The Elysée Treaty : 50 Years of French-German partnership. What does it mean to Europe ?Voir la fiche CANADA
Institute for European Studies - UBC - Vancouver
9 Avril 2013 - 9 Avril 2013
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Elysée Treaty between France and Germany, the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia, in partnership with the Consulate generals of France and Germany in Vancouver, organized on April 9, 2013 the international symposium : The Elysée Treaty : 50 Years of French-German partnership. What does it mean to Europe ?
For more than half a century, the French-German partnership, as
materialized by the Elysée Treaty and its unprecedented framework for bilateral
cooperation between former enemy countries, has been at the core of the
European integration project, recently honored with the Nobel Peace Prize.
Building the European community is still a work in progress: France and Germany have been key actors in
moving it forward in permanent dialog and discussions with their European
partners. However, as a partnership, it has always had its challenges and
issues. Diverging national interests and visions, now exacerbated by a major
global economic crisis, are today being debated, and Europe
seems again to be at a crossroads. Our symposium brings together an
extraordinary group of scholars who will analyze and discuss the past, present
and future of European integration and the crucial role of the German-French
relations in it.
Joachim Schild, University of Trier
Nicolas Jabko, Institute of Political Studies, Paris ; Johns Hopkins University, Bologna
George Ross, University of Montreal
Yann-Svenn Rittelmeyer, French Institute of International Relations, Paris
Yves Tiberghien, University of British Columbia
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