Second National Reflection Group meeting - Belgium


Event type
National Reflection Group
Date
14.03.2017
City, Country
Brussels, Belgium
Local Organiser
Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations (Belgium)
Event Place
Egmont – Royal Institute for International Relations (Belgium)
Languages
French and Dutch

The Belgian National Reflection Group (composed of around 20 high-ranking policy-makers, opinion leaders, NGO representatives, and other key stakeholders) met again to discuss the results of the two transnational meetings and determine what should be included in the national report.

The meeting started with a keynote speech by H. E. François Roux, Belgian Ambassador to the EU and Sherpa to the Prime Minister. It was followed by a discussion with the members of the Belgian Reflection Group.

The group analysed the current 'state of the Union' from a national perspective and reflected on the evolution of the 'national narrative' about European integration and the EU. The main challenges the EU and its member states are facing (especially the three key areas: economy, security and migration) have been discussed more in-depth in order to develop ideas and recommendations on how the EU and its members should react to them, taking into account the current state of the Union as well as the 'national narrative' about European integration and the EU.

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