What do the countries and nations which presented themselves on the world stage 100 years ago, have to offer to Europe and the world today as a basis for stability in the next 100 years? Which are the national achievements, personal victories and ideas, as well as civil capabilities that could serve as an incentive for further development and Europe’s role in the world?

In 2018 Latvia celebrates 100 years of its statehood. On this occasion, the European Commission  Representation in Latvia, the Latvian Institute, and Latvian Political Science Association are organizing a high-level conference “Europe. After 100 Before” which will be held on 7th May 2018 at the National Library of Latvia.

The aim of the conference is to gather representatives from the countries which emerged on the European political map at the end of the World War I:  Austria, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia. Experts and civil society representatives from the countries established 100 years ago will provide their vision of what these states and nations born at the same moment in history can offer today as a launch pad and best practice for a peaceful, democratic and prosperous future of Europe. The conference will create a platform for high-level experts and civil society representatives who would offer innovative, alternative, and forward-looking ideas based on a cross-sector approach taking stock of their historical experience and would empower policy-making on the European level.

The discussions will take place in three thematic panels: Politics, Economy, and Culture/Civil Self-Realisation/Participation. A collection of articles prepared by the participants will be published in order to make sure the views and ideas presented at the conference obtain sustainability and continuity.

We kindly invite you to register your participation with an e-mail to europe@after100before.eu or calling + 371 26114440. 

25.04.2018, Centenary