Putin’s Europe in the Crucial Year

Putin’s Europe in the Crucial Year

The European Liberal Forum, supported by the Project: Poland Foundation, has taken on the crucial task of dissecting and explaining the extent of Russia’s influence across Europe. The initiative brings together twenty experts and editors from across the continent to articulate how Russian dictator Vladimir Putin’s actions and ideologies affect everyday Europeans’ lives. This exploration is not just a narrative of external geopolitical manoeuvres; it delves into the internal dynamics of European countries, highlighting how Putin’s reach has infiltrated various sectors, including the economy, politics, media, and social organizations.

The study describes universal phenomena and trends. Even when the starting point for describing a problem is a single country or a group of countries, it does not at all mean that this problem is limited to this particular geographical area. On the contrary, it should be assumed that it is or will be present in one form or another in other countries as well. The question is: when and with what intensity? Because there are no places in Europe in which Putin would not be interested. Destabilising or subjugating every patch, even small or remote from Moscow, brings the dictator closer to his goal: reconstructing the empire, building Putin’s Europe.

During the discussion, authors of the publication will answer questions what has changed in recent months and how whether there will be more or less of Putin’s Europe after the upcoming EP elections.

Programme – 31 may 2024

10:30 Welcome

Milosz Hodun, Board Member, European Liberal Forum
Emma Galli, Scientific Director, Fondazione Luigi Einaudi

10:45 Keynote speech

Violetta Pashutina, President, GOLOS Kyiv

11:00 Panel discussion on Putin’s Europe

Domenico Fracchiolla, Professor, Mercatorum and Luiss University
Renata Gravina, Researcher, Fondazione Luigi Einaudi
Mila Moshelova, Researcher, Friedrich Naummann Foundation
Patrik Oksanen, Researcher, FORES

Milosz Hodun
, Board Member, European Liberal Forum

13:00 Lunch

15:00 End of the programme

In cooperation with Projekt Polska, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, D66 International