In 2018, the ALLEA-coordinated conference series “Europe on Test: Narratives of Union and Disunion” will feature two prominent events in Germany and Finland respectively
On 20 October, the Göttingen Academy of Sciences and Humanities will bring together high-level speakers from policy and academia to discuss the conference theme “Germany and Europe, Self-Images and Foreign Perspectives”. On 14-15 November the Council of Finnish Academies will organise a two-day conference providing a “nordic perspective” on the series topic. “Europe on Test: Narratives of Union and Disunion” is a series of conferences hosted by selected academies of sciences and humanities in various European cities under the patronage of ALLEA.
The initiative started with a conference organised by the British Academy in London on November 2016. Throughout the conferences, renowned scholars deliberate and illuminate the significance of such narratives from a variety of different angles and within their national contexts, providing insights into how narratives shape the way we conceive Europe as a Union or Disunion.
The conferences are open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.