Europe once had been the world economy’s engine of growth and prosperity. While still one of the largest single markets and a region of great wealth and high living standards, her growth rates have lagged behind those of other regions in the world. With the financial crisis in 2008 and the beginning of the “Euro-crisis” in 2011 not only growth rates began to stagnate, but also unemployment has reached record levels in some countries. The failure of European governments to find proper responses to an ongoing demographic challenge may even worsen this unfavorable trend.

How can Europe overcome this crisis? What can be done to find a stable framework for the Euro? Is the liberalization of labor and product markets a sufficient answer? What role does the current state of Europe’s financial system play? Must the European welfare state be reformed? How far can such reforms go?



Prof. Dr.h.c. Michael Christopher Burda, Ph.D, Humboldt-University, Berlin

Prof. Dr. Karl-Heinz Paqué, Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg


After the event refreshments will be served.

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