At the 47th Pan-European Days in Marx's hometown of Trier, I spoke about the reform of European democracy. I advocated for focusing on the decision-making of citizens and for building a European public and a stronger constitution of the European demos. I pointed out two founding ideas of the Pan-European movement, unification and peace, as a guiding thread for the establishment of the European Centre for Peace and Cooperation „Maria Star“ in Banja Luka.
The conference was organised by the German Pan-European Union entitled „Shape Europe, not just govern“ (Europa gestalten, nicht bloss verwalten), and was attended by 140 representatives from several countries. The emphasis was on regional co-operation between Germany, Luxembourg, France and Belgium, and on issues of European democracy and sovereignty. Former European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, who received a special Pan-European award, Alain Terrenoire, President of the International Pan-European Union, Bernd Posselt, President of the German Pan-European Union, representatives of the Greens, the People's Party and the Liberals in the European Parliament, Reinhard Bütikofer, Michael Gahler, Charles Goerens and others gave talks and participated in the discussion.