Europe in Discourse:

Identity, Diversity, Borders


Hellenic American University

Athens, Greece 

September 23rd - 25th 2016



“Now I can see her face” by Clément Jacquard used under  CC BY 2.0 / cropped from original    


4th International Conference on Europe in Discourse

"Future Trajectories for Europe"

September 26th - 28th, 2024 in Athens, Greece

Last September (23-25, 2022) Europe in Discourse III: Tracing Identity through Values, History and Borders proved to be the focal point where different perspectives about Europe are discussed and disciplines meet to understand those constitutive elements that pull Europe together. As with the previous two Conferences in 2016 and 2018, Europe in Discourse III successfully gathered well-known policy experts, historians, discourse analysts, authors, and public intellectuals with a committed shared interest in Europe and the European Union.

The tradition of the three influential international conferences brought us before the realization that Europe has a long tradition of self-images and foundational elements which it continually needs to draw upon to understand and reform itself. Indeed, the themes discussed during the Conferences, such as values, history and borders reverberate differently across disciplines and across the network of conference participants.  Conference discussions, so far, have given new impetus to the discourses of and about Europe but they have also converged in making us understand that to know Europe means to also know the plethora of aspects and elements it represents.

Inspired by the task of making Europe in Discourse a genuinely open conference Europe in Discourse IV deepens the dialogue about Europe by foregrounding an expanded list of elements that constitute it: its cultural and artistic heritage, its historical foundations, the value-driven principles it subscribes to, its borders and geography, and of course the more recent establishment of the European Union as a supranational entity. It will continue to highlight Europe through its foundational mobilizing values and call for further and more expanded discussions to explore the moral orientation of Europe’s citizens. All these elements beg attention to deepen our understanding of what Europe is and see through the paths that it chooses to walk in the future.

To be announced ...

  • Professor Aleida Assmann University of Konstanz
  • Professor Michel Foucher, National Public Service Institute
  • Professor Evanthis Hatzivassiliou, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens
  • Professor Juliane House, Hellenic American University
  • Professor Zohar Kampf, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Associate Professor Themis Kaniklidou, Hellenic American University
  • Professor Theodoros Koutsogiannis, Chief Curator of the Hellenic Parliament Art Collection
  • Professor Michał Krzyżanowski, Uppsala University
  • Professor Evangelos Livieratos, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
  • Professor George Pagoulatos, Permanent Representative of Greece to the OECD
  • Professor Effie Pedaliu, London School of Economics
  • Professor Mario Pezzini, OECD Development Centre
  • Professor George Prevelakis, Hellenic American University, Panthéon-Sorbonne University
  • Professor Sotiris Rizas, Research Centre for the Study of Modern Greek History/Academy of Athens
  • Professor Vivien A. Schmidt, Jean Monnet Professor of European Integration, Boston University

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