Public lecture and discussion event: ”Republic of Europe? From the Union of National States to a European Democracy”


17:00 - 19:00


Voimatalo, Eurooppa-sali
Malminkatu 16, Helsinki, 00100

Event Type

Schuman Society Finland organises in co-operation with the information office of the European parliament in Finland, European Movement Finland, European Youth Finland and European Youth Parliament Finland a public lecture and discussion event on account of the publication of Schuman Papers Nr. 3 (1/2018).

Republic of Europe? From the Union of National States to a European Democracy

The event is on Tuesday, 12 June 2018, 17-19 in Helsinki in Voimatalo’s Europe seminar hall (address:  Malminkatu 16, Helsinki).

The key note lecture will be held by the author of the Schuman Papers Nr. 3, Ulrike Guérot, professor at the Danube University in Krems, Austria, and head of the Department for European Policy and the Study of Democracy.


17.15  Opening words (Kimmo Elo, Chair of Schuman Society)

17.30 Why Europe should become a Republic? (Professor Ulrike Guérot)

Commentary: Ilkka Kanerva (Member of Parliament, Honorary Minister, Chairman of the Managing Board, Regional Council of Southwest Finland)

ca. 18.15 Round table discussion

Debaters: Ulrike Guérot, Juhana Aunesluoma (Helsinki Centre for European Studies), Tuomas Tikkanen (European Youth Finland), Iida Kalliokoski (European Youth Parliament Finland)

Discussion is moderated by Kimmo Elo

Audience is welcome to join the discussion

19.00 Closing

The language of the event is English. The event is free of charge and open for all interested audience. A limited number of seats available in the Europa seminar hall. Welcome!

Contact: Kimmo Elo, Chair of Schuman Society, tel. +358 44 342 2122, e-mail:

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