Opinions about EFNI
EFNI has quickly gained reputation in Europe. It is no coincidence that the Forum guests include outstanding European politicians, intellectuals, entrepreneurs and managers.
Donald Tusk, President of the European Council
EFNI, organized on a great scale, is a place that stimulates all participants and pushes them to reflect critically on their own patterns of thinking. (…) Fantastic view onto the sea in Sopot and very efficient and discreet organisation give the entire event a unique character.
Paul H. Dembinski, Director, Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva, Switzerland
EFNI has proven that today Poland does not generate problems, but solutions. Solutions for Europe.
Radosław Sikorski, Former Speaker of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland
It is a great meeting, and it is very important to business. Not only to Poland, but to all of Europe.
Bernard Welschke, Secretary General of BIAC OECD
Here at EFNI ideas are coined, and you can meet people who are starting to think ‘afresh’.
Lech Wałęsa, former President of the Republic of Poland
Open debates at EFNI make it possible for the representatives of the state and public sector to discuss European issues in a global context. (…) Please continue to organise this fantastic, efficient and productive Forum.
Irene Natividad, President, Global Summit of Women, USA
Nowhere in the world have I seen more animated discussions, more innovative ideas and more serious debate about the state of the modern institutions. So, if it is really true that ideas can change the reality we live in, it is a given that the ideas hatched during the Forum will be able to do it.
Benjamin Barber, President of the Interdependence Movement / CivWorld, USA
The Forum is a valuable input to the innovative thinking and to seeking political and economic solutions for the post-crisis Europe. The Sopot debates have become a Polish brand, a model for debates about major challenges for Europe and the world.
Danuta Hübner, Chair, Committee on Constitutional Affairs, European Parliament
A meeting with European citizens who have a personal and emotional attachment to the European Union was a valuable and eye-opening experience.
George Friedman, President, Stratfor, USA
Fantastic conference, great hospitality.
Michael Stoppard, Chief Strategist, Global Gas, IHC CERA, United Kingdom