The European Union was built in the shadow of the Holocaust in the aftermath of the war, partly to avoid a repetition of that past tragedy.
Old paradigms are being challenged by events such as Brexit, mass migration, financial instability and terrorist attacks. Feelings of exclusion and inclusion fuel resentment and paranoia which permeate the psyche, identity, culture and politics.
PCCA has a long standing tradition in applying Group Relations methods to study societal issues - German and Israeli, Palestinians, West and East Europeans and others globally - through the experience of conference participants, assisted by experienced international staff.
This conference is to be a continuation of this stream and is a unique opportunity to explore these not only what is immediately manifest above the surface, but also affects and fantasies, sources of what is going on in Europe beneath the surface from the past into the present, in an increasingly globalized world
Louisa Diana Brunner - Conference Director