On April 9th, 2013, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Elysee Treaty between France and Germany, the Institute for European Studies at the University of British Columbia, in partnership with the Consulat generals of France and Germany in Vancouver, organized an international symposium. For more than half a century, the French-German partnership, as materialized by the Elysee Treaty and its unprecedented framework for bilateral cooperation between former enemy countries, has been at the core of the European integration project, recently honored with the Nobel Peace Prize. This symposium brought together scholars who analyzed/discussed the past, present and future of European integration & the crucial role of the German-French relations in it.
Special guest above: MLA Harald Leibrecht, Coordinator of the Transatlantic Relations of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany.
Above is a poster entitled ““50 Years of FrenchGerman Partnership. What Does it Mean to Europe?” Below is a poster on the “New Germany”