Europe Reborn – Strategic autonomy of the EU at stake

12 – 14 July 2021

On 12-14 July top European officials, members of academia, representatives of think-tanks, as well as delegates from the corporate sphere and media will gather in Prague’s Czernin palace to debate issues concerning the future of the European Union. The 7th edition of the Prague European Summit is divided into two policy tracks, focusing on political, as well as economic topics. The political track will debate issues concerning the EU’s external relations, such as democratization in the world, transatlantic affairs, international trade or EU’s Neighbourhood Policy. The economic track will focus on the issues concerning Post-pandemic recovery from the European Green Deal, digitalization to economic and gender (in)equality. Aside from the public panel discussions and closed expert roundtables, the summit will also welcome 30 young policy leaders in its Future European Leaders Forum (FELF) in the span of 12-16 July. FELF is an official part of the Conference on the Future of Europe. The Summit is organized in a hybrid format with around 200 participants attending physically, while further participants will follow the summit online.

Documents of Prague European Summit 2021

Speakers of Prague European Summit 2021

Rear Admiral (UH) Fabio Agostini

Commander of Operation EUNAVFOR MED IRINI

Ruth Bajada

Head of Division US & Canada, European External Action Service

Karel Barták

Coordinator of the EU section, INFO.cz

Benedetta Berti

Head of Policy Planning, Office of the Secretary-General, NATO

Marian Bocek

Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, InoBat Auto

Matteo Bonomi

Research Fellow, Istituto Affari Internazionali

Matthew G. Boyse

Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of State

Jan Brázda

ESG Leader PwC Czech Republic, CEE Partner

Gérald Bronner

Professor at the University of Paris, Member of the French National Academy of Medicine, Member of the French Academy of Technologies

Frances G. Burwell

Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council

Kamil Čermák

Chairman of the Board of Directors, CEO of ČEZ ESCO

Anna Damaskou

Chair of the Board of Transparency International Greece

Koert Debeuf

Editor in Chief of the EUobserver

Maria Demertzis

Deputy Director, Bruegel

Giles Dickson

CEO, WindEurope

Bohumil Doboš

Academic Staff Member of the Institute of Political Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Charles University

Dr. Eoin Drea

Senior Research Officer, Wilfried Martens Center for European Studies

Donika Emini

Executive Director, CiviKos

Heiner Flassbeck

Former Chief Economist of UNCTAD

Kostis Geropoulos

Energy & Russian Affairs Editor, New Europe

Jitka Haubová

Member of the Board of Directors, COO Komerční banka

H.E. Karel Havlíček

Former Deputy Prime Minister, Former Minister of Industry and Trade, Minister of Transport, Czech Republic

Tomas Hrozensky

Researcher at European Space Policy Institute (ESPI)

Zdeněk Hřib

Mayor of Prague

Magda Jakubowska

Vice President at the Res Publica Foundation / Visegrad Insight

Petr Janyška

Political Writer and Journalist, Former Diplomat and Ambassador to France

Tedo Japaridze

Vice-Chairman at Anaklia Development Consortium / Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia

Jana Juzová

Research Fellow, EUROPEUM Institute for European Policy

Lucie Kadlecová

Senior Associate, Representative of CybExer Technologies, Czech Republic

Michal Kiča

State Secretary, Ministry of Environment of the Slovak Republic

Alica Kizeková

Senior Researcher, Institute of International Relations Prague

Julian King

Former EU Commissioner; Senior Advisor Flint Global

Rostyslav Khotin

Senior Editor of the Ukrainian Service, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Marcel Kolaja

Vice-President of the European Parliament

Nika Kotoviča

Urban Planning Expert, City of Riga

Dimitrios Koufos

Associate Director – Lead Direct Finance, Energy Efficiency and Climate Representative, EBRD

H.E. Jakub Kulhánek

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Jaroslav Kurfürst

Special Envoy for the Eastern Partnership, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic

Miroslav Lajčák

EU Special Representative for the Kosovo-Serbia dialogue

Edward Lucas

British writer, journalist and consultant

Marta Makowska

Senior Research Fellow in the European Union Programme, The Polish Institute of International Affairs

Florian Marcus

Digital Transformation Adviser, e-Estonia Briefing Centre

Arvea Marieni

Board Member and Partner with Brainscapital, Sustainability Columnist for Brussels Morning

Maria Martin-Prat

Deputy Director-General of DG Trade, European Commission

Katja Meier

Saxon State Minister of Justice and for Democracy, Europe and Equality

Roberto Montella

Secretary General, Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe

Simone Neads

Managing Editor, European Security Journal

Petr Očko

Deputy Minister for New Technologies, Ministry of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic

H.E. Borut Pahor

President of the Republic of Slovenia

Lilyana Pavlova

Vice-President, European Investment Bank

Kris Peeters

Vice-President of the European Investment Bank

Katarzyna Pisarska

Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Warsaw Security Forum, Casimir Pulaski Foundation, Poland

Nikita Poljakov

Editor in Chief of E15

Geneviève Pons

Director General and Vice President of Europe Jacques Delors

Vesna Pusić

Sociologist, Former Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Founding Member of Foreign Policy Forum, Croatia

Jana Robinson

Managing Director of the Prague Security Studies Institute

Ilya Roubanis

Managing director, Brussels Morning

Réka Sáfrány

President of the European Women's Lobby, Chair of the Hungarian Women's Lobby

Aura Salla

Head of EU Affairs, Facebook

Käthlin Sander

Head of Gender Equality Policy, Ministry of Social Affairs, Estonia

Daisy Sindelar

Vice President & Editor in Chief RFE/RL

Attila Steiner

State Secretary for the Development of Circular Economy, Energy and Climate Policy, Ministry for Innovation and Technology, Hungary

Radan Šafařík

Director of the Gender Equality Department, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Ondřej Šváb

Head of Space Technologies and Applications Unit at the Ministry of Transport of the Czech Republic

Ivan Vejvoda

Head of Europe’s Futures Program and Permanent Fellow, IWM

Andžejs Viļumsons

Director, First Bilateral relations Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Latvia

Kenneth Wollack

Chairman, National Endowment for Democracy

Jan Zahradil

Vice-Chair of the EP Committee on International Trade

Aneta Zachová

Chief Editor, Euractiv CZ

Karolina Zbytniewska

Editor in Chief, Euractiv PL

Linda Zeilina

Founder & CEO, International Sustainable Finance Centre

Željana Zovko

Vice-Chair, Delegation for relations with Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Kosovo, European Parliament