The College of Europe welcomes high level speakers to both of its campuses, many of whom take this opportunity to further the European debate. Conferences and seminars are organized throughout the year, allowing practitioners and students to part take into critical dialogue and engage in direct exchanges of views over issues affecting European integration and international relations.

Selected speakers of the academic year 2016-2017 included in alphabetical order:

  • Mr Geert BOURGEOIS, Minister-President of the Government of Flanders and Flemish Minister for Foreign Policy and Architectural Heritage
  • Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER, President of the European Commission
  • Mr Tomáš PROUZA, State Secretary for European Affairs of the Czech Republic
  • Lord Robert SKIDELSKY, Emeritus Professor of Political Economy at the University of Warwick
  • Dr. Javier SOLANA, President, ESADE Centre for Global Economy and Geopolitics, Barcelona-Madrid; former High Representative for the Common Foreign and Security Policy and Secretary General of the Council of the European Union
  • Mr Klaus WELLE, Secretary-General of the European Parliament
Mr Jean-Claude JUNCKER
Dr. Javier SOLANA