European Charlemagne Prize Summit 2023

European Charlemagne Prize Summit 2023



Dear Sir or Madam,

In anticipation of the upcoming European Parliament elections in spring 2024 and the pressing future challenges facing Europe’s citizens, this year’s European Charlemagne Prize Summit intends to pave the way for a lively public debate on the configuration of the European Union. How can the EU successfully admit new member states whilst maintaining its operational efficiency? How can peace be restored on the continent and a sustainable security order be established? What steps are required to ensure a humanitarian migration and asylum policy? How should the EU address the challenges of the digital and green transformations to maintain its long-term competitiveness?

The International Charlemagne Prize Foundation of Aachen and the Minister for Fed-eral and European Affairs, International Relations, and Media of North Rhine-West-phalia invite you to join the discussion at the



on Friday, 17 November 2023,

7.00 p.m.

at Aachen's Town Hall


alongside distinguished politicians. Our guests include:


Dr. Katarina Barley MEP

Vice-President of the European Parliament


Nathanael Liminski

Minister for Federal and European Affairs, International Relations, Media of North Rhine-Westphalia and Head of the State Chancellery


Terry Reintke MdEP

Co-chair of the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament


Dr. Marie-Agnes Strack-Zimmermann MdB

Chairwoman of the Defence Committee of the German Bundestag



Dr. Thomas Gutschker

Political Correspondent of the F.A.Z. for the European Union, NATO, and the Benelux States in Brussels

Prior to the panel discussion, from 5:00 pm at the Town Hall, we will host a series of thematic discussion rounds. Our current Charlemagne Prize Fellows will engage in debates with ex-perts on

the future role of Europe

in space,

start-up support,
und energy policy.

Further details on the programme and speakers can be found on the programme flyer (in German with indications about the English language programme parts).

For inquiries regarding registration or the event, please do not hesitate to contact


Yours sincerely,
The Charlemagne Prize Foundation

European Charlemagne Youth Prize