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CREATING A PEOPLE’S EUROPE – Integration or Disintegration?

6 Dec 2013

By Fri 6 Dec 2013April 9th, 2020Active Citizenship, Events

This event is now over.

You can download our report here.

To view the film “Creating a People’s Europe”, please click here

To see Alex Warleigh-Lack’s PowerPoint presentation, please click here.

Event Details


Friday 6 December 2013
The Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.

With thanks to the Communicating Europe Initiative
at the Department of the Taoiseach

Green Foundation Ireland was delighted to announce that the film première of “Creating a People’s Europe”, made by John Gormley (a former Lord Mayor of Dublin), took place in the Mansion House at the opening of the Seminar. This film, which was made through funding by Green European Foundation, lasted for 20 minutes and was introduced by John.
Green Foundation Ireland held an evening Seminar, from 6:00pm until 9:00pm, entitled CREATING A PEOPLE’S EUROPE: Integration or Disintegration? Registration started at 5:45pm. Our programme is listed below.

While admission is FREE to this event, registration is REQUIRED.
Please secure your place by pressing the “Book Here” button above.

Integration of the Eurozone is proceeding without the inclusion of a proper social dimension. This has recently been addressed by the EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, László Andor, who urges that the discussions on Eurozone integration include high unemployment. At the same time, however, the Eurosceptic debate is increasing in intensity, both inside and outside the Eurozone, not only in the UK, but also in the member states where unemployment is unacceptably high.

The Seminar addressed both of these issues with a discussion on what kind of social and ecological Europe is possible and desirable to urgently address these concerns.

Event Programme


5:45pm to 6:00pm / REGISTRATION and COFFEE

Nuala Ahern (Chair of Green Foundation Ireland)

6:15pm to 7:00pm / CREATING A PEOPLE’S EUROPE – Irish Film Première
Introduced by: John Gormley
This film, produced by Bandit Films, is a project of the Green European Foundation for the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament. It is realised with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation and the financial support of the European Parliament.
Followed by Q & A

7:00pm to 9:00pm / CREATING A PEOPLE’S EUROPE – Integration or Disintegration?
Chair: Nuala Ahern (Chair of Green Foundation Ireland)
Emer Costello MEP (Member of the European Parliament Committee on Social Affairs)
Dermot Scott (Former Head of the UK Office of the European Parliament)
Alex Warleigh-Lack (Professor of EU Politics at the School of Politics, Surrey University, UK)
Followed by Q & A

9:00pm / END OF SEMINAR, followed by wine and mince pies