During the ALDE Party Congress, ELF will host a number of exciting events!

Celebrate our liberal heroes at the Liberal Awards

Friday 3, June | 11:30 – 12:15 | Auditorium, Convention Centre Dublin

First up we have the 2nd Edition of the Liberal Awards, our ceremony honoring liberal figures, stakeholders, changemakers and activists who have worked above and beyond for a liberal Europe. Ahead of the ceremony, ELF member organisations, political parties and foundations are invited to nominate candidates in 3 different categories.

Our Liberal Awards Jury comprised of ELF Board, ALDE Party and LYMEC members are then entrusted to choose the winners, this year across 4 categories:

In memory of Hans van Baalen and to commemorate his life commitments to Liberal values, he will be awarded as Values Champion. This year’s ceremony will be complemented by the presentation of the Hans van Baalen Scholarship.

Check out last year’s awards.

Liberal Awards: Katalin Cseh, Johan Norberg, Alena Trauschel
Panel Discussion on Staged Integration for the EU Enlargement

Saturday 4, June | 09:30-10:30 | Liffey Hall 1, Convention Centre Dublin

ELF will also host a panel discussion, bringing together liberal experts from both within and outside of the EU to discuss the geopolitical rationale of the renewed EU Enlargement and the potential of staged EU integration as a liberal solution to the current stalemate. Speakers will include Dr. Antonios Nestoras, ELF Head of Policy Research, Suzana Grubješić, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Serbia and Kira Rudik, Party Leader, Golos Party (Ukraine). The panel will be moderated by Emil Kirjas, Vice President, Liberal Institute Skopje.

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A .

Find out more about Staged Integration for the EU Enlargement.

Chat with us at the ELF Booth: Liberal Espresso

Every day at the ELF Booth | Exhibition area (Liffey B), Convention Centre Dublin

Liberal Espresso is the perfect occasion to gather around a political leader and expert to engage and debate
a specific topic, all with a nice cup of coffee at the ELF booth.
Liberal Espresso will be covering the following topical subjects during the 3 days of the congress:

Thursday, 02 June | 16h40 – 17h00
‘NATO enlargement for Finland and Sweden’, with Mats Löfström MP for The Swedish People’s Party of Finland and Board member of the ELF and Kerstin Lundgren, Member of Swedish Parliament for the Center Party and Deputy Speaker.

Saturday, 04 June | 15h30 – 16h00
‘EU Trade relations with the US’, with AmCham EU, the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union.

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