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Future of Europe Debate: What kind of EU do we want?



The Centre for European Studies (CEUROS) at the University of Limerick organised a very successful workshop about the Future of Europe in the Strand Hotel, Limerick on 10th October. The evening was part of a series of events entitled Limerick citizens and the European Union: Where do we go from here? and was funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Communicating Europe Initiative.

The evening kicked off with a well-received wide-ranging and enlightening recorded address by Markian Harkin MEP followed by brief presentations on key issues by UL staff, Prof. Bernadette Andréosso-O’Callaghan, KBS/CEUROS; Dr Conor Little, PPA; Dr Diarmuid Scully, PPA; Dr John Lannon, KBS/Doras Luimní; Dr Joachim Fischer, ML&AL/CEUROS.

Dr Joachim Fischer introducing the workshop

The event was attended by more than fifty participants of different nationalities, among them many students. The results of the discussions on issues such as migration, Brexit, climate change, the EU budget, Europe in education were recorded and will feed into the Panel Discussion with the Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee TD on 21 November in the City Hall, Limerick.

Participants recording ideas during the World Café-style workshop


The next events in the series include:

Careers in languages and how to pursue them
Information evening with contributions from a panel of experts, in co-operation with the School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics and the Careers Office, UL.
Venue: Strand Hotel, Limerick
Date: Thursday, 8 November 2018, 7pm

Future of Europe Debate II: Brexit and beyond
Panel discussion with the Minister for European Affairs, Helen McEntee TD; Prof. Federico Fabbrini, Director of the Brexit Institute, DCU; Dr Eckhard Lübkemeier, Former German Ambassador to Ireland and others.
Venue: Istabraq Hall, City Hall, Limerick
Date: Wednesday, 21 November 2018, 7pm

Europeana Migration
Three Collection & Digitisation Days, where the local communities bring an object for digitisation and uploading to Europeana Migration and tell their personal story of how migration enriches the culture of Europe. Part of a Europe-wide campaign linked to European Year of Cultural Heritage.
Venue: Hunt Museum
Date: Thursday, 29 November – Saturday, 1 December 2018

Full details of the series:

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