in the shaping the future of the European Union.

In this context the Nicolas Berggruen Institute on Governance and its Council for the Future of Europe are inviting leading thinkers from Europe and across the globe to Germany on 30 October 2012 to discuss what lies ahead for Europe beyond the crisis.

How should a political union in Europe be shaped? How can it function? What does a strong Europe mean for Germany and the rest of the world? What advantages does the EU have for the Germany? These and other questions will be at the heart of the discussion.

The Berlin Town Hall Forum on 30 October 2012 is hosted under the patronage of Helmut Schmidt, former German Chancellor, and is an initiative of the Council for the Future of Europe.

The Hertie School is partnering with the Nicolas Berggruen Institute on Governance for the Town Hall Forum, Europe Beyond the Crisis, featuring contributors including:

Wolfgang Schaeuble, German Finance Minister
Pierre Moscovici, French Finance Minister
Martin Schulz, European Parliament President
Gerhard Schroeder, Former German Chancellor
Helmut Schmidt, Former German Chancellor
Eric Schmidt, Google Executive Chairman

Kathrin Ackermann
Associate Communications and Events
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