On the day of Emmanuel Macron’s first speech to the EU Parliament, in which he called for a re-development of the EU, the Representation of the European Commission in Berlinprovided a platform for politicians of five different German youth parties to engage in a discussion with a diverse audience on European identity and the future of the EU. The event was organised in cooperation by the Institute for European Politics and the think tank Polis180. A paper published by the network “Alternative Europa!”provided the basis for the discussion, as it assessed the concept of a European identity and discussed concrete policy recommendations for the promotion of a European identity. Guests were Malte Fiedler from the Left Youth, David Jahnfrom the Young Liberals, Jonas Littmannfrom the Jusos, Jenna Behrendsfrom the CDU Berlin and Moritz Heuberger from the Green party. The mostly young audience got the chance to actively participate in the discussion due to its fishbowl format. Clara Kemmefrom Polis180 chaired the event.
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