Conference on the future of Europe : Inaugural event

The Inaugural event for the Conference on the Future of Europe took place on Sunday 9 May 2021 in Strasbourg, from 14.00 to 15.30 CET. Here is the detailed programme: Opening video clip Welcome speech by Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic Performance by Karski Quartet: Joseph Haydn – quartet opus 76 No 1 (First movement – Allegro con spirito) Speech by David Sassoli, President of the European Parliament Europavox: Collage of musical events from across the EU Speech by António Costa, Prime Minister of Portugal and President of the Council Performance by Renaud Capuçon, violinist: J.S Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D Minor – Allemande Speech by Ursula Von der Leyen, President of the European Commission Testimonials from citizens (video) Interviews of Conference co-chairs: Guy Verhofstadt on behalf of the European Parliament, Ana Paula Zacarias as the Presidency’s representative and Dubravka Šuica, Vice-President of the European Commission Musical moment (Ode to joy – Spanish rendition) End You can share your contributions for the Conference on the future of Europe on the dedicated platform: The future is in your hands!