The Hague The Hague, 27th-28th June. #ecfr16

Every year, the ECFR Council – an unrivalled European strategic community of over 250 members – meets as a full body in a key European capital at the ECFR Annual Council Meeting. The meeting is an excellent opportunity for ECFR Council Members alongside external high-level speakers to discuss the most pressing foreign policy challenges of the day and look creatively at Europe’s long-term prospects.

This prestigious event, which has become the main conference on the EU’s foreign affairs, attracts excellent speakers and participants from across the world including Prince Turki Al-Faisal, the Deputy Iranian Foreign Ministers Abbas Aragchi and Majid Takht Ravandachi, Zbigniew Brzezinski and High Representative Federica Mogherini, who all spoke at the ECFR Annual Council Meeting.

Find multimedia resources from last year's meeting in Brussels

Speakers include:
  •  Alexander Stubb
    Alexander Stubb
    Minister of Finance of Finland
  • Mabel van Oranje
    Mabel van Oranje
    Chair of Girls Not Brides & ECFR co-chair
  • Carl Bildt
    Carl Bildt
    Former Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Sweden & ECFR co-chair
  • Emma Bonino
    Emma Bonino
    Former Foreign Minister of Italy & ECFR co-chair
  • Gideon Rachman
    Gideon Rachman
    Chief foreign affairs columnist at the Financial Times
  • Kevin Rudd
    Kevin Rudd
    Former Prime Minister of Australia
  • Bill Galston
    Bill Galston
    Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution
  • Timothy Garton Ash
    Timothy Garton Ash
    Professor of European Studies, Oxford University
  • Petra Stienen
    Petra Stienen
    Author; former diplomat
  • Walter Russell Mead
    Walter Russell Mead
    Professor of Foreign Affairs at Bard College
  • Fyodor Lukyanov
    Fyodor Lukyanov
    Editor-in-Chief of Russia in Global Affairs
  • Christine Ockrent
    Christine Ockrent
    Commentator and writer

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