The Fourth International Conference “Rethinking the European Union”, organized by Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski”, European Studies Department, “Jean Monnet” Center of Excellence with the support of “Erasmus Plus” Program of the European Union and “Hanns Seidel” Foundation, took place in Sofia, EU House, in May 2017.
The event focused on topics related to the recent developments and challenges of the European Union, such as Brexit, the migration crisis, the debate on the Future of Europe.
The conference had a focus on the Western Balkans region, with many participants from the candidate and prospective candidate countries from the region – Serbia, former Yugoslav republic of Macedonia, as well as Turkey. There were also lecturers from the larger South-East European region, which is the primary focus of the research and activities of the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence.
We were also honoured to welcome Prof. Eckart D. Stratenschulte and Prof. John O’Brennan as keynote speakers.