1916-2016: the changing face of Europe and its media
Brexit: Its implications for Europe
The AEJ Irish Section has been awarded the Congress which will take place in Kilkenny on 3rd, 4th and 5th November, 2016.
The conference will be held in the Rivercourt Hotel, overlooking Kilkenny Castle, with delegates arriving on Thursday, 3rd November, and departing on Sunday 6th November.
An International Delegation
The AEJ International Congress attracts upwards of 60 delegates from across member States annually. Ireland last hosted the Congress in 2007. It had previously hosted Congress in 1988 (Dublin) and 1977 (Dublin-Galway).
A Momentous Year
It is planned to showcase as much of Kilkenny and surrounding region during the delegates stay and we have free time to facilitate this. The year is also special because of the year of celebration and reflection of a momentous period in nation building.
Opportunity to Reflect
The three days of Congress in Kilkenny will provide them with the opportunity and material to assess and reflect on how Ireland faces into its second century as an independent State and its emergence from the economic crisis.
Congress and General Assembly 2016
Thursday, 3rd November
Delegates arrive at the Rivercourt Hotel, Kilkenny
Friday, 4th November
Morning session: 10am
Brexit and its implications for Europe
Speakers: Minister for Foreign Affairs, Charlie Flanagan TD.
British Ambassador Robin Barnett
AIB Bank Chairman, Richard Pym
Stephen Collins, Political Editor, The Irish Times.
Lunch 1pm: Rivercourt Hotel
Guest speaker: Mairead McGuinness Vice President of the European Parliament
Afternoon Session: 3pm-5pm
1916-2016, the changing face of Europe and its media
Mark Little, Founder of Storyful, and Vice President for media in Europe and Africa for Twitter.
Brendan Keenan, Broadcaster and Columnist.
Mark Duncan (RTE Century Ireland project).
Giles Portman, Head of the East Stratcom Task Force of the European External Action Service.
Saturday, 5th November
AEJ reports and General Assembly.
(Restricted session for delegates)
Lunch: 1pm Rivercourt hotel.
4pm: Optional itinerary including walking tour of medieval Kilkenny
7.30pm: Arrive Kilkenny Castle for tour and reception.
8.30pm: Farewell dinner hosted by Glanbia..
Sunday, 6th November