European weekend 2020

The Olivaint Conference of Belgium is pleased to invite you to its European Weekend, which will take place from 14 to 16 February 2020 in Brussels. The European elections of May 2019 saw a massive regain of citizens’ interest across the continent, and indeed, the European Union stands more than ever at a crossroads. Brexit,[…]

Michel Barnier – European weekend

‘LES ENJEUX EUROPÉENS APRÈS LE BREXIT’   Michel Barnier was member of the Olivaint Conference of France. In 2016, after a career at the highest level of French and European politics, Mr Barnier, former French Minister for Agriculture and for Foreign Affairs, but also former European Commissioner for Regional Policy and for Internal Market and[…]

Koert Debeuf – European weekend

‘THE EU’S FOREIGN POLICY TOWARDS THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA’ After a master’s degree in History at the Catholic University of Leuven, Koert Debeuf began his career as political adviser for the mayor of Leuven and later for the Minister of Defence. During the period from 2003 to 2008, Debeuf was the spokesman and[…]

Olivier de Schutter – European weekend

‘A COORDINATED FOOD STRATEGY FOR THE EUROPEAN UNION’ Olivier de Schutter (LL.M., Harvard University) is Professor at the Catholic University of Louvain, at the College of Europe and at Sciences Po, as well as a member of the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights. Formerly General Secretary of the International Federation for[…]