European Institute Public Lecture
Date: Friday 20 May 2005
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building
Speaker: José Manuel Barroso
Chair: Professor Kevin Featherstone
The title for this event has been updated.
With the United Kingdom placing aid and development at the heart of the agenda for its forthcoming EU Presidency and its chairmanship of the G8 summit at Gleneagles in July, Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso sets out how the European Union can play a more effective role in the global partnership for tackling these critical issues
José Manuel Barroso was appointed president of the European Commission in November 2004. Prior to this he was prime minister of Portugal.
This event is free and open to all however a ticket is required.
Update: Thursday 12 May
All tickets have now been allocated. Tickets for this event will be distributed in the next few days. Please note that one ticket per applicant will be sent out. Any applicants who were unsuccessful in their ticket request will be advised as soon as possible.
If you have not been successful in requesting a ticket then you have two options on the day:
There will be a returns queue in operation for the Old Theatre. Shortly before the event starts we will fill any empty seats left by ticket holders with people from the returns queue. The returns queue will be located on the ground floor of the Old Building, next to the Old Theatre. Entry is not guaranteed to this event via the returns queue
Video Link Venue:
There will also be a live video link to the New Theatre, East Building. This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry to this venue will be on a first come, first serve basis.
Text of President Barroso's speech - Response and Responsibility: the global partnership for aid and development (PDF)
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