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XXI Annual EPP Group intercultural dialogue with churches and religious institutions

What kind of Europe do we want? Time for vision and solutions
18.10.2018 - 09:00
- 19.10.2018 - 12:45
Last Updated: 23.10.2018 - 11:04
Lisbon (Mafra), Portugal

The XXI Annual EPP Group Intercultural Dialogue with Churches and Religious Institutions will be held in an inspirational place near Lisbon in Ericeira, Portugal, from 17-19 October 2018. With a stimulating content: What kind of Europe do we want? - Time for vision and solutions, the debates will mainly focus on rethinking Europe, the role of the family, youth, education and how peace and security can be maintained in Europe and the world. The event is organised in the form of a ‘dialogue’ between European and national politicians, Church leaders, experts and religious representatives, in order to enable an open and honest discussion between speakers and participants of different cultural, religious, geographic and linguistic backgrounds.

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Thursday
Friday
Thursday
09:00
Opening Session
Speakers
Hélder Sousa Silva, Mayor of Mafra
José Silvano, Secretary General of PSD
Assunção Cristas, President of the CDS-PP
Paulo RANGEL, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the European Parliament (EP)
György HÖLVÉNYI, Co-Chairman of the EPP Group Working Group on Intercultural Relations and Interreligious Dialogue
Jan OLBRYCHT, Co-Chairman of the EPP Group Working Group on Intercultural Relations and Interreligious Dialogue
Session I: Rethinking Europe
Chair
Speakers
Paulo RANGEL, Vice-Chairman of the EPP Group in the EP
Interventions
Speakers
Olivier Poquillon OP, General Secretary, Commission of the Bishops' Conferences of the EU (COMECE)
Jarka Chloupková, Director of Research, Bussola Institute
Nektarios Ioannou, Archimandrite, Representative of the Committee of the Representatives of the Orthodox Churches in the European Union (CROCEU)
Henrique Mota, Moderator of the radio programme "And God created the Universe..."
Natan Peres, Rabbi of the Comunidade Israelita de Lisboa
Daniel Bodnár, President of the Milton Friedman University
Discussion
Speakers
Sofia RIBEIRO, Portuguese Delegation of the EPP Group in the EP

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