This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty of Rome, the basis of the European Union as we know it today. This opportunity shall be used as a chance for an in-depth debate about the future of the EU within its own institutions and in the member states. Fifty years is a period long enough to reflect on what has been achieved so far and to think ahead about possible improvements to the common European project for future generations.
At the conference we will look back at past achievements and link them with the present and future challenges of life in the Community. The story of the European Union from the beginnings with the Rome Treaties up to the Treaty on the Constitution of Europe shall be discussed, with reflections from various angles on the meaningful process of development and integration marked by highpoints, halts and compromises.
We will also concentrate on the story of Slovenia: the country which gained its independence, joined the EU and is now the first among the new EU member states to preside over the Council of the EU.
The round table will be hosted by Ms. Nina Sankovič.
The event is open to the public. Confirmation of attendance is required.