Analyzing Europe’s Crises: Interactive Conference on the Future of the EU

Euro crisis, wave of refugees, Brexit, pandemic – the EU has experienced a series of far-reaching crises in recent years. Putin’s attack on Ukraine is once again testing the agency of a united Europe. It seems questionable whether the Union’s promise to grow outwards and unite inwards can be kept in the long term.

A look at history makes it clear that European integration has always been accompanied by crises. The development of the European union of states is not a linear success story.

How did external and internal problems affect Europe’s integration process in earlier times? Is it possible that the EU only took on its current shape because of crises and opponents? And is the EU at a new turning point in its history as a result of Russia’s aggression?

Discuss with the researchers

Researchers from the joint project “(De)Constructing Europe – EU-Scepticism in European Integration History” organized by the Max Weber Foundation will discuss such questions with interested laypeople on Monday, September 26, from 4 p.m. at a conference open to the public. You can register free of charge at [email protected] to take part in the event.Europe in Resistance – Resistance against Europe“ to take part in the Berlin Science Center Futurium.

The program is divided into two areas, whereby visitors should indicate which formats they would like to participate in. It starts with the “MWS-Europe-Lab”: At several tables, experts discuss various problems with the participants. This is followed by a panel discussion that discusses the results of the table rounds.

Historians from the German Historical Institutes (DHI) in London, Warsaw and Rome will discuss with scientists from the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS) how skepticism and crises have shaped Europe and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

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