On October 2, the “EU Rendez-Vous” series took place at the Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies in Washington D.C. The event, which was jointly organized by the British Council's “Our Shared Future Project”, the European National Institutes for Culture (EUNIC), the EU Delegation, and the Center for Transatlantic Relations at Johns Hopkins University, let European and American leaders come together and discuss the most significant issues of the 21st century.
The topics of the discussion ranged from foreign policy issues and the global economy to energy security, human rights, and culture. In the center of the discourse was the question of what Europe and the United States can learn from each other in terms of such critical issues as multiculturalism and integration. Since both make use of different problem solving models, the participating experts in the field of academia, media and policy making were eager to exchange their contrasting ideas and views.
The main purpose of the EU Rendez-Vous events is to strengthen the substantial relationship between the United States, the European Union, and its Member States.
The Viennese lawyer and migration expert Sonja Aziz also participated in the conference. She spoke about her issues of expertise: Muslim immigration and Islam in Austria.