Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz

Science | Politics | Society

Every two years, the Cluster for European Research at Saarland University invites renowned guests from academia and (political) practice to talk about Europe, thus bringing (international) European studies into dialogue with politics and civil society. The aim of the Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz is twofold: on the one hand, to provide scientific findings for the Europe-related actions of political actors and, on the other hand, to sensitise civil society to European issues. The conference is aimed at academics as well as politicians at state and federal level and civil society in Saarland and the Greater Region.


Solidarität in Europa | Europäische Solidarität

3. Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz am 12. und 13. Mai 2022

Solidarity in Europe | European Solidarity

3rd Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz (12.–13. May 2022)

Solidarity is a central European value that is firmly anchored in the European Charter of Fundamental Rights. At the same time, solidarity proves to be an extremely complex and controversial concept and principle of action and is defined and implemented differently depending on the situation, perspective and understanding of solidarity. This is particularly evident in Europe-wide and global crises, in which solidarity regularly experiences a boom: As an attitude, a form of action, but also as a sign of cohesion and an expression of a sense of unity, solidarity is increasingly in focus and demanded at both the civil society and institutional levels. At the same time, however, solidarity runs the risk of being undermined, especially in times of crisis, when solidarisation goes hand in hand with exclusion or a retreat to self- and nation-state interests. 

Following our lecture series "3. Europa-Diskurse" in summer 2021, we will deal with solidarity practices in Europe from an interdisciplinary perspective at the 3rd Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz "Solidarity in Europe | European Solidarity" and discuss the development of a European understanding of solidarity, especially in times of crisis, as we have recently experienced with the "refugee crisis", the corona crisis and the climate crisis.

The programme includes lectures, panel discussions and a cultural programme with a reading by Sharon Dodua Otoo (Adas Raum).
The reading will take place on May 12 at 6 p.m.  (Saarländisches Künstlerhaus Saarbrücken).

All interested parties are very welcome to attend!

Participation is free of charge. Registration for both the conference and the reading is required.

Registration: Europa-Konferenz                 Registration: Reading by Sharon Dodua Otoo

Studentischer Werkstattblog zur 3. Saarbrücker Europakonferenz

Begleitend zur Europa-Konferenz bot das CEUS im Sommersemester 2022 einen Workshop zum Thema "Wissenschaftskommunikation am Beispiel der 3. Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz" an, in dem die Studierenden in verschiedenen Formaten und medialen Darstellungen eigene Berichte zur 3. Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz entwickelten. Die studentischen Arbeiten werden im Studentischen Werkstattblog veröffentlicht.

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Fotogalerie zur 3. Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz

Die 3. Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz wurde gefördert von der ASKO Europa-Stiftung, dem Internationalisierungsfonds der Universität des Saarlandes, der Stiftung ME Saar, der Saarland-Sporttoto GmbH, der Saarland Spielbank GmbH, der Staatskanzlei des Saarlandes und  der Universitätsgesellschaft des Saarlandes e. V.

Vergangene Europa-Konferenzen

2. Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz 2018

The 2nd Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz took place on 9 and 10 November 2018. It was entitled "Flüchtlingskrise, Migrationskrise, Europakrise? Die Auswirkungen der Flüchtlingskrise auf die europäischen Gesellschaften".

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1. Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz 2016

The first Saarbrücker Europa-Konferenz took place on 10 and 11 November 2016. It was entitled "Europa, quo vadis? Was macht einen Europäer aus?".

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Dr Kristina Höfer
Research Associate

Campus C5 3, Room 2.23
Tel.: +49 681 302-70440





Sara Zimmermann
Management Assistant

Campus C5 3, Room 2.14
Tel.: +49 681 302-70441