Plenary Panel

Lessons from the past

Those who can make a connection between past and present and who can measure the peculiarities of their own time against the recognized value of history, will be able to gather lessons from the past and to prepare for a stronger future. With their unique insights into the world of politics and governance, former political leaders of the XXI century will share their experience and their thoughts on current forms of government and on how prepared we are to take on the upcoming challenges of a globalized world. What lessons should we learn from the past to take with us into our collective future?

Prime Minister of Spain 2004-2011 & Member of WLA – Club de Madrid (Spain)

Prime Minister of Portugal 2002-2004 & President of the European Commission 2004-2014 (Portugal)

Deputy Mayor of Cascais (Portugal)