Similar to the Concordia Annual Summit in New York, Regional Summits convene prominent private sector, government, and nonprofit leaders to foster dialogue and enable effective partnerships for positive social impact in strategic locations around the world. Understanding the role regional affairs play in international relations, these forums were established to examine the most pressing challenges in a specific area and identify opportunities for meaningful collaboration.
As an institution, Concordia is highly invested in the security and prosperity of Americas and has prioritized collaboration across the Western Hemisphere as a focal point of its agenda throughout the year. To address the most pressing challenges of the region through the lens of partnership, Concordia continues to convene its cross-sector community in locations with the greatest opportunity for impact.
The inaugural Concordia Europe Summit took place at a pivotal time for the continent as the modern concept of a European Union is being tested early this 21st Century. From the impacts of a burgeoning refugee crisis, to the rise of populist parties, to the recent decision from Britain to exit the EU, the future of the Union remains uncertain. This intimate gathering of regional stakeholders explored long-term solutions and unified a collective cross-sector community towards action.