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Debate – Towards European Union’s enlargement in 2030?

House of European History
30/05/2024 from 19:30until 30/05/2024 - 21:00
30 May
House of European History
Rue Belliard / Belliardstraat 135
1000  Brussels

On Thursday 30th of May from 19.30 to 21.00, the House of European History is organising a roundtable debate on EU enlargement in 2030, in partnership with DeBuren and Europahuis.

What are the main arguments for and against enlargement, and how do various countries, including the Netherlands and Belgium, position themselves within this debate?

On what timescale is the accession of new member states desirable and realistic? How do the criteria for accession relate to the EU's interest in expanding: are the conditions too strict or just not strict enough? What can we learn from the history of enlargement? How have enlargement talks progressed during the Belgian presidency?

These questions will be debated with a panel of experts from the Netherlands, Belgium and Romania: 

  • Wouter Zweers, Research fellow at the Clingendael Institute
  • Corina Stratulat, PhD, Associate Director and Head of European Politics and Institutions Programme at the European Policy Centre
  • Lien Jansen, PhD Researcher at KU Leuven Public Governance Institute

Register & guided tours

Before the debate, the House of European History proposes a special guided tour from to on the theme of EU Integration. The links to register for the guided tour and panel debate are on the House of European History website, link below. The panel debate and guided tour will be in English.