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Europe at a Crossroads: German and Irish Reflections on Peace, and Our Shared European Future

Panel Discussion in cooperation with the Consulate-General of Ireland in Frankfurt/Main


21. November 2022 17:00 – 21. November 2022 19:00
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University Library of Marburg, Deutschhausstraße 9: Lecture Room

Ireland was part of the first wave of enlargement of the European Communities in 1973. Since then, another 18 states have acceded to the Union, significantly expanding the geographic presence and geopolitical interests of the EU. In fact, enlargement has arguably been the single biggest policy success of the Union in its 70 years of existence.

Another significant achievement of the EU has been bringing greater unity and peace amongst nations in Europe. The Northern Ireland Peace Process is one such example. As Ireland marks 50 years of EU membership, and as Europe grapples with a war on its borders, it is an opportune time to reflect on the role of the EU in building peace, prosperity and forward momentum, asking how we in Germany and Ireland might understand the future of Europe?

After the presentation we invite you to a reception.


Opening Messages:
• Prof Dr Evelyn Korn (Deputy President, University of Marburg)
• Anne-Marie Flynn (Consul General of Ireland in Frankfurt)
• Prof Dr Mark Maguire (Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Maynooth University)

• Prof Dr Bríd Quinn (University of Limerick)
• Francis Jacobs (Head of Information Office in Ireland at European Parliament)
• Prof Dr Hubert Zimmermann (University of Marburg)
• Prof Dr Benedikt Stuchtey (University of Marburg)
• Prof Dr Thorsten Bonacker (President’s Delegate for EUPeace, University of Marburg), moderator

Event Organizer

The event is supported by the Consulate General of Ireland in Frankfurt/Main. It takes place in the context of the network “European University for Peace, Justice, and Inclusive Societies EUPeace”.