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@Created by Margherita Gallucci

In the second half of 2018, Austria  took  up the presidency for the Council of the European Union (EU), with this in mind DASICON 2018 aimed at stimulating a discussion which would add a fresh perspective to EU related issues pertaining to political, cultural, economic and societal spheres. In total DASICON 2018 hosted 5 panels. Apart from debating the EU's role in the international system and its relations to its Eastern and Southern neighbours, panels also discussed the EU as a potential value community, as well as the media's portrayal of the EU and its crisis management (with particular reference to the ‘refugee crisis’). Lastly, a panel was held on the topic of  how Brexit and similar Eurosceptic movements would affect the Union and whether this could be used as a trigger for EU reforms.

Partners: Diplomatic Academy, City of Vienna, European Commission, the Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs, the Austrian Society for European Politics and the Austrian Institute for European & Security Policy.