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, migration, climate change, evolving relationships between the neighboring countries…, numerous challenges are on the table, with an ever-increasing complexity.

During this weekend, you will have the opportunity to meet leading specialists on four different challenges faced by the EU. You will hear their analyses, debate with them and share your opinions with students from different European countries. This event will also be the occasion to create bonds between student associations from different states, which share similar values and ambition.

The Speakers


Program 2020

Friday 14th Februari
Evening Drink in front of the EU Parliament
Saturday 15th Februari
9am Welcoming of the students’ delegations
10am – 12am Conference-debate with Mr. Michel Barnier
‘Les enjeux europĂ©ens après le Brexit’
12am – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 3pm Conference-debate with Mr. Koert Debeuf
‘The EU’s foreign policy towards the Middle East and North Africa’
3pm – 6pm Visit of the House of European History and visit of Brussels
Evening Party
Sunday 16th Februari
10am – 12am Conference-debate with Mr. Olivier de Schutter
‘A coordinated food strategy for the European Union’
12am – 1pm Lunch
1pm – 3pm Conference-debate with our fourth speaker
(still to be defined)
3pm – … Debriefing on the organization of the weekend, final drink and goodbyes