The Annual Council Meeting was live on the 26th and 27th of June. Follow the conversation on #ECFR17.
Watch: "‘ECFR talk’: A strong Europe in the world of today" with Sigmar Gabriel, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany. Read his full speech here.
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The ECFR Annual Council Meeting is one of the leading conferences on Europe’s foreign policy. We follow the energy of the debate and this year, for our tenth anniversary, we will meet in Paris on 28 & 29 of May.
With the multilateral order in recession, and the emergence of a new era of great power competition, this year we are focusing our attention on how to defend Europe in the New World Disorder.
Our intimate forum, gathering ECFR's Council Members once a year, stands out by retaining the intimacy and interactivity of a private club, allowing a range of high-level speakers from Europe and beyond to look creatively and practically at Europe’s long-term prospects and its role in the world.
The event, gathering once a year ECFR members, stands out by retaining the intimacy and interactivity of a private club, allowing a range of high-level speakers from Europe and beyond to look creatively and practically at Europe’s long-term prospects and its role in the world.
An overview of ECFRCouncil Members affiliations
Carl Bildt former Prime Minister of Sweden
Emma Bonino former Foreign Minister of Italy
Ditmir Bushati Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania
Brendan Cox Co-Founder, More in Common
Muriel Domenach General Secretary, CIPDR
Lykke Friis Prorector for Education, University of Copenhagen
Filippo Grandi High Commissioner for Refugees, United Nations
Jean-Marie Guéhenno President & CEO, International Crisis Group
Emily Haber State Secretary, Federal Ministry of the Interior of Germany
Sylvie Kauffmann Editorial Director, Le Monde
Flavia Kleiner Co-President, Operation Libero
Stefan Kornelius Head of International Section, Süddeutsche Zeitung
Julius Krein Founding Editor, American Affairs
Daniel Levy President, USMEPP
Katarina Mathernova DG NEAR Deputy Director General, European Commission
Matthias Nass Chief International Correspondent, Die Zeit
Christine Ockrent Commentator and writer
Janka Oertel Programme Director, Körber Foundation
Kati Piri Member of European Parliament
Norbert Röttgen Chairman, Foreign Affairs Committee of the Bundestag
Marietje Schaake Member of European Parliament
Alexander Stubb Former Prime Minister of Finland
Christos Stylianides European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management
Thorning-Schmidt CEO, Save the Children
Jorge Toledo State Secretary for the EU, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Spain
Sinan Ulgen Chairman, Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies
Tomáš Valášek Director, Carnegie Europe
Shahin Vallée Senior Economist, Soros Fund Management