EU Enlargement: The New Geopolitical Background

📅 12.30 – 13.30 | Wednesday, 24 April 2024 | Chartered Accountants House, 47/49 Pearse St, Dublin 2

In-Person Event 

European Movement Ireland and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung are delighted to host an in-person event, ‘EU Enlargement: The New Geopolitical Background.’

On 1 May 2004, ten new countries joined the European Union in its largest-ever enlargement, with 2024 marking the 20th anniversary of this historic event. At present, the EU has entered a new geopolitical era, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine being at the centre. However, the EU remains committed to enlargement and is focused on supporting the progress and implementation of fundamental reforms for aspiring member states and pursuing internal reforms.

Join us as we explore and discuss this new geopolitical reality and what it means for the accession process. By examining these issues, we can better understand the European Union’s enlargement policies and approach for the coming years.

The event be a panel discussion on EU Enlargement followed by an audience Q&A.

This is the first event in the series with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung UK & Ireland in 2024.

Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2024

Time: 12:30 – 13:30pm (Irish time)
Registration and lunch from 12:00pm

Venue: Chartered Accountants House,
47-49 Pearse St,
Dublin 2, D02 YN40, Ireland.

Welcome Address: Matthias Barner, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung UK & Ireland

Panel Speakers:
• H.E. Larysa Gerasko, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Ireland
• Peter Power, Senior Expert in DG NEAR, European Commission
• Prof. David Phinnemore, Queens University Belfast

Moderator: Noelle O Connell, CEO, European Movement Ireland

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