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Our second discussion will deal with the polarizing viewpoints on the immigration issue which have distressed the relations between eastern and western member states of the EU. Until today, the question of humanitarism versus national security has not been answered in a way which can satisfy both perspectives. How can the EU fulfill their responsibility abroad and how important should national self-determination be? Can the conflict even be solved by the european institutions?
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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.
The events will be held in english.
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