Dr Grégor Puppinck, Director of the ECLJ, was invited to give a presentation on “human dignity and end of life” before the European Ideas Network during its Summer University, in Copenhagen, Denmark (01 - 02 October 2015). Gregor Puppinck presented the challenges caused by the aging of the European population and by the European demographic crisis.
The discussions focused on “Security and political stability” and addressed the following items:the Islamic state and crash of values, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union, Mediterranean stability, the future of Europe, European and monetary Union, Financial and economic elements in post crisis European Union recovery, Migration and demography, Transatlantic Relations, Human dignity and Bioethics, Digital Single Market, Internet and Copyright, Populism and the future of democracy, Terrorism, Threats and Strategy.
Among the speakers were Joseph DAUL, President of the European People's Party, Per Stig MØLLER, Former Danish minister of Foreign Affairs; Alojz PETERLE MEP, former Prime Minister of Slovenia, Sayed Kassem ELMASRY, Adviser to the OIC Secretary General, Miroslav MIKOLÁŠIK (see here the full program),
The European Ideas Network (EIN) is a pan-European think-tank process designed to promote new thinking on the key challenges facing the countries of the European Union. Sponsored by the EPP Group, the largest political group in the European Parliament, with an active membership of around 3000 policy-makers and opinion-shapers across the European Union, the EIN brings together politicians, businessmen, academics, policy advisers, think tankers, journalists and representatives of civil society who share a common outlook Europe-wide, as well as outside non-party experts and commentators interested in the public policy issues being addressed.