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Together, Forever? Migration, Integration, and the Future of Europe

  • Victoria College Chapel 91 Charles Street West - 2nd Floor Toronto, ON, M5S 1K5 Canada (map)

Join the Consuls General of Germany, France, Greece, and Turkey to discuss what the European refugee crisis holds for the future of Europe and the EU.

In 2015, more than 1.8 million migrants crossed into Europe. Of these, 1.3 million claimed asylum in EU member states, fleeing conflict and destruction across the Middle East and North Africa.

How is each country coping with the challenge? What does this mean for the broader European project and its key accomplishments, such as open borders? 

Can the EU survive not only obstacles to the free movement of people and goods, but also socio-cultural issues around integrating newcomers? Is the fundamental vision of a deeply integrated, liberal democratic Europe still feasible? 

Panellists:

− Alexandros Ioannidis, Consul General of Greece in Toronto
− Erdeniz Şen, Consul General of Turkey in Toronto
− Walter Stechel, Consul General of Germany in Toronto
− Marc Trouyet, Consul General of France in Toronto

Moderator: Marina Nemat, author of Prisoner of Tehran

A reception will follow.

Donations will be collected on a voluntary basis in support of Lifeline Syria.

This event is hosted by Diplomats on Campus, the International Relations Society, and the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History.