From March 29-31 three Georgia Tech students, Lucia Lombardo, Pedro Maddens Toscano and Plamen Mavrov,
attended European Horizons’ annual European Student Conference (ESC) hosted by Yale University. Over these three days the students participated in workshops with focuses on democracy, energy, technology, national sovereignty, and others. The students also heard panels on issues such as the common values of the European Union, EU security, and energy. Distinguished speakers included Josep Borrell, the former President of the EU Parliament, Enrique Barón Crespo, another former President of the EU Parliament, Rosemary DiCarlo, the former U.S. Deputy Permanent Representative to the UN and CETS’s very own Professor Vicki Birchfield.
Lucia co-authored a paper on how businesses and the EU together can foster and maintain democracy in the EU and Plamen co-authored a paper on improving public transportation for the future of energy in the Energy workshop.
The students’ participation was supported by the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence.