1st workshop – Ventotene

The FLAGSHIP 1st Workshop, “Setting the framework: a multidisciplinary global perspective”, took place in Ventotene, Italy, on 14-15 June 2013, in collocation with the the Fifth Annual European Seminar on the Future of the European Union “After austerity: How will Europe recover?” organized by the “Altiero Spinelli” institute for Federalist Studies on 15 June 2013. During the workshop the FLAGSHIP conceptual framework and big trends and challenges in key areas was be presented and analysed.

Friday, June 14

9:00  Welcome and introductory remarks 
Giuseppe Assenso, Mayor of Ventotene, Italy
Andrea Ricci, FLAGSHIP project coordinator, ISIS, Italy
9:15 Presentation of the FLAGSHIP conceptual framework for the appraisal of Grand Societal Challenges 
Carlo Sessa, ISIS, Italy
Oriol Biosca, MCRIT, Spain 
9:45 Discussion 
10:15 Coffee break 
10:30 The FLAGSHIP framework
Facilitated by Andrea Ricci, ISIS, Italy 
Oriol Biosca, MCRIT, Spain
Baptiste Boitier and Paul Zagame, SEURECO, France
Nicole van der Gaag, NIDI, The Netherlands
Kishore Dhavala, BC3, Spain
Matthew J. Simon, HiiL, The Netherlands
Kai Bohme and Sofie Jager, S4S, Luxembourg
17:00 Debate 
17:30 Conclusions and way forward, Andrea Ricci, ISIS, Italy 

Saturday, June 15

9:00  The European Economy: analysis and proposals
Chaired by Carlo Sessa, ISIS, Italy
Riccardo Fiorentini, University of Verona and Guido Montani, University of Pavia, Italy
Luca Scarpiello, Secretary of the EP Young Intergroup, Belgium Young People and Unemployment. What the EU can do. 
10:00 Contributions from partners
10:30 General debate
11:00 Coffee break
13:30 Roundtable: European Parties’ Proposals
Chaired by Guido Montani, Altiero Spinelli Institute, Italy
Brendan Donnelly, Director of Federal Trust, former MEP, UK
David Grace, UK Liberal Party, Director of Inside Europe, UK
Rui Tavares, MEP, The Greens, European Free Alliance, Portugal
13:00 General debate
14:00 End of the workshop