Networking and idea exchange are treasured in our time as being some of the most important activities that need to be organised. In this fast-paced world, where information is key, the on-line environment offers great possibilities and is often the medium of choice for events whether it be in politics or other areas. Even though they are fast and easy, on-line instruments cannot replace human interaction. I for one am always glad to see in-person events that are designed to bring people together and create the space for ideas to flow. The ECR Party’s event that will take place in Split, Croatia from Friday, 31st March until Sunday, 2nd April is a great opportunity for conservatives across Europe to explore the latest trends in conservative thought and find out about the latest information on navigating EU Politics.
Part of the ECR Party’s latest initiative, “European Culture Weekend”, the event is entitled “Accelerating the Conservative agenda for prosperity and freedom” and will bring together an impressive panel of experts from a large diversity of areas of expertise such as banking, politics, academics, and many more. Alongside the MPs and MEPs from Croatia, Bulgaria, Italy and the Netherlands the participants will have the opportunity to meet, among others, Antonio Giordano, ECR Party Secretary General, Barbara Kolm, Vice Chairwoman of Austrian Central Bank, Dr. Neven Vidakovic, finance professor at Zagreb university, and Adela Mîrza president of Alternativa Dreaptă, a fast-rising conservative party in Romania. As a romanian journalist I’ve had the opportunity of interviewing Mrs. Mîrza several times and found that she has a comprehensive understanding of both domestic as well as foreign policy matters and clear insight into a variety of issues ranging from the economic challenges that Romanian companies are facing to European Union governance debates. The party she leads is an honest and trustworthy voice for conservatives across the country and has managed a steady and organic growth during the past few years. If you decide to attend the event, make sure to attend the panel “Dealing with “Woke” Ideology”, where she will be a speaker.
The event will tackle a wide array of hot topics such as the “Woke” ideology, classical and liberal conservatism and the functioning of EU Institutions and the evolving balance of powers. It will be a foray into the diversity of European traditions, landscapes and cultures and an excellent way of developing new contacts. With a participation fee of less than 300 euros it is a bargain, as this will cover access to the EU-Croatia focus conference on Friday and the main program on Saturday, two-way flights, accommodation for two nights, participation at the welcome Reception as well as the networking dinner and other cultural activities. For a modest extra fee the participants will have the possibility to join the event on Thursday 30th and attend the Friday conference: a foray into EU-Croatian challenges and opportunities.
Croatia is the latest country to join the Schengen Agreement and the European Union’s newest member. It is a blend of cultures with roots in Europe’s oldest civilisations with a rich, well preserved, heritage. With a population of about 2,7 million inhabitants, this small country is a favourite destination for travellers across Europe as well as an exponent of a healthy mix of tradition and modernity. Split is the second largest city of Croatia and is situated on its eastern coastline. Founded almost over two millennia ago it has a population of around 160.000 inhabitants and is full of historical sites, museums and has a bustling and dynamic community.
Initiatives such as this are a great opportunity for European conservatives to meet and get to know each other as well as discuss topics which are crucial to the European Union’s healthy development, not to mention a great way to explore Europe’s vast cultural heritage.