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Europe Day in the spotlight

The 9th of May, the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration – which laid the foundations for the future European Union in 1950 – is the perfect time to discuss the future of Europe. Bozar once again joins forces with the pan-European collective Are We Europe for the second issue of Mayday Magazine, at a time when the deployment of vaccines in Europe is opening up new perspectives.

On the occasion of Europe Day on 9 May, you will be able to watch 5 sessions of discussions and interviews at your leisure.

 

1. Mayday Magazine launch: the new Roaring Twenties?

Could the end of the health crisis herald a new incarnation of the Roaring Twenties? Hear from Teresa O’Connell, editor of Mayday Magazine, and Karolina Szedja, contributor to Mayday Magazine.

2. Europe and democracy

In the wake of the Conference on the Future of Europe, a digital platform that invites citizens to share their vision for the future of the European Union, check out the interviews with European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography, Dubravka Šuica, and historian and expert on Europe, Luuk Van Middelaar.

3. Are the United States showing the way?

With Joe Biden marking the famous “hundred days” of his presidency, we asked prominent American journalist Thomas Friedmann to talk about the future, and, in particular, the future of EU-US relations. The interview is conducted by Karl Van den Broeck.

4. Homelands - New European Writing

Meet three winners of the European Prize for Literature, Mathias Nawrat (Germany), Lana Bastasic (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and Irene Solà (Spain), who will discuss the possible literary contradiction between country of origin and European identity in a round table chaired by Nicky Aerts.

5. Interview with Amin Maalouf

Discover an exceptional interview with Franco-Lebanese author Amin Maalouf who, following his latest book Adrift: How Our World Lost Its Way, offers a perspective on transatlantic relations. The interview is conducted by Safia Kessas.