22st International WDR Europaforum 2019

Shaping Europe together

Time for a new European confidence

Foreign Office | 23 May 2019, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

The 22nd International WDR Europaforum will once again see leading European politicians discuss Europe’s future at a one-day conference on 23 May 2019 at the Foreign Office in Berlin: What kind of Europe do we want? What should it look like? And how far do we want to go as a union?

The issue of migration is still dividing the EU. Nationalist, Euro-sceptic governments are becoming a serious problem for the cohesion of Europe. The consequences of Britain’s exit from the EU present huge challenges for everyone. The Union’s foreign and security policy needs to be adapted to the dramatic changes in international politics. The relationships with the USA, Russia and China must be realigned: all of this is only possible with a self-assured and sovereign Europe. Time for a new European self-assurance – time for a collective critical dialogue.

A few days before the European elections and the EU summit in Brussels, Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Norddeutscher Rundfunk, Südwestrundfunk, Österreichischer Rundfunk and ARD/ZDF’s joint event and documentary channel PHOENIX, together with the European Commission, the European Parliament and the German Foreign Office, are organising a discussion on current European politics for the television, radio and Internet at the Foreign Office in Berlin.

The WDR editorial board of television, together with the CIVIS Media Foundation for Integration in Cologne, have assumed responsibility for the organisation and implementation of the event. The chief editor for the event is Michael Radix, WDR television editorial board.