Debating Europe – The Congress of Vienna and its legacy

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Two-hundred years ago, the Congress of Vienna convened to reorganise the European continent. It was the beginning of what Henry Kissinger called the longest known period of peace in Europe.

The “European Concert” was the precursor to today’s EU: conflict resolution in the spirit of rapprochement and collaboration between the countries of Europe in every area possible. How has Europe changed since then? Which mechanisms of conflict resolution exist today? What are the new geopolitical challenges?

On the panel:
Heinrich August Winkler, Professor of Recent History at Humboldt University;
Hazel Rosenstrauch, English-Austrian cultural studies scholar;
Sebastian Kurz, Federal Minister of Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs;
Johannes Hahn, European Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy;
Adam Krzeminski, Polish journalist and publicist.
Moderated by: Alexandra Föderl-Schmid, Editor-in-Chief of DER STANDARD

26 April, 11 am, Burgtheater
Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna

The debate will be held in German.

A 10% ticket discount is offered to Erste Bank card holders. (only available when tickets are purchased at the box office at the Burgtheater).

The series is a cooperation of Burgtheater, ERSTE Foundation, Institut für die Wissenschaften vom Menschen (IWM) and DER STANDARD.

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