The Hague Conversations on the Future of Europe in the World, 22 February 2022

As a research consultant and conflict analyst, I have been invited to attend the following event (text copied from the invitation letter; see


Final event in the series:
‘The Hague Conversations on the Future of Europe in the World’
Tuesday, 22 February 2022 from 16.00-18.00


Dear Colleague,

As part of a process in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe, LINKS Europe, in association with the City of The Hague, and with the support of The Hague Humanity Hub, are delighted to invite you to the final event in the series, ‘The Hague Conversations on the Future Europe in the World’. The series has run successfully since September 2021 with several online, in-person and hybrid events that have attracted the participation of hundreds of residents of The Hague, as well as others in the rest of the Netherlands and beyond. The events were also accompanied by a podcast series.

This final event will be held on Tuesday, 22 February 2022 from 16.00-18.00 at The Hague Humanity Hub, City Centre (registration, coffee and biscuits will be available from 15.30).

For the event, we are delighted to welcome as speakers and guests of honour:
• The Mayor of The Hague, Jan van Zanen
• The High Commissioner on National Minorities of the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov
• The Deputy Head of Cabinet to European Commission Vice-President Dubravka Šuica, Ivo Belet (TBC)

After their presentations, LINKS Europe will present an advanced draft of the paper ‘The Hague in Europe, Europe in the World’, which aims to capture the mood, ideas and vision that emerged in the dialogue exercise, ‘The Hague Conversations on the Future of Europe in the World’, held in city from September 2021 to February 2022. There will then be a panel discussion with audience participation. After the event, the report will be finalised and submitted to the EU as part of the Conference on the Future of Europe process, ensuring the voice of the people of The Hague is heard in this important forum.

The event will be held under strict COVID-19 regulations, which means that the number of places available is unfortunately limited. We hope you will join us, but if you do intend to come, please apply for a ticket by emailing Places are available on a first come, first served basis. For those not able to join in person, the event will be streamed online.

Please note that all participants to this event are also invited to a separate event organised by the City of The Hague to conclude all of its various activities in the Conference on the Future of Europe process. This will take place on the same day, starting at 18.30. A separate invitation will be sent to you by the municipality, to which you must reply separately.