On the economic and social future of Europe
Robert Schuman (1886 – 1963) was a Luxembourg-born French politician, who is regarded as a founder of the European Union. His famous declaration of 09 May, 1950 laid down the parameters for the Coal and Steel Community, which later evolved into the institution we know today as the European Union.
The Robert Schuman Lecture focuses on an economic and political vision for Europe, with particular attention on economic integration. So far, the following Lectures have taken place:
Vince CableSecretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills; Member of Parliament (Liberal Democrat), Twickenham, United Kingdom
'The Europe I Want, the Europe We Need'
Enda KennyTaoiseach of Ireland; Head of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union
"The Irish EU Agenda: Towards Stability, Jobs and Growth"
Máire Geoghegan-QuinnCommissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, European Commission
"Winning the Innovation Race"
Christiana FigueresExecutive Secretary, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Pier Carlo PadoanDeputy Secretary-General and Chief Economist, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
"Policy Challenges in the Post-Crisis Global Economy"
Felipe GonzálezHead, High-Level Reflection Group on Future of Europe; Former Prime Minister, Spain
"The Future of Europe: Towards a 21st Century Vision"
Fatih BirolChief Economist and Head of the Economic Analysis Division, International Energy Agency (IEA)
"Climate change challenges and the 450 stabilisation case: Capping CO2 emissions"
Angel GurríaSecretary-General, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD)
“Human Capital: Europe's Next Frontier"
Leszek BalcerowiczPresident, National Bank of Poland; Author of the “Balcerowicz Plan” for Polish Economic Renewal
“The Lessons of Catching Up”
José Manuel BarrosoPresident, European Commission
“Creating a Europe of Opportunities”
Wim KokChairman, Employment Taskforce, European Commission; Former Prime Minister, The Netherlands
“Jobs, Growth and Employment”
Martin BailySenior Fellow, Peterson Institute of International Economics; Former Chairman, Council of Economic Advisers (under US President Clinton)
“Transforming the European Economy”