As part of a process in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe, LINKS Europe, in association with the City of The Hague, and with the support of The Hague Humanity Hub, are delighted to invite you to the final event in the series, ‘The Hague Conversations on the Future Europe in the World’.

For the event, we are delighted to welcome as speakers and guests of honour:

The Mayor of The Hague, Jan van Zanen

The Deputy Head of Cabinet to European Commission Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, Ivo Belet (TBC)

Additional events on February 22nd

This discussion shall address the role the non-profit sector is contributing towards the EU’s global ambitions, and how the EU can better galvanise the sector’s wealth of skills and knowledge; how it can involve and empower non-profits to work towards common global goals; and the risks and benefits in doing so. During the discussion participants will also be invited to offer practical ideas on how The Hague’s rich civil society eco-system can contribute to this process in the future.

The Netherlands, and in particular The Hague, is home to many diaspora communities. While some are a result of decades-long migration waves, others are relatively new, arriving in the last few years. Some communities are well organised having various educational, religious, and civic structures, while others are just slowly starting to organise. Diaspora communities are not always well-represented in decision-making at a local, national and pan-European level, despite being citizens of EU member states.
This book makes the case for why co-operation is the key to security within and between states, and for dealing with complex threats and challenges to international peace and security. It argues that co-operation is not altruism or liberal internationalism, rather it is in the self-interest of states. Drawing on both theory and practice, it looks at how co-operation can be promoted within and between states as well as in the global community.

The series has run successfully since September 2021 with several online, in- person and hybrid events that have attracted the participation of hundreds of residents of The Hague, as well as others in the rest of the Netherlands and beyond. The events were also accompanied by a podcast series.