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Concordia Europe Summit in Athens

JUNE 6-7, 2017


This modern concept of a European Union is being tested early in this 21st century. From the impacts of the burgeoning refugee crisis, to the rise of populist parties, to the recent British exit from the EU, the future of the Union remains uncertain. While many obstacles to overcoming these challenges persist, cross-sector collaboration lends itself to more efficient allocation of resources to address these issues and implement viable solutions to achieve global goals.

The Concordia Europe Summit will occur at a pivotal time for the continent, following significant shifts in regional leadership that will continue throughout early 2017. As the popular vote has become far less predictable than ever before, upcoming results in Italy, France and Germany will have effects not only on citizen populations, but also on universal human rights, global markets, migrant populations, and regional investment climates. Concordia believes that public-private partnerships (P3s) have great potential for impact in Europe as it works to preserve a modern-day union, qualm a burgeoning refugee crisis, reignite and regional economic growth, while remaining on the path to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. By convening regional leadership to address these challenges and formulate practical solutions, Concordia hopes to provide a platform for the exchange of ideas and broker new relationships across the public and private sectors.

The Concordia Day of Engagement, entitled “P3s to Address the Refugee & Migration Crisis,” will take place in partnership with The HOME Project following the Europe Summit on June 8.

June 7, 2017

8:00AM-9:00AM Registration & Coffee

9:00AM-9:30AM Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:30AM-10:00AM The Future of Europe - Keynote Remarks

10:00AM-10:30AM Coffee Break

10:30AM-12:30PM Competing Priorities: The Political Economy of the European Union

12:30PM-1:30PM Networking Luncheon

2:00PM-3:30PM European Action for Sustainability: Investing in Partnerships to Achieve the SDGs

3:30PM-4:00PM Coffee Break

4:00PM-6:00PM Shifting Emergency Response to Long Term Solutions for Refugees

6:00PM-6:15PM Closing Remarks

7:00PM-9:00PM Closing Cocktail Reception