The 2017 European Student Conference (ESC) took place at Yale University from February 10-11, 2017. Highly motivated students, professors, and policymakers from all over the world convened to engage in the forging of a new social contract in the European Union. These included Member of European Parliament Catherine Stihler, Ambassador of France to the United States Gérard Araud, former United States Ambassador the European Union William Kennard (video), and Senior Fellow of the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs Stephen Roach.
At the conference, participants:
Crafted policy papers addressing the challenges of migration, legitimacy, productivity, security, and identity.
Discussed European issues with panelists including distinguished professors, leaders in the European Union, and representatives of European institutions.
Presented a concrete plan of action for implementing their policy visions and strategies.
These policy proposals are expected to be published in the forthcoming spring issue of Review of European & Transatlantic Affairs (RETA).
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