I found attending the Dissent, Conscience and the Wall symposium an engaging and enriching experience. The diversity of young Europeans that attended the conference brought stimulating discussion and exchange. It opened my mind to the complexity of European issues both past and present, historically and politically. I particularly enjoyed the debate at the end of the symposium, to understand and challenge perspectives different from my own and to clarify my own ideas. It was brilliant to meet a wide range of new people and I hope to meet them again at the next symposium!