The European Union, built to represent the pinnacle of progress, openness, and pluralism, has recently found itself in the midst of several existential crises. As the continent scrambles to determine its post-Brexit reality, it is also forced to reckon with the consequences of the inconsistent and uncoordinated foreign policy positions amongst its remaining member states. Fiker Institute’s Europe Program seeks to explore the question of national sovereignty versus multilateral cooperation in Europe and to study in more detail the underlying reasons behind the rise of populism, decline in gender equality, and re-emergence of religious extremism across the continent.