Europe is a continent steeped in history. This is the place where industrialisation and colonialism have their roots. Today’s leading government structures (democracy) and economic systems (capitalism) which are in place worldwide also underwent their development here. But now, in the 21st century, this continent can no longer rest on its laurels. There are other continents that are wealthier in terms of raw materials and that have larger populations. How can Europe and the European Union secure continued prosperity, peace and cultural wealth on their continent? In order to find solutions to these and other issues, Europe has always relied on its great thinkers and intellectuals. Some of the most exciting thinkers and personalities of our times on this topic can be found among our keynote speakers.