The Élysée Treaty, signed by France and Germany on January 22, 1963, not only marked the end of hereditary enmity between the two countries but it also signaled a new era of constructive Franco-German relations, forming the basis for a united Europe. The Élysée Treaty provided an unprecedented framework for bilateral cooperation and today it represents an important symbol of unity and cooperation in Europe and beyond. University of Calgary International is pleased to sponsor the “50th Anniversary of the Élysée Treaty: A vision for the future.”
1. What is the Élysée Treaty and what role did it play in the formation of Europe?
2. How has the Franco-German leadership kept its relevance during times of crises?
3. What role does Canada and Europe play for the promotion of international cooperation and peace?
This forum will examine the lessons of this historic event and will discuss future implications for the world.