Relaunching Europe in Nicosia, Cyprus - Recovery through more European solidarity

On 30 January, Relaunching Europe is bringing the debate to Cyprus and its capital city Nicosia to discuss with you the best ways to restore solidarity between EU member states to avoid further crisis and recover from years of devastating austerity.

What started as a financial crisis in 2008 has rapidly turned into a wide economic, social and political crisis affecting millions of Europeans all across the continent. The harsh austerity measures imposed on us by conservative forces, and notably the Troika, has dramatically undermined the core principles of solidarity and trust that had brought European countries together for decades. The solidarity is now damaged and our economies remain vulnerable.

Is the European project broken? What will it take to restore the solidarity? How can we avoid further crisis? What kind of Europe do we need for a sustainable social and economic recovery?

Come and share your questions and comments with us in Nicosia or online. This is your chance to exchange views with inspirational speakers, leading experts, politicians, representatives of the civil society and citizens just like you.

This evening of discussion will be moderated by Vivian KANARI. Read the full programme of the evening.

Everyone is welcome to this free event. For organisational purposes, we kindly ask that you register for the event.

Practical details

“Recovery through more European solidarity”
30 January 2014, at 18:00 EET (doors open at 17:30)
University of Nicosia, 46 Makedonitissas Ave., 2414 Engomi, Nicosia, Cyprus


Guest speakers for the evening include:

Hannes SWOBODA // President, S&D Group

Sir Christopher A. PISSARIDES // Regius Professor of Economics, LSE and Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Yannakis OMIROU// President of the House of Representatives

Antigoni PAPADOPOULOU // Member of the European Parliament

Sophocles SOPHOCLEOUS // Member of the European Parliament

Libor ROUCEK // Member of the European Parliament

Eleni KARAOLI // Committee Member, National Competition Protection Authority

Dr Mark ESPOSITO// Professor of Business & Economics, Grenoble Graduate School of Business & Harvard University Extension School

Dr. Stavros ZENIOS // Professor, Department of Business and Public Administration, University of Cyprus

Sylia KYRMITSI // Secretary at the Female Socialist Movement

Dr. Aris PETASSIS// Member of the Board of Trustees, International Fund, Moscow State Aviation University

The event will also be video broadcasted live on the Relaunching Europe website . If you can’t make it to Nicosia, you will still be able to participate live and voice your comments and questions via Twitter (#RelaunchEU) and Facebook.

The debate is already starting online

Relaunching Europe is all about you! Ahead of the debate, you can submit questions through our Relaunching Europe Facebook page or on Twitter @TheProgressives using #RelaunchEU.

We look forward to having you join the discussion!

Related documents 
Programme: Recovery through more European solidarity