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What does it even mean to be European? To identify as and feel like a European? Many young people and university students, who grew up only knowing the European Union, would answer this questions differently than older generations. That is why we would like to invite young people from all over Central Europe to discuss those important topics with us and learn about their perspectives.
The construct of european identity is neither written down nor set in stone. It also includes cleavages and lines of conflict. Many countries have joined the european community since the signing of the Maastricht treaty 30 years ago. The union did benefit from this diversity, but it also opened up room for potential sources of conflict.
In our first discussion we would like to focus on the heated debate on economic issues between the south and the north that has shaped the european discourse since the debt crisis. While northern countries generally argue in favor of national economical responsibility, southern countries call for an increased solidarity with the financially weak and more freedoms regarding their debt policies. Bailout clauses for example are a extensively emotionally loaded issue; such is the ECB policy or the banking union aswell. How does the future for european economics look like and how can the conflicts be resolved?
The event will be held in english.
Further events of this series: