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MUN openings panel: The Future of Europe *

Europe is under unprecedented pressure. The EU faces crisis after crises, and cannot count on growing support among its population. What future awaits the EU? A panel of experts will explore some crucial dossiers. (language: English)

Program information
Date Friday February 3rd, 2017
Time 16:00-17:30 hrs, walk in 15:45 hrs.
Location DZ-1, Dante Building, Tilburg University
Registration & information Free access. (this only concerns the opening panel, registration for Model United Nations itself is closed)
Guests With Randall Lesaffer (professor of legal history, TiU), Sjo Soeters (professor organization studies, TiU / Netherlands Defence Academy) Dr. Jan Hendrik Valgaeren, Lecturer Ancient History, Law, and International Relations (TiU/UAntwerp), a.o.
Contact Has Klerx
Organisation This program is organized by Model United Nations Tilburg in cooperation with Academic Forum.
*Certificate This activity may count towards the Certificate Academic Forum

Europe facing challenges

In recent years, Europe as we know it has faced a magnitude of challenges. Whether it is the huge influx of refugees, the threat of terrorism, the rising tensions between NATO and Russia, economic and demographic issues or the recent revelation which Brexit definitely is. Europe is under unprecedented pressure. This naturally begs the question what the future of Europe actually will be. Is it wise for the EU to strive for more integration? Will the conflict in Eastern Ukraine spark widespread military confrontation? How will the refugee crisis be addressed? These are all vital questions to which answers are highly debated.

Guests & panel discussion

Some distinguished speakers will share their views and expertise in the form of short presentations. With Randall Lesaffer (professor of legal history, TiU), Sjo Soeters (TiU / Netherlands Defence Academy), Dr. Jan Hendrik Valgaeren, Lecturer Ancient History, Law, and International Relations (TiU/UAntwerp), a.o. Which will be followed by a panel discussion on crucial dossiers. Of course the audience is more than welcome to bring in questions!

The MUN at TilburgĀ  University is organized by Model United Nations Tilburg in cooperation with Academic Forum.

When: 03 February 2017 16:00

End date: 05 February 2017 17:30