Session Theme: "Re-evaluate.Refine: Fresh ideas for tomorrow's Europe"
The Session Theme "Re-evaluate. Refine: Fresh ideas for tomorrow's Europe" will play a vital role in the Chairs Team's work. In one of the first processes as a Chairs Team, we will be drafting the topics to be discussed this October in Minsk. It is this process that determines the most how strongly implemented the Session Theme will be academically.
Fresh ideas are needed for decades- old systems, omni-present problems and life-threatening challenges. Those problems and especially the current solutions - if any - to them need to undergo a thorough re-evaluation and refinement process. Because every problem brings a chance for solving it, for improvement and refinement.
It will be all of us who find those challenges, you who dig out their details, their impact on our continent and the ways we currently deal with them. And it will be the Delegates who re-evaluate all these problems and solutions and will then find their own, refined solutions.
To sum up, I envision the Chairs Team to facilitate the re-evaluation and refinement of some of the systems and institutions in place, of the problems and challenges Europe faces, and the finding of fresh ideas to build tomorrow's Europe.