European Integration: Past, Present and Future

April 30 – May 1, 2010

Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Post – war European integration started sixty years ago with the establishment of the Council of Europe. Forty years later the Berlin Wall fell and Europe is rapidly becoming ‘whole’ again. Great strides are made in the economic and political spheres, in particular through the expansion of the European Union (EU). However, labour mobility is still somewhat constrained, as are social, political and defence integration efforts. This interdisciplinary conference will look at the development of European integration and its future, focusing on economic, regional and migration issues.