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23rd International Conference of Europeanists "Resilient Europe?", Philadelphia (U.S.A.), 14 -16 April 2016


The Council for European Studies organized the 23rd international Conference of Europeanists "Resilient Europe?" which will be held at DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia Center City (Philadelphia, USA) on 14 -16 April 2016.

Europe is facing an enormous number of social and economic challenges—slow growth and increasing inequality, stressed and in some places disintegrating welfare states, falling birthrates and rising
immigration—which have helped generate enormous political challenges at both the domestic and European level. 

The European Union is therefore facing an unprecedented backlash, even from citizens in countries that have historically been most supportive of it. Understanding resilience—whether and how European countries and the European Union will have the capacity to bounce back in the wake of extraordinary stresses and challenges—is of the utmost importance.

This year’s CES conference thus examines resilience from a variety of perspectives. Over 950 scholars from a wide variety of disciplines participating in 238 panels, roundtables and plenaries will analyze the challenges Europe faces; various responses thus far attempted to deal with these challenges; the institutional and other prerequisites of flexible and effective political action; and the potential scenarios for a more prosperous and politically stable European future.

For further information view the Program attached.



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Program of the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists "Resilient Europe?", Philadelphia (U.S.A.), 14 -16 April 2016

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