Brussels Think Tank Dialogue – State of the Union 2015 – A New Departure for the EU


28 January 2015


Polak Room, Residence Palace

For the fifth year in a row, ten leading European Think Tanks will join forces to host the annual Brussels Think Tank Dialogue (BTTD). This will be a unique opportunity to hear leading voices debate pressing issues, forecast major trends for the coming year, and put forward recommendations for the new European leadership. More than ever, guidance is needed.

Join us for a full day of debates with: Pierre Defraigne, Executive Director, Madariaga, Aart De Geus, Chairman, Bertelsmann Stiftung, Daniel Gros, Director, CEPS, Giles Merrit, Secretary General, Friends of Europe, Marc Otte, Director General, Egmont Institute, Guntram Wolff, Director, Bruegel, Fabian Zuleeg, CEO, EPC.

The BTTD 2015 will focus on such topical issues as:
–          Revisiting Energy Security, background paper
–          Towards a single European Labour Market, background paper
–          Tomorrow’s EU migration policy, background paper

Register now to have the chance to listen to, and share your views with, some or Europe’s foremost thinkers.

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Jointly organised by 10 leading think tanks, the Brussels Think Tank Dialogues are annual policy forums for critical reflection on the state of the EU and the joint development of analysis and recommendations to improve EU policies. The Dialogues are designed to address pressing political concerns as well as to offer recommendations on specific issues.