Aurora Talks: Perspectives for Europe! Universität Innsbruck in conversation with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn

Universität Innsbruck, in cooperation with the Luxembourg Honorary Consul for Tyrol and Vorarlberg, is pleased to welcome the Foreign Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, for a lecture and panel discussion entitled "Perspectives for Europe!".

(Credit: SIP / Yves Kortum)


"Unity in Diversity", the motto of the European Union, is facing great challenges: Brexit, the upheavals in Afghanistan or the Corona pandemic are only three highlights that raise numerous questions with regard to the future development of the continent. The Foreign Minister of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, will explore these and other aspects in his lecture and subsequent panel discussion entitled "Perspectives for Europe!".

The event is part of the Aurora European Universities Alliance lecture series "Cultural Encounters and Conflicts: Doing Diversity in Higher Education"  and is organized in cooperation with the research focus area "Cultural Encounters - Cultural Conflicts" and the research center "Conceptions of Europe".

Language:                                        German

Date and time:                                 Wednesday, 20.10.2021, 12:30 - 13:30

Location:                                          Aula, Main building of Universität Innsbruck, Innrain 52

Format:                                            Physical event with livestream and recording


12:30 - 12:45   

Opening and welcome address

Tilmann Märk, Rector, Universität Innsbruck

Sabine Saint-Rose, Programme Director, Aurora European Universities Alliance, Amsterdam

Armand Hausmann, Honorary Consul of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, Innsbruck

12:45 -13:30

Perspectives for Europe!

Impulse Statement from SE MAE Jean Asselborn, Minister for Foreign and European Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Asylum, Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg


followed by a discussion with Silke Meyer, Professor of European Ethnology, and Dirk Rupnow, Professor of Contemporary History and Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy and History, as well as student participation.

If you would like to attend the event, please register via the link below no later than Friday, 10/15/2021. Due to applicable Covid regulations, only a limited number of people can be admitted and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first serve basis:

   Event Registration

No registration is necessary for virtual participation. You can follow the event via the following Youtube link:

   If you have registered to attend an event in person and are ultimately unable to take part in it, please notify the Aurora Office in a timely manner and return the purchased tickets to allow others to attend.

  The event will be organised as a Green Event.



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