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Finland’s flagship event for European policy, the Europe Forum, will once again be held in Turku, from 28 to 30 August 2024. The event will bring together key influencers, experts and decision-makers from both Finland and Europe to discuss current issues and future challenges. This year, the main theme of the forum will be a secure future for Finland and Europe.

The three-day event will offer a broad range of perspectives on the theme of security in geopolitics, sustainability and economics. Prime Minister Petteri Orpo will open the forum and deliver one of the keynote speeches.

An international perspective will be brought by former Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta who will also be one of the keynote speakers at the opening ceremony. Letta’s report on the EU’s internal market, published in the spring, is one of three key reports that will guide the commission’s agenda in the coming year. Other international guests attending the event include Director-General for Research and Innovation at the European Commission Marc Lemaître, Director-General of Communication and Information for the Council of the European Union Agnieszka Bartol and Director of the European Centre for International Political Economy Hosuk Lee-Makiyama.

Other confirmed speakers include Finnish Minister of Foreign Trade and Development Ville Tavio, former Finnish Prime Minister and Chair of the SDP Paavo Lipponen, Governor of the Bank of Finland Olli Rehn, European Commission Director-General for Defence Industry and Space Timo Pesonen, CEO of the National Emergency Supply Agency Janne Känkänen and Director of EU Affairs at the Confederation of Finnish Industries Lotta Nymann-Lindegren. The views of newly elected MEPs such as Li AnderssonEero Heinäluoma and Pekka Toveri  will also be heard at this year’s forum.

Participate on-site or online

As in previous years, this year’s event will feature a large number of ministers and newly elected MEPs as well as scientific, economic, and political experts participating in the discussion of topical matters. Last year, the European Forum attracted 3,600 participants and 170 speakers to more than 40 events. This year’s event offers a unique opportunity to delve deeper into the security issues that are central to the future of Finland and Europe.

The event will take place at Turku City Theatre and can be attended both on-site and online. For more information on the programme and registration, please visit

The Europe Forum is an opportunity to meet and exchange European ideas – come join us!